SANITATION

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New toilets for Eastern Cape village school

16 toilets installed at Mfunalwazi Primary School

By Chris Gilili - 21 November 2018
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Living on a dumpsite since 1992

We’ve been forgotten, say residents of eTipini in East London

By Chris Gilili - 16 November 2018
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Woman breaks leg while trying to use communal toilet

“I was in so much pain”, says Khayelitsha woman

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 November 2018
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Nkandla residents rally to fix municipal toilets

“Next year we won’t vote. We do not have a reason to vote.”

By Chris Gilili - 2 November 2018
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Parents start imaginative project to stop children playing on dumpsite

“Some children developed rashes all over their bodies after playing with the rubbish”

By Joseph Chirume - 29 October 2018
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“I fell into a pit of mud and human waste”

Pit toilets finally repaired at Eastern Cape school where caretaker nearly drowned

By Phathiswa Shushwana and Chumani Mazwi - 26 October 2018
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Rubbish uncollected for months in Port Elizabeth

Ward 58 councillor Mendiswa Makunga (ANC) stops assistant giving her phone number to GroundUp

By Joseph Chirume - 25 October 2018
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Toilets unserviced for five years in East London

Residents say 200 people use two working toilets and one communal tap

By Chris Gilili - 22 October 2018
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Land occupiers in Philippi want City to buy Oasis land

Oasis Crescent Property mum on future of occupation

By Bernard Chiguvare - 19 October 2018
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Canals remain an open sore in Masiphumele Wetlands

Residents unhappy with City’s efforts; Provincial government however paints a rosy picture

By Thembela Ntongana - 12 October 2018
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Parents have to build toilets for Eastern Cape school

Learners at schools in Cofimvaba have to relieve themselves outside

By Yamkela Ntshongwana and Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 12 October 2018
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Thousands of people need toilets, taps and electricity in Khayelitsha

New Monwabisi Park shack dwellers march for basic services

By Vincent Lali - 10 October 2018
Residents of Enkanini in Cato Crest informal settlement in Durban say they have been without proper sanitation since August 2017. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo

Frustrated Durban residents march over lack of basic services

“We are not being taken serious by the municipality”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 5 October 2018
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Overflowing sewage, no electricity, one tap and two toilets for over 300 residents

Residents of Duncan Village blame councillor

By Chris Gilili - 3 October 2018
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Toilet topples over, trapping woman inside

A concrete public toilet in a Cape Town informal settlement fell over while a resident was using it

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 September 2018
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“My house smells like a toilet”

City of Cape Town’s janitorial programme has left Siyahlala and other informal settlements unserviced for over a year

By Vincent Lali - 24 September 2018