SANITATION

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Burst drain goes unfixed for three weeks in Durban neighbourhood

Stagnant water causes terrible smell and increase in flies

By Musa Binda - 16 May 2019
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Parents close school, want principal fired

“Do they want a child to drown in one of those pit toilets?”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 May 2019
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Rubbish piles up on Diepsloot street

“We eat and breathe this bad smell everyday”

By Chris Gilili - 13 May 2019
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Villagers in Port St Johns drink from murky pond water

Ward councillor blames vandals, residents for community’s taps running dry

By Buziwe Nocuze - 10 May 2019
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Faeces spread in president’s path

Protests in Makhanda ahead of Ramaphosa’s Freedom Day rally

By Lucas Nowicki - 29 April 2019
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Manzana toilets finally finished

The project began in October 2018

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 26 April 2019
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Buy or expropriate the land, Marikana shack dwellers tell City

“In a big and beautiful city like Cape Town I don’t expect this kind of life”

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 April 2019
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“All we want is to see the government collect the rubbish”

Uncollected garbage in refuse bins has lined the streets of Uitenhage for three weeks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 April 2019
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“The municipality is not collecting our rubbish, but they threaten to arrest us if we dump”

Residents say Queenstown is left with only one garbage truck

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 April 2019
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Bobani must deliver on his promises to PE shack dwellers, say protesters

Councillor promises that informal settlements in NU29 will have services in two weeks

By Joseph Chirume - 1 April 2019
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Give us water not toilets, say Newcastle residents

Manzana settlement resorts to illegal connections

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 22 March 2019
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Frustrated by lack of services, shack dwellers block Baden Powell Drive

“The City will never help us until we protest.”

By Vincent Lali - 18 March 2019
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Living beside an open sewer in Port Elizabeth

“Raw sewage pops out of the ground … It eventually overflows into the house”

By Joseph Chirume - 18 March 2019
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Cape Town shack dwellers march for RDP houses

“As long as each family has a tap, a toilet, and a box of electricity, we will be happy.”

By Vincent Lali - 15 March 2019
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Janitors face losing battle in Khayelitsha as taps fail

City investigating low water pressure problem

By Vincent Lali - 12 March 2019
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Overflowing drain stinks out Vrygrond

Blockage is severe and will take time to fix says City

By Velani Ludidi - 8 March 2019