Department of Water Affairs and Forestry

 
'There's shit in the water'
'There's shit in the water'
It was a scene almost perfectly designed to underscore Edna Molewa's dire warning. Even as the minister of water and environmental affairs said in...
Water department spends R21-million on cholera
Water department spends R21-million on cholera
About R21-million has been spent on controlling the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe and a further R80-million will be allocated to affected areas,...
More river cholera test results expected soon
More river cholera test results expected soon
The results of further tests done to determine if the Limpopo River is contaminated with cholera are expected by Saturday.
Multibillion-rand plan to boost Vaal water supply
Multibillion-rand plan to boost Vaal water supply
Cabinet has approved plans to embark on a second phase of the Lesotho Highlands water project, which will involve building a second hydroelectric...
Sweet deal
Sweet deal
The merger that followed the sweet privatisation deal that saw government lease more than 100 000ha of forests between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town...
Work on Limpopo power plant starts in September
Work on Limpopo power plant starts in September
Work on a multibillion-rand hydro-electric plant in Limpopo will start in September, with completion scheduled for 2015, the Sekhukhune municipality announced on Thursday....
Water contamination cited in E Cape child deaths
Water contamination cited in E Cape child deaths
Water contamination was a factor in the death of nearly 80 babies in the Eastern Cape, the provincial government said on Wednesday.
Rights commission to monitor baby-deaths probe
Rights commission to monitor baby-deaths probe
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will monitor investigations into the cause of the deaths of nearly 80 Eastern Cape babies, the...
Probe under way into E Cape child deaths
Probe under way into E Cape child deaths
An intensive investigation is under way to establish whether contaminated water in the Eastern Cape caused the death of nearly 80 children, the...
Jo'burg water safe after contamination scare
Jo'burg water safe after contamination scare
After a contamination scare on Friday morning, residents of northern Johannesburg can now safely drink their tap water again, Johannesburg Water...
Don't drink tap water in northern Johannesburg
Don't drink tap water in northern Johannesburg
Residents in northern Johannesburg areas were on Friday warned not to drink tap water as the quality was not up to standard, Johannesburg Water...
DA: Minister in denial over 'looming' water crisis
DA: Minister in denial over 'looming' water crisis
Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry Lindiwe Hendricks is guilty of "denialism" when she says South Africa is not facing a water crisis, the...

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