Day Zero

Panic over water in Gauteng is misplaced

The department of water and sanitation has plans in place to ensure adequate water supply until 2040 and beyond

Responding to the climate crisis

Carbon emmissions continue to soar, but the urgency of the moment is driving change around the world

Day Zero: Lessons for cities in Global South

For Cape Town to survive, it needs more than just a good technical approach to managing water

As rivers run dry, Day Zero strikes Eastern Cape’s villages

Severe drought and a struggling municipality means some people drink from muddy puddles

Cape residents continue to save water — report

For the week ending on December 24, water consumption in Cape Town was 583 million litres a day

Here are the City of Cape Town’s guidelines for Level 3 water usage

Tariffs will also be lowered. If residents use less than 6 000 litres per month, they can expect to pay 35.5% less

Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security

South Africa is a water stressed country but crisis point can be avoided

Water restrictions: Govt to announce water allocation before month end

According to Carl Opperman, CEO of Agri Wes-Cape, the agricultural sector was not happy with the delays in decision-making

Seeking mobility justice

The drought-related day zero and the mobility day zero have more in common than you may think, writes Dr Bradley Rink

City of Cape Town relaxes water restrictions

​The City of Cape Town has made the move to relax current water restrictions from Level 6B to Level 5 from October 1

The unbearable lightness of being

M&G’s doomsday reporter has returned from his sabbatical seeking that elusive silver lining

Cape Town dam levels reach two-year milestone

For the first time since 2016, Cape Town's combined dam levels have broken through the 60% mark

Latest

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs