City of Cape Town to close tap on water wasters

2017-01-23 21:30

Cape Town’s top 20 000 water users will be put under pressure to reduce consumption as the levels of dams supplying the city continue to drop.

Girl, 6, drowned trying to get water from hole - DA

2017-01-18 17:03

The DA has blamed the death of a 6-year-old Free State girl, who drowned in an uncovered hole which was filled with water, on the non-delivery of basic services.

Water scarcity takes heavy toll on Mpumalanga pupils

2017-01-13 10:16

Taps that have run dry in Gedlembane, Mpumalanga, have left children having to wake up several hours earlier in the morning to fetch water to bath before going to school.

Cape Town's water usage up, despite calls to cut down

2017-01-10 20:18

Cape Town’s water consumption has increased between the last week of 2016 and the first week of 2017, despite calls to use less.

Use water carefully, winter is coming - sanitation dept

2017-01-06 21:43

As winter approaches, low dam levels mean South Africans must curb their water use, the Water and Sanitation Department says.

Cape Town threatens to ban watering of gardens

2017-01-04 21:50

The City of Cape Town has threatened to ban watering of gardens if more residents don't cut back on their water use.

Hold off on using hosepipes, City of Cape Town warns residents

2016-12-21 21:55

The City of Cape Town has warned residents to stop ignoring water restrictions and has asked them to stick to regulations when using hosepipes.

EThekwini metro to launch major water saving project

2016-12-07 17:42

The eThekwini metro says it will put a pilot project in place that could help minimise the impact of drought currently being experienced in Durban and surrounding areas.

Heading for murky waters

2016-11-24 13:54

Recent rains have brought relief to many parts of the country, with forecasts indicating that SA might be out of the woods this year. Concerns around the management of water infrastructure remain.

Cape Town residents urged to watch their water use

2016-11-21 20:37

Water consumption is still too high and residents need to reduce their use to winter levels, the City of Cape Town has urged.


Desalination plant brings relief to Gaza

2017-01-19 22:16

International aid workers have opened a new desalination plant in the Gaza Strip, bringing some relief to a territory where 97% of the water is undrinkable

Councillor blames Cape Town residents as water wasters

2017-01-17 18:00

Don't blame firefighting operations for the city missing its target for saving water, says the City of Cape Town.

R8.1m water project to bring relief to Bushbuckridge villages

2017-01-11 19:02

The Bushbuckridge municipality, in partnership with the Kruger National Park, has set aside an R8.1m budget for a project that is expected to help alleviate water shortages in villages adjacent to the park.

Sand-blocked pumps to blame for weeks of no water - Mbombela municipality

2017-01-09 17:11

Excessive sand is blocking pumps at Rand Water in Mpumalanga following recent heavy rains, the municipality says.

Northern Cape municipality may soon run out of water

2017-01-06 06:10

Residents of the Northern Cape’s Hantam Municipality may soon have no water, after the municipal dam ran dry nearly a month ago.

Cape Town still treading water restrictions

2016-12-28 21:32

Washing cars with buckets, time-specific gardening forays and a ban on portable pools are among the water restrictions Cape Town residents are still being urged to follow.

Level 2 water restrictions for Knysna municipality

2016-12-21 18:26

The Knysna Municipality in the Western Cape has enforced level 2 water restrictions with immediate effect.

Cape Town water use down, but still not enough - City

2016-12-01 10:30

Cape Town residents appear to have heeded the call to cut down on their water use, but still need to use less, the City says.

Western Cape residents have the most improved drinking water

2016-11-23 22:03

The Western Cape has the highest rate of universal access to improved drinking water sources in the country, says Statistics SA.

Keep saving water, urges water dept

2016-11-21 16:30

Gauteng residents must carry on saving water, even though dam levels are inching up in the parched province, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Monday.

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