Is it true that billions of rands from Germany and France have vanished?

No. Twisted half truths. The money from the German Development Bank (KFW) and French Development Agency (AFD) are loan proposals, not grants. Council has approved a loan program in the December adjustment budget and these offers will be assessed other offers when the loans are taken up. We will have to pay them back with interest, so CoCT still have to get income from citizens to fund it. The rest of the article was just racist prejudicial assumption. The total water use by informal settlements is less than 4% of the total usage. It is wealthy households that remain as the largest domestic water users.