WATER

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Grahamstown’s dirty water blamed on municipality’s inefficiency

Water was not being tested or treated properly because of a lack of money

By Lucas Nowicki - 21 June 2018
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Lusikisiki residents demand water

ANC members organise march against ANC politician

By Kwanele Mketeni - 12 June 2018
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H₂O International’s motives not pure

The purifying company’s South African franchise has made unproven claims about municipal water

By Eryn Scannell and GroundUp Staff - 16 May 2018
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It’s business as usual for some in drought-stricken Kouga

Residents say they are used to the taps running dry, but how long will Day Zero last?

By Joseph Chirume - 5 February 2018
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Water crisis: Are bigger dams the answer?

World experts at International Urban Conference discuss the future of water supply

By Sean O'Toole - 2 February 2018
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KZN town without water for three years

But there’s water for the mayor’s imbizo, say residents

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 January 2018
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Drought: Has Cape Town planned properly for Day Zero?

There are several unanswered questions

By Aidan Jones and Nathan Geffen - 6 December 2017
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Trollip offers R25,000 reward to catch electricity and water saboteurs

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says supply to poor areas is being sabotaged on weekends

By Joseph Chirume - 22 November 2017
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Taps run dry in Khayelitsha

New Lands in Enkanini has been without water for a month

By Vincent Lali - 9 November 2017
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Poor service leads to illegal water connections

Western Cape Water Caucus say the problem is widespread

By Laura Bratton - 8 November 2017
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Western Cape needs half-a-billion rand for water crisis

MP demands to know why National Disaster Management Centre refused requests for help, yet underspent its budget by R300m

By Suné Payne - 26 October 2017
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Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer

Kropz responds to environmentalists’ attempt to stop pumping

By Melanie Gosling - 18 October 2017
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Urgent court action to stop mine using West Coast groundwater

Phosphate mining company Kropz said to be in breach of license in its use of ancient Elandsfontein aquifer

By Melanie Gosling - 13 October 2017
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Hekpoort settlement has been trying for 12 years to get water

Frustrated Schaumburg residents fed-up with politicians

By Julia Chaskalson - 11 October 2017
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Maritzburg township has only one working tap

Municipality tells residents to use water sparingly

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 September 2017
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“Mayor should go to jail” over water failures

Judge describes Limpopo municipality as “disgraceful”

By Julia Chaskalson - 12 September 2017