H2OFAIL

Poorly treated effluent sends refinery water use skyrocketing

Cape Town’s failure to maintain a key wastewater treatment plant cost the city a billion litres of drinking water

CCIJ Round Up: Cape Town’s Top Ten Water Users

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.

H2OFAIL

Big business guzzled water as Cape Town’s dam levels plummeted

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

#ProtestReportingProject : Reporting on Protest In Southern Africa Then and Now

Raymond Joseph and Mongie Zulu, despite being from different generations, have a deep drive for reporting on civil unrest in their country.

CCIJ Roundup: Ghana’s MTN Tower Deal

A new article on the CCIJ blog reveals the millions of dollars Ghana could lose in a new deal with a mobile phone tower business. New ground is gained in the Gaming the Lottery Project.

CCIJ Round Up: The Battle for Water In Bulawayo Continues

A new blog post explores the battle for clean water in Zimbabwe. We look back on the month of August. Advances are made in the longstanding investigation into the South African Lottery.

CCIJ Round Up: New H2OFail Reports Released

Two new reports on the dangers of water collection– both for those gathering and drinking it– are released. Innovation Director Jon Lowenstein publishes two new projects on racism in America. Our community gets to know partner organization Volume, a South African podcasting company, better.

Gaming the Lottery

Mystery grows over province’s R23.7m Lotto ‘boxing arena’

Boxing arena? Where? This was the response of Boxing SA (BSA) in the province to the news that the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) more than a year ago paid R23.7m to build a state-of-the-art boxing facility in the Eastern Cape.

CCIJ Weekly Round-Up: July 27-31

Mayor Otu discusses being a documentary photographer and his “Water of Katampe” series. Sonja Smith talks about her journey into journalism. Andiswa Matikinca joins CCIJ on Instagram Live. Ground is gained in CCIJ’s Gaming the Lottery Project. Neha Hirve is a finalist for a prestigious award.

Gaming the Lottery

Government investigates lottery

Minister Ebrahim Patel confirms probe in letter to Parliament