Sanitation

These Inanda families have to walk to a primary school to use the toilet

Victims of 2022 floods are still living in a “transit camp”

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News | 10 June 2024

Louis Trichardt residents forced to live among pools of sewage

Tired of continual backups into their pipes due to blocked sewer lines, some residents have reverted to pit toilets

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News | 27 May 2024

Three years after a court order, illegal dumps in Makhanda have not been cleared

There has been only partial compliance by the municipality, while numerous dumpsites continue to plague residents

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Brief | 23 May 2024

Unpaid contractors block central Gqeberha with garbage trucks and water tankers

The municipality agreed to pay service providers by next week

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Brief | 15 May 2024

Sewage pollutes KwaZulu-Natal’s popular south coast lagoons

None of the 19 sewage treatment plants managed by the Ugu District Municipality are properly treating sewage released into rivers and lagoons

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News | 15 May 2024

The long battle of 300 families for toilets and taps

The land they live on in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, has been earmarked for a hospital

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Brief | 6 May 2024

Elandsfontein drowning in sewage and buried by rubble

City of Ekurhuleni has not helped the residents who have reported the issues for nearly a year

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Brief | 19 April 2024

Ekurhuleni shack dwellers’ hopes of getting flush toilets dashed

City of Ekurhuleni says five families can safely share a chemical toilet

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News | 18 April 2024

Children have to use an open field as a toilet at Mthatha primary school

Zwelinzima Primary has 200 learners and 13 staff but no toilets

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Brief | 8 April 2024

Pit toilet eradication deadline missed by Limpopo education department

But department says it’s 80% of the way there

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Brief | 4 April 2024

Langaville families lose flushing loos case

Residents of the informal settlement went to court because they have had “temporary” chemical toilets for over 12 years

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Law | 2 April 2024

“Cleaning and greening” workers dump rubbish on City Hall doorsteps in Gqeberha

Their stipends were paid a week late by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental Affairs

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Brief | 22 March 2024

Vehicles set alight as protesters demand sanitation and water

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayco member promises action on stalled project

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Brief | 19 March 2024

City of Cape Town won’t bend jobs policy, councillor tells Imizamo Yethu protesters

Development Forum says cleaning jobs are not going to young people from the area

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News | 14 March 2024

Khayelitsha families rebuild shacks after botched relocation

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

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News | 23 February 2024