Karoo fracking by winter 2016

2014-10-28 15:37

The first exploratory drill head could be biting its way down through Karoo rock in search of shale gas by as early as mid-2016.

Water disruptions in parts of Tshwane

2014-10-22 17:59

A burst pipe has caused water supply interruptions in Valhalla, south of Tshwane.

Mahikeng water safe - tests

2014-10-16 17:21

Tests have confirmed that water in Mahikeng in the North West is safe to drink, the water and sanitation department says.

LA mayor vows to cut water use by 20%

2014-10-15 09:12

The mayor of LA aims to reduce local water use by 20% over the next three years to address a record drought through a mix of voluntary measures for residents and mandatory restrictions for city departments.

Water problems need multi-faceted approach

2014-10-10 22:40

A co-ordinated approach to water management and infrastructure improvement is needed to solve Gauteng's water supply problems, says Cogta's spokesperson.

Coconut – the 'fruit of life'

2014-10-07 15:59

Coconut milk, water, flesh or oil . . . no matter how you use this tropical fruit, it’s bound to be good for you!

Mogale City water supply increasing

2014-10-04 16:09

Water supply in Mogale City in the West Rand is improving as reservoir levels increase, the local municipality says.

Maimane provoked residents - MEC

2014-10-02 18:22

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has provoked residents of Tsakane by campaigning on the back of water supply problems, Gauteng's co-operative governance MEC says.

Police forced to escort Maimane to safety

2014-10-01 14:52

The police have escorted DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane out of Tsakane near Brakpan in Gauteng after his water delivery campaign was interrupted.

Duarte: Water crisis shows officials must up game

2014-10-01 08:41

The water shortages in Gauteng showed how officials needed to improve their performance, says ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte.

Power failures cause East Cape water disruptions

2014-09-30 21:39

The flow of water in the Eastern Cape's Amathole district has been disrupted due to a power failure at a substation which powers the municipality's pump station.

Mokonyane: Cable theft economic sabotage

2014-09-29 17:57

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says copper cable theft must be classified as an economic crime following a water shortage that hit parts of Johannesburg.

Water disruptions in Eastern Cape

2014-09-29 16:24

Butterworth and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape were without water, the Amathole district municipality has said.

Ekurhuleni water supply stabilising

2014-09-28 14:59

The water supply in Ekurhuleni is stabilising after Bedfordview and Primrose started receiving water after a period of shortages, the municipality says.

No water crisis - committee chairperson

2014-09-27 21:20

There is no water crisis in Gauteng, chairperson of the portfolio committee on water and sanitation, Mlungisi Johnson, says.

Gauteng to remain dry for now

2014-09-27 14:52

Water should be restored to all parts of Gauteng within two weeks - as long as there were no power outages.

East Rand businesses struggle without water

2014-09-26 14:40

Businesses in Bedfordview, east of Johannesburg, have been affected by the low water supply in the area, with many resorting to bringing water from their homes.

Parliament: Infrastructure vandalism at 'crisis level'

2014-09-26 08:48

Parliament's portfolio committee on water and sanitation says the continuing vandalism and theft of water infrastructure "has reached a crisis level" and that urgent action needs to be taken.

Makhura to get water shortages report

2014-09-25 18:02

Gauteng Premier David Makhura will receive a report on the water shortages in the province.

Water shortages persist in Pretoria

2014-09-25 10:58

Water has been restored to most of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni following shortages during the week but it appears that shortages in Pretoria persist.

Water reservoirs recovering - Johannesburg Water

2014-09-25 07:54

Most water reservoirs and towers are recovering at a good rate following shortages, Johannesburg Water says.

Water woes continue in Joburg, Tshwane

2014-09-24 12:50

It is unclear when water would be fully restored to parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane following shortages.

Most Tshwane suburbs without water

2014-09-23 17:28

Most suburbs of Tshwane have been without water following problems with the Palmiet pump station.

