Water

Daily 240,000 villagers await relief from the “embarrassing” Giyani water project

Minister Senzo Mchunu promised water will be in their homes by September

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Feature | 30 June 2022

Residents have been without running water for eight months in this town

The Madibeng mayor told protesters that the municipality is broke and can’t pay back its more than R200-million debt to the City of Tshwane.

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Brief | 28 June 2022

Limpopo villagers have to buy water with their social grants

Two years ago the water situation in Mtititi was dire. Now it’s even worse

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News | 24 June 2022

Half of South Africa’s sewage treatment works are failing

Green Drop report reveals scale of pollution but also clouds the picture

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Feature | 21 June 2022

In photos: Cape of floods

City residents battle cold and rain as a heavy storm hits Cape Town

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Photo Essay | 14 June 2022

Bad driving, gang violence and a hostage situation: why there’s no water in Smartie Town

Hundreds of Gqeberha families have been without water since Sunday

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Brief | 9 June 2022

Gqeberha township without power since Wednesday

Residents of Govan Mbeki Village block major road, demanding electricity, water and toilets

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Brief | 6 June 2022

Makana water crisis worsens

Municipality silent as families resort to buying water from donkey cart owners

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News | 20 May 2022

Immigrants’ shops looted in Musina

Many immigrant business owners have fled from townships

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Brief | 19 May 2022

Musina closed down in protest over water

Major roads blocked, shops and schools closed

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News | 13 May 2022

Anger at Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality as water runs out and leaks go unfixed

Organisation calls for government to answer to Human Rights Commission

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News | 12 May 2022

Schools close at 11am in Mandela Bay because there is no water

Eastern Cape Department of Education says it is the municipality’s responsibility

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Brief | 11 April 2022

Despite rain, Makana municipality still cannot provide water consistently

Makhanda communities have had water shedding and cuts for over a year now

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News | 4 April 2022

Water protests erupt in Limpopo town

Molemole shut down by protesters angered by municipal water bills

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News | 29 March 2022

In Fort Beaufort the children eat fish caught next to the sewage pipe

Angry residents march to municipality demanding clean water, proper sanitation and electricity

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News | 29 March 2022

Our water supply has been sabotaged, says Nelson Mandela Bay councillor

Vandals required equipment and knowledge of the infrastructure, he says

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Brief | 28 March 2022