PHOTO ESSAY: Joburg water woes

Sumaya Mamdoo is a student journalist for Wits Vuvuzela. She captured the week-long water shortages  in Johannesburg from last Monday, May 17, 2021 and how they affected her family and neighbours in the area.  (more…)

SCIENCE INSIDE: Poo protests, why a little chlorine won’t kill you and the rats of Alex

The latest installation of The Science Inside radio show looks at  failed toilets and water service delivery.  In this show we get into why services fail, how water infrastructure works and how it’s purified, and why a little chlorine won’t kill you.

Also: Stories of Alexandra Township’s rat problem have been a staple of community media and The Daily Sun for years.  We went to see the animals, check out the extent of the infestation and get a biological perspective on why we can’t control them.

Listen to the full podcast here