ARTICLES RELATING TO WATER

Residents in CT still wait for dignity

2014-04-16 12:59

Despite promises made that the bucket toilet system would be eliminated, many residents in Cape Town still face indignity as they wait for acceptable toilet facilities.

Zuma: Billions for water project

2014-04-11 22:31
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The government had invested R12.45bn into the Mzimvubu Water Project in Tsolo Junction in the Eastern Cape, President Jacob Zuma says.

Panic in China over fears of contaminated water

2014-04-11 14:37

Lanzhou residents have rushed for supermarket bottled water after authorities said the city's drinking water contained high levels of benzene, a cancer-inducing chemical.

Experts: SA will face water shortages

2014-04-04 13:25

South Africa is going to face water challenges due to insufficient catchment infrastructure, according to environmental experts.

Track your water consumption

2014-04-02 12:08

A new solution to measuring your monthly water use may change the way you think about water consumption and help you get out of debt.

KZN's water crisis: Desalination plans

2014-04-01 09:51

Umgeni Water plans to create two desalination plants in Durban in order to address KwaZulu Natal’s scarce water resources, which is a growing concern for South Africa.

SA-born researcher wins top water prize

2014-03-21 17:31

South African-born researcher John Briscoe has been named the winner of the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize for his contributions to better water management.

Company pollutes Kruger rivers

2014-03-14 13:28

A river in the Kruger National Park has been polluted after a Bosveld Phosphates's plant spilled contaminated water into various rivers that directly run into the park.

Kashmir wants water to stop power crisis

2014-03-12 09:13

As Pakistan grapples with a crippling energy crisis, people in one corner of Kashmir have taken matters into their own hands.

Poor pay more for water than big business - SAHRC

2014-03-11 15:04

Most of SA's water is used by sectors like agribusiness and mining at a relatively lower cost than that paid by poor households, according to a report.

Durban may face a water crisis

2014-03-07 14:47

Durban may be left with a water crisis in the next 10 years unless the city takes drastic action, even pursuing the “toilet to tap” proposal says Neil Macleod a sanitation chief.

SA one step closer to fracking

2014-03-04 09:10

The South African government has suggested they will be going ahead with fracking and for the short term they will delay implementing a carbon tax till 2016.

Saving dying lake, priority for Iranian leader

2014-02-20 18:33

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani's first decision as president has been to increase steps to determine how to keep the nation's largest lake from disappearing.

AfriForum water project is 'misleading'

2014-02-18 23:00

AfriForum's project to test water quality in South Africa is misleading the public, the department of water affairs says.

ASA dismisses complaint over Valpré bottle

2014-02-14 11:22

The Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed a complaint over information on Valpré's website that 30% of its plantbottle product was made from plants.

Drought threatens US fracking - study

2014-02-06 09:40

The two years of drought in the central US is placing strains on the water-intense oil and gas fracking industry, according to a new study

Mooi River turns white

2014-01-30 12:00

An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances that led to the Mooi River turning white.

Urgent need to prevent clean water crisis

2014-01-28 11:40

Urgent intervention is required to prevent a water crisis in SA, including the replacement of incompetent municipal staff, warns a business chamber.

Molewa: SA's water problems just small issues

2014-01-27 11:25
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Most of the country's problems with water supply are small issues which can easily be fixed, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Mexicans urged to drink tap water

2014-01-24 16:57

Mexico City legislators has called on residents and restaurant owners to drink tap water, in an effort to stem widespread obesity and to create a culture of water consumption.

Protesters bring Brits to a standstill

2014-01-24 13:08

Residents of Brits have brought the town to a standstill during a march to the offices of the Madibeng local municipality over poor service delivery and water problems.

New water pipe installed in Madibeng

2014-01-23 22:28

A new pipe has been installed in Madibeng, North West, to address the water shortage in the area.

Task team established in Madibeng

2014-01-23 14:34

A provincial executive council task team has been established to fight corruption in the protest-hit North West, Premier Thandi Modise says.

DA blames Modise, Molewa for water problems

2014-01-22 17:55

The DA says North West Premier Thandi Modise and Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa are to blame for the water problems in the Madibeng municipality.

