One resident says she has to buy buckets of water daily from other community members with boreholes By Bernard Chiguvare Hundreds of protestors marched to Makhado Local Municipality offices in Louis Trichardt on Monday to demand a regular supply of clean water, that sewage be fixed timeously and that roads be fixed. The municipality promised to resolve the water issues in...
Alien vegetation has a “severe impact” on biodiversity says SANBI By Madison Yauger One in seven of the thousands of plants and animals assessed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute in its latest four-year study is threatened with extinction. In its report, released on 3 October, SANBI found that well over 3,000 of the 23,312 indigenous species assessed have the potential to...
Upper Xhwili near Mthatha has no electricity, piped clean water or decent roads By Chumani Mazwi Residents of Upper Xhwili village have been waiting since 1998 for electricity, access to clean water, and proper roads. The villagers say they have raised these issues with five successive councillors, but there is no progress. Upper Xhwili is 40km outside of Mthatha. Before the villagers were...