East London residents say they live in filth

Rubbish strewn and sewage flooded streets are a daily curse in Duncan Village


18 June 2021

SAHRC commissioner finds sewage gushing from drains in Cape Town housing project

Residents of Victoria Mxenge demand a permanent solution to sewerage problems


15 June 2021

Elections 2021: Fragile coalitions erode basic services in Nama Khoi municipality

R205 million in irregular expenditure in 2020, R201 million in 2019, R198 million in 2018


10 June 2021

Failure to fix pit latrines in Limpopo schools “outrageous”

Equal Education says there were 472 schools with pit latrines in 2019, and that grew to 515 in 2020


4 June 2021

Shack dwellers install their own taps and toilets

8,000 families in Khayelitsha find ways to cope without city services


2 June 2021

Conditions are dreadful at Pietermaritzburg morgue

Unclaimed bodies decaying, a terrible stench, no hot water, equipment and vehicles broken


31 May 2021

Council cleans the filthy street we filmed

Readers tell us there are other places as bad as Bering Street in Kariega


26 May 2021

Video: Is this the most disgusting street in South Africa?

This video shows the awful state of Bering Street in KwaNobuhle, Kariega (formerly Uitenhage). It was filmed on 17 May.


19 May 2021

Ekurhuleni “dumps” evicted families in dilapidated church for two years

The City says a team will revisit the site to assess the living conditions


18 May 2021

No budget for janitors at Cape Town informal settlement

Residents of Siyanyanzela have been buying their own pipes to fix communal toilets


17 May 2021

Johannesburg garbage removal: reclaimers relieved that Pikitup’s R50 levy has been withdrawn

Although the decision has brought some relief, reclaimers still say they have not been made a part of the city’s recycling programme


17 May 2021

Protesters dump rubbish inside City depot

Khayelitsha residents say their drains are blocked and nothing is being done


12 May 2021

Fix sewage problem before adding more houses say Philippi residents

City blames misuse of the system for the frequent blockages


6 May 2021

Mfuleni’s “illegal” school struggling to cope

2,000 students have three toilets and one tap


5 May 2021

Education department back in court over pit latrines

SECTION27 says the department only plans to eradicate pit toilets in Limpopo schools by 2030


4 May 2021

“The roaming pigs come and eat our poo”

Nelson Mandela Bay residents block roads early in the morning to show their anger at failed service delivery


23 April 2021