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Even if the wells run dry …

This year’s National Arts Festival is going ahead despite the drought that is plaguing Makhanda

Water dept under fire as Gift of the Givers withdraws from drought-hit Makhanda

After being promised reimbursement for financial assistance, Gift of the Givers has been left high and dry by the water and sanitation department

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

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

City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions

Cape Town deputy mayor Ian Neilson said the national water and sanitation department would respond to the city’s request on August 31

Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades

Afghanistan's 2018 wheat harvest is already expected to be the lowest since at least 2011

Eastern Cape towns to start ‘water shedding’ as dam empties

Water will be cut off in two Eastern Cape towns and only switched on for short intervals

National dam levels rise higher than in 2017 ― water department

The Western Cape dam levels that were recorded at an all-time low three months ago are rising by 5% week-on-week

Capetonians continue to save water

City of Cape Town deputy mayor Ian Neilson said dams providing water to the City are now 21.8% full

Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought

Drought-stricken farmers in the Western Cape have had to abandon at least a quarter of their high-value vineyards and fruit orchards

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Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

Basic income grant on the cards as Covid-19 threat intensifies

The pandemic has triggered a global economic crisis that will leave many South Africans without income security

Taxis and Covid-19: ‘The ideal doesn’t exist’

After months of complaining about the regulations imposed on the industry, taxi owners have been given a lifeline

Press Releases

SafetyWallet and First Aid Level 1

Basic First Aid is an industry standard and it is the basic requirement in working environments that employers need to have in place

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

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