ARTICLES RELATING TO WATER

Anglican Archbishop calls for water activism

2017-03-24 20:13

People must become activists for the protection of water sources to prevent a future with no clean water, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has said.

Zuma unveils UN's global water and sanitation plan

2017-03-22 18:16

President Jacob Zuma has unveiled the UN's broad-based plan to provide water and sanitation for 10 billion people by 2030.

Emergency measures in place for water crisis – Cape Town

2017-03-13 22:15

The City of Cape Town says disaster planning is underway to ensure measures are in place for the possibility of an extended drought.

Mandela Bay on brink of disaster as water crisis deepens

2017-03-07 20:24

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on the brink of being declared a disaster area as the water crisis deepens, mayor Athol Trollip has said.

SA cities lose 37% of water supply through leaks

2017-03-02 19:25

The Western Cape government say 37% of South Africa's water supply is lost through leaks in cities.

Check for water leaks, says water-wary Cape Town

2017-03-01 22:37

The City of Cape Town has urged residents to check their water bills regularly after a resident who was named and shamed for excessive water use found an underground leak on his property.

Cape Town water prices could jump - De Lille

2017-02-28 13:48

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has warned residents that the price of water could increase dramatically.

Western Cape dams now only 31% full - MEC

2017-02-27 17:40

Dams in the Western Cape are now only 31% full, says MEC Anton Bredell.

Give Mokonyane the credit she deserves

2017-02-26 06:29

City Press did well to expose and document procurement shortcomings of the project. Competent authorities such as the Auditor-General and Treasury are looking into those issues. But it is critical not to conflate and confuse procurement issues with the quality of workmanship, writes Matlakala Motloung.

Informal settlements use a fraction of Cape Town water - De Lille

2017-02-23 22:24

Formal residences use more than half of Cape Town's water and informal settlements less than 5%, mayor Patricia de Lille has said.

 

Protect Cape Flats aquifer, says campaigner

2017-03-23 22:59

The Cape Flats has a secret weapon against drought - an aquifer in Philippi that has been watering the city's vegetables for more than 200 years.

We need to change how we use water - World Bank

2017-03-22 16:29

The world needs to transform the way it manages its water, Professor Patrick Verkooijen of the World Bank has said.

Four maps that show the extent of the Cape Town water crisis

2017-03-08 11:06

Just how bad is the Cape Town water crisis? Take a look at four maps that show the extent of the problem.

Cape Town breaks through 800 million litre water saving barrier

2017-03-06 19:07

Capetonians are finally using less than 800 million litres of water per day, the city said.

Cape Town stands by list of top 100 water users

2017-03-02 18:00

The City of Cape Town is adamant its list of the top 100 water users is accurate after questions arose about leaks resulting excessive water use.

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Cape Town's top 100 water consumers revealed

2017-02-27 22:21

The City of Cape Town has released a list of the top 100 water consumers in the city.

Water restrictions to be lifted in Gauteng

2017-02-27 12:24

The Department of Water and Sanitation says it is making arrangements for the lifting of water restrictions in Gauteng.

Lepelle Northern Water Board sent packing by parliamentary committee

2017-02-24 12:44

The Lepelle Northern Water Board has been sent packing by Parliament’s water and sanitation committee, after only one board member showed up to brief MPs.

Cash-strapped Rio to privatise water utility

2017-02-20 20:17

Legislators for financially strapped Rio de Janeiro state have approved the privatisation of the public water utility despite a strike by workers and threats of protests.

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