WATER

Railway line shack dwellers trash ward councillor

Protesters are demanding services and recognition for Eyadini informal settlement in Cape Town

By Vincent Lali - 26 October 2020

Butterworth water protests politically motivated says municipality

“Officials live in East London … When they take a bath they spend an hour because they have enough water” responds protester

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 23 October 2020

22 years later, families displaced by dam to be compensated, promises Minister

David Mahlobo makes commitment to villagers who lost land for the construction of the Nandoni Dam

By Bernard Chiguvare - 21 October 2020

Henley Dam community protest over lack of water

“We have been suffering for long and it’s taking forever”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 October 2020

Water outage stops SASSA office processing grants

Social grant beneficiaries were turned away from the Zwide office in PE on Tuesday due to a burst pipe

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 14 October 2020

Environmentalists raise concern over polluted Durban river

High levels of E. coli detected, but that might not be the worst of it

By Nokulunga Majola - 12 October 2020

Top SA environmental research centre faces funding crisis

National Research Foundation is cutting back money for South Africa’s Centres of Excellence

By Sarah Wild - 7 October 2020

Rain brings no end to Makhanda water crisis

Dilapidated infrastructure to blame for water cuts

By Lucas Nowicki - 6 October 2020

Protests erupt over slow relocation of PE shack dwellers

Vehicles stoned and roads closed by Vastrap, Qunu and Jaagvlakte informal settlement residents

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 2 October 2020

Families drink from drains as water trucks break down

Three out of four water trucks in Eastern Cape town are in for repairs

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 29 September 2020

Global Climate Strike action planned for Friday

“Our lives matter more than profit” says climate activist

By Elna Schütz - 24 September 2020

“We cannot risk our lives by drinking dirty water”

Ward councillor blames poor quality water in Port St Johns village on theft and vandalism

By Buziwe Nocuze - 23 September 2020

Limpopo grandmother walks 2km to beg for water

Molemole local municipality has promised to send a water tank to the village on Wednesday

By Bernard Chiguvare - 22 September 2020

Woman who sold municipal water told to leave her shack

Property owner outraged that his tenant took advantage of water shortages in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 21 September 2020

Anger erupts over PE water shortages

“We will not tolerate this forever because water is a basic need”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Mkhuseli Sizani - 18 September 2020

“It’s so painful when you see old people drinking dirty, smelly water with animals”

27 communities “crippled by the lack of water access during the Covid-19 pandemic”

By Marecia Damons - 18 September 2020