Two people arrested during toilet protest in Durban

Informal settlement families say they only have five mobile toilets for over 400 shacks


Brief | 3 October 2023

Cape Town ordered to hold public hearings on sewage being pumped into the sea

Environment minister criticises City’s previous lack of engagement


News | 21 September 2023

Sewage gushes out of drain in Khayelitsha

Shack dwellers say City of Cape Town is slow to respond to complaints


Brief | 21 September 2023

Makhanda households fed up with living in a sewage nightmare

Residents of Hooggenoeg and Scotts Farm say the sewer system has been dysfunctional for over a decade


News | 18 September 2023

Swellendam residents march for cheaper electricity

This comes two weeks after the town was brought to a standstill with violent protests


News | 30 August 2023

Potholes, broken drains and crime: you’ve got to be brave to drive in Samora Machel

Sewage oozes onto the streets and there are holes in the main roads


News | 29 August 2023

Streets in Durban township are covered in sewage

Ward councillor blames frequent sewerage blockages on residents throwing rubbish into the drains


Brief | 28 August 2023

Gauteng Premier promises a “realistic” plan for services in Slovo Park

The settlement has waited for over two decades to be upgraded despite a 2016 court ruling in residents’ favour


News | 24 August 2023

1,500 families share three toilets in Durban informal settlement

Nearly 40 blocked toilets have not been fixed after two years


News | 17 August 2023

Jobless residents clean up rubbish dumps in Nyanga East

Volunteers work from 9am to 1pm on weekdays


Brief | 8 August 2023

After a month of no refuse collection, Dunoon residents march to municipal offices

Subcouncil 3 manager says area is too volatile to render services


Brief | 7 August 2023

Khayelitsha families rally to help bury three children who died after playing on dump site

City of Cape Town and SAPS are investigating the deaths


News | 25 July 2023

Protesters force city councillors to walk through sewage

Kariega residents divert Mandela Day convoy


News | 24 July 2023

Over 1,000 shack dwellers protest: “We are tired of living in squalor”

City of Cape Town accused of “persistent failure to collect rubbish ” in informal settlements


News | 21 July 2023

Soweto informal settlement abandoned by government

After 33 years, just five working toilets and four working taps for hundreds of households in Nomzamo Park


News | 21 July 2023

Furious residents confront Kariega officials after child drowns in sewage

“You only come to us when our children die,” deputy mayor is told


Brief | 17 July 2023