Durban beaches have been closed and some businesses have been affected following the sewage spillage that is flowing into the port.
Petro-chemical giant Sasol says three of its waste incinerators were closed because it struggled to interpret some compliance requirements.
Residents of Homevale in Kimberley are outraged over the constant stench of sewage flowing in the area. They complain they have been living under such dire circumstances for more than a year.
Sewage is spilling onto the streets of Maokeng in Kroonstad.
The office of the Public Protector in the Northern Cape has stepped in to assist communities facing numerous sewage problems in the Kimberley area.