SANITATION

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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
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Pit latrines not serviced for decades in Pietermaritzburg

Councillor says provision of sanitation is “in the pipeline”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 August 2018
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Bureaucracy leaves Khayelitsha toilets uncleaned since last year

Because janitors don’t have inoculations residents live with shit

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 6 August 2018

Two toilets for dozens of residents in Khayelitsha

City says shacks in Enkanini will need to be relocated to make space for more toilets

By Vincent Lali - 3 August 2018
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Rats and raw sewage part of daily life in Dunoon

City to spend R5 million to combat blocked drains in the area

By Peter Luhanga - 1 August 2018
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Rubbish piles up in East London

Duncan village may have to wait until next year for illegal dump sites to be cleared

By Chris Gilili - 30 July 2018
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Durban residents will take to the streets if City doesn’t clean up its act

Municipality unresponsive on blocked and broken toilets in Siyathuthuka

By Nokulunga Majola - 24 July 2018
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Living on the banks of a river of sewage

Open sewage flows past 100 RDP homes in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 23 July 2018
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“We can never vote while breathing human waste every day”

Sewer overflowing since last year say East London residents

By Chris Gilili - 23 July 2018
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Rural school gets toilets thanks to private company

For years primary school children were forced to use an open field

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 20 July 2018