GOVERNMENT

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Reprieve for farm families facing second eviction

But municipalities wash their hands of responsibility for providing alternative accommodation

By Steve Kretzmann - 12 December 2019
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Government must do more than talk about the water crisis

The solution for the Sekhukhune District Municipality’s waterless villages is obvious

By Ariella Scher - 5 December 2019
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Pietermaritzburg families burying their loved ones at home as cemeteries fill up

Municipality now using pathways in cemetery for graves

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 December 2019
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Osizweni residents cry foul on road construction jobs

Their names were drawn, but they never got the promised work

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 4 December 2019
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R2.3 million taxi rank unused for five years

No explanation from Newcastle municipality

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 28 November 2019
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Vandalised anti-apartheid museum in PE may soon be open again

Residents closed down Red Location Museum in 2013

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 November 2019
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Nelson Mandela Bay is drowning in rubbish

Garbage piling up in spite of clean-up programme

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 22 November 2019
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RDP housing is at a snail’s pace in Eastern Cape

Construction companies blame government budget constraints

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 21 November 2019
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Makana residents blame municipality for filthy dump site

Children play in the rubbish, say residents

By Lucas Nowicki - 21 November 2019
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Western Cape government confronts City of Cape Town over “appalling unhygienic” conditions in Dunoon

City says it has “a service delivery obligation but is not itself the cause of the pollution”

By Peter Luhanga - 14 November 2019
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Open manhole is an accident waiting to happen

A drain in Uitenhage has stood uncovered for two months, say residents

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 November 2019
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Marikana protesters bring grievances to Western Cape Premier’s front gate

Informal settlement residents want better security

By Madison Yauger - 31 October 2019
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Limpopo Premier wages “war on potholes” – but only on Facebook

Hours after the photoshoot, the trucks had left

By Thomo Nkgadima - 31 October 2019
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Another child drowns in Addo canal

Police have found the body of 11-year-old Olwenene Maqanda

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 October 2019
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Villagers without drinking water blame government, not the drought

Pipes installed in Dutywa villages in 2008 have never had water

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 30 October 2019
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Uitenhage gogo given the run-around over water leak

“Instead of explaining yet again, I broke down and cried”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 29 October 2019