SANITATION

City of Cape Town in spat with Public Works over refugee camp

Meanwhile hundreds of refugees are without basic sanitation at the Bellville camp

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25 November 2020

Langa covered in overflowing sewage and stagnant puddles

City plans to upgrade hostels in the area soon

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24 November 2020

Decomposing bodies piling up since 2010 at Pietermaritzburg mortuary

Staff say conditions have only got worse since they protested in 2018

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19 November 2020

Uitenhage protesters block roads, demanding toilets and electricity

Residents to meet with the municipality over their grievances on Tuesday

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16 November 2020

Raw sewage flowing into Makhanda Dam

City’s sewer system not coping

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11 November 2020

Forgotten farm dwellers in Philippi plead for services

They say they do not know who to ask for help as farm owner is impossible to track down

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10 November 2020

Two people arrested during protest for jobs, water and electricity

Effingham shack dwellers feel neglected by the eThekwini Municipality

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10 November 2020

Must government provide flush toilets to informal settlements? A court case may answer this

Residents in Langaville say temporary sanitation measure is being misused as a permanent solution

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6 November 2020

Hundreds march for water, electricity and toilets in Khayelitsha

Official says services cannot be provided because some of the land occupations are still before the court

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2 November 2020

Homes waterlogged with “liquid shit” for three months

City of Cape Town says the residents have occupied a stormwater retention pond unlawfully

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29 October 2020

Councillor summons municipal officials to respond to shackdwellers’ complaints

“Shack” is a glorified name for a dog kennel, says councillor

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28 October 2020

Railway line shack dwellers trash ward councillor

Protesters are demanding services and recognition for Eyadini informal settlement in Cape Town

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26 October 2020

Dunoon residents hire their own janitors to clean communal toilets

City says dispute over EPWP contractors is delaying the process to hire janitors to clean toilets

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26 October 2020

Makhanda unable to keep up with sewage spills

A sewage spill in Extension 9 has been unresolved for months

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16 October 2020

Environmentalists raise concern over polluted Durban river

High levels of E. coli detected, but that might not be the worst of it

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12 October 2020

Protests erupt over slow relocation of PE shack dwellers

Vehicles stoned and roads closed by Vastrap, Qunu and Jaagvlakte informal settlement residents

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2 October 2020