WATER

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s hometown: no country for old women

Girls from the age of five and women into their 70s fetch water from a river in a town that has never had tap water

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25 November 2021

Musina residents demand reliable water supply

They have to walk to neighbouring townships to collect water

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24 November 2021

High school dropout rate blamed on water crisis in Eastern Cape village

The municipality says a R28 million water project will be completed in March next year

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24 November 2021

Are informal settlement residents really to blame for Cape Town’s polluted vleis?

An inadequate sewerage system and a lack of access to sanitation are the root causes according to experts

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23 November 2021

Eastern Cape women abandon vegetable gardens to collect scrap for cash

“Everything here in Qunu has collapsed after Madiba passed away”

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22 November 2021

“We rely on dams and crocodile-infested rivers for water”

Limpopo villagers with limited access to water picket at Union Buildings on Thursday

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19 November 2021

JHB neighbourhoods battle without water

Water supplying company says it’s relying on residents without access to call them so a tanker can be dispatched

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17 November 2021

Taps run dry in the village of Mandela’s childhood home

Municipality failed to pay Eskom so pump station was switched off

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15 November 2021

Eastern Cape villagers refused to vote because of no-show mayor

At the Phungulelweni voting station in Ntabankulu Local Municipality only nine people voted

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11 November 2021

Thirsty villagers desert ANC for independent candidate

Broken promises over dam project said to be reason ANC vote dropped from 83% to 53% in Mhlontlo in the Eastern Cape

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10 November 2021

Overflowing toilets, piles of rubbish and empty water tanks plague Gqeberha shack dwellers

Yet the municipality claims the area is cleaned and serviced regularly

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10 November 2021

Willowvale is where government projects go to die

“If we want things done here, we either protest or do them ourselves” says a resident of this part of the Eastern Cape

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9 November 2021

Families living in Tsolo forest say they won’t be voting on Monday

The settlement of about 1,000 households has almost no basic services

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28 October 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay says it will not provide services to new land occupations

The municipality is in the process of “formalising” 156 informal settlements by providing services like water, electricity and tarring roads

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19 October 2021

Thousands struggle daily to get water in Mthatha

Municipal supplied jojo tanks were last filled in August in Joe Slovo Extension

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18 October 2021