With the end of the national state of disaster, the disastrous state of healthcare in the Eastern Cape as elsewhere in South Africa, continues.
Healthcare workers came from across the province to take their demand for re-employment to the office of the Eastern Cape health MEC in Bhisho. The premier and the MEC were away in East London so the memorandum of demands will be in their in-trays on Monday.
The EPWP workers have vowed to fight until their demands are met.
Women in informal settlements of East London were the hardest hit by the recent water outages. Even though areas like Braelyn Extension and Nkandla informal settlement experienced water outages for only three days, the impact was huge and immeasurable.
In August 2015, residents from Ginsberg blockaded roads demanding better roads and other services from the local municipality. In the following month of September, the month when the founder of Black Conciousness in South Africa, Steve Biko, saw a number of political parties coming to Ginsberg to commemorate the 38th year since Steve Biko was killed. The political parties were the ANC, EFF and the DA.
The toilets open at 7am and close at 6pm. People who might need to use a toilet beyond this schedule must use their own buckets.