Nelson Mandela Bay water Crisis

Dam in Nelson Mandela Bay is at its lowest level ever

Impofu Dam at 7% and Churchill Dam may run dry by April

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News | 16 January 2023

“We did not vote for water trucks and Jojo tanks”

Taps have been dry in sections of KwaNobuhle in Kariega for nearly two weeks

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Brief | 10 November 2022

Water shortage in Kariega has become extremely serious after a pipe burst

Residents roam streets looking for water trucks. Municipality says there has been a major burst on the Summit-Chelsea pipeline.

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Brief | 4 November 2022

In drought-stricken Mandela Bay, leaking taps are wasting precious water

We reported a leaking standpipe 18 months ago. It is still leaking

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News | 11 August 2022

One 5,000-litre water tank for 5,000 people in Nelson Mandela Bay

“I am not the government!” RDP homeowner tells community desperate for water from his tap

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Brief | 15 July 2022

Usable water in Nelson Mandela Bay is down to 2.3% of dam capacity

“This water crisis has put our lives on hold”

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Feature | 12 July 2022

Nelson Mandela Bay residents threaten to shut down metro over water crisis

A community organisation set up to deal with water issues is to lodge a formal complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission this week

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News | 16 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

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

Nelson Mandela Bay residents say they can’t afford to boil water or buy bottled

Parents requested to boil water for children to bring to school

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Brief | 25 February 2022

Nelson Mandela Bay municipality admits water is contaminated

Residents told to “boil the water before consuming it”

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Brief | 22 February 2022

Water crisis disrupts schools in Nelson Mandela Bay

Taps have been dry for ten days in KwaNobuhle

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Brief | 26 January 2022

No water means no service: Hundreds turned away at Gqeberha labour office

The department advised people to visit the Kariega branch or use their online services

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News | 6 August 2021

People are lining the streets with buckets in Nelson Mandela Bay as taps run dry

Municipality says the issue was due to a leak and should be repaired by Friday

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Brief | 29 July 2021

Gqeberha community blame high water bills on the municipality’s failure to fix faulty pipes

“If the municipality had fixed the problem earlier my water bill wouldn’t have accumulated”

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News | 19 July 2021