SANITATION

Alexandra’s residents clean up township

Government welcomes community forum’s effort

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Brief | 15 December 2021

Eastern Cape villagers will have to wait 21 years for water, says municipality

OR Tambo Municipality says it will cost R10 billion

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News | 15 December 2021

Women carry water buckets for kilometres, while water workers go unpaid

The CCMA this week awarded 143 Eastern Cape water operators R1.5 million for unpaid wages

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News | 10 December 2021

Filthy Mthatha is a pigsty, say residents

Council has just approved a Waste Management Turnaround Plan, says municipality

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News | 6 December 2021

Victoria Mxenge residents dream of a Christmas without the stench of raw sewage

Since 2019 the community has been battling with sewage spills and waste running down its streets

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News | 6 December 2021

Pit latrines, bad roads and no tap water but Limpopo villagers have multi-million rand community halls

Huge amounts of money were spent in Zebediela on halls that are hardly used and are crumbling from neglect

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News | 2 December 2021

Are informal settlement residents really to blame for Cape Town’s polluted vleis?

An inadequate sewerage system and a lack of access to sanitation are the root causes according to experts

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News | 23 November 2021

Overflowing toilets, piles of rubbish and empty water tanks plague Gqeberha shack dwellers

Yet the municipality claims the area is cleaned and serviced regularly

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Brief | 10 November 2021

New data shows how badly polluted Cape Town’s vleis are

Unacceptable levels of E. coli persist in Zeekoevlei, Zandvlei, Rietvlei, and Milnerton lagoon

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News | 8 November 2021

Corruption or incompetence? Rural Eastern Cape housing projects delayed for years

And a company that was paid R1.5 billion in tenders left households in Cofimvaba each with a pile of concrete slabs instead of toilets

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News | 5 November 2021

Cape Town’s polluted vleis costing jobs

Sewage spills are damaging local businesses and international tourism

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News | 29 October 2021

Families living in Tsolo forest say they won’t be voting on Monday

The settlement of about 1,000 households has almost no basic services

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News | 28 October 2021

Local recyclers win global award

Two billion people around the globe don’t have their waste collected, and only 10% of waste is recycled in South Africa.

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Video | 27 October 2021

Municipality in breach of court order to clear dumpsites

Informal dumping sites were meant to have been cleaned up weeks ago

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Brief | 26 October 2021

Thousands struggle daily to get water in Mthatha

Municipal supplied jojo tanks were last filled in August in Joe Slovo Extension

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News | 18 October 2021