Gordhan: Municipalities owe water boards R2bn

2014-09-23 11:24

Municipalities owe nearly R2.1bn in arrear payments to water boards with the Free State owing nearly R1bn, says Cooperative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Egyptian officials visit new Ethiopian dam

2014-09-22 19:31

Egyptian and Sudanese officials have visited the site of the new Nile dam in Ethiopia.


Stones block Bloemhof main sewer

2014-10-22 20:11

A blocked pipeline resulted in sewage flowing into the Bloemhof Vaal River, the DR Ruth Segomotsi District Municipality has said.

Science meets voodoo at festival of water

2014-10-20 13:05

Perhaps no other city in the United States is as well-suited as New Orleans to wed a scientific discussion of environment with a celebration of the occult.

Drought-hit US town learns to live without water

2014-10-16 14:00

Residents and business people in the small town of Porterville, in California's normally verdant Central Valley, who have no running water and are having to re-think how they live.

Drip, drip: Water start-ups tap a glacial industry

2014-10-13 14:04

Innovation in water hasn't been entirely glacial. But when start-ups try to sell their technology to utilities focused on ensuring a regular and clean supply of water, new ideas take a back seat to safety and reliability.

Over 100 mines have no water-use licences

2014-10-09 21:00

A total of 103 mines are breaking the law by operating without water-use licences, according to Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

DA queries later water board reports

2014-10-02 20:56

The DA has called on Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to explain why 14 national water boards have not submitted their annual reports on time.

Maimane booed during water campaign

2014-10-01 14:10

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has been booed when he tried to address Tsakane, East Rand, residents during a water delivery campaign.

Gauteng on high water alert - MEC

2014-10-01 05:00

Gauteng's provincial leaders are on high alert and ready to respond to water-related problems that may re-surface in the near future, Co-operative Governance MEC Jacob Mamabolo says.

Water maintenance in Mpuma municipality put on hold

2014-09-29 19:59

The DA says major maintenance work on the uSuthu water supply network in Mpumalanga has been put on hold.

Water shortage a technical glitch - Mokonyane

2014-09-29 16:46

Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane has described the three-week water shortage in Gauteng as a “technical glitch”.

Rand Water: Water restoration gradual

2014-09-28 21:39

The restoration of water in Gauteng will be gradual and people should use water sparingly, Rand Water has said.

Tsakane community grinds to halt without water

2014-09-27 22:55

Residents of Tsakane in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni, say that their lives have ground to a halt after being without water for two weeks.

Water shortage is our concern - Maimane

2014-09-27 16:44

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has visited residents of Tsakane in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni, to show solidarity with those who have been without water for two weeks.

Worst water crisis in 110 years

2014-09-27 06:00

The water shortage "crisis" is under control for now, the parliamentary portfolio committee on water and sanitation has heard.

Rand Water to meet with minister

2014-09-26 08:50

Rand Water will meet Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane over the water shortages in Gauteng this week.

Mokonyane: Rand Water must communicate better

2014-09-26 08:18

Rand Water needs to work closer and communicate better with communities regarding water supply interruptions and other challenges, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Rand Water denies water restrictions

2014-09-25 14:26

Rand Water has denied reports of water restrictions in Gauteng following water shortages during the week.

Water restored to most of Joburg

2014-09-25 09:25

Water has been restored to most areas of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni following shortages during the week.

Water restored to most of Joburg

2014-09-23 18:30

Water supply is back to normal in most of Johannesburg following a week of interruptions.

Water tankers dispatched around Ekurhuleni

2014-09-23 14:38

Water tankers have been dispatched to areas in Ekurhuleni suffering water shortages.

Joburg water shortages continue

2014-09-22 23:22

Water shortages in some parts of Johannesburg persist Johannesburg Water says.

Gauteng water to be restored

2014-09-22 18:07

Water supply problems being experienced in vast areas of Gauteng should be resolved within two days.

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