WATER

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Water protests disrupt Khayelitsha

City says it met residents and addressed their concerns the night before the unrest

By Vincent Lali - 11 April 2019
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Uitenhage quick to fix pipes … when the problem is reported in the media

Complaints go unattended for years until reporters get involved

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 April 2019
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Crumbling infrastructure leaves Eastern Cape villagers without water

“We are lucky because we recently got rain”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 29 March 2019
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How dirty is the Cape Flats groundwater?

Water in the Cape Flats Aquifer is polluted by cemeteries, waste water treatment works, landfill sites and informal settlements

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 March 2019
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Frustrated by lack of services, shack dwellers block Baden Powell Drive

“The City will never help us until we protest.”

By Vincent Lali - 18 March 2019
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Cape Town shack dwellers march for RDP houses

“As long as each family has a tap, a toilet, and a box of electricity, we will be happy.”

By Vincent Lali - 15 March 2019
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The taps in this village have been dry for 10 years – and the municipality can’t say when the water will run again

Vhembe villagers fetch water from a stream

By Bernard Chiguvare - 14 March 2019
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Grahamstown schools hit by water cuts

No end in sight to Makhanda’s severe water shortage

By Lucas Nowicki - 12 March 2019
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Thousands of litres saved as water leak in Uitenhage finally fixed

Municipality says leak was from house owner’s pipe but they were able to fix it

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 March 2019
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“We won’t vote” say Khayelitsha shack dwellers

“Because I have no land or house, I feel as if I’m a foreigner.”

By Vincent Lali - 7 March 2019
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Thousands of litres of clean water spilling onto Uitenhage street

Residents say they reported leak in January

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 March 2019
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Green Point fire could have been contained say residents

A lack of water and access roads hindered efforts to douse shack fire in Khayelitsha

By Vincent Lali - 4 March 2019
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Tsomo’s mystery water tankers

Municipality says it provides a water tanker but residents say they’ve never seen one

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 1 March 2019
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Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage looms

After reports were sent to cabinet, water test results have not been released for five years

By Steve Kretzmann - 25 February 2019
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Khayelitsha residents protest against sky high water bills

Community demands City explain policy

By Vincent Lali - 22 February 2019
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Toilets overflow and taps run dry in Enkanini

Residents vow to continue protesting until the problem is fixed

By Vincent Lali - 21 February 2019