Metered to death

By Jacques Pauw

How a water experiment in South Africa caused riots and a cholera epidemic

Excerpts from this story referencing "Nkobongo":

"… e black township settlements that are home to about 12,000 people. This is Nkobongo, where Radebe lives.Rows of new government housing line the tidy township …"

"… nsformed their utilities into profit-driven, publicly owned enterprises.In Nkobongo, where David Radebe lives, the French water company Saur won a 30-year con …"

"… milies like Radebe's have neither.Instead, families desperate for water in Nkobongo turn to the nearby Mhlali River and other streams. Radebe said he borrows …"

"… lean and free.Ngwelezane is a two-hour drive north of Radebe's township of Nkobongo in the former homeland of KwaZulu. Of a population of 1.5 million people, …"