Disabled woman lives in a flooded house

16th November 2017 Mbulelo Sisulu 0

“Now we like animals because we do not know where we belong. How can we live like foreigners in our country? We do not have a councillor here because of this situation. Service delivery is very bad here”

Unfinished RDP houses leave a woman homeless

16th November 2017 Mbulelo Sisulu 0

Residents of Ducats near East London in the Eastern Cape spent many years living in the shacks. In 2003, they were very happy when they were told that a construction company had been hired to build RDP houses for them. 625 Houses were supposed to be built in this township. But the houses for 64 families did not materialise. 42 houses were left unfinished and 22 houses have never been built at all.

Careworkers march for better working conditions

10th November 2017 Chris Gilili 0

Workers from the National Union of Care Workers of South Africa marched from Bisho Stadium to the offices of the Eastern Cape Department of Health to highlight the poor conditions that care workers work under, especially the issue of working discontinuously for years under contracts.

Toilet cleaners work under poor working conditions

28th October 2017 Manqulo Nyakombi 0

Toilet cleaners in East London are complaining about bad working conditions. Working under the Expanded Public Works Programme, the cleaners, the majority of them women, say they do not get protective gear and sometimes have to buy cleaning materials themselves. Some work without an uniform.

57-year old Eastern Cape woman without an ID

25th October 2017 Manqulo Nyakombi 0

“This is very frustrating. I just thank God that I do not have children otherwise they were going to suffer just like me. I’m being treated as a stranger in my own country. I feel like I do not belong here because I do not have anything that identifies me as South African”