Widespread water and sanitation failures prompt citizen groups to approach the courts
How Emalahleni’s contaminated water harms its most vulnerable residents
South Africa’s waste water crisis is making life unbearable for its residents
The price of a South African town’s dirty water
Rivers and water bodies across South Africa have become too polluted for use, and the government is doing an increasingly poor job of addressing the situation.
Like clockwork, diarrhea among children spikes sharply during Cape Town’s long summer. The city tends to blame the heat and people’s poor hygiene practices, but its own sewage infrastructure may be the real culprit.
Cape Town’s failure to maintain a key wastewater treatment plant cost the city a billion litres of drinking water
A new report follows up with Cape Town’s biggest water users. Raymond Joseph is named the runner up for a prestigious international award. Two CCIJ members receive grants for their water stories.
Years after the threat of Day Zero, it turns out that while households were blamed for over-excessive water use, big industrial users were given little more than a slap on the wrist for their significant water consumption
Raymond Joseph and Mongie Zulu, despite being from different generations, have a deep drive for reporting on civil unrest in their country.