SANITATION

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Services delayed, inaccessible after wave of protests in Motherwell

“This has definitely affected development in the ward” says councillor

By Joseph Chirume - 16 September 2019
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Confusion over land ownership leaves Butterworth residents in limbo

Hundreds of families without services for 12 years

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 16 September 2019
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Langa councillor’s home petrol-bombed

Police are investigating cases of arson, attempted murder and public violence

By Vincent Lali - 2 September 2019
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This is why the R300 has been barricaded

Residents vow to continue doing so until their demand is met

By Velani Ludidi - 29 August 2019
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Fed up Eastern Cape villagers told to move shacks, promised new homes

“We watched them build proper shelters for those who came after us” says villager

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 August 2019
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Langa residents demand removal of ward councillor

Dozens protest outside municipal offices over blocked drains and toilets, lack of garbage removal and broken street lights

By Vincent Lali - 27 August 2019
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Toilets unserviced for months in Khayelitsha

We breath unbearable stench from the dirty loos, says resident

By Vincent Lali - 27 August 2019
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Raw sewage runs through Dunoon’s Ethembeni informal settlement

Residents say they have been living in these conditions for over a year

By Peter Luhanga - 27 August 2019
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Endlovini residents burn rubble at councillor’s office

Protesters demand toilets and electricity

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 26 August 2019
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Army protects Eskom workers in Khayelitsha

“The army is here to intimidate us” says Qandu-qandu informal settlement resident

By Velani Ludidi - 22 August 2019
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Residents say Peace Village is a “pigsty”

Raw sewage bubbles up in yards and runs in the streets of RDP housing project in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 August 2019
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Endlovini residents demand to know why electrification of their shacks stopped

About 50 people demonstrated outside Port Elizabeth city hall demanding electricity, toilets and water

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 August 2019
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Shack dwellers raise their own funds for flood relief

“City doesn’t send officials to help residents whose shacks are flooded, so we made a decision to help ourselves,” says Marikana resident

By Vincent Lali - 8 August 2019
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Dangerous and full pit latrines replaced at Khokhwane Primary

Gift of the Givers has built eight new toilets at the school

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 July 2019
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The land is “unsuitable for habitation” says municipality, but thousands live on it

Sikiti informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, was established over 20 years ago

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 July 2019
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Makhuluplaas farm labour tenants forgotten since 1991

“They have been on the land the longest and they still don’t have flushing toilets”

By Zoë Postman - 12 July 2019