Water

This water crisis won’t be Cape Town’s last

It’s time to implement long-term strategies in the face of climate change and population growth

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Analysis | 17 February 2017

Eastern Cape villagers drink muddy water as stream dries up

Mhlotsheni waits for promised dam

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Brief | 31 January 2017

Philippi fire victims demand more taps

City of Cape Town promises upgrade for Sweethome Farm

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News | 12 January 2017

Water tanks put to use as a playground

Villagers in Mount Frere, Eastern Cape, say the tanks have been standing dry for five years

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Brief | 23 November 2016

State unresponsive to Imbali residents lack of water

Councillor “has water in her house but we have no water for months now” says resident

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Brief | 20 October 2016

No water for months in Eastern Cape town

Ndlovini residents say they’ve been ignored since the elections

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Brief | 13 October 2016

Streets of Mfuleni flooded

Much needed rain comes to Cape Town, but it's a mixed blessing for residents of informal settlements

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Photo Essay | 17 September 2016

Karoo dam is dangerously empty

Threat of job losses on farms as drought bites

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News | 8 September 2016

Pietermaritzburg residents protest over water cuts

Municipal workers briefly held hostage

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News | 6 September 2016

Disabled man fetches water with a bucket tied to his crutches

Pietermaritzburg resident has little hope elections will change his plight

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News | 23 August 2016

21-year-old in wheelchair just wants to go to school

Montoedi Nyangweni fell down a cliff fetching water from a river

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News | 19 July 2016

Councillor gets free water, but residents have to pay her husband

Chris Hani residents up in arms over water

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News | 13 July 2016

Cape Town’s precarious water supply

Drought has left dams very low but the City is taking steps to secure the future water supply

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Feature | 8 June 2016

Residents furious with councillor after weeks without water

"We have been smelling for days"

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News | 27 May 2016

Councillor accused of punishing voters for choosing another election candidate

Willowfountain residents say they are being deprived of water

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News | 25 May 2016