To round off the year, here are just a few snippets of stories Elitsha overed this year.
Community healthcare workers are on the frontline in the battle against the covid-19 pandemic, yet in the Eastern Cape are still ‘volunteers’.
The surge in numbers of students testing positive is a cause for concern for universities in the Eastern Cape.
Residents of newly occupied areas in Cape Town struggle to maintain a dignified life without water, electricity and sanitation services.
School patrollers and covid-19 brigades say they have not been paid for the past three months.
Villagers in Ngqushwa in the Eastern Cape say they have marched and sent petitions to authorities but little relief has been provided to their shortage of water.
Nombanjana’s taps have been dry since 2014 but the villagers received no emergency relief during the covid-19 lockdown. When leaders protested to the Amathola District Municipality, they were arrested.