As load shedding seems to be in full swing and showing no sign of getting better, all Grahamstown residents are inconveniently left in the dark and left to adjust to the situation. However, how do the businesses in Grahamstown, depending largely on power supply to operate, deal with the national electricity crisis? Luyanda Mahlinza spoke …
Student run organisation, Galela Amanzi, continues to be dedicated to the cause of improving water quality for Makana residents. In addition to the 27 tanks that they have installed in various sites around Makana, they also seek to educate and empower people to test the quality of their own water on a regular basis. Zintle …
On Wednesday, 25 February 2015, a meeting between Makana Municipality, the South African Local Government Association and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs took place. Zintle Dolweni outlines the highlights of the meeting.
The recent water outages prompted an unprecedented outbreak of vocal, active and united citizenship in Makana: both online and on the streets. Hancu Louw reflects.
Given the recent disruptions to our water supply, it is important for citizens to know some of the key legislation relating to Water Provision in South Africa. PSAM’s Thabani Mdlongwa takes us through the Draft Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for Makana, and what exactly the Municipality’s responsibilities are.
In light of Grahamstown’s seemingly ongoing water outages, knowing one’s rights has become increasingly important. Megan Whittington explores the importance of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the right to have access to sufficient water, and whether or not our human rights are actually being infringed upon by these water outages.
Water contacts you should know If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Heather Cameron has put together some important water-related contact details.