SANITATION

Education department promises to fix “falling apart” school, but parents are sceptical

Community has little confidence left in the Limpopo education department which has to provide decent sanitation to nearly 1,500 schools

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15 October 2021

Stinking, broken, overflowing: these are the pit toilets Eastern Cape learners are expected to use at school

1,500 schools in the province still have pit toilets and some schools can’t afford to get them emptied

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15 October 2021

Rietvlei pollution unlikely to improve soon, fears Milnerton Aquatic Club

“We’re not seeing any action” by City of Cape Town says club commodore

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30 September 2021

Failed RDP project leaves 71 households with toilet buildings but no houses

Eastern Cape government departments pass the buck and kill the project in bureaucracy

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29 September 2021

We are living in sewage, say Khayelitsha protesters

Residents block roads, complaining of blocked drains

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28 September 2021

Not such a dirty business: Two Diepsloot entrepreneurs create jobs from rubbish

Diepsloot in Johannesburg has become a dumping ground for rubbish. Parts of the township look unsightly. But two residents are turning a messy situation into a job-creation opportunity that removes rubbish.

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17 September 2021

It took a court order, but municipality says it is cleaning up Makhanda at last

Makhanda’s by-laws and waste management system fail constitutional mandate, says judge

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15 September 2021

Cape Town child drowns in sewer after manhole left uncovered

Uncle blames City’s track record on sanitation in Khayelitsha

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30 August 2021

Khayelitsha toilet cleaners work without recommended inoculations

City blames Covid disruptions for being behind on vaccinating workers against tetanus

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19 August 2021

Addo awash in raw sewage for months

Municipality says it must upgrade sewer pump station to a water treatment works

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16 August 2021

Families living in filth in abandoned building

Gugulethu ward councillor acknowledges building is falling apart but can’t help occupants because it’s privately owned

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5 August 2021

Khayelitsha’s toilets choked with filth despite mayor’s promise to clean up

A month ago the Cape Town mayor promised the toilets in Site B would be fixed up. This week he promised again.

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16 July 2021

Garbage collection resumes in Khayelitsha after weeks of rubbish piling up

A tender appeal interrupted garbage collection for over two weeks

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15 July 2021