Graham Sell: SA’s drinking water reservoirs are full of shit. Literally.

2016-09-27 13:01

Figures show the lack of concern most municipalities have for the quality of “treated” effluent released back into rivers and dams - primary sources for our drinking water.

Crazy, impatient driver plunges off ferry

An impatient driver couldn't wait for a ferry to dock and attempted to drive off the boat.

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Water restrictions for Bushbuckridge as drought deepens

2016-09-07 15:01

The Bushbuckridge municipality has announced that level two water usage restrictions will be implemented in the area with immediate effect until further notice.

Water restrictions lifted for eThekwini north coast

2016-09-01 21:04

After more than two years of below-average rainfall, water restrictions are set to be lifted in the eThekwini North Coast, Umgeni Water said on Thursday.

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.


WATCH: Burst water main surges in Umhlanga

2016-09-19 20:42

A burst water main in Umhlanga Rocks has caused a one-storey-high fountain, the Urban Improvement Precinct said.

Umgeni imposes drought levy

2016-09-14 09:51

Residents of a number of KwaZulu-Natal municipalities — including in Msunduzi — will most likely have to pay more for water to keep Umgeni Water afloat financially, while the drought tightens its grip on the province.

Hefty fines in JHB as water restrictions upped

2016-09-05 14:48

Hefty fines await Johannesburg residents as water restrictions are increased.

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.

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