Mamphela Ramphele: It's time citizens demand government starts defending our heritage

2019-10-29 12:02

Our young people need to take courage from young people from other parts of the world who have taken up the struggle for social justice and protection of ecosystems, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

‘Rains not enough’

2019-04-18 12:56

While KwaZulu-Natal has received above-average rainfall for February and March, there are lingering concerns about possible water shortages over winter.

Rental toilets are running short – and water stores working hard – as companies got ahead of Joburg’s water crisis on Tuesday

2018-08-28 12:40

A large part of western Johannesburg woke up to a water crisis on Tuesday – and some quick-on-their feet businesses sprang to get ahead of demand of the basics necessary to keep their doors open: toilets and drinking water.

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

2018-02-13 15:36

Before man-made climate change kicked in – and well before "Day Zero" in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May – the global water crisis was upon us.

Christmas in Cape Town despite the drought?

2017-10-20 08:12

Is it morally wrong for Joburgers to go to Cape Town over the December holiday and use what little water resources there's left, asks Howard Feldman.

Drought bulletin: two lessons from Houston

2017-08-31 09:00

Despite being at the other end of the weather spectrum, the catastrophe in Houston should teach us two lessons for handling our drought emergency in Cape Town, writes Clem Sunter.

SA economy can grow and avoid a water crisis - expert

2017-02-03 09:27

Various steps are required to ensure South Africa can sustainably consume water without the taps running dry, a scenario-planning expert has explained.

Water shortage for world's wettest place in India

2016-01-05 21:08

Climate change and population increase have set off water shortages in India in what was once the wettest place on earth.

Investment in water infrastructure worrying

2015-11-12 11:54

As SA battles drought-induced water shortages, a survey shows that some municipalities’ capital expenditure on water was high, while others spent significantly less.

Gaborone’s water-supply options dry up amid drought

2015-09-22 07:31

The possible disconnection of water supplies to Gaborone from an SA dam will force the city to rely on a problematic pipeline to reservoirs in the north.


Laudium in 'crisis' after three days without water

2019-10-26 14:33

The Pretoria community has been without water since late on Wednesday, with no indication of when the taps will run again.

An engineering firm wants to tow icebergs from Antarctica to Dubai – and use Cape Town as a pit stop

2018-09-11 07:17

The firm is eyeing icebergs that weigh around 100 million tons. And it's considering South Africa as a possible stop-over.

WATCH: Drone footage shows how UK dam levels dropped

2018-07-24 14:31

Drone footage of the Burrator Reservoir near Dartmoor reveals the extent to which water has dried up as the hot weather in the UK continues.

Has the water crisis turned you into a monster?

2018-01-31 13:06

Everyone needs water. Learn to shop unselfishly.

Cape Town hotels devising water saving plans

2017-10-01 06:00

Hotels and guesthouses in Cape Town are doing their best to ensure that their customers save water this summer.

Spacecraft Cape Town needs your cooperation

2017-03-15 10:05

Cape Town is in trouble and all of its citizens' must play their part as the risk is rising that there could be a catastrophe when we run out of water, writes Clem Sunter.

Vhembe mayor declines R1.5m car to help with water crisis

2016-12-14 10:10

The mayor of Vhembe, Florence Radzilani, has said no to a new R1.5m car and has instead told the municipality to buy more crane trucks to deal with water shortages in the district.

Newspapers focus on Ramaphosa, water shortages

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Anthea Jeffery: 'Induced' water shortage threatens growth, development & health

2015-11-12 07:06

SA's 'induced' water problem, mostly caused by hundreds of poorly functioning municipal wastewater works, poses a threat to future development and public health.

Shutting down good citizens

2015-08-03 06:29

If you want good citizens, then stop wasting our time, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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