Gift of the Givers to deliver fodder to drought-stricken Eastern Cape farmers

2019-10-12 16:20

The Gift of the Givers foundation will be delivering eight truckloads of fodder to farmers in Graaff-Reinet, following a request from emerging and commercial farmers.

Sewage spill causes a stink in Cape Town suburb

2019-10-11 06:19

A faulty sewage pump is causing a stink among residents of Table View in Cape Town who are concerned about the environment and potential for diseases.

Johannesburg residents urged to save water as Vaal Dam level drops to just above 50%

2019-10-08 11:08

Johannesburg residents have been urged to try to save water after the level of the Vaal Dam dropped to 53.1%.

City of Johannesburg, Sandton Gautrain operator reach agreement over water cuts

2019-10-01 19:32

An almost three-week water cut at the Sandton Gautrain station is expected to come to an end after the City of Johannesburg reached an out-of-court settlement with operator Bombela Concession Company.

Water utility plans to reduce water pressure of 3 municipalities who are in arrears

2019-09-26 22:16

Three municipalities, which owe Rand Water hundreds of millions of rand, will have reduced water pressure if they fail to pay by October 1, the water utility announced on Thursday.

Court rules in favour of SANParks with Constantia man who sold mountain water

2019-09-14 17:00

South African National Parks (SANParks) has obtained an order in its favour against a Constantia man who had been selling water - by the truckload - from a mountain stream.

Cape Town water tariffs to be reassessed, but resident's must keep saving - City

2019-09-10 13:41

Water tariffs will be reassessed at a meeting of all users of the Western Cape's water supply system within the next two months, the City of Cape Town's mayoral committee member for water and waste Xanthea Limberg says.

Groups of people are wandering SA’s mountains, ‘hacking’ down alien trees for sport

2019-09-01 09:03

The country loses about R6.5-billion to invasive species and alien plants which threaten water supply.

Indigents in SA increased, bucket toilet use decreased - Stats SA

2019-08-29 16:47

The number of recorded indigents in South Africa increased from 2017 to 2018 and the use of bucket toilets in municipalities decreased by 50.3% from 2014 to 2018.

SA cannot allow its best agricultural land to be dug up for coal – academic

2019-08-27 08:50

South Africa cannot allow its best agricultural land to be dug up and used for coal, says Mike Muller, adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Governance.


Limpopo residents make big stink over burst sewerage pipe

2019-10-12 07:29

Residents of Praktiseer outside Burgersfort in Limpopo say they are vulnerable to diseases such as cholera and malaria as they are still waiting for a proper sewage system to be installed.

Sandton filling station begins settling its multi-million rand water bill

2019-10-10 20:51

A Sandton fuel station has began paying its multi-million rand water bill owed to the City of Johannesburg.

Mpumalanga municipality misses deadline to pay Rand Water R111m

2019-10-03 09:07

The Victor Khanye Local Municipality in Mpumalanga, which provides services to Delmas, Sundra, Eloff and Rietkol, has missed its deadline for the payment of R111m in outstanding debt to Rand Water.

Stinkwater groundwater not fit for human consumption, CSIR study finds

2019-09-27 20:30

Groundwater in Stinkwater, north of Pretoria, is not safe for human consumption and even contains faecal pollution, a Council for Scientific and Industrial Research study has found.

Water department ropes in divers to resolve Queenstown water supply issues

2019-09-18 21:24

The services of a diver have been procured to go deeper into the dam and release the valve that will allow for the right pressure to release water to Queenstown.

Do we really need 8 glasses of water a day?

2019-09-13 04:45

Are you drinking enough water? How much water is enough for you? And how do you achieve your intake if you absolutely hate water? Our nutrition experts weigh in.

Makana Municipality running out of water, introduces water rationing measures

2019-09-04 22:55

The Makana Municipality will introduce water rationing measures as it battles with a severe drought.

Poor water management is risk to land reform, agriculture forum hears

2019-08-29 22:11

If South Africa's water resources are poorly managed, it will not only be commercial farmers who will suffer - new farmers will then end up suffering the most, says an expert.

Call to clamp down on water 'stealers'

2019-08-27 22:13

The verification and validation of the use of water in SA is urgently needed, says the CEO of the South African Association of Water User Associations.

Western Cape dams: Careful water use urged as levels remain 'steady'

2019-08-27 06:08

Dam levels are stable in the Western Cape, so continued careful use of water is called for, the province says.

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