Madibeng protest - as it happened

2014-01-22 11:06

Get the latest updates as residents protest water shortages in the Madibeng municipality.

 

Race to contain oil spill at Richards Bay

2014-04-14 14:25

Authorities are currently addressing an oil spill that occurred in Richards Bay after an underground corroded pipeline burst.

Mangaung faces water shortage

2014-04-11 22:31

Some households in the Mangaung metro could run out of water in the next four months if restrictions were ignored, lobby group AfriForum has said.

Bloemfontein may run dry

2014-04-09 08:44

Bloemfontein will have run out of water by September this year according to a water report based in Mangaung.

Western Cape 'suffers' as big business grows

2014-04-04 10:11

A new study on the Western Cape argues that the province’s economy is working at the expense of the environment and calls for a change in the way business is run.

US mudslide missing drops to 22

2014-04-01 11:29

Authorities say number missing in Washington mudslide drops from 30 to 22, while the death toll still sits at 24.

US mudslide turns deadly with toxic mud

2014-04-01 08:37

Teams struggling through thick mud and heavy downpours at the site of a landslide in Washington are facing another challenge, an unseen and more dangerous stew of toxic contaminants.

130 dead pigs dumped in Chinese river

2014-03-19 15:08

The decaying bodies of at least 131 dead pigs have been found in a major river in China's eastern province of Jiangxi, the official Xinhua news agency says.

Earth may have a secret reservoir of water

2014-03-13 12:58

Scientists say they have found an elusive mineral pointing to the existence of a vast reservoir deep in Earth's mantle 400-600km beneath our feet.

Flood warning for northern provinces

2014-03-11 15:45

Flood warnings have been issued by the Department of Water Affairs for certain parts of the country after serious rainfall.

Gov't views water as commodity - SAHRC

2014-03-11 12:58

Government is not protecting water as a basic human right, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Zastron residents march for water

2014-03-05 22:42

Residents of Matlakeng in Zastron, Free State, have marched to the Mohokare municipality's offices to demand water.

R45bn pegged for water, sewage upgrade

2014-02-26 16:26

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says water affairs is set to focus its main effort over the next three years on providing bulk infrastructure for water and sewage.

Iranian president concerned about disappearing lake

2014-02-20 12:16

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, is concerned about saving the country's biggest lake and preventing it from disappearing completely.

AfriForum to test water quality

2014-02-18 16:54

Civil rights group AfriForum has launched its own blue and green drop branch project to test water quality in South Africa.

Beware of dehydration this summer

2014-02-10 05:00

Dehydration is the loss of water and salts essential for body functions, which occurs when more liquids and salts are lost than taken in. Here's all you need to know about Dehydration.

Manuel: Madibeng is dysfunctional

2014-02-03 15:52

The Madibeng municipality in the North West, which has been hit by recent protests over water shortages, is dysfunctional, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel says.

Access definition lies

2014-01-30 09:45

The illusion of universal access is a lesson for SA broadband, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Msunduzi municipality in hot water over bills

2014-01-27 12:01

The Msunduzi municipality, of which Pietermaritzburg is a part, is courting more billing controversy - this time over water accounts.

Wrong ammo used at protest: Mthethwa

2014-01-24 21:03
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The police minister says police fired discontinued shotgun rounds during a service delivery protest in Mothutlung in which protesters were killed.

Brit residents hope for Malema appearance

2014-01-24 14:00

Protesting residents in the Madibeng area in the North West are hoping that Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema would join them as planned.

Give R2bn water project a chance - Modise

2014-01-24 12:16

North West Premier Thandi Modise has asked residents to give the province's R2bn water project a chance before staging violent protests.

Mpuma water quality to be tested

2014-01-23 19:28

A team of specialists has been sent to assess water quality at the Lekwa municipality in Standerton, Mpumalanga.

Kimberley residents urged to use less water

2014-01-22 18:41

Kimberley officials have urged residents to use water sparingly due to low levels in city reservoirs.

New Madibeng mayor promises visit

2014-01-22 14:06

The newly appointed mayor of the Madibeng Local Municipality has promised to visit Hebron and “interact with the community”.

Madibeng mayor resigns

2014-01-22 07:08
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Madibeng's mayor Poppy Mangongwa and two other officials have resigned.

 
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