SANITATION

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

Alexandra was already “a ticking time-bomb” says SAHRC report

As protest returns to Alexandra, activists say nothing has changed after 2019 protests

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13 July 2021

Rubbish collection stopped by garbage collectors demanding permanent jobs in Kariega

The workers say they were employed as casuals from 2018 until June 2021

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9 July 2021

“Mice, cockroaches, mosquitos and flies were attracted to the dumping site”

eThekwini Municipality warns of fines of up to R5,000 for illegal dumping

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9 July 2021

Filthy water killed my chickens, says Khayelitsha protester

Shack dwellers demand the nearby sewage pump station be fixed

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6 July 2021

Sanitation worse than ever after floods hit informal settlement

Residents of Ethembeni in Khayelitsha say they urgently need ten to 15 chemical toilets

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5 July 2021