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Mangaung township’s sanitation scuffle during Covid-19 pandemic

Mangaung township’s sanitation scuffle during Covid-19 pandemic

Vuyelwa Mhlolo points at her home pit toilet which has bene full for months she says municipal workers take long
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This Covid-19 and poor sanitation will kill us

This Covid-19 and poor sanitation will kill us

Maria Kgompiri points at a pit latrine she shares with four other families on her land. The informal settlement is
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Unemployed young men during covid-19 dig for scrap in Benoni

Unemployed young men during covid-19 dig for scrap in Benoni

On the outskirts of Benoni is a big metal dump where trucks spill refuse from metal firms. Much as the…
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Concerns Over Housing Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic And Winter Chills

Concerns Over Housing Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic And Winter Chills

Over a hundred shack dwellers in extension 6 informal settlement are in solicitude over the dreary state of their living
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No sanitation during covid-19.  The toilets in our RDP house collapsed ten years ago.

No sanitation during covid-19. The toilets in our RDP house collapsed ten years ago.

The Rantoetse family had to dig this pit latrine after their original toilet collapsed. But the toilet has a bad
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No Food Parcels Delivered As Complaints Over Hunger Increase In Extension 10 Informal Settlement

No Food Parcels Delivered As Complaints Over Hunger Increase In Extension 10 Informal Settlement

Fezeka Gabuza is a mother of five children living in Tsakane extension 10 in Brakpan. Unemployed she used to stock…
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Years Of Waiting No Sign Of Housing Allocation

Years Of Waiting No Sign Of Housing Allocation

Extension ten informal settlement is located on the outskirts of Tsakane informal settlement near Duduza. It is a vast informal…
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The Difficult Lives Of Ekuthuleni Informal Settlement Residents

The Difficult Lives Of Ekuthuleni Informal Settlement Residents

Residents of Ekuthuleni informal settlement near Springs live in a sea of troubles. This is because they face many hardships…
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Single Mother’s Daily Ordeal To Feed Family During Lockdown

Single Mother’s Daily Ordeal To Feed Family During Lockdown

Concerns over food security in informal settlements have been on the rise around Ekurhuleni during the national Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.…
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Young women in informal settlements take action against blesser-blessee culture

Young women in informal settlements take action against blesser-blessee culture

In 2019,  young women (between age of 18 and 30) living in some of the informal settlements in Gauteng, Cape
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