GOVERNMENT

Family of child crushed by stormwater pipe says municipality is responsible

Six-year-old Phawu Mandiyase was playing with his friend when the incident occured

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20 January 2021

Families affected by dam construction are unhappy with state’s compensation

Water and Sanitation department says offers were fair

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19 January 2021

Upington municipality breaks promise to protesters

Dawid Kruiper mayor and speaker “not available” for promised council meeting

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10 December 2020

Families abandoned to deadly asbestos risk

Makhanda councillor says they shouldn’t have occupied buildings

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10 December 2020

What this municipality hadn’t done in years, Gift of the Givers did in just three days

Water quality still has to be tested, but Eastern Cape villages now have boreholes

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4 December 2020

In the midst of water restrictions, clean water gushes out of taps in Uitenhage

But the municipality says it is “winning the war against leaks”

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3 December 2020

Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreement

Matter to be reheard by three judges of the Western Cape High Court

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2 December 2020

Court warns government against short cut tender processes

Judge says it was illegal to use settlement agreements to avoid tender procurement laws

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13 November 2020

Angry protesters block N2

Land occupiers say they want water, toilets and electricity, but the City of Cape Town says the land is not suitable

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12 November 2020

Green Scorpions order City of Cape Town to sort out pollution in the Milnerton Lagoon

Refinery which usually uses effluent from the Potsdam treatment plant switched to drinking water because the effluent is too dirty

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4 November 2020

Families live in shacks on a railway line after housing project abandoned

Housing project built in Pietermaritzburg without sewerage or planning

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4 November 2020

RDP houses built 20 years ago still have no water

Residents of Mtititi have to walk up to 2km to fetch water – and when they get there the taps may be dry

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4 November 2020

Taxi summit proceeds without National Taxi Alliance

Minibus taxi drivers and commuters GroundUp spoke to in Limpopo unaware of the taxi lekgotla

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29 October 2020

22 years later, families displaced by dam to be compensated, promises Minister

David Mahlobo makes commitment to villagers who lost land for the construction of the Nandoni Dam

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21 October 2020

Obs occupiers win interdict against City

High Court judge says City of Cape Town tried to use bylaws “as a quick fix” to evict the Singabalapha group

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8 October 2020

Yoruba protest for independence in Pretoria

About 100 people march to Nigerian embassy

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2 October 2020