“Using the bucket is better than risking your life trying to go to the neighbour’s toilet” says Durban resident

The DA in KZN is writing to the Human Rights Commission about old and overflowing pit toilets in the community


News | 19 May 2023

It will take eThekwini over 90 years to fix informal settlements, says metro

Meanwhile thousands of families in Foreman Road informal settlement live without adequate services


News | 9 May 2023

Life at Cato Crest gets worse as ward councillor remains behind bars

Residents accuse eThekwini Municipality of ignoring their calls for help

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News | 8 May 2023

Determined Durban moms recycle cardboard

“This is a ticket to send our children to university”


Feature | 3 May 2023

“Freedom Day is for rich people.” Shackdwellers protest in Durban

Residents of informal settlements march to city hall


News | 26 April 2023

More than 30 families share one pit toilet at this Durban informal settlement

Residents say eThekwini Municipality has failed to fix most of the toilets in the area which are blocked and broken


Brief | 26 April 2023

Learners at KZN special schools return to class after boycott

Provincial education department has promised to provide ten buses


Brief | 25 April 2023

Durban flood victims accuse government of not keeping its promises

We spoke to families living in emergency accommodation near the city centre

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News | 24 April 2023

Bid to resolve crisis in KwaZulu-Natal special schools

Learners say they are not taken seriously because they live with disabilities


News | 20 April 2023

Thousands of households without running water for three weeks in eThekwini

Municipality has still not repaired damage caused by an electrical fire at the Ntuzuma Pump Station


Brief | 19 April 2023

A year after the floods, the Gumbi family are still hoping to find the bodies of their children

“We have accepted that they are gone,” says member of Durban family


News | 11 April 2023

Children are dying from izinyoka electricity while Tongaat families wait to be housed

Four years after construction started, not a single house has been completed in R120-million Umbhayi project

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News | 6 April 2023

Cleaners in a Durban township say they use their own money to fix broken toilets

The eThekwini Municipality says it will investigate claims that janitors don’t have materials and that most of the toilets in the settlement are broken


Brief | 4 April 2023

Living conditions at “transit camp” in eThekwini Municipality are inhumane, say residents

Camp was intended as temporary housing but 11 years later, many families are still there


News | 4 April 2023

Durban Centre for the Disabled to be sold

KZN Public Work says the occupants of the Enduduzweni Centre will keep their livelihoods


News | 30 March 2023

KwaZulu-Natal school closed after teachers threatened

School in Nquthu to re-open on Monday with new security measures


Brief | 24 March 2023