SA, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

2014-04-18 05:30

South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.

East Rand pumps to treat acid water

2014-03-15 10:28

Acid mine drainage (AMD) pumps installed in the Germiston area are expected to treat around 57 million litres of water a day, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Department acts against grave-digging dairy

2014-02-16 20:19

A Free State dairy has been instructed to exhume and incinerate 30 cattle it buried near a stream, causing a serious pollution threat, the water affairs ministry says.

Molewa: SA's water problems just small issues

2014-01-27 11:25

Most of the country's problems with water supply are small issues which can easily be fixed, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Mpuma water quality to be tested

2014-01-23 19:28

A team of specialists has been sent to assess water quality at the Lekwa municipality in Standerton, Mpumalanga.

SA to punt NDP to global leaders at Davos

2014-01-19 21:00

South Africa is planning to highlight the National Development Plan when seven ministers attend the World Economic Forum held in Davos, says the National Treasury.

Mothutlung water flowing - Molewa

2014-01-17 15:38

All three pumps supplying water to Mothutlung near Brits in North West have been fixed, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Still no water in some Mothutlung households

2014-01-17 09:40

Some households in Mothutlung, near Brits in North West, are still without running water, the water affairs department says.

Molewa: Tide turning on water services in Madibeng

2014-01-16 15:42

The tide is being turned on water services in Madibeng, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

IPID to investigate third protest death - Mthethwa

2014-01-15 18:20

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has tasked the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to include the third death following the Mothutlung protests in their investigations.

Locals: Cops threw protester from nyala

2014-01-15 09:16

Following the deaths of two protesters, North West police are facing claims that they assaulted another man who had taken part in the protest and left him critically injured.

Celebrate Mandela's life - Molewa

2013-12-10 21:50

Former president Nelson Mandela's life must be celebrated, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

SA, Netherlands sign water agreement

2013-11-21 19:55

South Africa and the Netherlands have signed a memorandum of understanding for future co-operation in the water sector, the water affairs department says.

Dust control regulations gazetted

2013-11-17 16:57

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has gazetted the National Dust Control Regulations.

Findings on N West royalties known soon

2013-11-05 18:15

North West premier Thandi Modise will expedite the findings of a commission of inquiry into mining royalties for a Brits community, her office says.

Delmas bucket toilets to be eradicated

2013-10-12 20:37

The bucket toilet system will be totally eradicated in the Victor Khanye local municipality in Delmas, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Conference calls on SA to clean up over air pollution

2013-09-30 14:10

An international conference on air pollution has opened in Cape Town with a call on South African industry to show leadership and comply with emission standards.

Molewa: Govt won't allow rhino extinction

2013-09-22 21:55

"I can assure you that we [the government] will not allow rhino to become extinct on our watch," Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has said at a World Rhino Day parade in Pretoria.

Water - use it or lose it

2013-09-12 19:28

The proposed National Water Policy Review is not aimed at taking water away from farmers, water affairs says.

KNP arrests 24 rhino poachers

2013-09-05 18:51

Twenty-four suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park in the past two weeks.

Over 800 jobs created in KZN water project

2013-08-25 13:19

Over 800 jobs were created in the first phase of the Mthonjaneni bulk water project in Richards Bay, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Ground water strategy complete

2013-07-04 21:35

The government has completed a groundwater strategy aimed at addressing water shortages across the country, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

F State municipality ordered to clean up

2013-07-03 19:37

The DA has expressed shock at the findings of an SA Human Rights Commission report into living conditions in the Free State's Masilonyana municipality.

Minister: Infrastructure is a priority

2013-06-29 20:30

Nine percent of South Africa's population live in small rural towns and 31% live in rural villages and scattered settlements that have poor infrastructure, Minister Edna Molewa says.

Green economy a boost for youth jobs

2013-06-17 20:23

About 1 000 jobs would be created by placing young people in municipalities in the waste sector, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.


