R341m set aside to prevent pollution in the Vaal River - Water dept

2019-04-06 19:47

The Department of Water and Sanitation has set aside R341 million for the resuscitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal

Mhlathuze Water's suspended CEO gets the boot

2019-01-24 18:38

The contract of Mhlathuze Water's suspended chief executive officer Sibusiso Makhanya has been terminated.

Water dept leaking senior staff as Nkwinti tightens the tap on probes into corruption

2018-10-31 22:39

The embattled Department of Water and Sanitation is suffering from a leadership crisis as many officials in top posts have either been suspended or have "run away" from probes into corruption, says Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Water officials responsible for irregular spending to get second chance - Nkwinti

2018-05-22 13:20

Water and sanitation officials who were involved in dodgy practices that contributed to the department's R6.7bn in irregular spending last year are to be given a second chance, Minister of Water and Sanitation Gugile Nkwinti has said.

Water dept is in 'shambles', admits Nkwinti after taking over from Mokonyane

2018-05-02 19:19

New Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti has conceded to MPs that the department he had inherited earlier this year from Nomvula Mokonyane is "a mess".

Nkwinti vows to revive ailing water dept with focus on 5 key pillars

2018-03-22 19:16

New Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti wants to bring his ailing department centre stage and elevate it to the level it once was under former minister Kader Asmal.

District Six claimants demand answers from government

2017-06-02 20:59

Families which were forcibly removed from District Six during the apartheid era want answers from the land reform department.

Parliament concerned about slow pace of land reform

2017-05-20 06:44

The slow pace of land reform has been lamented when Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti delivered his department's budget to the National Assembly.

Minister moves to calm land reform fears

2017-03-28 12:53

Land reform minister Gugile Nkwinti says the country needs clarity on the ruling party's current stance on land, and the ANC is still guided by the provisions in the Constitution.

Land reform is ‘captured’

2017-02-26 06:03

New study reveals major flaws in government’s redistribution programme


'Please help us' - emerging farmers ask government to reconsider water licence system

2019-02-16 07:15

The Department of Water and Sanitation needs to focus on the system of water licences in order to fully transform the water sector, emerging farmers have told the department.

SA has over 40 'critical' sewerage plants under close watch

2019-01-01 17:38

The department of water and sanitation says it is monitoring the performance of over 40 sewerage plants that do not meet minimum standards.

Minister Nkwinti calls for state construction bank and company ideas

2018-08-19 06:03

Building firms have been urged to come up with a model to empower black practitioners big and small.

Some water and sanitation officials wear R20k shoes, while SAns don't have water - parliamentary committee hears

2018-05-09 22:02

Some officials in the bankrupt Department of Water and Sanitation wore shoes that cost R20 000, while some South Africans did not even have water, MP Patrick Chauke has said.

Rand Water threatens to cut water to Emfuleni municipality over R419m debt

2018-04-11 15:05

Rand Water says it will once again reduce the bulk water supply to the Emfuleni Local Municipality after it failed to reach a settlement on the payment of a R419m debt.

SA has over 6 000 oustanding land claims

2017-06-07 17:38

There are currently 6 607 land claims outstanding in South Africa, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti told Parliament.

Land: 1.8 million hectares transferred to communal trusts since 1994

2017-05-23 08:30

Almost two million hectares of land have been transferred to communal property associations and trusts since 1994.

Put controversial land bill on hold, urges union

2017-05-18 11:28

Trade union Solidarity recommends that the controversial Agricultural Land Holdings Bill be put on hold until a more rigorous analysis has been conducted and subjected to public scrutiny.

New bill will set out unique land ceilings

2017-03-24 09:29

A new bill that will set out unique land ceilings for various districts in the country has been published in the Government Gazette for public comment.

SA needs a law addressing land restitution without compensation - Nkwinti

2017-02-14 19:11

A single law should be developed to address the issue of land restitution without compensation, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

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