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.
On World Day For Decent Work, trade union federations in South Africa declared a national strike against the winds of austerity blowing out the national treasury.
The unhygienic situation is a sign of an uncaring government.
Parents and SGBs of mud schools in Port St Johns say they have tried in vain to get government to build proper classrooms.
The Nessie Knight hospital which was meant to receive a R3-million upgrade in 2013 is being renovated seven years later due to covid-19.
Women job-seekers have asked for government protection from sex pests.
Eastern Cape careworkers feel hopeful after meeting with the Department of Health.
The Eastern Cape Health Department assured care workers they would be signing permanent contracts on the 1st of June. In the midst of a pandemic against which they are frontline combatants, care workers in the Eastern Cape are still temporary workers.
Overflowing sewage pollutes numerous settlements around the Eastern Cape city and makes living there unbearable.
NEHAWU in the Eastern Cape says it will use a 21st of August strike by health workers to force the department to hire more staff.