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‘People the same as pigs’ in the Vaal

The water and sanitation department has taken over the clean-up project while sewage continues to pollute the Vaal River and Emfuleni municipality

Schools to close for a month due to Covid infection surge — Ramaphosa

The academic year will extend into 2021 in a ‘deliberately cautious approach’ as president confirms South Africa has world’s fifth-highest Covid-19 infection tally

Schools have tanks – but no water

The state rapidly put in place a solution for the emergency provision of water, but it has been hampered by the shortage, and cost, of water tankers

DBE: 95% of schools to open on June 8

After a week’s delay, the basic education minister said the majority of schools are ready to open, but added that ‘the golden rule is, there will be no school that will resume, if not ready to do so’

Water supplier to shut off taps in Jo’burg for 54 hours

Johannesburg Water’s main bulk supplier will be shut down for 54 hours from June 24, affecting large parts of Gauteng

SA’s water debt grows by R8-million every 24 hours

At midnight on Thursday two municipalities failed to pay their water bills. They aren’t unique. Debt is wrecking water and sanitation services

Past failures don’t bode well for Mokonyane tenure

Minister takes over a crucial department, despite leading the water department into crisis

The state of Joburg’s pipes

A kilometre of new piping costs R1-million. Johannesburg Water has 2 200km of ageing pipeline

The Vaal remains up shit creek

Budgetary constraints have resulted in a plan that won’t cope with Sedibeng’s sewage flow

Records tumble as drought goes on

October 2015 was the hottest October on record. It also holds the record for seeing the biggest increase in temperature for a single month.

Water restrictions begin in Gauteng

Rand Water, South Africa's biggest water utility, has implemented water restrictions as the country's drought continues to intensify.

Rand Water: Bonuses keep flowing as the pipes run dry

Maybe it’s no surprise Gauteng has faced water shortages; there's no top-level remuneration for preventing outages, yet there have been mystery hikes.

Pipelines pass their best-by date

Water channels blighted by acid mine drainage and age place Gauteng’s biodiversity at risk

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.

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