It has become common for elderly women who stay by themselves in rural villages to leave for the cities for fear of being raped.
The school principal abandoned his post after he was accused by parents and community members of misusing school funds.
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.
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.
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.
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.