Overflowing toilets, piles of rubbish and empty water tanks plague Gqeberha shack dwellers

Yet the municipality claims the area is cleaned and serviced regularly


Brief | 10 November 2021

Willowvale is where government projects go to die

“If we want things done here, we either protest or do them ourselves” says a resident of this part of the Eastern Cape


News | 9 November 2021

Families living in Tsolo forest say they won’t be voting on Monday

The settlement of about 1,000 households has almost no basic services


News | 28 October 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay says it will not provide services to new land occupations

The municipality is in the process of “formalising” 156 informal settlements by providing services like water, electricity and tarring roads


News | 19 October 2021

Thousands struggle daily to get water in Mthatha

Municipal supplied jojo tanks were last filled in August in Joe Slovo Extension


News | 18 October 2021

Hundreds block Malmesbury’s streets over “unaffordable” utility bills

Swartland municipality says its already written off more than R14.9 million in irrecoverable debt


Brief | 5 October 2021

Musina residents say they have had enough of water outages

Anger over municipality cutting off electricity when people default on water bills


News | 4 October 2021

No water at Elim Hospital

Patients rely on relatives to bring them water to drink and to wash


News | 30 September 2021

Taps dry for three weeks in rural KwaZulu-Natal

Residents of Emakhabeleni say their water supply has been on and off since 2018


News | 21 September 2021

Joburg can no longer rely on its water supply

Demand often exceeds supply as infrastructure crumbles


News | 10 September 2021

Taps run dry as water crisis deepens in Makhanda

“The recent rains haven’t had the desired impact on our dams” says municipality


News | 7 September 2021

Lack of clean water in Hammanskraal is a violation of rights, says SAHRC

Families say they can’t drink the brown and slimy water coming out of their taps


News | 7 September 2021

Baby drowns in tub filled with water from leaking shack

Khayelitsha residents demand better living conditions


News | 2 September 2021

Taps keep running dry in Louis Trichardt

Residential areas and the town centre have been without reliable water for over a month


News | 18 August 2021

Eastern Cape village without water since 2019

A pensioner says she has to use the little money she has to pay youths to collect water from a neighbouring community


Brief | 12 August 2021