The big thirst hits Limpopo as R772m goes down the drain

2018-04-22 06:00

In three years, the water department signed two overlapping software licence deals with SAP.

Emfuleni water cuts likely to send businesses, residents into a panic, says municipality

2018-04-12 18:23

Emfuleni municipality says it is paying its current account as agreed, however, it is battling to maintain its historical debt of R419m.

Swimming in the ocean may come with infection risks

2018-04-12 12:00

There are indications that pollution is an issue affecting swimmers in many parts of the world.

Gauteng's water supplier just reported almost R2 billion in profit, even as its staff costs spiked

2018-04-09 12:10

Rand Water's net income increased thanks to a 10.2% increase in its drinking-water tariff for the likes of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

WATCH: Water spilling over Gariep Dam

South Africa's largest dam, The Gariep in the Free State, is on the brink of reaching full capacity.

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South Africa could run out of water by 2030 – govt draft plan

2018-03-29 19:08

The draft National Water and Sanitation Master Plan outlines the dire situation of the country's water and sanitation sector.

Cape Town water consumption drops by 43 million litres

2018-03-28 08:39

Capetonians have managed to get water usage down to 522 million litres per day over the past week - 43 million litres less than the previous week's water usage.

14,3% water hike in July

2018-03-23 13:33

Msunduzi ratepayers could be in for another double-digit water tariff hike come July, as 14,3% has been proposed in the municipality’s draft budget for 2018/19.

Cape Town's water consumption figures go up again

2018-03-20 22:03

Cape Town collective water use has gone up again to an average of 565Ml a day after the City quietly moved Day Zero to 2019.

ANALYSIS: Why Day Zero was scrapped

2018-03-19 07:01

Despite Cape Town dam levels still dropping and almost no rain amid the worst drought experienced in recent times, Day Zero has been scrapped. What happened?


Emergency plans to stave off Saldanha's Day Zero in 7 days' time

2018-04-17 19:17

Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti says the government has decided to release five million cubic metres of water from the Berg River into the Misverstand Dam.

Do South Africans each guzzle 235 litres of water per day?

2018-04-12 15:00

Debating South Africa’s 2018 State of the Nation Address, Salga president Parks Tau noted that the country’s water consumption far exceeds international benchmarks. Africa Check investigates the claim.

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.

Cape Town water consumption 'stabilised' - deputy mayor

2018-04-04 12:47

Water use in the City of Cape Town has stabilised at lower levels compared to the beginning of the year, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has said.

Could you taste the difference between toilet water and tap water?

2018-04-03 07:09

It is important to make the idea of recycled water less scary to people, as it is becoming an important source of water in many parts of the world.

The City of Cape Town has just sold a rundown 2-bedroom bungalow for R20 million

2018-03-28 17:31

The money may be used to fund water projects.

Umgeni Water asks govt to lift KZN water restrictions

2018-03-26 20:47

KwaZulu-Natal's water woes may soon officially come to an end, as bulk water supplier Umgeni Water is set to request government to lift water restrictions.

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.

Dam levels drop again in Western Cape

2018-03-19 19:01

The latest average dam levels for the Western Cape have dropped to 18.9%, from 19.5%, says the Western Cape government.

Theft and vandalism threatens Cape Town’s water security

2018-03-18 21:00

Theft and vandalism at aquifer drilling sites and of general water infrastructure in Cape Town is compromising water security, the City says.

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