WATER

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Government must do more than talk about the water crisis

The solution for the Sekhukhune District Municipality’s waterless villages is obvious

By Ariella Scher - 5 December 2019
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Residents of Amalinda say they have been forgotten

500 households with no electrification, months without rubbish collection, only two taps and a dozen working toilets

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 November 2019
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Tankers sent as water outage affects thousands in KwaNobuhle

Taps ran dry on Friday morning

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 25 November 2019
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Borehole brings relief to KZN school

Jamiatul Ulama KZN and Gift of the Givers gives Mcoseleli Secondary and the Maqongqo community a new borehole

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 November 2019
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Dams empty in Eastern Cape

The Gcuwa and all dams supplying Butterworth and surrounding areas are dry

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 14 November 2019
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RDP houses not connected to electricity or water for a year

Musina municipality says it has been waiting for funds from the Department of Energy

By Bernard Chiguvare - 14 November 2019
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Open manhole is an accident waiting to happen

A drain in Uitenhage has stood uncovered for two months, say residents

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 November 2019
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Burst water pipe left for three weeks in Port Elizabeth

“People come and wash their cars here while we suffer in my house,” says elderly resident

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 November 2019
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Villagers without drinking water blame government, not the drought

Pipes installed in Dutywa villages in 2008 have never had water

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 30 October 2019
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Uitenhage gogo given the run-around over water leak

“Instead of explaining yet again, I broke down and cried”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 29 October 2019
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Land occupation named after Mayor Bobani erupts in protests

“He said we can rebuild our shacks and live here. He promised to give us toilets, water and electricity”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 October 2019
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Cape Town residents battle spring floods

Deluge of rain over weekend leaves shacks and roads waterlogged

By Vincent Lali, Masixole Feni and GroundUp Staff - 28 October 2019
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Over 1,000 villagers without tap water for three months

Ncorha Bulk Water Project will only be completed at the end of 2020.

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 22 October 2019
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Twelve Tshikota residents arrested in water protests

Case postponed to 15 November 2019

By Bernard Chiguvare - 21 October 2019
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Khayelitsha land occupation grows under cover of darkness

About 400 families now live in Zweledinga says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 17 October 2019
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Tshikota residents block roads, demand reliable water supply

“During election period we had constant water supply”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 15 October 2019