Ravaged from within, Standerton fights to get municipality working

You don’t have to go searching for the troubles that curse the citizens of Standerton, the small town on the banks of the Vaal River in Mpumalanga

Standerton is plagued by frequent blackouts, nicknamed Lekwa-shedding after the town’s municipality. Sewage seeps into the streets, which are cratered like the surface of a far less hospitable planet. 

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Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

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