Water

30 things the City has done to clean up Cape Town’s vleis, rivers and wetlands

All water quality test results are now available to the public online

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Opinion | 22 November 2022

Why is government taking so long to finalise water standards?

Much needed legislation has not moved since 2017. It’s up to us, the public, to put pressure on our elected leaders to finish the job.

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Opinion | 18 November 2022

eThekwini flooded with sewage due to treatment plant failures

Experts and political parties have accused the municipality of minimising the enormity of the sewage pollution

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News | 11 November 2022

Community sceptical of Polokwane Mayor’s promises to fix water woes

“The community is going to protest until we consistently get water in Seshego,” says resident

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Brief | 10 November 2022

No water, no electricity: stroke survivor Sizwe Memela has had enough

KwaNobuhle still without water in spite of promises by mayor

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Brief | 8 November 2022

Water shortage in Kariega has become extremely serious after a pipe burst

Residents roam streets looking for water trucks. Municipality says there has been a major burst on the Summit-Chelsea pipeline.

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Brief | 4 November 2022

Municipalities are failing to provide clean water. Citizens are stepping in to fix the problem

Municipalities will only clean up their act if officials are sentenced to prison, says lawyer

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Feature | 1 November 2022

Protesters shut down Polokwane, demanding water

Angry Seshego residents block N1

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News | 26 October 2022

Rural Amathole villages unite to fix water scheme

Residents of 40 villages are working with the municipality to fix the R125-million Mncwasa water scheme

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News | 26 October 2022

Fish die-off in polluted Milnerton lagoon

City of Cape Town says cause is probably growth of algae

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News | 17 October 2022

Villagers have to dig for water because municipality fails to deliver

Water and Sanitation Department says long-awaited Mogogelo bulk water project has finally been completed

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News | 12 October 2022

There’s nothing here to vandalise, Dunoon residents tell officials on anti-vandalism drive

Don’t lecture us about “water is life” when we have no water, says activist

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News | 10 October 2022

Minister Mchunu apologises for missed deadlines on water project

“We will only believe in the minister when water is running in our villages” says Giyani woman

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News | 7 October 2022

Makhanda warned to brace for more water cuts

Long-awaited water project delayed yet again

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News | 6 October 2022

Limpopo families raise R200,000 to drill their own boreholes

Meanwhile municipality breaks its promise again

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Brief | 3 October 2022

More than two years since construction started, toilets remain incomplete in Free State village

The contract was terminated due to unsatisfactory progress a year ago

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Brief | 3 October 2022