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http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/South-Africas-looming-water-disaster-20141103

Around half of South Africa’s urban population now lives in informal settlements, according to a World Bank report published in August.

With “a very low level or absent” waste management system in these areas, it is not just these communities who are threatened by water borne diseases, but the surrounding local population too, the EU report cautioned.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/mpumalanga/eskom-knew-about-silo-problems-1.1774921#.VFh2nTSUfTo

A coal storage silo that collapsed at Majuba power station in Mpumalanga had been showing signs of stress since January. The collapse at the weekend caused Eskom to warn of rolling blackouts countrywide