SANDF to withdraw from Vaal River intervention project by Friday

2020-01-27 13:13

The South African National Defence Force is planning to withdraw its personnel and equipment deployed to the Vaal River Project.

Ministers call on municipalities to procure their own water tankers

2020-01-20 22:34

A special joint ministerial and MEC team has agreed to escalate the war against water wastage.

Water department meets to discuss re-prioritising of funds for drought-stricken areas

2020-01-10 22:37

The Department of Water and Sanitation has convened a two-day meeting to discuss how funding can be re-prioritised to assist areas still affected by drought in parts of the Eastern and Northern Cape.

Warning over dirty drinking water in Winburg, DA lays criminal charge

2020-01-02 18:38

The DA in the Free State has laid criminal charges against the mayor and municipal manager of the Masilonyana Municipality over dirty drinking water in the area.

Considerable drop in Cape Town water use, City says

2019-12-23 18:08

Water consumption in Cape Town has decreased considerably in the last week, the City of Cape Town says.

City of Cape Town says Bakoven beach water acceptable despite sewage spill - report

2019-12-20 10:42

Water quality results at Bakoven, following a sewage discharge during load shedding, indicate that the water is within the acceptable guidelines for recreational use as stipulated by the Department of Environmental Affairs.

The US military wants to deliver drinking water to troops in the desert by sucking it out of the air

2019-12-17 11:48

DARPA is trying to figure out how to extract water from the ambient air as a way to provide drinking water to troops on the move in really dry areas.

OPINION: Government must come good on its water promise of 21 years ago

2019-12-12 10:04

21 years ago the government expropriated all water rights in South Africa. It is time to deliver the sustainable, equitable distribution that was promised, writes Mark Rountree.

WATCH | Emerging farmers battle devastating drought in Northern Cape

2019-12-10 05:10

Day Zero and a ticking time bomb await farmers, both veteran and emerging, in the Northern Cape.

Northern Cape needs R688m to battle massive drought

2019-12-08 08:04

Agri-Northern Cape says it is looking forward to the help it will receive from the government to raise almost R688m for drought aid in the province. This, however, has not been granted yet.


QwaQwa water crisis: 5 000 water tankers to be dispatched to the town

2020-01-24 12:53

Five thousand water tankers are to be supplied to drought-stricken QwaQwa in the Free State to give the town with immediate relief, according to Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu.

Public Protector steps in to help families get running water five years after taps run dry

2020-01-14 05:44

After five years without running water, seven Limpopo homes have been reconnected to the municipal water supply network.

WATCH | River flows in dry Karoo as rains bring some relief, hope

2020-01-08 22:05

While the Karoo continues to battle a hard-hitting drought, the sight of a river flowing after morning rains on Wednesday has brought a little bit of joy and relief.

Hennops river rehabilitation to continue in 2020 – City of Tshwane

2019-12-28 18:16

The City of Tshwane has promised the public and the business sector in Centurion that the rehabilitation of the Hennops River "will be intensified in the New Year".

Knysna authorities work to clean up Waste Water Treatment Works and recreational areas

2019-12-21 22:14

Knysna authorities are investigating sources of oil and grease polluting storm water drains in a popular area close to the Knysna CBD.

City of Cape Town pollutes its own nature reserve, monthly water tests reveal

2019-12-17 17:49

Milnerton lagoon, which is part of the Diep River estuary, is so polluted that the Milnerton Canoe Club is not able to offer a beginner or development programme due to the risk of youth falling into the water.

Dam levels remain low despite continuous rainfall

2019-12-12 22:17

Despite heavy rain causing havoc and mayhem in parts of Gauteng, water levels in various dams have shown no progress, instead they have dropped.

Load shedding: Cape Town warns that water supply may be intermittent at Stage 6

2019-12-10 11:33

Capetonians who are seeing red over load shedding should also prepare for possible interruptions to their water supply should Eskom decide to move to Stage 6.

'Way beyond the urgency and emergency phase', Gift of the Givers 'battle' with worsening Eastern Cape drought

2019-12-08 17:27

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers says it is struggling to keep up with the impact of the drought in the Eastern Cape.

Human remains found in Verulam water reservoir

2019-12-06 23:00

A municipal officer in Verulam, KwaZulu Natal, has discovered human remains in a water reservoir during a routine inspection.

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