Water

Deadly cholera outbreak was just a matter of time

Drinking water has been dirty for at least three years, the Department of Water and Sanitation’s own tests show

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News | 24 May 2023

Amathole villagers drink from the river while new contractor for water project appointed

Municipality takes over drinking water project meant to have been completed last year

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News | 23 May 2023

Over 500 people share two communal taps in Diepsloot

“It’s unbearable living in Diepsloot. We are living like animals,” says mother of two

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Brief | 15 May 2023

“How are we going to survive without water?” asks protesting Rhodes University student

About 300 students joined Makhanda residents and civic movements in a march to City Hall to demand an end to the water crisis

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News | 8 May 2023

In these North West towns there’s no escape from sewage, not even after death

Municipalities’ water and sanitation failure violates Constitution, SAHRC finds

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News | 8 May 2023

We have to buy water for R300 a month, say families in Mpumalanga villages

Residents say they’ve been without consistent water supply for three years

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News | 3 May 2023

Gift of the Givers bring much-needed water to Makhanda homes

The taps have been dry in many high-lying areas for days, say residents, even though there’s water in the dams

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News | 20 April 2023

Thousands of households without running water for three weeks in eThekwini

Municipality has still not repaired damage caused by an electrical fire at the Ntuzuma Pump Station

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Brief | 19 April 2023

Cape Town’s water crisis worsened by the rich, study finds

Wealthy households use more than half the city’s water, say authors of article published in leading scientific journal

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Science | 12 April 2023

No water for three months in Sundays River Valley homes

Clinics and schools severely affected

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News | 11 April 2023

No water, electricity or toilets for 280 families in Khayelitsha informal settlement

Residents say they have lived without basic services for three years

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News | 20 March 2023

Centurion protesters block streets over three-week water outage

“My house smells bad because I cannot flush the toilet or wash dishes” says resident

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Brief | 16 March 2023

A year after protests and promises, the water supply in Musina is still dodgy

Authorities say it’s because boreholes are vandalised

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News | 13 March 2023

R6-million spent on water project but no diesel to run the pump

Taps have never had water in Mnyamaneni village, Eastern Cape

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Brief | 10 March 2023

Learners refuse to go to school where there is no water

Learners protest after municipality cuts off Fort Beaufort school’s water for three months

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Brief | 8 March 2023

Nelson Mandela Bay households have been told to boil tap water. But poor families say they can’t afford to

The combined dam level in the metro was below 12% on 7 March

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News | 7 March 2023