SANITATION

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Land occupiers in Philippi want City to buy Oasis land

Oasis Crescent Property mum on future of occupation

By Bernard Chiguvare - 19 October 2018
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Canals remain an open sore in Masiphumele Wetlands

Residents unhappy with City’s efforts; Provincial government however paints a rosy picture

By Thembela Ntongana - 12 October 2018
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Parents have to build toilets for Eastern Cape school

Learners at schools in Cofimvaba have to relieve themselves outside

By Yamkela Ntshongwana and Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 12 October 2018
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Thousands of people need toilets, taps and electricity in Khayelitsha

New Monwabisi Park shack dwellers march for basic services

By Vincent Lali - 10 October 2018
Residents of Enkanini in Cato Crest informal settlement in Durban say they have been without proper sanitation since August 2017. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo

Frustrated Durban residents march over lack of basic services

“We are not being taken serious by the municipality”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 5 October 2018
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Overflowing sewage, no electricity, one tap and two toilets for over 300 residents

Residents of Duncan Village blame councillor

By Chris Gilili - 3 October 2018
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Toilet topples over, trapping woman inside

A concrete public toilet in a Cape Town informal settlement fell over while a resident was using it

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 September 2018
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“My house smells like a toilet”

City of Cape Town’s janitorial programme has left Siyahlala and other informal settlements unserviced for over a year

By Vincent Lali - 24 September 2018
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Community stops sewage project for its schools

Pietermaritzburg residents say they want houses to get priority

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 September 2018
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110 families in Mfuleni have no taps, toilets, electricity or even rubbish bin bags

“Government never told us where we should live after we had to move out”

By Vincent Lali - 18 September 2018
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Women don’t want men using their toilets at taxi rank

Men’s toilet at Uitenhage taxi rank and bus terminus closed for months

By Joseph Chirume - 17 September 2018
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Dumpsite workers go on strike in Pietermaritzburg

Rubbish trucks dump garbage at entrance

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 September 2018
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Hostel has one toilet for 39 households

“We are being undermined because we are staying in a hostel”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 September 2018
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No money for C-section in East London

Two toilets for 200 people in Duncan Village, and the municipality “doesn’t have any funds” to fix or instal more

By Chris Gilili - 30 August 2018
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Shack dwellers too scared to shit

Access to safe toilets is a daily struggle for Island informal settlement residents

By Vincent Lali - 17 August 2018
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Former mayor promised us houses, say Nyanga residents

Shack dwellers in Lotus Park emergency housing say they have been waiting since 2003

By Tariro Washinyira - 15 August 2018