When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
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A proposed by-law drafted by the City of Cape Town contains provisions preventing anyone from independently testing the water quality in City-run nature reserves without written authorisation.
While we continue to look for innovative solutions through partnerships between universities, research institutes and companies, it is essential that public perception over water quality changes, writes Gideon Wolfaardt & Marlene de Witt.
The water and sanitation department is set to submit a qualified audit report for the 2018-2019 financial year nearly seven months after the legislated deadline for annual reports.
New research shows that more than 3 billion years ago, early Earth may have been a real-life “waterworld”, without a continent in sight.
Despite the rain in January, Makhanda remains in the grip of a water crisis. Schools, businesses and local residents continue to struggle to cope with water cuts.
The City of Tshwane says around 100 water tankers would be deployed at strategic points while the pipeline is repaired.
Despite welcome rains recently, the Eastern Cape remains in the grip of a terrible drought, and taps in Graaff-Reinet, home to 40 000 people, ran dry last year.
Butterworth residents have shut down parts of the Eastern Cape town to highlight their frustration over erratic water supplies during the prolonged drought.
Residents of Ntuzuma H and G sections in eThekwini blocked Ithendele Drive with burning tyres on Wednesday night and Thursday morning after their taps ran dry more than two weeks ago.
The suburb of Umjindi in Barberton, Mpumalanga, has been cut off for a third day running as protesters barricaded Voortrekker Street, the only entrance into the town.
While South Africans are being urged to wash their hands frequently to protect themselves from the coronavirus, hundreds of families are sharing three water taps in Madiba Square, Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
Villagers in Magangeni, Limpopo, are upset with Chief Samuel Mukhari, accusing him of breaking a promise to sink boreholes for them.
After nearly two months of violent protests over water shortages in Barberton, Mpumalanga, calm appears to have been restored in the town, and businesses can once again open their doors.
Residents in large parts of the Tshwane CBD have been without water for nearly a week and will have to wait four to seven more days for the restoration of the supply.
The City of Tshwane has confirmed that emergency repair work would be carried out on the leaking pipeline on Saturday afternoon.
Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has commissioned the Amatola Water Board to lead the drought intervention plan in the Eastern Cape, the board has said.
Salga President Thembi Nkadimeng said that municipalities struggle to pay their debts, because they struggle to collect revenue owed to hem by government and businesses.
Residents of Shayamoya in Pietermaritzburg say their settlement has been without tap water for four years. They depend on a water tanker that comes once or twice a week.
Dam levels across the country remain steady compared to the same period last year, with only the Eastern Cape below the 50% capacity, the Department of Water and Sanitation says.
Sixteen tankers have been delivered to QwaQwa in the Free State by the Department of Water and Sanitation in a bid to relieve water shortages in the area.
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