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Published on: 14/07/2011

The people of Joe Morolong, a rural area in South Africa, are waiting to be connected to a new water supply system, while the municipality and two construction companies continue to fight over a contract. Both companies claim to have won the contract to construct boreholes and a water supply system which would provide 20.000 people with piped water. Allegations of collusion between the companies and different government officials are made back and forth, but the dispute has not yet been resolved. As the case has lingered on for eight months, the key donors envisage withdrawing their money from the project.

Read more: Mail and Guardian Online, 8 July 2011


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