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.
Residents of Duncan Village informal settlement say they are not happy with being moved to temporary relocation units.
Informal settlement residents continue to reconnect themselves to the electricity grid after the municipality disconnects their illegal supply.
Healthcare workers at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane had to stage a silent protest for the hospital management to agree to decontaminate the hospital.
A covid-19 cluster outbreak in a school in Mount Frere causes panic in the Eastern Cape and teachers union calls for schools to be shut down in the province.