WATER

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Khayelitsha residents protest against sky high water bills

Community demands City explain policy

By Vincent Lali - 22 February 2019
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Toilets overflow and taps run dry in Enkanini

Residents vow to continue protesting until the problem is fixed

By Vincent Lali - 21 February 2019
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Grahamstown residents queue for hours for water

Ageing infrastructure and drought blamed

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 February 2019
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Taps run dry in Bethal for non-payment of Rand Water bill

Local businesses and residents have come to the rescue of the town residents

By Ciaran Ryan - 18 January 2019
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Amanzimtoti community without water for weeks

Ethekwini Municipality has promised to send water trucks to the community

By Nomfundo Xolo - 11 January 2019
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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