Water affairs is suing Stellenbosch municipality for pollution with only a draft protocol to guide it.
The exact status of its regular director general, Maxwell Sirenya, is unclear. Reports swing between his being fired and resigning.
Forty-six mines are operating without water licences in SA in violation of the National Water Act, water affairs department documents reveal.
Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa allegedly intervened to prevent action and possible prosecution of mining companies linked to Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa's ecosystems are in a poor state and the challenges of a developing society are huge, writes Edna Molewa.
Residents of a Carolina in Mpumalanga are taking the government to court after six months of waiting for their municipal water supply to be cleaned.
A total of 532 cases of diarrhoea have been recorded in Delmas, Mpumalanga, and there was still no clarity on the cause, the Water Affairs and Forestry Department said on Friday. On Thursday, 63 cases were reported, said spokesperson Linda Page.
Pollution at the Vaal River has reached crisis proportions, an environmental scientist said on Tuesday. Claudia Holgate described the sewerage spillage running into the Vaal River as "a crisis" at a meeting of Save the Vaal Environment held at the Vaal River Barrage Reservoir.
Water quality in Durban's harbour has started to improve following the release of chemicals from a blazing chemical storage depot, a senior Water Affairs and Forestry Department official said on Friday. The chemicals were released into the harbour for three hours on Tuesday night during the blaze.