Free State drinking water polluted by sewage

Winburg one of many towns in the province with unsafe drinking water


News | 3 August 2022

Women volunteers clean up dumps in Delft after a dead body was found

“We want to stay in a clean environment”


News | 29 July 2022

Pigs swim in the sewage outside my house, says protester

Gqeberha protesters block Old Uitenhage Road demanding changes to their living conditions


News | 28 July 2022

Dunoon residents hope years of “tip-toeing over sewage” will end

City of Cape Town is installing new pipes to alleviate “overburdened” sewerage system


Brief | 25 July 2022

Teachers and learners at this school use a field as a toilet

Fort Beaufort school has 570 learners and 15 teachers and toilets don’t work


Brief | 21 July 2022

Ramaphosa’s river clean-up boycotted

“I can’t hail Mandela Day when my children don’t have a future,” says Gqeberha resident


Brief | 19 July 2022

Hundreds of people share two toilets in Diepsloot

Toilets broken nine years ago in Extension 1 were never fixed


Brief | 18 July 2022

“Our children play in fields full of poop and pee” says protester

Hundreds of Bayland informal settlement residents block roads in Gqeberha over electricity and basic services


Brief | 14 July 2022

City suspends operations in Philippi after team robbed at gunpoint

Families in Marcus Garvey informal settlement are living with a large pool of stagnant sewer water behind their homes


Brief | 7 July 2022

North West town is drowning in rubbish

Ward councillor blames inactive Madibeng Local Municipality for not cleaning up Hebron


Brief | 6 July 2022

Delft residents march to Premier Winde’s office

“We have been staying in Tsunami for 15 years, but we still don’t have electricity”


Brief | 1 July 2022

Shack dwellers call for their settlements to be recognised

Mfuleni residents march to Cape Town Civic Centre


Brief | 30 June 2022

“Our living conditions are disgusting and dehumanising”

Sewage overflowing into homes in Gqeberha township


News | 29 June 2022

Broken toilets are a big problem across Cape Town’s townships

In a Khayelitsha neighbourhood, it’s so bad that instead of using the City-supplied toilets, people are defecating in buckets and throwing the waste in a field


News | 27 June 2022

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


News | 24 June 2022

Marikana families remain in the dark five years after landmark ruling

City of Cape Town says its still in the process of buying the parcels of land where about 40,000 people live in Philippi East


News | 23 June 2022