WATER

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300 homes share eight pit toilets

Shackdwellers in Polar Park and Tyampolo, East London, are not even on housing waiting lists

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 June 2019
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70-year-old shackdweller gets R18,581 water bill

City of Cape Town says residents of informal settlements are not charged for water

By Vincent Lali - 14 June 2019
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After four years Willowfontein has running water again

New pump finally installed

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 June 2019
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Political spat over ‘leak’ at city council chambers in Port Elizabeth

Water running from council chambers for weeks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 June 2019
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KZN South Coast residents left without water after April floods

Broken pump station and crumbling infrastructure leaves thousands at risk

By Fred Kockott and Printhabashnee Raju - 6 June 2019
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Pietermaritzburg protesters injured by police, says village chief

Police deny anyone was hurt during dispersal of water protest

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 May 2019
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Much needed rain brings flooding to Cape Town

Disaster Management reports no major incidents

By Velani Ludidi - 20 May 2019
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“Our taps have been running dry for years” says Pietermaritzburg resident

Msunduzi deputy mayor Thobani Zuma promised to send water tankers which had not yet arrived by Friday morning

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 May 2019
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Desalination plant ends contract with City of Cape Town

Waterfront’s dirty sea water causes dispute that is heading to court

By Kristine Liao - 15 May 2019
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Taps have been dry for five years in Eastern Cape village

Amathole District Municipality cannot deliver more water

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 14 May 2019
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Durban strike leaves township without water and electricity

Residents have to stand in long queues for water and some complain that their food has rotted

By Musa Binda - 6 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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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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Water protests disrupt Khayelitsha

City says it met residents and addressed their concerns the night before the unrest

By Vincent Lali - 11 April 2019
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Uitenhage quick to fix pipes … when the problem is reported in the media

Complaints go unattended for years until reporters get involved

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 April 2019
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Crumbling infrastructure leaves Eastern Cape villagers without water

“We are lucky because we recently got rain”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 29 March 2019