WATER

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Westlake township residents get water one hour a day, while affluent neigbours have normal supply

Residents have to get up at 4am to get a small amount of water

By Cally Ballack - 6 December 2018
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Eastern Cape villagers say they’ve been left out of huge water project

Xonxa dam won’t benefit us, say Xonxa villagers

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 29 November 2018
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KZN school scoops top water conservation awards in London

Learner says Water Explorer programme taught them different ways to use water sparingly beyond just turning off the taps.

By Roving Reporters - 5 November 2018
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Taps often run dry in Eastern Cape village

Villagers say they have to draw water from a river and a dirty canal

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 31 October 2018
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Villagers waiting 20 years for basic services

Upper Xhwili near Mthatha has no electricity, piped clean water or decent roads

By Chumani Mazwi - 26 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
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Taps run dry in Sweetwaters

Residents in Pietermaritzburg township spent five days without water last week

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 11 October 2018
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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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Taps run dry as drought grips Queenstown

Main dam is at 10% capacity

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 21 August 2018
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Land occupiers raise funds for fire victim, water installations, gravel roads

City of Cape Town criticises illegal water connections at Khayelitsha land occupation

By Vincent Lali - 20 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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School children sent home when taps run dry

Ndlelayabasha Primary in Pietermaritzburg is struggling with water shortages

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 July 2018
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R78 million Eastern Cape water project fails to deliver

“In the past 18 months we have had water for only eight months. The last time water was running in our taps was six months ago.”

By Wara Fana - 23 July 2018
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Khayelitsha residents install their own communal taps

City of Cape Town says connections are illegal but it will see if it can assist with services

By Vincent Lali - 20 July 2018
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Was the water shortage caused by farmers, city dwellers or drought?

We have analysed the data, and can now answer this question

By Piotr Wolski - 19 July 2018
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Municipality fails to fix burst pipe for two years, says resident

Uitenhage resident says area around his house remains waterlogged despite reporting the problem to the City several times

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 July 2018