WATER

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Taps ran dry over a decade ago in North West Village

Villagers have depended on buying water from private tankers and people with wells

By Mosima Rafapa - 28 February 2020
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“Sisi, what’s the use of voting?” asks Pietermaritzburg resident

Impassable roads, no tap water, no clinic, no community hall and their municipality placed under administration for irregular expenditure

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 February 2020
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Not my area – adjacent ANC and DA ward councillors disown informal settlement

Protesting residents of Bayland in Port Elizabeth don’t know where to turn

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 26 February 2020
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Couple dies in shack fire in Kraaifontein

Wallacedene shack dwellers say they had no water to extinguish the blaze

By Vincent Lali - 25 February 2020
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Eastern Cape villagers promised water in 1998, still waiting

Over R23 million spent and the bills keep mounting, but the taps stay dry in Flagstaff villages

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 25 February 2020
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Vandals make drought worse in Graaff-Reinet

Taps ran dry last year for thousands of residents in drought-stricken town

By Joseph Chirume - 24 February 2020
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Province raps City’s knuckles over state of rivers

Water quality results “disturbing” says MEC

By Steve Kretzmann - 20 February 2020
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Angry Butterworth protesters send mayor away

Residents ask Premier to drink borehole water, but he refuses

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 19 February 2020
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Uitenhage residents want their pothole left alone

Land occupiers use water from the pothole for bathing and boil it for cooking

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 18 February 2020
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Raw sewage flows into Sundays River, possibly for years already

Municipality says mechanical and electrical failure causing spillage

By Joseph Chirume - 17 February 2020
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Taps ran dry four years ago in Pietermaritzburg neighbourhood

Residents depend on a water tanker

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 February 2020
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N2 highway blocked as Butterworth residents protest over water

Protesters want President Ramaphosa to intervene

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 13 February 2020

Residents to take municipality to court over water meters

Witzenberg municipality accused of denying indigent grants to residents who refuse to install water management devices

By Barbara Maregele - 12 February 2020
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Fire victims relocated to waterlogged site

Survivors of a devastating blaze in December say the site they were relocated to is unsuitable and unserviced

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 February 2020
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Violent protests after taps run dry in Ntuzuma

Municipality says load shedding is partly to blame for water crisis

By Nokulunga Majola - 6 February 2020
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Sick Durban river spoils popular recreational lagoon

Civil action could address pollution in Mdloti river

By Janis Theron and Matthew Hattingh - 3 February 2020