ARTICLES RELATING TO WATER

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.

Water-shedding not in the pipeline - Cape Town

2017-02-20 20:16

The City of Cape Town does not plan to disrupt the supply of water to residents in an effort to conserve water.

'No indication' that Cape Town would face drought - city official

2017-02-17 21:05

The City of Cape Town postponed plans for addition water storage schemes as there was no indication that a severe drought was on its way, a city official has said.

Bredell urges cautious approach to Western Cape water shortage

2017-02-16 20:03

The Western Cape is playing catch-up in trying to ensure sufficient water supply for its growing population, local government MEC Anton Bredell says.

Western Cape has enough water to next rainy season - MEC

2017-02-14 20:12

The Western Cape has enough water until the next rainy season, the province’s local government MEC says.

Mokonyane critics hate successful black women: ANCWL

2017-02-12 22:53

The ''character assassination'' of Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is driven by people who hate successful black women, the ANC Women's League says.

Cape Town pools crack down on splashing

2017-02-08 20:47

Cape Town has announced a crackdown on splashing and surfer shorts at the city's swimming pools in a bid to save water,

Ringing the changes: Cape Town mayor phones top water consumers

2017-02-06 19:24

Mayor Patricia de Lille is personally calling Cape Town's top water users to ask them to cut down on their consumption.

Limpopo villagers forced to drink contaminated water

2017-02-01 09:38

Residents of Waterval village in Limpopo have no option but to drink dirty river water as this is all they have access to.

 

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.

Jislaaik! Land Rover water-skier turns heads in Bloemfontein rain

2017-02-20 10:01

When heavy rain poured down over Bloemfontein, Leander Pienaar made the best out of torrid weather; he strapped on a pair of skis, attached himself to a Land Rover and went skiing!

Dept stalling as waterless municipality waits for R147m pipe

2017-02-17 18:14

Wrangling between the North West government, national government, and the Magalies Water Board is delaying a much-needed pipeline to the drought-striken Kgetlengrivier municipality.

City of Cape Town to 'name and shame' high water consumers

2017-02-16 18:11

The City of Cape Town says it will release the identities of all customers found guilty of contravention of Level 3B water restrictions.

Cape Town deaf to pleas to use less water

2017-02-13 22:30

A “monumental effort” is needed to decrease Cape Town’s water consumption after usage increased by nearly 20 million liters per day in one week, the city says.

Average dam levels up slightly - DWA

2017-02-08 21:25

Average dam levels across the country have increased slightly and are up 0.6 percentage points compared to last year, the Department of Water and Sanitation says.

Public pools in Cape Town close due to water crisis

2017-02-08 15:56

The City of Cape Town says it is closing several public pools for most weekdays in a desperate bid to save water.

SA economy can grow and avoid a water crisis - expert

2017-02-03 09:27

Various steps are required to ensure South Africa can sustainably consume water without the taps running dry, a scenario-planning expert has explained.

17 Clever ways you can save water in your kitchen right now

2017-02-01 08:30

There's never been a more crucial time to learn about how you can save water in your home!

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