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DAMAGED DIGNITY: Nomasabatha Manzinda of Khoapa village in Matatiele had to give birth on the veranda  of the Matatiele Advice Centre last Thursday after she was allegedly turned away by nurses at Tailor  Bequest Hospital in Matatiele  Picture: SUPPLIED

Woman gives birth in public

THE Matatiele Advice Centre has accused a local hospital of a human rights violation after a heavily pregnant woman was turned away from the facility.

UNPROTECTED WORKERS: Public works employees in Mzamomhle have complained of having to work in filthy conditions, which could be hazardous to  their health, without being supplied with the necessary protective uniforms or cleaning equipment. Picture: MARK ANDREWS

Public workers protest conditions

MORE than 40 public works employees in Mzamomhle in Gonubie claim they are working under unbearable conditions after the department reportedly failed to provide them with protective clothing.

Public Works MEC Thandiswa Marawu. Picture: FILE

MEC blames failures on road officials

PUBLIC Works MEC Thandiswa Marawu has lashed out at government officials who fail to communicate departmental plans with relevant political heads.

STREET TALK: Keep Grahamstown  Grahamstown (KGG) campaigner  Jock McConnachie chats with  Xolani ‘X’ Madinda, who organised  the name change debate at the  Fingo Festival on Saturday  Picture: David Macgregor

G’town debate on a soap box

GRAHAMSTOWN’S controversial name change debate took to the streets on Saturday when residents were allowed to stand on a soap box in Church Square, with a microphone in hand, and publicly state their views.

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