sewage

 
Flushing money down the loo
Flushing money down the loo
It’s no secret that South Africa’s water sector faces big problems. Old infrastructure is falling apart. New infrastructure is not being...
Call corruption by its name: Murder
Call corruption by its name: Murder
In the United States they call it “disaster capitalism”: profiting when things fall apart, especially when the victims are poor and can’t...
The Vaal remains up shit creek
The Vaal remains up shit creek
An ambitious scheme to fix sewage problems in southern Gauteng has been replaced by a temporary solution, which will fix little. Sewage will...
50 000 litres of sewage flow into SA's  rivers every second
50 000 litres of sewage flow into SA's rivers every second
South Africa’s municipal sewage system has largely collapsed. Of the 824 treatment plants, maybe only 60 release clean water.
​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso
​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso
The fence is new: green, imposing and too high to climb over. But it does little to stop the milky-white sewage flowing — knee-deep —...
Northern Works sewage nightmare turns Jukskei black
Northern Works sewage nightmare turns Jukskei black
Gauteng’s most problematic sewage treatment plant has released millions of litres of untreated sewage into the Jukskei River.
​Bacteria turn sewage into clean water and electricity in self-powered plant
​Bacteria turn sewage into clean water and electricity in self-powered plant
Human waste is a big problem globally. Huge networks of pipes are needed to pipe it around. Wastewater treatment plants suck in electricity and cash,...
Water affairs silenced as sewage flows
Water affairs silenced as sewage flows
Most of South Africa's 800 municipal water treatment plants are releasing raw sewage into the country's rivers. Water affairs department officials...
Sewage in Gauteng's drinking water
Sewage in Gauteng's drinking water
"Let's chase the shit!" The statement comes with a wry chuckle on a weather-beaten face, attempting to downplay the seriousness of the situation....
The buckets don't stop here: Toilet trials and tribulations in the Cape
The buckets don't stop here: Toilet trials and tribulations in the Cape
Khayelitsha is reputed to be one of the fastest growing partially informal areas in South Africa and, despite some improvement, the situation...
Rockville: The people who 'live in shit'
Rockville: The people who 'live in shit'
It is a windless 35 degrees in the dusty village of Rockville, half an hour north of Pretoria. Yet  every door and every window in the village...
[Slideshow]Rats in the kitchen
[Slideshow]Rats in the kitchen
At night the rubbish dumps of Alexandra come to life as rivers of rats come out of hiding and locals are now terrified of the animals.

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