South Africa’s service delivery woes have attracted all manner of violence. As water becomes more scarce, things will get worse
The report found that a failure to upgrade the Rooiwal wastewater treatment works is a health risk to residents
But the public has been warned to remain vigilant
Farmers in the Apies River area decry the damage pollution from the defective wastewater treatment plant has done to their farms and livelihoods
Cholera outbreak has been a ‘big lesson’ for the government, penitent president says, while promising to fix the problems
The Rooiwal wastewater treatment works is set for a R4 billion upgrade
The Green and Blue Drop reports show that more than 90% of the country’s wastewater treatment works are dysfunctional
Now is the time for accountability. Our leaders must deal with the consequences of their failures.
Another national disaster looms as polluted Apies River may be the prime suspect behind the deadly Tshwane waterborne disease outbreak
In 2015, the M&G ran a series of articles about the critical state of water and sanitation. Things have only got worse in the years since then
The utility assures people they use chlorine to disinfect water taken from Vaal River, making it safe to drink
Water expert says this does not come as a shock as there are several places where raw sewage flows into the the river
The City of Tshwane will allocate R450 million over the next three years to fix the dysfunctional Rooiwal plant, which is polluting water in the area
The alleged fraudster also implicated in the Hammanskraal cholera outbreak is linked to a project that was to have replaced bucket toilets
With its broken sewage and failing water treatment plants, South Africa has the perfect conditions for diseases such as cholera to thrive
Is the situation in Hammanskraal a sign of what is to come?
The problems date back to about 2008, when large quantities of raw sewage began flowing into the Apies River from the Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment Works in Tshwane
Hammanskraal is a place that has been overlooked for decades, especially when it comes to water and sanitation
Without access to safe water, the cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal could soon become a full-blown epidemic, and it must be nipped in the bud
The water and sanitation department says drinking water quality from the Temba water treatment works does not meet minimum drinking water quality
Foul water runs out of Hammanskraal’s taps and farmers can’t grow crops because the City of Tshwane’s Rooiwal wastewater treatment plant contaminates the soil and groundwater
No clear winners after weeks of jostling for 160 hung municipalities
The EFF has made bold promises to root out corruption in ailing municipalities and redistribute land to the poor ahead of this year’s local government elections.
Four children died at Pretoria sites in just two weeks, but companies deny they’re to blame
Meanwhile, the City of Tshwane’s leadership is being dissolved due to collapsing service delivery
The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal
Little has changed in Hammanskraal since the Mail & Guardian last visited the area in August, when residents said the tap water had made them sick.
A previously undisclosed tender report reveals that the contract to fix a key wastewater treatment plant was delayed for over a year
After being raped and abused repeatedly, a sangoma trainee reported her mentor to the police — only to be shunned
Hammanskraal citizens are being forced to buy their own as well as pay their municipal bills.
Despite the SA Human Rights Commission declaring the water in Hammanskraal unfit for consumption, citizens are being forced to buy their own
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