WATER

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Water meters make life harder for the poor, say Ceres residents

Witzenberg Municipality’s installation plan hits opposition

By Barbara Maregele - 15 October 2019
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Threat of drought looms over Queenstown

Some residents are already only getting water for an hour a day

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 3 October 2019
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Dwindling water supply could lead to “job blood-bath” says Business Chamber

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality dams at 36%

By Joseph Chirume - 30 September 2019
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Makwarela has two boreholes but no water in the taps

Residents say Vhembe municipality has paid no attention to their complaint

By Bernard Chiguvare - 27 September 2019
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Oil spill: Willowton agrees to community demands

Expert says uMsunduzi River can recover in a year if rehabilitation is done properly

By Fred Kockott - 10 September 2019
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Fed up Eastern Cape villagers told to move shacks, promised new homes

“We watched them build proper shelters for those who came after us” says villager

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 August 2019
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Msunduzi River spill: Small farmers worried they will not be compensated for “losses”

Fund set up to assist with cleanup

By Mlu Mdletshe - 28 August 2019
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Raw sewage runs through Dunoon’s Ethembeni informal settlement

Residents say they have been living in these conditions for over a year

By Peter Luhanga - 27 August 2019
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Endlovini residents demand to know why electrification of their shacks stopped

About 50 people demonstrated outside Port Elizabeth city hall demanding electricity, toilets and water

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 August 2019
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Disaster fund needed to clean KZN river spill

1,6 million litres of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of Willowton Oil into the Msundusi River on Tuesday leaving a trail of destruction

By Fred Kockott - 18 August 2019
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Day zero in Butterworth

Not drought but municipalities caused water crisis, say residents

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 14 August 2019
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Drought and strike leave taps dry in Butterworth

Protesting residents block N2 demanding water tankers

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 12 August 2019
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Water restored to Eastern Cape villages in Dutywa

GroundUp reported on a leaking pipe in July

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 5 August 2019
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Eastern Cape villages have had no water for almost two weeks

Primary school told to pay for water tankers

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 2 August 2019
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After 25 years of waiting for government, Ncwadi erupts in protests

“Now that we are doing what other communities are doing, police shoot at us. Protesting is the last option but we had no choice.”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 July 2019
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From drought to floods for Cape Town

City says 3,640 structures affected

By Velani Ludidi - 24 July 2019