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Water crises sweep country

March 26, 2019

Forget power cuts. What is happening to our water supply is much more serious. After two decades of little or no maintenance of municipal sewerage plants, corruption and indifference, South Africans are vulnerable to medieval, water-borne diseases and something even more serious: thirst.

Pit latrines stench headache for Mangaung metro

January 24, 2019

Pit latrines around the Mangaung Metro Municipality are standing overfull and stinking because there are not enough draining trucks to sort out the problem.

Sibasa Clinic toilets fixed as Vhembe cleaners remain unpaid

December 6, 2018

LIMPOPO – After weeks of patients and staff having the use of only a single toilet at Sibasa clinic in Makwarela, outside Thohoyandou, an expose by Health-e News has prompted action by the Department of Health.

Equal Education marches to Department of Education

December 3, 2018

Five years after pledges were made to address sanitation issues in Gauteng schools, still there are schools with more than 51 learners poor toilet, broken toilets, broken taps, toilet doors that don’t lock and schools with more than 400 children per cleaner.

Toilet stench headache for KwaMashu residents

September 4, 2018

KWAZULU NATAL – Residents of Bester in KwaMashu north of Durban have been living with the overwhelming stench of overflowing toilets in the area for many years – and the situation is becoming worse.

Patients share one toilet at Sibasa

July 19, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – The Vhembe District Office of the Department of Health has undertaken to repair damaged toilets at Sibasa Clinic in Makwarela outside Thohoyandou following several complaints made by patients.

Municipality fails to address poor sanitation

April 13, 2018
News   OurHealth   Water & Sanitation  

EASTERN CAPE – For the people of Flagstaff access to basic sanitation services remains a massive and ongoing challenge, and even the municipal efforts underway to address the problem are failing.