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


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


6 November 2020

Municipal workers threaten to intensify protests

Expanded Public Works Programme workers want permanent jobs


3 November 2020

Striking workers call for boycott of Clover SA products

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


14 October 2020

Unemployed youths threaten to shut shopping mall

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


18 September 2020

Students say private accommodation is expensive and unsafe in PE

Protesters demand municipality convert derelict buildings into residences


16 September 2020

Undertakers go on strike

Organisation representing 3,000 emerging firms wants regulations changed


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”


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


28 August 2020

Taxi violence in Jeffreys Bay leaves commuters stranded all week

Driver with unlicensed firearm arrested


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


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


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


23 July 2020