Water

Villagers stuck while government probes diversion of water from Giyani dam

Deputy water minister says investigation is still going on

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Brief | 27 May 2024

Unpaid contractors block central Gqeberha with garbage trucks and water tankers

The municipality agreed to pay service providers by next week

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Brief | 15 May 2024

Durban households still without water as reservoir levels remain critically low

Residents of Ntuzuma welcomed the arrival of a municipal water truck on Sunday after more than a week without water

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Brief | 13 May 2024

Deadline for Makhanda water works upgrades missed – again

Completion of work at the James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works has been extended for the third time in six months

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News | 13 May 2024

No water for cooking or washing: KwaNobuhle families battle system breakdown

In one informal settlement, only one of 15 standpipes has water - and only for two hours at a time

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News | 25 April 2024

Mpumalanga villagers trek 3km for drinking water

People in Tweefontein Extension N say piped water has been promised since 2017

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Brief | 23 April 2024

Limpopo villagers force minister to turn around

Giyani protesters block Senzo Mchunu’s access to water project

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News | 23 April 2024

Tshwane shack dwellers say extortion gangs make them pay for water

Municipality says it’s unaware of this

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News | 16 April 2024

Abandoned by government, Limpopo villagers plan to sink their own borehole

Only one public borehole is working for 11 villages in Nthabalala

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News | 10 April 2024

Tourists return to KZN south coast, but water problems persist

After a decade of water cuts, wealthier areas have insulated themselves, but poorer areas remain at the mercy of a failing system.

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News | 2 April 2024

Nurses and patients have to bring their own water to this Limpopo clinic

Nthabalala clinic near Elim has not had running water since mid-2022, according to residents

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Brief | 27 March 2024

Protesters block busy Vereeniging road to complain about stalled housing project

Kanana Park residents from Thulamntwana township brought traffic to a standstill on Monday

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Brief | 26 March 2024

Durban residents protest for water on Human Rights Day

“How can we celebrate human rights without water?” asks protester

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Brief | 21 March 2024

Water: government is failing to realise this human right

Human Rights Day is a reminder that the Constitution’s Bill of Rights guarantees everyone’s right to access clean water

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GroundView | 21 March 2024