Water Contamination

Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated

No studies have been done on the health effects of ingested microplastics on humans

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

​Lekwa Teemane city manager suspended amid water crisis

The Lekwa Teemane municipal manager has been suspended as officials investigate a water crisis that resulted in the death of three babies.

Illegal Gupta coal mine accused of polluting crop irrigation water

A Gupta-linked colliery has been accused of polluting the Olifants River, a vital source of water for food crop irrigation on farms around Delmas.

Water complaints flood human rights commission

The SA Human Rights Commission has received 144 complaints in the past two years about problems with the quality and supply of water.

Bizos: Water to drink is an urgent need indeed

People of Carolina had every right to go to court for the relief sought, irrespective of what others may have done in the past, says George Bizos.

‘There’s shit in the water’

Diepsloot's desperate water situation has tested the patience of its thirsty and scared residents.

Weekend of queues and confusion for thirsty Diepsloot

Some Diepsloot residents have drunk their water and prayed while others walked kilometres to find a safer supply after theirs was contaminated.


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