Eastern Cape

 
Civil organisations can help, but they also need help
Civil organisations can help, but they also need help
POVERTYDespite democracy, the Eastern Cape province remains trapped in structural poverty but a recent study brings the good news that civil...
'We are used to sitting at the back,' says woman seen in cage
'We are used to sitting at the back,' says woman seen in cage
A woman seen in a photo sitting in a cage on the back of a bakkie in the Eastern Cape says she was not forced into the cage but sat in it because...
Independents rock the boat in Nelson Mandela Bay but can they turn the tide?
Independents rock the boat in Nelson Mandela Bay but can they turn the tide?
Nationally, there are 101 more independent candidates contesting local government elections than in 2011, but it’s unclear who stands to benefit...
Rural reflections: notes on time well-spent
Rural reflections: notes on time well-spent
I spent a recent holiday visiting my grandmother and my uncle, who live in a beautiful, quiet village called Tyeni on the banks of the Mbashe River...
SA schools are 'sites that enable the dispensing of state patronage to the members of Sadtu'
SA schools are 'sites that enable the dispensing of state patronage to the members of Sadtu'
COMMENTSchools controlled by the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) are best understood in terms of what they are, namely...
Royal family wants King Dalindyebo out, but he's fighting to retain his kingship
Royal family wants King Dalindyebo out, but he's fighting to retain his kingship
AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has not only lost his freedom and his salary but President Jacob Zuma has threatened to revoke his royal...
It's up to SA govt to invite Mugabe to Fort Hare celebrations, says his spokesperson
It's up to SA govt to invite Mugabe to Fort Hare celebrations, says his spokesperson
President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson has refused to confirm or deny his attendance at the University of Fort Hare's centenary celebration on...
Pre-teen drinking in the Eastern Cape carries on to motherhood
Pre-teen drinking in the Eastern Cape carries on to motherhood
Many Eastern Cape women start to drink alcohol at ages as young as ten years old and the area now has the highest reported rate of fetal alcohol...
School toilets still the pits
School toilets still the pits
On August 19, I arrived at Kalalo Primary School in Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape, as I have for the past 10 years. As always, I got to school before...
Rural Eastern Cape 'critically under-resourced'
Rural Eastern Cape 'critically under-resourced'
In medical emergencies rural Eastern Cape patients may walk 30km to the nearest medical facility, transport the ill in wheelbarrows and donkey...
[Video]Silicosis: The price of gold
[Video]Silicosis: The price of gold
This photo essay shows the faces of some rural families affected by the gold mining industry’s failure to prevent silicosis.
[From our archives] 'God make us strong, I beg you, keep Luphumlo alive'
[From our archives] 'God make us strong, I beg you, keep Luphumlo alive'
A few minutes after midnight, on a Saturday in June this year, the wind was howling around the walls of a mud hut in the Zindindi location in the...

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