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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
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“They don’t want the world to know we exist” says Olympic Park resident

Residents of an informal settlement opposite Maitland Cemetery believe the City has neglected them

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 July 2019
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“There are only two pit toilets for the whole school,” says Limpopo learner

Premier announces R192-million spend to fix sanitation infrastructure backlog at 100 schools

By Bernard Chiguvare - 5 July 2019
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Only 15 toilets to serve 2,500 shacks in PE

“Half a loaf is better than nothing,” ward councillor says about the number of toilets to be shared by thousands

By Joseph Chirume - 4 July 2019
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Residents burn rubbish because it doesn’t get collected

“It’s like they forgot about us,” says resident in East London informal settlement

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 1 July 2019
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No water, no toilets, no electricity in Qandu-qandu

Thousands in Khayelitsha informal settlement hope and wait for basic services

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 1 July 2019
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“The ANC has fooled us enough. They must deliver” says Pietermaritzburg protester

Cash-strapped Msunduzi Municipality says it is now asking private businesses for help

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 June 2019
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Marikana informal settlement erupts in protests

Vehicles torched and shack dwellers tear-gassed as Philippi East residents demand services from the City of Cape Town

By Velani Ludidi and Tariro Washinyira - 24 June 2019
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Over 150 households share three toilets

“Maybe the government has forgotten about Kliptown”

By Chris Gilili - 21 June 2019
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Alexandra residents protest in Sandton over state of township

“We want to burn our tyres here so that these streets can look like the streets of Alexandra”

By Zoë Postman - 19 June 2019
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300 homes share eight pit toilets

Shackdwellers in Polar Park and Tyampolo, East London, are not even on housing waiting lists

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 June 2019

Mother gave up her sick child because she lives in a shack without services

Nomaphelo Nomala says her only wish in life is to have her four-year-old daughter live with her

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 June 2019
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Vehicles torched as Philippi East residents demand toilets

Siyangena settlement without water and toilets after more than a year, raising flags about sanitation and safety

By Velani Ludidi - 13 June 2019
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After three generations, Kliptown shack dwellers are still using communal toilets

“These toilets don’t reflect a democratic South Africa”

By Chris Gilili - 13 June 2019