A group of men armed with crude weapons made their way through the inner city, breaking and looting, in the wake of police raids in which refugees and other migrants were rounded up and their goods confiscated at gun point.
Residents farming tracts of municipal land around Uitenhage are struggling with minimal equipment and water while the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality drags its feet on an urban agriculture policy that could help.
Gender-based violence is escalating as the social crisis deepens. While researchers call for a practical intervention for men, some activists want a special council that could become a powerful platform for survivors.
A forcible police raid in the middle of the night while soldiers stood guard sparked terror in the hearts of those living at Cissie Gool House – and the police have failed to provide a feasible explanation.