SANITATION

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The daily struggle of living in a wheelchair in a shack

“The simplest things, like brushing your teeth, require work”

By Thembela Ntongana - 14 December 2018
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Backyarders complain of City’s incomplete toilet installation

“What’s the use – they give a toilet but it doesn’t work,” says Parkwood resident

By Barbara Maregele - 14 December 2018
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Shack dwellers ask City to share cost of janitors

Toilets donated to community of Siyangena are kept clean by residents

By Bernard Chiguvare - 11 December 2018
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Fire victims at Overcome Heights want electricity and water restored

It has been a month since a fire displaced 800 people

By Bernard Chiguvare - 3 December 2018
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“The so-called future of this country is dying”

Learners battle government to make their schools clean and safe

By Thembela Ntongana and Kimberly Mutandiro - 30 November 2018
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Westville residents threaten further protests

Port Elizabeth informal settlement divided on relocation and development

By Joseph Chirume - 29 November 2018
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“My shack is a breeding ground for rats” says Duncan Village resident

Piles of garbage in the area have not been collected since September

By Chris Gilili - 26 November 2018
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New toilets for Eastern Cape village school

16 toilets installed at Mfunalwazi Primary School

By Chris Gilili - 21 November 2018
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Living on a dumpsite since 1992

We’ve been forgotten, say residents of eTipini in East London

By Chris Gilili - 16 November 2018
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Woman breaks leg while trying to use communal toilet

“I was in so much pain”, says Khayelitsha woman

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 November 2018
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Nkandla residents rally to fix municipal toilets

“Next year we won’t vote. We do not have a reason to vote.”

By Chris Gilili - 2 November 2018
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Parents start imaginative project to stop children playing on dumpsite

“Some children developed rashes all over their bodies after playing with the rubbish”

By Joseph Chirume - 29 October 2018
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“I fell into a pit of mud and human waste”

Pit toilets finally repaired at Eastern Cape school where caretaker nearly drowned

By Phathiswa Shushwana and Chumani Mazwi - 26 October 2018
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Rubbish uncollected for months in Port Elizabeth

Ward 58 councillor Mendiswa Makunga (ANC) stops assistant giving her phone number to GroundUp

By Joseph Chirume - 25 October 2018
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Toilets unserviced for five years in East London

Residents say 200 people use two working toilets and one communal tap

By Chris Gilili - 22 October 2018
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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