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THERE IS NO PEACE WITHOUT DEVELOPMENT
More than 1500 residents organised by the Orange Farm Water Crisis Committee took to the streets in the early hours of Monday morning, 12 May 2008, to blockade traffic on the Golden Highway. Police opened fire with rubber bullets injuring at least seven demonstrators
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Court finds enforced choice between pre-paid meter and standpipe to be unlawful and unconstitutional and orders City of Johannesburg to provide full range of water delivery service options
Limitation of free basic water allocation of 6kl per household, per month is set aside & City of Johannesburg ordered to provide 50 litres per person, per day.
Police shoot live rounds to try disperse the protestors
The Ukhahlamba municipality in the Eastern Cape hesitates to attribute the deaths of 80 babies to the water quality it provides. When the APF visited Elinge in the area in October 2007, a burst sewer pipe had contaminated the water and five people had already died from water-borne diseases.
Joint press release: Anti-Privitisation Forum, Earthlife Africa Jhb 21st of April 2008
SOWETO, JOHANNESBURG - The Coalition Against Water Privatization (CAWP) together with Kliptown Concern Residents (KCR) visited the family that lost its mother because of cholera.