South Africa’s service delivery woes have attracted all manner of violence. As water becomes more scarce, things will get worse
Extracting too much water from the Vaal River system will result in a worse crisis
But a resident says interventions are ‘a plaster on the wound’
Our water use is higher than the global average – and we need to fix infrastructure to reduce losses
Civic groups have started an online petition for immediate action from Rand Water, Johannesburg Water
Water outages have left many communities with dry spells since August as the city struggles with prolonged recovery periods of Rand Water and Johannesburg Water supply systems
Causes are a growing population, ageing infrastructure, poor governance and leaks
Helen Joseph Hospital and Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital is surviving on water tankers amidst Gauteng water crisis
The reasons change and the blame game goes on while people struggle with severe water shortages
Densification and population growth driving water demand, the entity says
Rand Water says the shutdown was successfully completed
Recovery could take five to 14 days, advises Johannesburg Water
Ratepayers have warned Johannesburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda of legal action if the problem is not resolved
Robertsham residents have been hit by water shortages while Joburg Water and Rand Water blame each other and point fingers at Eskom
A combination of failures by the municipal, provincial and national government left a hospital in the south of Johannesburg without water and electricity for parts of November
Water minister Senzo Mchunu temporarily increases Rand Water’s bulk water allocation, while the City of Johannesburg looks to raise funds for water infrastructure upgrades
The supply of water in numerous municipalities around the country are has been affected by the rolling blackouts
Johannesburg Water’s main bulk supplier will be shut down for 54 hours from June 24, affecting large parts of Gauteng
A kilometre of new piping costs R1-million. Johannesburg Water has 2 200km of ageing pipeline
Irresponsible developers, thieves and homeowners have created a costly problem that is polluting the Jukskei River
Residents say they find themselves without water almost weekly
The city of gold’s creaky infrastructure means water insecurity may cause it to run out by 2025
Under Level 2 restrictions, homes that use between 20 000 and 30 000-litres of water a month will pay 10% more on their water bills.
A series of disconnected events that officials termed a ‘Fukushima moment’ was behind the water chaos that plagued Gauteng in September.
Johannesburg’s aging water infrastructure and sanitation will get a R75-million facelift, Johannesburg Water said on Monday.
Sections of Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg have been without water for nearly a week, media reports said on Tuesday. This has resulted in theatres being closed, several toilets out of order and, according to one specialist surgeon, the hygiene of patients being compromised.