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Why South Africa needs an independent water regulator

It would halt the abuse of taxpayers’ money in the water sector and ensure the efficient and effective utilisation of this precious resource

An El Niño away from water crisis

Outdated data, debt and mismanagement — Gauteng’s water plans predict a crisis. But it will be averted if people cut their water use by 30%

Equal access to water is paramount if South Africa is to change

Equitable access to the resource and the benefits derived from it are central to transformation

The other water crisis: Eastern Cape is in serious danger

In certain parts, the Eastern Cape crisis is worse than Cape Town — areas like the Gamtoos Valley don’t have supplementary water available.

Mokonyane rejects Outa’s claims of delay tactics in Lesotho water project

Outa says Mokonyane has "jeopardised" the water security for Gauteng by delaying the development of the LHWP II for more than two years.

SA may need to turn to private sector to solve its water crisis

Over R600-billion is needed over the next decade to fix poor infrastructure and extend coverage – but less than half of this is available.

R200m water plant opened in Nkandla

The IFP has accused the ANC of selectively using state resources to bring water to the Nkandla local municipality.

Bosveld Phosphates pollutes Kruger rivers, again

Bosveld Phosphates has leaked polluted water into the Selati River, which flows through the Kruger National Park.

Focusing on SA’s water sector skills challenges

Approximately 70% of the gross domestic product of South Africa is supported by water from the Limpopo, Inkomati, Pongola and Orange Rivers.

Addressing the water skills shortage

Rand Water Academy is to develop a pool of skilled and capable workers that contribute to the benefits and opportunities of economic expansion.

Providing much-needed experience

In the water sector there has been a skills shortage and a lack of the technical capacity, hindering municipalities to deliver on infrastructure.

Towards effective water management

South Africa is not blessed with a lot of water and is currently ranked the 30th driest in the world.

Mabeskraal: Our water troubles still run deep

The state claims 95% of people have access to water, but the water affairs department admits that only 65% have flowing water.

New water pipe in Madibeng, says department

The department of water affairs says a new pip has been installed in Madibeng to address the water shortage in the area.

Kruger Park toxic spill under control and investigation

A week-long spill is now under control, says SANParks, but the long-term effect on the environment is yet to be seen.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!