Report: South African Child Gauge 2014

This year's annual report by the University of Cape Town's Children's Institute focuses on the impact of violence on South Africa's children.
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Tshwane centre for vulnerable children faces closure

Martha and her 17-year-old daughter are living with HIV. When they come to the Kopano Lerato centre, they feel accepted and supported. Now, the...
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In-Depth: Water trucks take over as communities run dry

Amid ongoing power cuts, many communities are dealing with intermittent water supplies and relying on water trucks for portable water as municipalities struggle to...
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Residents left to plead for water at school gates

Without running water, residents of one rural Mpumalanga community say they are left to beg for water at the gates of a local school...
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Dirty water deliveries for Limpopo villages

At least two villages in Limpopo’s Mutale Local Municipality depend on municipal water trucks to survive but now villagers are claiming the trucks are...
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Municipality installs pump but community can’t foot electrical bill

Residents of the small, rural Mpumalanga town of Vezinyawo said they were told to pay R2 to keep a municipal water pump working after...
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R300 million slated to improve Madibeng Municipal water

Local Ward 3 Councillor Susan Nthangeni says R300 million has been allocated to fix local municipal pipes and boreholes following deadly service delivery protests...
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Water shortage sparks diarrhoea cases

A recent water shortage in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape and surrounding areas is being blamed for at least four cases of diarrhoea among local children.
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Water crisis looms in Kestell, Free State

With the construction of a promised dam delayed, residents of Kestell, Free State say that the lack of water risks their lives and their...
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Bethlehem informal residents beg water off neighbours

Residents of Silahliwe informal settlement outside Bethlehem share one working toilet for about every 900 people. According to local officials, securing access to water...
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