North West residents want Molewa's help

2014-03-30 21:02

Residents of the Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality have asked Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa for help in resolving a protest.

R319m to drain acid mines

2014-03-14 11:07

Around R319m will be spent on an acid mine drainage project focused on the Witwatersrand area, says the department of water affairs.

International Lottos give R230m to fight rhino poaching

2014-02-06 05:30

Two international lotteries have pledged R232.2m to the Peace Parks Foundation to fight rhino poaching, says Environment Minister Edna Molewa.

Give R2bn water project a chance - Modise

2014-01-24 12:16

North West Premier Thandi Modise has asked residents to give the province's R2bn water project a chance before staging violent protests.

DA blames Modise, Molewa for water problems

2014-01-22 17:55

The DA says North West Premier Thandi Modise and Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa are to blame for the water problems in the Madibeng municipality.

Mothutlung still without water - DA

2014-01-18 21:58

The DA says Mothutlung, near Brits in North West, is still without water despite government assurances that water supply problems in the area had been resolved.

Mayoral member attacked at Brits service

2014-01-17 14:31

A member of Madibeng Mayoral Committee has been attacked at a memorial service for three people killed in a violent protest in Mothutlung, Brits, in North West.

Army deployed to Mothutlung

2014-01-16 16:55

The SA National Defence Force says the military will help provide water to Mothutlung near Brits.

Molewa not telling full story - DA

2014-01-16 05:30

The DA says the water crisis in the Madibeng municipality, in North West, is not a sudden problem, as claimed by Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Molewa hints at water pump sabotage

2014-01-15 16:09

Broken pumps that led to violent protests near Brits might have been sabotaged, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Molewa promises water by weekend

2014-01-14 22:32

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has promised residents of Mothutlung near Brits, North West, water before the weekend.

550 rhino killed in KNP this year

2013-12-03 05:00

A total of 550 rhino have been killed in the Kruger National Park in the past 11 months, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Stocking sacrifice kept minister mobile

2013-11-18 20:27

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa was forced to use her stockings to fix her five-year-old ministerial car.

Zuma arrives in Namibia

2013-11-06 22:06

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Namibia for a state visit, the presidency says.

Retailers join the fight to save rhino

2013-10-25 19:56

A joint initiative to curb rhino poaching has been launched by SANParks, Bavaria 0.0% and five retailers.

North West water crisis averted

2013-10-03 23:07

Drastic steps have been taken to avert a looming water crisis in North West, the water affairs department says.

Molewa: Land degradation can't be ignored

2013-09-24 22:23

Land degradation and drought has negatively affected livelihoods in a way that cannot be ignored anymore, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Zuma’s allies spared the axe

2013-09-15 16:35

President Jacob Zuma’s political allies, Blade Nzimande and Thulas Nxesi, are among the ministers at the bottom of their class, according to government’s own scorecards.

SA official drunk at Chelsea flower show

2013-09-11 15:58

A senior South African official has been fired for allegedly being drunk at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Fracking notice gazetted

2013-09-03 15:42

A notice of intention to declare fracking a controlled activity has been gazetted, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Rhino poacher jailed

2013-08-16 08:08

A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for poaching by the Nelspruit Regional Court.

SA wants 'once-off' sale of rhino horn

2013-07-03 21:56

Rhino horn stockpiles in South Africa currently total more than 18 tons, and environmental affairs hopes a "once-off" sale will halt the booming black market trade.

eThekwini may get desalination plant

2013-07-03 19:36

The eThekwini municipality may become the first in the country to build a large-scale seawater desalination plant, DWAF says.

Zuma assesses Limpopo village

2013-06-25 14:39

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Muyexe village in Limpopo to assess the progress of a rural development programme.

Rhino poaching: Ministers in 'frank' talks

2013-06-15 18:07

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and Mozambican Tourism Minister Carvalho Muaria will take concrete action to combat rhino poaching, says her department.

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