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Several communities in rural South Africa are suffering without water or with bad quality water.

Since the beginning of the year we have done a lot of stories about this issue. The ongoing drought and failing infrastructure causes some communities to be without water for long periods.

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Letta Maseko, from Silobela in Carolina, Mpumalanga, transports water from a borehole in a wheelbarrow.  They do have running water at home but claims the water makes them sick

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The Al-Imbaad foundation sick several boreholes in die Silobela area so people can have clean drinking water.

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The jetty at Catalina Bay in iSimangaliso wetlands park near St Lucia.

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Dry river bed at Catalina Bay

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Children in Dukuduku carry water from a central water point.

Read about St Lucia’s water problems on Citypress

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