Drinking Water Quality

‘We are paying for this dirty water’

Despite the SA Human Rights Commission declaring the water in Hammanskraal unfit for consumption, citizens are being forced to buy their own

Successful HIV treatment create health problems by contaminating water with ARVs

Traces of the drugs are found in urine and faeces, but water treatment plants are not designed to remove them

The ideal partner in multiple use water services

A public-private partnership working together with the water users themselves can deliver 'green growth'

Access to clean, safe water for all is possible

Consumption of unsafe water contributes to a downward spiral of health and poverty

No substitute for water

The City of Johannesburg is creating awareness of the value of water

The curious case of diarrhoea in Diepsloot

As water trouble continues in Diepsloot, it appears residents are starting to suffer the health consequences -- but not according to official figures.

Residents worry as taps stay dry in Diepsloot

The water crisis in Diepsloot has intensified as water tanks stand empty and no word on when the area would have water again.

South Africa’s water crisis just got expensive

South Africa will need R570-billion for investment in the water value chain in the next 10 years, says the department of environmental affairs.

Why don’t we love water anymore?

It's easy to forget the importance of water, writes <b>Sipho Kings-McDermott</b>.

Carolina: Living in a town with acid water

The only long-term solution is to close the open-cast mines for Carolina residents, who are plagued by acid water.

Assessing the true value of water in Southern Africa

As water resources in Southern Africa come under pressure from growing population, economic accounting for water could aid better management.

Johannesburg on acidic water time bomb

Millions of litres of highly acidic mine water is rising up under Johannesburg and could spill out into its streets, Parliament has heard.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it