Sewage

Blyvooruitzicht: A glimmer of hope      between the sewage, rats and fear

‘Thrown away like rubbish’ — Residents of what was once a rich mining town have survived the seven years since the mine closed

Tens of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal

The Vaal River is the lifeblood for almost 50% of the South African population yet at its banks around the Lekwa municipality, sewage flows into it

R10m to fix Durban sewage plant

There are other costs. The waste has sunk to the bottom of the harbour and E coli levels are dangerous, which means businesses are hurting

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

Rich estate’s dirty, smelly secret

Blair Atholl has not only violated its water-use licence, but has also released its untreated waste downstream

Spoiler alert: Raw sewage flows through northern Joburg

Irresponsible developers, thieves and homeowners have created a costly problem that is polluting the Jukskei River

Flushing money down the loo

​It’s no secret that South Africa’s water sector faces big problems. Old infrastructure is falling apart

Call corruption by its name: Murder

Allowing infrastructure to break down, because of negligence or direct action, puts lives in danger

The Vaal remains up shit creek

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

50 000 litres of sewage flow into SA’s rivers every second

Every second, 50 000 litres of sewage flow into the country’s rivers, a result of no maintenance because of corruption and incompetence

​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso

Two years after government promised to solve the problem, sewage sits in yards as pumps stand idle.

Northern Works sewage nightmare turns Jukskei black

Environmentalists fret after a treatment plant again spews raw waste into the Gauteng river.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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