Work begins on Otto’s Bluff road to fix leaking pipe

2016-02-09 10:52

Repairs on the two-year-old Otto’s Bluff road water leak are under way after three months of waiting for specially crafted parts for the leaking pipe to be delivered.

Proteas to donate to Operation Hydrate

2016-02-07 14:01

Bring bottled water to their SuperSport Park match to donate to Operation Hydrate, the Proteas have urged fans, saying the players would also contribute to the drive to get water to drought-stricken areas.

Mandela Foundation starts "biggest water drive"

2016-01-29 16:00

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Proudly South African, and Operation Hydrate started the country’s biggest drive to collect water for drought-striken areas on Friday.

Strict water rules for Pietermaritzburg

2016-01-27 14:07

Pack away your hosepipes and prepare for noticeably less water pressure in your taps.

Drought pushes South Africa to water, energy, and food reckoning

2016-01-24 17:28

January 7, 2016 could hardly have been worse in this thunderously beautiful, water-parched, and economically reeling nation of 53 million residents at the bottom of Africa, writes Keith Schneider.

WATCH: Here's how to save water in your home

With water restrictions in place in various provinces, we give you tips on how to save water and comply with restrictions in your home.

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Obama expresses anger at Michigan water crisis

2016-01-21 11:56

President Barack Obama expressed anger at a high-profile health scare in Flint, Michigan, where lead-tainted water is believed to have sickened residents.

Micellar water: The only makeup remover you should be using

2016-01-21 09:51

This gentle facial cleanser will leave your skin super satisfied. Give it a try!

Thailand to drill 4 300 wells as drought hits

2016-01-19 19:59

Almost $100m redirected for urgent construction of wells to supply drinking and washing water after lengthy shortage.

Water restrictions imminent as drought takes its toll

2016-01-19 10:35

Water restrictions for Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas are imminent.


Senekal's taps running again

2016-02-08 14:07

After some much-needed rain, taps in the drought-stricken Free State town of Senekal have started running again, the Setsoto local municipality says.

Tygerberg Hospital working to restore water supply

2016-02-05 16:39

Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town hopes to have its water back after a burst water main caused serious shortages this week.

PMB drowning in leaks

2016-01-29 12:25

The Msunduzi Municipality is ­preparing to tackle water leaks in the city with a R10 million war chest.

Eskom pulls plug leaving two towns without water

2016-01-26 10:10

Underberg and Himeville were left without water last Monday after miscommunication between the district municipality and Eskom resulted in water cuts.

Small KZN town of Vryheid needs water

2016-01-23 08:03

The small northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Vryheid has become another casualty of the country's drought, with the local dam drying out.

Water usage to be restricted

2016-01-21 12:45

Residents of several KwaZulu-Natal municipalities, including Msunduzi, should brace themselves for water ­restrictions.

In the cruel grip of drought

2016-01-21 10:30

With the iSimangaliso area in the grips of an eight-year drought, surrounding rural villages are going without water for weeks while waiting for the rains to come.

American Great Lakes need protection

2016-01-20 17:04

A US-Canadian agency says both nations are protecting Great Lakes water from being overused or sent elsewhere but more needs to be done.

PMB bags Blue Drop

2016-01-19 11:37

The water coming out of taps in Pietermaritzburg is tops.

Water Shortage SA delivers 2 million litres of water in 20 days

2016-01-18 18:02

"Never sold, never bought, never sponsored, only donated by South Africans for South Africans" – this is the motto of Water Shortage South Africa, says spokesperson Ray de Vries.

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