HOMELESS, HELPLESS, HOPELESS | A Daily Dispatch special investigation series

346 unclaimed bodies in Eastern Cape morgues

The Eastern Cape's government morgues have 346 unidentified and unclaimed bodies, some of which are believed to have ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk

Business owners and customers harassed by homeless man

Business owners in Nahoon Beach Road are complaining about a homeless man who harasses them and their customers daily.

By Aphiwe Deklerk

Medical care a big challenge for homeless

Chumani Pikoko is a car guard living on the streets of East London and suffering from TB.

By Aphiwe Deklerk

Unemployment, homelessness spiking, says Gift of the Givers

Unemployment forces people out of homes and onto the streets, and in the Eastern Cape this dreadful reality is on the ...

By Sivenathi Gosa

Many just clinging to life on cruel, cold streets

Lwanda Njobeni, 20, has lived on the streets of Buffalo City for three years. He is one of thousands of homeless ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk and Sivenathi Gosa

Begging and dying from addiction when you are only six

He cups his tiny six-year-old hands respectfully as he moves from one car to the next. His face, full of expectation, ...

By Sikho Ntshobane

Mthatha’s homeless learn to sleep with one eye open

If the street is your home in Mthatha, you learn how to sleep with one eye open, expecting a vicious beating at every ...

By Sikho Ntshobane

Home affairs official admits homeless fall through welfare net

It is almost impossible for homeless people to access state services, said Eastern Cape home affairs provincial manager ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk

Heroic struggle to save angry, homeless boy

Florence Jansen is one of the East Londoners who tried to help homeless 15-year-old Sihle Ndaweni* turn his life ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk and Sivenathi Gosa

Teenager who sits in traffic shrugs off rescue efforts

A homeless teenager who endangers his life by sitting in traffic on a busy East London road has ducked and dived to ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk and Sivenathi Gosa

Homeless package ‘Naughty’ label masks underlying trauma wreaked upon ...

Olwethu Mncono, a clinical psychologist in East London, says there is a causal link between “bad” behaviour of a child ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk