Department of Water and Sanitation

 
Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security
Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security
South Africa is often referred to as the 30th...
City of Cape Town relaxes water restrictions
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, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson...
Ramaphosa gives go-ahead for new SIU probes
Ramaphosa gives go-ahead for new SIU probes
President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to begin investigations into the awarding of tenders, contracts and...
City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions
City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions
The City of Cape Town has asked the national department of water and sanitation to marginally relax water restrictions for Capetonians after dam...
Call corruption by its name: Murder
Call corruption by its name: Murder
In the United States they call it “disaster capitalism”: profiting when things fall apart, especially when the victims are poor and can’t...
National dam levels rise higher than in 2017 ― water department
National dam levels rise higher than in 2017 ― water department
Dams across the country have collectively reached nearly 80% capacity – rising above levels recorded this time last year, the Department of Water...
Fed up Capetonians to fight water costs
Fed up Capetonians to fight water costs
Residents in Cape Town are preparing to march against a proposed 26.9% water and sanitation tariff hike in the City of Cape Town’s budget, while...
R6-billion for drought relief
R6-billion for drought relief
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize says there is R6-billion allocated for disaster relief in the...
Union plans to close taps countrywide
Union plans to close taps countrywide
The National Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) will embark on an indefinite nationwide strike at the 
Water and sanitation department is billions of rands in debt
Water and sanitation department is billions of rands in debt
A full parliamentary inquiry into the finances of the Department of Water and Sanitation has been instituted after it conceded to being billions of...
Drilling underway to access last 10% in Western Cape dam
Drilling underway to access last 10% in Western Cape dam
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) says a plan is being worked on to access the remaining 10% of water still available in the Theewaterskloof Dam....
Move over Mmusi – national government’s taking over
Move over Mmusi – national government’s taking over
Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Des van Rooyen has just announced that the management of the drought currently...

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