WATER

High Court gives Makana Municipality tongue-lashing over attempt to appeal landmark verdict

Judge says government “ought to be hanging their heads in shame”

By Lucas Nowicki - 22 May 2020

Covid-19: Sanitation is a struggle in Kleinbegin in the winelands

People in Tulbagh informal settlement demand water tanks

By Marecia Damons - 19 May 2020

Limpopo residents collect water from construction pit

Municipality says work on a water project in the area will commence in two weeks

By Bernard Chiguvare - 18 May 2020

Man dies in first shack fire at relocation site in PE

Households relocated to Jaagvlakte serviced sites in February have been waiting ever since for electricity and water to be connected

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 May 2020
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Coca-Cola and Cape Town’s sweetheart Day Zero deal

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it

By Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph - 8 May 2020
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Covid-19 prolongs Makhanda water crisis

Hundreds of millions budgeted for bulk water and sanitation projects to be shifted to emergency response plan

By Lucas Nowicki - 29 April 2020
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Covid-19: “At least something good came out of this lockdown” says settlement resident

Mandeni informal settlement got six toilets and running water after 10 years of waiting

By Nokulunga Majola - 28 April 2020
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Covid-19: Vhembe District village without clean water for three weeks

The municipality says tanks are delivering water to villages across the district

By Bernard Chiguvare - 28 April 2020
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Covid-19: How a woman copes without a toilet or water

“I make my kids stay in my yard or lie in bed throughout the day”

By Vincent Lali - 18 April 2020
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Covid-19: Informal settlement without water despite Durban mayor’s promise

In January the City demolished the only toilet in Mandeni

By Nokulunga Majola - 16 April 2020
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Covid-19: Shack dwellers desperate for water in Uitenhage

Mayoral coordinator promises sanitisers and water

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 April 2020
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Covid-19: “People thought it was a normal holiday” says Boland community activist

Daily challenges, such as access to water, just got bigger in rural Western Cape

By Barbara Maregele - 31 March 2020
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Informal settlement residents demand water ahead of lockdown

“Everybody says that the most vulnerable will be protected but what has the government done to make sure the most vulnerable have access to water?”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 March 2020
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Our living conditions deserve the same attention as Coronavirus, say angry shackdwellers

Roads blocked, buses set alight in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 25 March 2020
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Informal settlements rise up against municipality’s “lies”

Roads blocked and cars stoned

By Joseph Chirume - 20 March 2020
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Limpopo villagers fear shopping mall will take their water

The Magangeni community want the traditional council to sink boreholes for the village

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 March 2020