WATER

Limpopo grandmother walks 2km to beg for water

Molemole local municipality has promised to send a water tank to the village on Wednesday

By Bernard Chiguvare - 22 September 2020

Woman who sold municipal water told to leave her shack

Property owner outraged that his tenant took advantage of water shortages in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 21 September 2020

Anger erupts over PE water shortages

“We will not tolerate this forever because water is a basic need”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Mkhuseli Sizani - 18 September 2020

“It’s so painful when you see old people drinking dirty, smelly water with animals”

27 communities “crippled by the lack of water access during the Covid-19 pandemic”

By Marecia Damons - 18 September 2020

Shack owner sent away after boy is electrocuted by izinyoka connection

Despatch residents send delegation to municipal offices to demand electricity

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 September 2020

700 residents have a litre of water per day in Eastern Cape village

“We are pleading with anyone who can assist us … before we all die”

By Buziwe Nocuze - 15 September 2020

ANC infighting blamed for halted Ekurhuleni water project

Some community members say that jobs should be given to people living while others are angry that the fixing of leaks has stopped

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 11 September 2020

After the drought: Cape Town’s gushing water

Berg River’s sluice open, as dams fill up

By GroundUp Staff - 7 September 2020

Day Zero in water stricken Mandela Bay

“We are in big trouble” says resident as dam levels for the metro fall below 19%

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Joseph Chirume - 7 September 2020

Five villages share one 5,000-litre water tank

Taps ran dry in the rural Eastern Cape village of Ngquthu seven years ago

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 27 August 2020

Generous households punished with high water bills

Residents of Eastern Cape town who shared their water face bills of up to R13,000

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 7 August 2020

Still no water in Limpopo villages after five court orders

Villages in Flag Boshielo West, Limpopo, have almost no access to water

By Tania Broughton - 5 August 2020

The long walk to water in KwaZulu-Natal villages

“We as rural women don’t exist for the government”

By Teboho Moloi - 5 August 2020

“Our toilets have been blocked since 2016” says Khayelitsha resident

Enkanini informal settlement gives the City a week to respond to demands for toilets and water

By Vincent Lali - 23 July 2020

Fix our schools, learners tell Eastern Cape Education Department

Equal Education has given the department two weeks to attend to schools with water and sanitation problems

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 July 2020

Clinic without proper electricity and running water for ten months

Staff say they make daily trips to collect water from the nearest facility about 10km away

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 July 2020