SANITATION

Tired of waiting for government, Dunoon shack dwellers build a sewage system

“If you wait for the City to render services, you will wait forever” says community leader

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1 April 2021

Principal accused of child abuse makes court appearance

Eastern Cape MEC for Education visits school and family

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25 March 2021

Protesters shut down parts of Cape Town during peak hours

The City says it cannot accommodate new informal settlements in its current budget

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23 March 2021

Shack dwellers clash over illegal electricity

Ward councillor and residents blame community leaders for allowing more people to move in, resulting in overcrowding

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23 March 2021

Cape Town residents clean up after first rains

Some Mfuleni residents spent Wednesday morning clearing their waterlogged homes

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11 March 2021

Water protests rock Kimberley

About 500 residents from Phomolong protested on Wednesday morning by blocking the R31

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5 March 2021

Butterworth residents promised houses in 2008 won’t see them any time soon

Formed in 1986, Yako informal settlement still has no services

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26 February 2021

No water, no sanitation, no electricity, but for these families this is “Paradise”

Small Kommetjie community hoped to be left alone, but housing development planned on land

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17 February 2021

Woodstock facilities falling into ruin

Resident says the park and town hall have been deteriorating for years

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18 December 2020

Hundreds march in Louis Trichardt to demand water, sanitation and proper roads

One resident says she has to buy buckets of water daily from other community members with boreholes

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14 December 2020

Residents of Cape Town informal settlements share their challenges

The City has said that most parcels of occupied land are not suitable for housing or permanent bulk services

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10 December 2020

Upington municipality breaks promise to protesters

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

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10 December 2020

Even my cat can’t fight the huge rats, says Langa resident

Cape Town township covered in uncollected garbage

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7 December 2020

“We will celebrate Christmas in sewage again”

Philippi families have been struggling with overflowing drains for a year

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4 December 2020