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Ngcukaitobi, the new sheriff at Walter Sisulu University

The new chairperson of the council reveals his plans to shake up his alma mater and some of the problems he found when he started getting involved in the university’s affairs

Four schools stay closed after builder trashes toilet blocks

Four affected schools have remained closed because they don’t meet the Covid-19 regulations, due in part, to the defacement caused

Unfinished business: We need self-examination to heal from apartheid

Physical and psychological violence will continue unless we self-reflect on our apartheid scars

Collective action brings about change

Connect the people affected by problems so that they can pool information and tackle the causes

Suffering litigants rejoice over mining houses’ R5-billion silicosis settlement

Mthobeli Gangatha has learnt to accept that nothing, not even part of the R5-billion settlement announced by lawyers, will ever reverse his condition

Investigations into Ngcobo killings lead to further arrests, charges for crimes

One off-duty soldier and five police offieres were killed when a group of men attacked the Ngcobo police station

Report: Eastern Cape still out of HIV, TB drugs

Médecins Sans Frontières says in five months there has been no improvement with Eastern Cape HIV and TB drug stock-outs.

Little stuff that counts

Jabulani Foundation helps hospital by plugging financial holes, making doctors' jobs easier.

Healthcare workers going the extra mile for patients

Health workers at a rural hospital describe paying for equipment, taxi fares and meals as part of providing care.

‘An unexpected piece of heaven’

A deep-rural hospital has become a beacon of hope, thanks to dedicated individuals.

Cop rescues UK skipper in Mthatha boating accident

A British tourist has been rescued by a reserve constable after being knocked unconscious when his boat capsized on the Mthatha Dam.

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.

Ex-miners who yearn to breathe easier

In a bumpy backstreet in Mthatha stands the offices of the ex-mineworkers' union, founded in 1987.There are seven stacks of dusty files in one...

New agriculture faculty for WSU

Walter Sisulu University will establish a faculty of agriculture and rural development by 2012, said Professor Noluthando Luswazi this week.

‘It’s going to be a blast’

Mthatha will host the Eastern Cape's first regional science festival from August 26 to 28.

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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