Articles by Joseph Chirume

Thousands of health workers march for permanent employment

“We put our lives at risk but we are not permanently employed”

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26 November 2020

If poverty and Covid-19 don’t kill you a gunshot will, says PE protester

Residents are demanding better policing amid crime spike

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23 November 2020

Truda Foods asks court for permanent interdict against suspended workers

The company refuses to recognise a union and a community group as worker representatives

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6 November 2020

Municipal workers threaten to intensify protests

Expanded Public Works Programme workers want permanent jobs

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3 November 2020

Striking workers call for boycott of Clover SA products

The company says Covid-19 has made a difficult trading environment worse

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14 October 2020

Unemployed youths threaten to shut shopping mall

Local young men and women are demanding jobs at a Port Elizabeth shopping centre

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18 September 2020

Students say private accommodation is expensive and unsafe in PE

Protesters demand municipality convert derelict buildings into residences

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16 September 2020

Undertakers go on strike

Organisation representing 3,000 emerging firms wants regulations changed

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14 September 2020

Toilets near Jeffreys Bay beachfront littered with faeces and rubble

“The state of these ablutions will give a bad image to our town”

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9 September 2020

Day Zero in water stricken Mandela Bay

“We are in big trouble” says resident as dam levels for the metro fall below 19%

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7 September 2020

1,500 homes were promised. Four years later not a single one has been built

Jeffreys Bay housing project moves at a snail’s pace but government promises construction will begin in October

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28 August 2020

Taxi violence in Jeffreys Bay leaves commuters stranded all week

Driver with unlicensed firearm arrested

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21 August 2020

R300,000 lotto grant for school comes to naught because of criminals

“They only left stumps of goalposts,” says primary school principal

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5 August 2020

“Improve conditions at all health facilities” demands TAC

Protesters give Eastern Cape health department seven days to respond to demand to produce Covid-19 plan

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30 July 2020

Municipality “deep cleans” shacks but there is no evidence this is useful against Covid-19

“We want residents to be relocated to better places in order for us to defeat this virus” says community leader

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23 July 2020