WATER

Residents punished for municipal water bill mix-up

Electricity cut off because of unpaid water accounts which residents say they never received

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24 November 2020

Day Zero in “The Place of Water”

Tsitsikama village in the old Ciskei struggles with a severe water shortage

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19 November 2020

Almost R254 million and 10 years later, still no water in villages

Taps of 17 villages in Matatiele, Eastern Cape, have never seen water

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16 November 2020

Community demand answers over incomplete water pipeline

The project is expected to deliver water to more than 5,000 households whose taps ran dry several years ago

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12 November 2020

Raw sewage flowing into Makhanda Dam

City’s sewer system not coping

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11 November 2020

RDP houses built 20 years ago still have no water

Residents of Mtititi have to walk up to 2km to fetch water – and when they get there the taps may be dry

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4 November 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

Butterworth water protests politically motivated says municipality

“Officials live in East London … When they take a bath they spend an hour because they have enough water” responds protester

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23 October 2020

22 years later, families displaced by dam to be compensated, promises Minister

David Mahlobo makes commitment to villagers who lost land for the construction of the Nandoni Dam

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21 October 2020

Henley Dam community protest over lack of water

“We have been suffering for long and it’s taking forever”

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20 October 2020

Water outage stops SASSA office processing grants

Social grant beneficiaries were turned away from the Zwide office in PE on Tuesday due to a burst pipe

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14 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

Top SA environmental research centre faces funding crisis

National Research Foundation is cutting back money for South Africa’s Centres of Excellence

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7 October 2020

Rain brings no end to Makhanda water crisis

Dilapidated infrastructure to blame for water cuts

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6 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

Families drink from drains as water trucks break down

Three out of four water trucks in Eastern Cape town are in for repairs

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29 September 2020