Water cut off for Tshwane residents

2015-11-27 14:37

The City of Tshwane has urged residents to store adequate water ahead of maintenance work on water supply systems.

Council denies 17-yr leak, activists insist it’s true

2015-11-25 09:49

The Umgungundlovu District Municipality says it was alerted to a leaking water pipe in Howick four years ago, and had conducted repairs then.

Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean

2015-11-23 19:23

Mud from a Brazil mining disaster has reached the Atlantic devastating aquatic life.

Climate change: Will SA run out of water?

2015-11-23 11:32

Three professors from Wits University predict difficult times ahead for the country in their new book.

Bordering on disaster

2015-11-20 09:45

With water being described as a “luxury” commodity, consumers should prepare to dig a lot deeper into their pockets to buy groceries in the months ahead.

Killer's sentencing delayed due to water shortage

2015-11-18 22:23

The sentencing proceedings of convicted murderer Anthony Strauss have been cut short due to water issues at the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Water restrictions: here's how to keep your business and home going

Drought conditions have many devastating effects on communities and the surrounding environment.

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Businesswoman steps in to save dilapidated school

2015-11-16 21:30

Gauteng businesswoman Mulalo Simeti has vowed to build new classrooms and toilets for a dangerously dilapidated rural school in Limpopo that she once attended.

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.

Stop with water blame game - institute

2015-11-16 10:48

The Water Institute of Southern Africa has called on citizens to stop playing the blame game and work together when it comes to the country's water crisis.


Ballito fights drought with recycled water

2015-11-27 08:45

One of the areas north of Durban worst hit by the drought is likely to have a steady water supply all through the festive season, thanks to the use of recycled water.

Water-shedding is a health threat – UCT expert

2015-11-24 14:21

University of Cape Town’s civil engineering Professor Kobus van Zyl says although water-shedding may save water in the short term, it badly affects water quality.

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.

Looking my cattle in the eye and shooting them broke me – farmer

2015-11-20 15:38

Farmer Tolla Faber has cried a lot in his life. But nothing came close to looking his livestock – which he scrimped and saved to buy – in the eye and shooting them.

Four things you should know about water-shedding

2015-11-19 21:33

The Free State has scheduled water-shedding across all its municipalities, as it only has 30 days supply left in reserves. Here are four things you should know.

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.

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.

R2bn water pipeline planned for Free State

2015-11-13 18:31

With the country caught in the grip of a drought and conditions of extreme water scarcity, the Department of Water and Sanitation plans to build a R2bn pipeline from the Gariep Dam to the Mangaung Municipality in the Free State.

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