Water

No water, electricity or toilets for 280 families in Khayelitsha informal settlement

Residents say they have lived without basic services for three years

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News | 20 March 2023

Centurion protesters block streets over three-week water outage

“My house smells bad because I cannot flush the toilet or wash dishes” says resident

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Brief | 16 March 2023

A year after protests and promises, the water supply in Musina is still dodgy

Authorities say it’s because boreholes are vandalised

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News | 13 March 2023

R6-million spent on water project but no diesel to run the pump

Taps have never had water in Mnyamaneni village, Eastern Cape

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Brief | 10 March 2023

Learners refuse to go to school where there is no water

Learners protest after municipality cuts off Fort Beaufort school’s water for three months

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Brief | 8 March 2023

Nelson Mandela Bay households have been told to boil tap water. But poor families say they can’t afford to

The combined dam level in the metro was below 12% on 7 March

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News | 7 March 2023

Urgently needed Makhanda water project six years behind schedule

Original completion date for the James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works upgrade was December 2017. It has now been moved to December 2023

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News | 2 March 2023

Seshego community march in Polokwane to end inconsistent water supply and power outages

Polokwane Municipality says a budget of R52-million has been set aside to complete the Seshego Water Treatment Works

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News | 23 February 2023

Action needed to reduce Cape Town’s water usage, says expert

Dam levels are set to fall below 50% in March. This time last year they were 80% full

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News | 21 February 2023

Eastern Cape municipality goes to court to block protest

Protesters are complaining about sewage, rubbish collection and water supply

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News | 15 February 2023

Dam is full but taps are dry in Komani

Chris Hani District Municipality blames low revenue collection, ageing infrastructure, and loadshedding for water rationing

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News | 8 February 2023

Corruption blamed for ten-year delay in service delivery in Tshwane settlement

Councillor says the area first has to be rezoned

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News | 7 February 2023

Video: Free State municipality fails to provide water to communities

In Parys, Free State, the water supply is becoming ever more erratic, exacerbated by loadshedding. Many people have to walk kilometres to get water. This has caused great dissatisfaction and sparked violent protests.

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Video | 6 February 2023

Cape Town’s beaches are dirtier than they seem

Several beaches were closed over the holidays, but test results show that water quality at some other beaches is even worse

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News | 2 February 2023

Protesters close down municipal offices, demanding water

Matatiele households have been battling water problems for years

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News | 25 January 2023

Johannesburg informal settlements wait a week for water

Contracting issue has delayed supply to over 40 informal settlements, says Joburg Water

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News | 23 January 2023