Approximately 70% of the gross domestic product of South Africa is supported by water from the Limpopo, Inkomati, Pongola and Orange Rivers.
Three people have died after a stand-off between police and demonstrators in Mothutlung. But residents say cops opened fire on them without warning.
The water and environmental affairs minister has vowed to return running water to residents of Mothotlung by the end of the week.
Sylvia Lucas, Edna Molewa and Thulas Nxesi are on a shopping spree. They clearly didn't get the memo from Pravin about trimming the fat.
Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa is under fire for pushing cronies, including radio and TV celebs, into key posts.
Experts say that proposed changes to policy require extensive discussions about competing demands.
The department of water and environmental affairs is not holding back as it reviews its key positions regarding the national water policy.
The rhetoric around fracking is building as Water Minister Edna Molewa issued a notice of her intention to declare fracking a "controlled activity".
Despite concerns about SA's future water supply, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa insists everyone will have enough.
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and Mozambique's tourism minister will take action to combat rhino poaching, says her department.
In her budget vote, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has said that the industry shows the value of SA's biodiversity and would be supported.
SA needs to invest an estimated R670-billion in new water and sanitation infrastructure over the next decade, says Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
There could be a shortage of clean water if South Africans do not work to conserve it, says Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
Gauteng has lost 480-million kilolitres of water in the last financial year - enough to fill 192 000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Local rhinos have been thrown a lifeline with a memorandum of understanding signed between Vietnam and South Africa.
Shanduka Group has denied that Minister of Water Edna Molewa had discussions with it about water licences for its coal operations.
Forty-six mines are operating without water licences in SA in violation of the National Water Act, water affairs department documents reveal.