Sanitation

“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

City of Cape Town probe into vlei water reveals contaminated samples

Closure of vleis probably prolonged by presence of other pathogens in tests

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News | 16 March 2022

Rubbish piles up in Cape Town’s townships as residents fight over jobs

The City says it is making efforts to upgrade the jobseekers’ database

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Feature | 9 March 2022

Buffalo City residents march on municipality with long list of broken services

Billing errors, overflowing sewage, pothole-ridden roads - these are just some of the complaints

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Brief | 7 March 2022

Soweto youths turn dumpsite into thriving food garden

The pair say their garden has become a hub for locals, with many community meetings now held there

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News | 1 March 2022

Nelson Mandela Bay residents say they can’t afford to boil water or buy bottled

Parents requested to boil water for children to bring to school

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Brief | 25 February 2022

Nelson Mandela Bay municipality admits water is contaminated

Residents told to “boil the water before consuming it”

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Brief | 22 February 2022

Shack dwellers accuse municipality of breaking promise to build houses

Msunduzi Municipality mayor says they’re doing what they can to ensure families live in better conditions

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News | 22 February 2022

R14-million water installation project left villagers thirsty

OR Tambo District Municipality’s Ngqeleni water project in rural Eastern Cape riddled with failures

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News | 21 February 2022

“When you return to class the smell of the poo remains in your clothes”

Pit latrines are a daily hazard in Eastern Cape schools

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News | 18 February 2022

Thousands of people have been without running water for four months. No one can say when the problem will be fixed

Tshwane municipality reduced water supply to Madibeng because of huge debt

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Brief | 17 February 2022

Rietvlei opened again after City water quality tests found to be out of kilter

Milnerton Aquatic Club expresses gratitude to new Mayco member responsible for water and sanitation

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News | 15 February 2022