SANITATION

Streets in central Uitenhage pile up with garbage for months

Nelson Mandela Development Agency says awarding a cleaning contract has been held up by a bidder’s objection

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27 November 2020

“It’s fair to conclude that we do not have what is called a school” says principal

Department of Basic Education will miss its deadline for minimum standards in schools yet again

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27 November 2020

Police use rubber bullets to disperse housing protesters

“Every time there is an election the governing party politicians go in there promising them housing and basic services but nothing is ever done”

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27 November 2020

City of Cape Town in spat with Public Works over refugee camp

Meanwhile hundreds of refugees are without basic sanitation at the Bellville camp

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25 November 2020

Langa covered in overflowing sewage and stagnant puddles

City plans to upgrade hostels in the area soon

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24 November 2020

Decomposing bodies piling up since 2010 at Pietermaritzburg mortuary

Staff say conditions have only got worse since they protested in 2018

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19 November 2020

Uitenhage protesters block roads, demanding toilets and electricity

Residents to meet with the municipality over their grievances on Tuesday

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16 November 2020

Raw sewage flowing into Makhanda Dam

City’s sewer system not coping

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11 November 2020

Forgotten farm dwellers in Philippi plead for services

They say they do not know who to ask for help as farm owner is impossible to track down

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10 November 2020

Two people arrested during protest for jobs, water and electricity

Effingham shack dwellers feel neglected by the eThekwini Municipality

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10 November 2020

Must government provide flush toilets to informal settlements? A court case may answer this

Residents in Langaville say temporary sanitation measure is being misused as a permanent solution

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6 November 2020

Hundreds march for water, electricity and toilets in Khayelitsha

Official says services cannot be provided because some of the land occupations are still before the court

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2 November 2020

Homes waterlogged with “liquid shit” for three months

City of Cape Town says the residents have occupied a stormwater retention pond unlawfully

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29 October 2020

Councillor summons municipal officials to respond to shackdwellers’ complaints

“Shack” is a glorified name for a dog kennel, says councillor

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28 October 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

Dunoon residents hire their own janitors to clean communal toilets

City says dispute over EPWP contractors is delaying the process to hire janitors to clean toilets

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26 October 2020