Water

Free State drinking water polluted by sewage

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

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News | 3 August 2022

Amathole Municipality and Department of Water blame each other for leaving villages dry

Workers oppose the mayor’s plan to bring in a new company and cut their wages. Mayor blames the Department - but the municipality has not released funds to the contractor.

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News | 1 August 2022

After 9 months, relief for thirsty Madibeng villagers

Water supply restored after Madibeng Municipality settles R155-million of its enormous debt to the City of Tshwane

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Brief | 26 July 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

South African engineers are trying to solve the global water crisis

But better politics as much as good engineering may be key

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Science | 11 July 2022

Kariega by-election: “I voted without taking a bath. I was stinking!”

“No water, no vote” say voters fed-up with Nelson Mandela Bay’s water shortage

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Brief | 8 July 2022

Daily 240,000 villagers await relief from the “embarrassing” Giyani water project

Minister Senzo Mchunu promised water will be in their homes by September

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Feature | 30 June 2022

Residents have been without running water for eight months in this town

The Madibeng mayor told protesters that the municipality is broke and can’t pay back its more than R200-million debt to the City of Tshwane.

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Brief | 28 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

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News | 24 June 2022

Half of South Africa’s sewage treatment works are failing

Green Drop report reveals scale of pollution but also clouds the picture

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Feature | 21 June 2022

In photos: Cape of floods

City residents battle cold and rain as a heavy storm hits Cape Town

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Photo Essay | 14 June 2022

Bad driving, gang violence and a hostage situation: why there’s no water in Smartie Town

Hundreds of Gqeberha families have been without water since Sunday

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Brief | 9 June 2022

Gqeberha township without power since Wednesday

Residents of Govan Mbeki Village block major road, demanding electricity, water and toilets

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Brief | 6 June 2022

Makana water crisis worsens

Municipality silent as families resort to buying water from donkey cart owners

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News | 20 May 2022

Immigrants’ shops looted in Musina

Many immigrant business owners have fled from townships

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Brief | 19 May 2022

Musina closed down in protest over water

Major roads blocked, shops and schools closed

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News | 13 May 2022