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‘People the same as pigs’ in the Vaal

The water and sanitation department has taken over the clean-up project while sewage continues to pollute the Vaal River and Emfuleni municipality

Testing sewage: The Covid canary in our wastewater

Local scientists are using wastewater-based epidemiology to trace the SARS-CoV-2 virus in South Africa’s sewage system, which could act as an early warning system for outbreaks of Covid-19, as well as other diseases

Court interdicts cancelling Hammanskraal wastewater contract

Meanwhile, the City of Tshwane’s leadership is being dissolved due to collapsing service delivery

Blyvooruitzicht: A glimmer of hope between the sewage, rats and fear

‘Thrown away like rubbish’ — Residents of what was once a rich mining town have survived the seven years since the mine closed

Tens of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal

The Vaal River is the lifeblood for almost 50% of the South African population yet at its banks around the Lekwa municipality, sewage flows into it

R10m to fix Durban sewage plant

There are other costs. The waste has sunk to the bottom of the harbour and E coli levels are dangerous, which means businesses are hurting

SA’s water debt grows by R8-million every 24 hours

At midnight on Thursday two municipalities failed to pay their water bills. They aren’t unique. Debt is wrecking water and sanitation services

Rich estate’s dirty, smelly secret

Blair Atholl has not only violated its water-use licence, but has also released its untreated waste downstream

Spoiler alert: Raw sewage flows through northern Joburg

Irresponsible developers, thieves and homeowners have created a costly problem that is polluting the Jukskei River

Flushing money down the loo

​It’s no secret that South Africa’s water sector faces big problems. Old infrastructure is falling apart

Call corruption by its name: Murder

Allowing infrastructure to break down, because of negligence or direct action, puts lives in danger

The Vaal remains up shit creek

Budgetary constraints have resulted in a plan that won’t cope with Sedibeng’s sewage flow

50 000 litres of sewage flow into SA’s rivers every second

Every second, 50 000 litres of sewage flow into the country’s rivers, a result of no maintenance because of corruption and incompetence

​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso

Two years after government promised to solve the problem, sewage sits in yards as pumps stand idle.

Northern Works sewage nightmare turns Jukskei black

Environmentalists fret after a treatment plant again spews raw waste into the Gauteng river.

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