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UguBusinessLive reports that distraught residents and businesses on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast say they are still without water, despite a "truce" between Ugu district municipality and its workers who had gone on a wildcat strike.  

There has been no respite and the taps have been dry for between nine and 27 days due to the strike.  The provincial government declared the region a disaster zone on Thursday and sent technicians and support staff to help restore water supplies.  Areas affected include Port Shepstone, KwaNzimakwe, Izingolweni, Ramsgate, Hibberdene, Oribi area and many others.  The municipality said workers aligned to the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) had gone on an illegal strike and sabotaged the provision of water by tampering with its systems.  But Samwu denied these allegations.  Although a deal was agreed to on Friday last week that effectively ended the strike, workers only started returning to work on Saturday.  On Wednesday some residents said they still did not have water.

  • Read this report by Chris Makhaye and Nce Mkhize in full at BusinessLive


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