PICS: Joburg officials take brooms to city streets

2015-11-26 08:12

Council officials and Pikitup board members have taken brooms to the streets of Braamfontein to clean up the area, as an unprotected strike by Pikitup workers continues.

The 17-year water leak

2015-11-23 12:13

A burst pipe in Howick in KwaZulu-Natal has allegedly been gushing kilolitres of water every day for the last 17 years.

Free State businesses gear up for water-shedding

2015-11-18 19:46

Free State businesses are gearing up for the impending water-shedding. The province was previously announced as the first to implement scheduled water-shedding across all municipalities.

'Watershedding' on the cards for KZN

2015-11-17 18:33

Bulk water supplier Umgeni Water would implement restrictions in major parts of KwaZulu-Natal from next week.

Community services strikers ‘tired of being overlooked for promotions’

2015-11-17 11:43

More than 100 striking municipal workers danced around a cardboard coffin marked with the name of the manager of the community services department, Boniwe Zulu, on Monday, calling for her to step down.

'Drought tariff' mooted

2015-11-16 21:16

Higher water tariffs could be imposed during drought conditions, including penalties for those who use more than a specified amount of water.

SA's water woes due to poor management, infrastructure - DA

2015-11-16 19:24

At least 95% of South Africa's water woes can be blamed on maladministration and poor infrastructure, the DA has claimed.

Addo residents demand that 'killer' canal be closed

2015-11-16 11:03

Residents of Addo have threatened to close down the Sundays River Valley Municipality in Addo if a canal which they say is killing their children is not closed within seven days.

Joburg water situation not a crisis - Gordhan

2015-11-12 14:55

The water shortages in parts of Johannesburg are not a crisis because they can be managed, Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Joburg township has not had water for two weeks

2015-11-11 11:21

The community of the Tsietsi informal settlement on Johannesburg's East Rand says water shortages are nothing new to them; but this time it’s different.


We will be quiet if we get electricity - Tsunami resident

2015-11-24 19:37

Tired of asking for new houses and flush toilets, about 100 residents of the Tsunami informal settlement in Cape Town have marched to the Western Cape legislature, demanding electricity.

ANC marches in Cape Town for service delivery

2015-11-20 13:23

About 1 000 people from the ANC's Dullah Omar region have marched on Cape Town's Civic Centre to deliver a memorandum over service delivery.

Villagers warned not to destroy R3.4m crèche

2015-11-18 17:27

Mpumalanga villagers have been warned not to set fire to structures as a way of resolving service-delivery problems.

Ministers' silence an attempt to hide poor service delivery record - DA

2015-11-17 16:06

The DA says the unprecedented number of non-replies by ministers and their deputies are deliberate attempts to hide government’s poor service delivery record, before South Africans headed to the polls next year.

Residents block road in protest against water shortage

2015-11-17 09:54

Protests over the non-delivery of water in the drought-stricken uMkhanyakude district reached boiling point yesterday when residents from Mtubatuba blocked the N2 freeway with rocks and burning tyres.

Plan to exempt water pump station areas from load shedding

2015-11-16 20:13

Areas with important water pumping stations in Gauteng will possibly not see any load shedding to prevent water levels at the province's reservoirs from dropping.

Water shedding, fines for Free State towns

2015-11-16 18:53

Residents of Moqhaka Local Municipality in the Free State will be fined R2 000 if they water their gardens during the current drought, says spokesperson Khojane Madiba.

'Dirtbin Durban' has beachgoers in a spin

2015-11-12 15:49

Broken glass and the stench of urine have returned to Durban’s beachfront after a well-publicised clean-up operation last month.

Does govt like seeing us suffer, die - protester

2015-11-11 21:57

A group of residents from the Los Angeles informal settlement near Mfuleni in Cape Town, has barricaded roads with burning tyres in protest against a lack of electricity in the area.

Taps run dry in parts of Joburg

2015-11-11 10:06

There is no water in several parts of Johannesburg, apparently due to water levels dropping in reservoirs.

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