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Manqoba Nxumalo

Manqoba Nxumalo

Manqoba Nxumalo is the Mail & Guardian's Eugene Saldanha Fellow for social justice reporting in 2013. Nxumalo started his journalism career at the Swazi Observer, a government-controlled Mbabane-based newspaper, in 2004. The following year he moved to the kingdom's only independent newspaper, Times of Swaziland, where he reported on diverse issues for six years. During this time Manqoba completed a diploma in law at the University of Swaziland while doing court reporting for the newspaper. This experience drove his passion to use journalism as a tool to change the injustices of the world and give a voice to those without one. His work put him at odds with authorities in Swaziland, and in 2011 Manqoba moved to South Africa to continue telling his stories. He has written for a range of local and international publications.
Jo'burg street traders back to work
Jo'burg street traders back to work
Johannesburg street traders hugged, sang and screamed with joy when the Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday they could be allowed back to trade...
Jo'burg informal trader lays assault charge against cops
Jo'burg informal trader lays assault charge against cops
The City of Johannesburg may have won a temporary court victory against street traders on Wednesday but the Socio Economic Rights Institute (Seri)...
Informal traders' application 'not urgent', says judge
Informal traders' application 'not urgent', says judge
The Johannesburg high court ruled on Wednesday that an urgent application brought by the South African National Traders Retail Association and...
Fate still unclear for Jo'burg's informal traders
Fate still unclear for Jo'burg's informal traders
Johannesburg high court Judge Ramarumo Monama reserved judgment in the urgent application brought by Johannesburg street vendors who want to...
City of Jhb faces court challenges over informal trader evictions
City of Jhb faces court challenges over informal trader evictions
The city embarked on Operation Clean Sweep in late October, leaving thousands of Johannesburg's legal and illegal informal traders and their...
Jo'burg hawkers still face impasse with city
Jo'burg hawkers still face impasse with city
The Johannesburg regional office of the ANC has refused to participate in what was expected to be a last-minute attempt to resolve the impasse...
The resurrection of the street committee
The resurrection of the street committee
Mxolisi Ndaba (45) was a member of the Soweto street committee. Twenty-six years ago, his township was a beehive of political activism as apartheid...
Police proud of work around inner-city 'clean up'
Police proud of work around inner-city 'clean up'
Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Edna Mamonyane was an upbeat woman this week. She was excited and proud of how the streets...
Jo'burg's 'Clean Sweep' is a dirty affair
Jo'burg's 'Clean Sweep' is a dirty affair
There appears to be no coherent follow through on the City of ­Johannesburg's ­mayoral plan to "clean up" its inner city,...
The scouring of Jo'burg's inner city
The scouring of Jo'burg's inner city
Standing on the corner of Kerk and Joubert streets in Johannesburg's inner city on Tuesday morning this week, Mandla Mabaso said he was ready...
Hawkers demand right to sell on street
Hawkers demand right to sell on street
The hawkers marched to the offices of Executive Mayor of Johannesburg Mpho Parks Tau, calling for the right to trade in the city.