Community stops sewerage project for two Maritzburg schools

2018-09-20 10:37

A municipal project which started a week ago to improve sewerage at two schools in France, Pietermaritzburg, has been stopped by members of the community who say the schools should not be prioritised over residents.

The brilliant female engineers changing SA's sanitation scenario

2018-08-09 19:45

Lack of sanitation is one of the world's leading development challenges. Meet some of the brilliant female engineers dedicated to solving it. By Sudhir Pillay.

Don't dump 'ovens, sheep heads, chairs' in Cape Town sewers - municipality

2018-07-22 13:43

The City of Cape Town has urged residents not to put inappropriate material into the sewerage system as blockages and overflows continue to rise.

300 toilets without houses: Residents feel neglected after five-year wait for a place to call home

2018-07-13 05:50

Housing beneficiaries in Gunguluza, Uitenhage say they feel neglected by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and that they have been waiting for years for houses.

Your pee is the new liquid gold: Think fertiliser-producing urinals for men and women

2018-06-28 09:26

If urine is the new ‘liquid gold’ then we need to find a good way to collect it – and the rush is already on to include women with gender neutral urinals being tested in the country.

Toilets blocked at Cape Town informal settlement for nearly a year

2018-06-20 10:05

Some of the toilets in Shukushukuma informal settlement in Mfuleni in Cape Town have been broken and blocked for nearly a year, according to a janitor employed to clean them.

Water officials responsible for irregular spending to get second chance - Nkwinti

2018-05-22 13:20

Water and sanitation officials who were involved in dodgy practices that contributed to the department's R6.7bn in irregular spending last year are to be given a second chance, Minister of Water and Sanitation Gugile Nkwinti has said.

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Government is 11 years past deadline to end bucket system

2017-11-10 13:28

A recent answer to a Parliamentary question has revealed that the government is still struggling to eradicate the bucket system and is unlikely to do so soon due to a lack of money.

Treasury paints bleak picture of water dept's finances

2017-06-28 14:26

There is a misalignment between how the water and sanitation department plans its budget, and how it spends it, National Treasury has told MPs.

 

Sewage keeps taps running in Beaufort West

2018-08-21 08:18

Treated sewage effluent is keeping the taps running in drought-stricken Beaufort West.

Residents say rats and sewage are a part of daily life in Dunoon

2018-08-02 11:36

In Dunoon, Cape Town, residents say the roads are littered with human faeces and rubbish, the stench creeps in everywhere, and rats nibble on groceries and children's toes.

Hundreds share one working toilet in Khayelitsha neighbourhood

2018-07-20 08:06

Hundreds of shack dwellers share one toilet in Ndlovini informal settlement, Khayelitsha.

'We have no place to defecate' - Khayelitsha resident

2018-06-29 07:02

City of Cape has promised to fix blocked toilets in Khayelitsha's Green Point informal settlement, but has blamed land occupiers for problem.

South Africans should stop 'pooing' into water – industry expert

2018-06-26 22:24

Changing the way we poop can blaze a trail for a new way forward for sanitation in South Africa and the world, says Jayant Bhagwan from the Water Research Commission.

Donated toilet set alight at school where girl drowned in pit latrine

2018-05-25 10:32

Pupils at the Eastern Cape school where Lumka Mketwa drowned in a pit latrine were saddened when one of the newer, donated toilets was set on fire.

Basic Education department to implement urgent sanitation audit following pit toilet death

2018-03-22 15:51

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has committed to abide by the Presidency's instructions for an audit of school sanitation facilities within three months.

PMB residents in desperate need of sewerage system because pit toilets are full, broken

2018-03-15 11:06

Residents in the 'encane' area of Imbali Unit 18 outside Pietermaritzburg have said the pit toilets they use were built in 1985 - they are now full and broken.

Critical time for SA’s water, sanitation planning

2017-10-17 10:52

The financial sector should help close the water services infrastructure funding gap of R30bn per year, says an official at the Department of Water and Sanitation.

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