Residents of a rural community in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban, have gone weeks without clean drinking water, GroundUp reports.
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However, the "dam bath party", as they nicknamed the gathering, hit an unexpected speed bump when they were told that they could not swim there due to serious water contamination.
The lack of water is just one of the many issues facing the town's residents, who say there is little service delivery from the Govan Mbeki municipality.
The lack of proper human waste management, however, has been blamed for the rampant diarrhoea and typhoid cases in Moroto District, arising from poor hygiene and sanitation.
The mother of five is among 47 women from the county who have benefited from Sh100 million project that was rolled out by USAID and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in partnership with the Governor Granton Samboja-administration.
Ms Christine Kyagulanyi, the vice chairperson Namukozi East Village, says the dumping site poses a health threat to their lives and wants it relocated far away from the residential area.
Van Damme vowed to raise this funding issue with the Department of Arts and Culture, before saying that any city official involved in producing the Jacob Zuma album should serve time in prison:
Fires are now raging in Franskraal, Karwyderskraal and Betty's Bay where the inferno is moving down the mountain towards the road.
He said residents are living in fear because of the prolonged dry spell and patients admitted in the area walk long distances in search of water to use at the facility.
Leaders connive with their superiors at the municipal council to make false reports that garbage is collected on a weekly basis, yet whenever a truck is sent here, it takes only one trip ,” Mr Peter Wasswa, one of the vendors at the market, said o...
Brandon Herringer was seen testing one of the taps last year that was set to assist Maitland residents when Day Zero would have arrived.
Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers delivered 50 000 litres of water to the ailing Kannaland on Tuesday, but more is needed as the municipality fights off the effects of a drought.
Residents of the Abule Egba area of Lagos have raised the alarm over pollution of their sources of water supply by fuel that reportedly spilled from the petroleum pipeline ruptured by oil thieves on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A looming water shortage threatens cholera response activities at Naguru Hospital.
Recently, many infants and children in Nasarawa State have been suffering from malnutrition, which experts have blamed on lack of balanced diet or a baby’s failure to be well fed from the womb to about five years of age.
Celiwe Gumede and her son, Siyethemba Mcisane, walk past the remains of their shack which was demolished by the city’s land invasion unit in Cato Crest yesterday.
At least three civilians, including an Islamic cleric, have been killed, while hundreds are fleeing their communities after multiple attacks by Boko Haram in Borno State.
More than 100 families living in Masiphumelele Wetlands informal settlement say they have been without electricity since fires in May 2014 and November 2015, reports GroundUp.
More than 100 families living in Masiphumelele Wetlands informal settlement say they have been without electricity since fires in May 2014 and November 2015.
The fires broke out on Friday, with local municipalities instructing residents in some areas to evacuate their homes.
If the property is already zoned in such a way that the developer is permitted to build five more storeys and on 95% of the land surface, they will not be obliged to give any notice to homeowners.