Photo of pit toilets.

No toilets for informal settlement in Mthatha

The municipality says it can’t provide services because residents occupied the land illegally

By Kwanele Mketeni - 6 July 2018
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Hope for Johannesburg waste pickers

The City has committed to including them in recycling efforts, but activists are sceptical

By Zoë Postman - 2 July 2018
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Pietermaritzburg residents start cleaning blitz

Sobantu residents say the municipality has neglected the township

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 2 July 2018
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Why do informal settlements get cluttered with litter?

UCT survey of Island in Khayelitsha provides some answers

By Emma Green - 29 June 2018
Photo of blocked and overflowing toilets.

“We have no place to defecate” says Khayelitsha resident

City has promised to fix blocked toilets in Green Point informal settlement, but blames land occupiers for problem

By Vincent Lali - 28 June 2018
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Roads ridden with potholes in Duncan Village, say residents

The municipality says it has budgeted to fix some of the roads in the township this year.

By Chris Gilili - 25 June 2018
Photo of rubbish pile in mandela park informal settlement.

“This area is used as a dumpsite” says Mandela Park resident

Residents accuse the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of neglecting their informal settlement. They believe politicians only visit the area to garner votes.

By Chris Gilili - 25 June 2018
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Khayelitsha residents demand toilets, water and electricity

“We have had enough of living in squalor,” says shack-dweller

By Vincent Lali - 20 June 2018
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Toilets blocked for nearly a year

City of Cape Town blames vandalism for the mess

By Vincent Lali - 20 June 2018
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Protesters who targeted funeral processions finally get houses

Uitenhage families moved after 20 years in shacks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 June 2018
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Lusikisiki residents demand water

ANC members organise march against ANC politician

By Kwanele Mketeni - 12 June 2018
Photo of filthy toilet

Mfuleni shack-dwellers have been using an open field as a toilet. Now even the field is too dirty

Communal toilets in Burundi informal settlement haven’t been cleaned since January

By Vincent Lali - 8 June 2018
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Vastrap residents demand houses, roads, toilets and electricity

Despite tensions, black and coloured residents protest together

By Joseph Chirume - 1 June 2018
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Michael Komape’s family to appeal Limpopo High Court’s decision

Family is seeking nearly R3 million in damages

By Ciaran Ryan - 31 May 2018
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We are living in a pigsty, says ward councillor

Informal dumps spread in Tshepisong West as garbage goes uncollected

By Zoë Postman - 17 May 2018
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East London has no budget to clean toilets, says official

Duncan Village communal toilets in terrible state

By Chris Gilili - 15 May 2018