Khayelitsha families rebuild shacks after botched relocation

The voluntary move has now cost the shack dwellers money, materials, and belongings


News | 23 February 2024

Taxi operators stop City from relocating families in Khayelitsha

Ward councillor says the move is urgently needed in order to fix sewage pipes affecting the whole area


Brief | 19 February 2024

Failing sewage plants continue to pollute False Bay

Most of Cape Town’s sewage treatment works are failing, including the city’s largest one which releases effluent straight into the sea


News | 16 February 2024

Cape Town’s ocean-bound sewage options unveiled

City to deal with the 32-million litres of raw sewage it pumps out to sea every day


News | 9 February 2024

Nearly 100,000 households in Msunduzi have no refuse collection

As illegal dumps mushroom, the municipality is trying to expand rubbish collection services


News | 9 February 2024

Rubbish piles up in growing Mfuleni settlements

More families moved onto land during Covid


News | 6 February 2024

Illegal dumping swamps Nelson Mandela Bay

“I challenge you to show me open spaces without heaps of garbage in our townships,” says Gqeberha resident


Brief | 2 February 2024

Battle in Khayelitsha over occupied land

The Khayelitsha Community Trust plans to build a private hospital displacing informal settlement formed during Covid


News | 2 February 2024

Garbage piling up in Cape Town townships as extortion gangs drive out City contractors

In some areas of Phillipi East rubbish has not been collected for nine months


Brief | 31 January 2024

Sinkholes open under Khayelitsha shacks, flooding homes with sewage

The whole of Khayelitsha is affected by a blocked sewer line, says City of Cape Town


News | 25 January 2024

Pietermaritzburg township plagued by raw sewage spills

Msunduzi Municipality blames ageing infrastructure, improper waste disposal, and illegal connections


News | 17 January 2024

Taps have been dry in this Durban community for more than a decade

“My daughter was a year old when I last saw water coming out of our taps. She will be 14 next month,” says frustrated Bester resident


Brief | 16 January 2024

Nyanga families battle two-day water outage

City of Cape Town workers are on site to fix burst pipe


Brief | 9 January 2024

Children kayak in Kariega’s flooded streets

Local business owners scupper latest effort by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to remove water


Brief | 8 January 2024

Christmas will be just another day in Thembelihle, where toilets haven’t been emptied for four months

Johannesburg Water says “internal challenges” led to a shortage of trucks


Brief | 22 December 2023

Khayelitsha residents document their daily struggle with toilets

Photographic exhibition shows access to sanitation from the perspective of people living in informal settlements


Brief | 20 November 2023