Qwaqwa residents battling severe water shortages

2016-08-16 14:04

Villages in Qwaqwa in the Free State, hit by drought in June 2015, are continuing to struggle with severe water shortages despite being close to water schemes.

Laos' thirst for Mekong River dams imperils fishing, farming

2016-08-08 17:03

Landlocked Laos is the poorest state in Southeast Asia but by virtue of geography and growing Chinese influence, its secretive authoritarian leaders wield a huge and unaccountable power over a river that winds through six countries.

KZN dam levels still low, despite heavy rains – Umgeni Water

2016-07-27 12:25

Heavy rainfalls throughout KwaZulu-Natal over a three-day period have not significantly improved dam levels in the drought-stricken province.

Free State municipality loses court bid to stop DA from providing residents with water

2016-07-21 18:11

The Masilonyana Local Municipality in the Free State has lost a court bid to stop the Democratic Alliance from providing residents with water.

New plastic push-taps to curb water loss

2016-07-12 12:23

After repairing the communal standpipes in Copesville more than 15 times since the beginning of the year, the Msunduzi Municipality says that theft and vandalism of water infrastructure in the area is out of control.

Richards Bay could run dry - Department of Water and Sanitation

2016-07-05 21:13

Government is spending millions to prevent Richards Bay from running out of water, possibly within the year.

Nairobi's drinking water contaminated with ARVs, other drugs - study

2016-07-04 13:55

Residents of Nairobi and Kisumu counties in Kenya are drinking water contaminated with antiretrovirals and pain killers, a study has revealed, according to reports.

‘It’s every man for himself’

2016-07-04 12:52

There is a war being fought over water in a KwaZulu-Natal town and it’s every person for themselves.

1 in 3 hospitals in developing world lacks running water

2016-07-04 08:39

Clean water essential for surgeries, hygiene, infection control, researchers say.

INFOGRAPHIC: How much water are you wearing?

2016-06-28 10:43

With the recent drought taking place across South Africa, we have become more aware of water constraints and overuse of water.


Durban to face heavy water cuts

2016-08-11 22:36

Ethekwini municipality residents should brace themselves for 7 hours of water cuts every night from Thursday.

Gushing water hurts PMB resident

2016-08-01 09:00

A Napierville resident is being forced to reconstruct her driveway for the third time after a nearby reservoir overflowed again, causing damage to her property.

Cele warns of further food price hikes as drought continues

2016-07-21 22:45

Ongoing drought in South Africa has disrupted food production and threatens to push food prices up, says agriculture deputy minister Bheki Cele.

Water crisis gets worse

2016-07-18 10:58

It is a disaster.

Plan to protect tanks

2016-07-08 09:45

A KZN municipality has come up with a novel way to prevent the theft and vandalism of water tanks in drought-stricken Greytown.

Gugulethu without water after pipe bursts

2016-07-05 10:48

The water supply to Gugulethu has had to be shut down for emergency repairs to a burst pipe, the City of Cape Town says.

Bleak news for KZN dams

2016-07-04 13:20

Several KwaZulu-Natal dams could dry up early next year, bulk water supplier Umgeni Water says.

‘Off the grid’ battle

2016-07-04 12:09

A local man is being billed by Msunduzi for electrcity and water, even though he has been completely “off the grid” for more than three years.

Major burst pipe leaves local residents without water for several days

2016-07-01 10:45

Pelham, Scottsville, Alexandra, Bisley, Oribi and surrounding areas were left without water for almost four days after a major burst pipe led to other major faults in the pipeline.

Upper Montrose residents fed up with water woes

2016-06-28 10:28

Upper Montrose residents said they have had their patience tested “over the limit” and demand the municipality finish its work properly.

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