Sanitation

Human Rights Commission steps in to tackle Limpopo sewage problem

Commission to monitor Mogalakwena municipality

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News | 12 May 2022

Video: Where others see trash, Anna and Harriet see treasure

Two entrepreneurs have been running a successful waste recycling business for over a decade

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Video | 9 May 2022

Diarrhoea cases in children surge in Cape Town

This spike comes after several years of improvement. A public health expert is worried that sewage spills might be the cause

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Feature | 6 May 2022

Fifty families share two toilets in Taiwan, Khayelitsha

Toilets have not been cleaned for five weeks

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Brief | 26 April 2022

Mfuleni families left to use the canal as a toilet

Chemical toilets fill up, flush toilets are blocked

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News | 19 April 2022

“My dog gets water every day but these people get it every second week,” says ward councillor

Gqeberha shack dwellers shut down R75 on Wednesday morning, demanding more services

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Brief | 13 April 2022

Diepsloot business owners take on Gauteng Premier

New Act to invigorate the township economy won’t make a difference if basic services are not improved, business owners tell David Makhura

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News | 13 April 2022

Volunteers tackle Langa’s illegal dumps

”We need to take care of our environment”

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Brief | 7 April 2022

Unemployed women turn rubbish dump into netball field for young girls

Nelson Mandela Bay municipality says the project is in line with its plan to change illegal dumping sites into parks and outdoor gyms

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Brief | 1 April 2022

In Fort Beaufort the children eat fish caught next to the sewage pipe

Angry residents march to municipality demanding clean water, proper sanitation and electricity

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News | 29 March 2022

“Maggots crawl up your legs”: toilets in Siyathuthuka settlement are filthy

Ablution blocks have been closed since 2018 and chemical toilets are overflowing

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News | 29 March 2022

Eight dirty toilets for 1,000 people in Tshwane settlement

Residents of Baghdad settlement in Salvokop go to the church for water and to the tavern to use the toilet

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News | 23 March 2022

Municipality never had a plan for water crisis, says Musina community

Water shortages and sewage problems have dragged on for a decade

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News | 22 March 2022

Jobless trio clean Makhanda’s streets for free

“We can’t wait for the authorities to come and clean up”

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News | 18 March 2022

Furious Kariega residents dump their garbage outside rubbish collectors’ homes

24 out of the municipality’s 36 trucks are still being repaired

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Brief | 18 March 2022