Water tankers dispatched in parts of Tshwane as pump issues dry up reservoirs

2018-12-12 19:39

Issues with at one of Rand Water's pump stations have led to reduced water supply in the western parts of Tshwane and several reservoirs are dangerously close to running dry.

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

2018-12-11 06:09

Many African countries tend to mismanage their groundwater resources. In many instances it’s over exploited and heavily contaminated and in other situations it is merely considered an emergency resource.

Wakkerstroom residents want R13m water pipeline project halted

2018-12-07 06:33

Residents of Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga have called for a R13m water pipeline project to be halted, saying it will put their water supply at risk.

Cape Town households to shoulder bigger share of water restrictions so economy, business can recover

2018-11-30 10:13

Cape Town households will shoulder a bigger share of the new water restrictions to make more water available for the region’s economic drivers of agriculture, industry and tourism.

SIU won't relent in the face of pushback against Giyani corruption probe

2018-11-28 11:55

Despite paying between R1.2m and R1.4m for boreholes, that usually costs about R100 000, Lepelle Northern Water isn't providing water to Giyani.

Treasury loses out on more than R1bn in VAT from drought-stricken farmers

2018-11-27 12:29

Farmers and the City of Cape Town are on tenterhooks waiting to hear what the new water allocations will be.

Cape Town borrows R1.3bn from German bank for wastewater projects

2018-11-20 22:00

The City of Cape Town has signed a R1.3bn loan with the German government-owned KfW Development Bank for urban wastewater management, according to Mayor Dan Plato's office.

New toilet can save 30% of water and 30% of consumers' water bills

2018-11-20 07:33

South Africa has developed a revolutionary new toilet that uses less than two litres of water for a full flush – saving around 700 litres of water a person every month.

The Terminator will be back - this time to talk about Day Zero

2018-11-16 11:36

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back – and heading to Cape Town to talk about Day Zero.

How impact investment can tackle our water shortages

2018-11-14 12:22

While you read this article, over 50 people globally would have died from diseases linked to unsafe drinking water. But impact investing can change that, say Steve McCallum & Suzette Viviers.


Day Zero 'fear-mongering' not the only factor that helped avert water crisis - City

2018-12-12 14:33

The City of Cape Town has expressed sceptism about a study which suggests that the fear associated with Day Zero was the single most successful intervention in its campaign to get residents to slash water consumption.

Water restrictions in place after Swartruggens Dam falls to 6.4%

2018-12-07 21:41

Low water levels at the Swartruggens Dam in the North West have forced the implementation of water supply restrictions in some areas, says the Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality.

National water dept, City of Cape Town differ on water consumption level for next year

2018-12-03 21:43

The national Department of Water and Sanitation has ruled that Cape Town needs to cut water consumption by only 10% for the year starting in December.

Here are the City of Cape Town's guidelines for Level 3 water usage

2018-11-29 14:44

The City of Cape Town is expected to lower water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 from December 1. Here are the guidelines that the City has provided for Level 3 water usage.

SIU moves to recover R2.2bn in failed Giyani water project

2018-11-27 18:59

The Special Investigating Unit is seeking to recover R2.2bn from the "irregular" tender appointment of LTE Consulting Engineers by state-owned water utility Lepelle Northern Water for a failed water project in Giyani, Limpopo.

No water, 'no vote' – Cape Town protesters march to civic centre

2018-11-22 16:28

A group of informal settlement residents in Cape Town have vowed not to vote in next year's elections if they do not get the water and sanitation they are constitutionally entitled to.

Vaal River pollution: 'There have been challenges to compliance', Sasol says

2018-11-20 18:42

Petrochemicals giant Sasol has denied that it is responsible for pollution in the Vaal river.

Vaal water crisis: 'Why are investigations only beginning now?'

2018-11-19 22:33

The Department of Environmental Affairs has made several submissions to the SA Human Rights Commission inquiry into the water crisis in and around the Vaal River.

Municipalities' unpaid water bills increase to a whopping R13.1bn

2018-11-14 17:37

Municipalities that do not pay their water bills have run up a whopping R13.1bn debt – an amount just R2bn short of the entire annual budget of the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Joburg Water urges residents to use water sparingly as temperatures climb

2018-11-13 10:19

Residents of Johannesburg and its surrounding areas have been warned to use water sparingly this week as the temperatures soar in Gauteng.

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