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Covid-19 and the call for solidarity: Challenges for informal settlements

It is difficult for residents of informal settlements to follow guidelines to prevent Covid-19 transmission, such as hand-washing, in the absence of access to water. It is governments’ responsibility to provide these basic services

Editorial: Promises are on tap, but not water

Promises of hope and a better tomorrow await South Africa. Yet they continue to come to naught

Students at two Eastern Cape universities back on campus after water cuts

The Universities of Walter Sisulu and Fort Hare had to send staff and students home as a municipal protest had affected water supply

Water supply is restored to some,  the rest have to forage for theirs

A month after heavy storms tore through KwaZulu-Natal, Paddy Harper and Delwyn Verasamy visited some villages still do not have water

The geyser that gives you advice based on your water consumption patterns

BridgIOT — Runner-up: Green Technology Innovations

Juba’s water vendors make a living, but it’s a cut-throat business

Water pumped from the Nile is the only option for 98% of the residents of South Sudan's capital.

Editorial: A thirsty future beckons

Water scarcity is here and we need to act now, as this is more difficult to solve than the electricity crisis.

Rand Water: Bonuses keep flowing as the pipes run dry

Maybe it’s no surprise Gauteng has faced water shortages; there's no top-level remuneration for preventing outages, yet there have been mystery hikes.

Madibeng: There will be another uprising

The Workers International Vanguard Party has warned of more protests if water and electricity - already paid for - is not restored in Madibeng.

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