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Despite promises from officials, including recent assurances from the water and sanitation minister, clean water remains elusive in Hammanskraal.
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Recent heavy rains in Kromkuil in the North West caused extensive flooding, impacting essential services such as the local clinic, schools, and shops.


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Health-e News is a non-profit, online publication focused on pressing health issues in South Africa. We centre community voices through our network of nationwide citizen journalists.

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