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.
Despite government’s repeated promises to upgrade sanitation facilities in South African schools, pit toilets are all that is available to 200 learners at the school, and only one is usable.
Despite the ongoing national state of disaster that prohibits evictions, the Department of Public Works says it demolished new and under construction structures that interfere with an airport runway.
Healthcare workers at Frere hospital in East London say that their working conditions have not changed since they last protested in June.
After being violently removed by the police from the offices of the health department, community careworkers vowed to continue their struggle.
Community careworkers in the Eastern Cape marched to the provincial Department of Health demanding direct and permanent employment.