Vaal Dam

ArcelorMittal charged with breaking environment laws

There are three charges against the company. Two from 2013 and one from 2016

Microplastic pollution on tap in SA

Particulates, prevalent in cosmetic and household products, and are now in our food chain

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

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

The Vaal remains up shit creek

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

Ministry should take over deteriorating wastewater treatment plants

The decline in the maintenance of wastewater treatment plants in most towns is alarming and cannot be allowed to deteriorate further

Sewage in Gauteng’s drinking water

A breakdown in Vaal Dam sewage management is polluting the water for 10-million people in Gauteng while locals live next to streams of human waste.

Flood warning issued after heavy rains

The water affairs department issued a flood warning on Wednesday after two days of heavy rainfall soaked parts of the country.

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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