Mthatha

 
Collective action brings about change
Collective action brings about change
For black children growing up in South Africa in the 1980s, the only schooling available was in the Bantu education system. For me and my contemporaries in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, this was our reality. Our parents did everything they could to find schools for us that were better...
​How to write about Binyavanga
​How to write about Binyavanga
“Never, ever smoke this will kill you. If you even step on it your lungs will turn black” he said with a wry smile breathing deeply setting...
Change the names to rid SA of its colonial, apartheid past
Change the names to rid SA of its colonial, apartheid past
The announcement in June that the minister of arts and culture, Nathi Mthethwa, had approved the belated name change of Grahamstown to Makhanda was...
Suffering litigants rejoice over mining houses’ R5-billion silicosis settlement
Suffering litigants rejoice over mining houses’ R5-billion silicosis settlement
Mthobeli Gangatha often coughs up blood. This has become a normal part of life for the former mineworker. He has learnt to accept that nothing, not...
Investigations into Ngcobo killings lead to further arrests, charges for crimes
Investigations into Ngcobo killings lead to further arrests, charges for crimes
Investigations into the Ngcobo police killings have led to the revelation of further crimes and arrests, the Hawks said on Sunday.
Report: Eastern Cape still out of HIV, TB drugs
Report: Eastern Cape still out of HIV, TB drugs
Forty percent of 70 Eastern Cape health facilities ran out of HIV or TB drugs in May, and in almost a quarter of cases medical staff was forced to...
Little stuff that counts
Little stuff that counts
In 2007, four of Zithulele Hospital's senior doctors established the ­Jabulani Rural Health Foundation. It works alongside the hospital "to fill...
Healthcare workers going the extra mile for patients
Healthcare workers going the extra mile for patients
Nokuzola Ndabazonke walks slowly to the chair in her physiotherapist's consulting room. She turns and painstakingly sits down. Two months ago she...
'An unexpected piece of heaven'
'An unexpected piece of heaven'
Doctor Ben Gaunt is puzzled. One of his HIV patients has just told him that he has run out of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs three weeks before he is...
Cop rescues UK skipper in Mthatha boating accident
Cop rescues UK skipper in Mthatha boating accident
A tourist visiting from the United Kingdom was plucked to safety by a reserve constable after being knocked unconscious when his boat capsized on...
Hit list and mayor links probed
Hit list and mayor links probed
Police are investigating whether there are links between the mayor of an Eastern Cape municipality and an alleged political assassination plot that...
Ex-miners who yearn to breathe easier
Ex-miners who yearn to breathe easier
In a bumpy backstreet in Mthatha stands the offices of the ex-mineworkers' union, founded in 1987.

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