WATER

Shack dwellers disrupt water and electricity project in Uitenhage

The two projects are meant to benefit elderly, disabled and blind residents whose 500 informal structures are being built in the area

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20 January 2021

Families affected by dam construction are unhappy with state’s compensation

Water and Sanitation department says offers were fair

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19 January 2021

Hundreds march in Louis Trichardt to demand water, sanitation and proper roads

One resident says she has to buy buckets of water daily from other community members with boreholes

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14 December 2020

Residents of Cape Town informal settlements share their challenges

The City has said that most parcels of occupied land are not suitable for housing or permanent bulk services

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10 December 2020

Call for Swartland municipality to investigate utility accounts

Our bills are the highest in the Western Cape, says Malmesbury resident

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10 December 2020

Upington municipality breaks promise to protesters

Dawid Kruiper mayor and speaker “not available” for promised council meeting

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10 December 2020

What this municipality hadn’t done in years, Gift of the Givers did in just three days

Water quality still has to be tested, but Eastern Cape villages now have boreholes

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4 December 2020

Police use rubber bullets to disperse housing protesters

“Every time there is an election the governing party politicians go in there promising them housing and basic services but nothing is ever done”

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27 November 2020

Residents punished for municipal water bill mix-up

Electricity cut off because of unpaid water accounts which residents say they never received

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24 November 2020

Day Zero in “The Place of Water”

Tsitsikama village in the old Ciskei struggles with a severe water shortage

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19 November 2020

Almost R254 million and 10 years later, still no water in villages

Taps of 17 villages in Matatiele, Eastern Cape, have never seen water

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16 November 2020

Community demand answers over incomplete water pipeline

The project is expected to deliver water to more than 5,000 households whose taps ran dry several years ago

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12 November 2020

Raw sewage flowing into Makhanda Dam

City’s sewer system not coping

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11 November 2020

RDP houses built 20 years ago still have no water

Residents of Mtititi have to walk up to 2km to fetch water – and when they get there the taps may be dry

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4 November 2020

Railway line shack dwellers trash ward councillor

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

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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

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23 October 2020