Boy killed playing with live cable wires in George. 2019-08-28
A horrific accident occurred as a 9-year-old boy died while playing with live cable wires in Thembalethu last week. This trend occurs mainly in informal settlements as these risky connections lie across pathways and walkways, where anyone passing can easily be electrocuted.
Raw sewage runs through Dunoon’s Ethembeni informal settlement. 2019-08-27
There is a stench of faeces as contaminated greywater runs through the streets of the Ethembeni informal settlement of Dunoon due to blocked toilets. The community is fearing an outbreak of disease due to the deteriorating conditions and the non-serviced communal toilets.
Disaster fund needed to clean KZN river spill. 2019-08-18
A major KwaZulu-Natal river, the Msundusi turned into a cauldron of dying fish from 1,6 million litres of Willowton Oil leaving a trail of destruction. Willowton Oil – the company responsible for the pollution incident – has been called upon to set up a disaster fund.
Shack dwellers raise their own funds for flood relief. 2019-08-10
Residents in Marikana informal settlement in Philippi, Cape town, has been under water for weeks. People living in Section E near Disa Road have now raised more than R10 000 to alleviate some of the flooding in the area. Residents who could afford to were asked to contribute R30 each and have bought a generator and water pipes to draw water from their flooded shacks and surrounding swamp land.