Water

Limpopo villagers have to buy water with their social grants

Two years ago the water situation in Mtititi was dire. Now it’s even worse

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News | 24 June 2022

Half of South Africa’s sewage treatment works are failing

Green Drop report reveals scale of pollution but also clouds the picture

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Feature | 21 June 2022

In photos: Cape of floods

City residents battle cold and rain as a heavy storm hits Cape Town

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Photo Essay | 14 June 2022

Bad driving, gang violence and a hostage situation: why there’s no water in Smartie Town

Hundreds of Gqeberha families have been without water since Sunday

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Brief | 9 June 2022

Gqeberha township without power since Wednesday

Residents of Govan Mbeki Village block major road, demanding electricity, water and toilets

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Brief | 6 June 2022

Makana water crisis worsens

Municipality silent as families resort to buying water from donkey cart owners

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News | 20 May 2022

Immigrants’ shops looted in Musina

Many immigrant business owners have fled from townships

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Brief | 19 May 2022

Musina closed down in protest over water

Major roads blocked, shops and schools closed

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News | 13 May 2022

Anger at Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality as water runs out and leaks go unfixed

Organisation calls for government to answer to Human Rights Commission

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News | 12 May 2022

Schools close at 11am in Mandela Bay because there is no water

Eastern Cape Department of Education says it is the municipality’s responsibility

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Brief | 11 April 2022

Despite rain, Makana municipality still cannot provide water consistently

Makhanda communities have had water shedding and cuts for over a year now

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News | 4 April 2022

Water protests erupt in Limpopo town

Molemole shut down by protesters angered by municipal water bills

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News | 29 March 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

Our water supply has been sabotaged, says Nelson Mandela Bay councillor

Vandals required equipment and knowledge of the infrastructure, he says

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Brief | 28 March 2022

Fort Beaufort’s thirsty villages

In one village boreholes stopped working four years ago and were never repaired

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News | 28 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