water crisis

 
Residents rally as City of Cape Town plans to close water collection point
Residents rally as City of Cape Town plans to close water collection point
Cape Town residents are rallying behind a man who helped make a spring in the Newlands suburb more accessible to thousands of citizens. While the...
Water usage lessons from Namibia
Water usage lessons from Namibia
Every morning, Maria Petrus* needs to be at the communal water tap in her village in Onesi constituency, in northern Namibia. She will unlock the...
Open dialogues for multiple use water services
Open dialogues for multiple use water services
There is a greater resilience and determination among communities to find solutions to water problems that have engulfed the country. This they do...
Community standing on its own
Community standing on its own
There was agility in her movement as she pointed out areas she has walked in search of water in Tshakhuma, near Thohoyandou in Limpopo. Mrs...
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
As much as South Africa’s climate variations are characterised by severe spatial and temporal fluctuations in rainfall, with a record...
Equal access to water is paramount if South Africa is to change
Equal access to water is paramount if South Africa is to change
As the country’s water resources continue to be under pressure, the question of equity and the allocation of water for transformation, the goal...
The future of water: From your toilet to your tap and back again
The future of water: From your toilet to your tap and back again
Water bursts from a brass spout with violent urgency. It foams through the tap angrily and on to a sprawling field. The stream fans out, forming...
Protests in Zakariyya Park as water crisis looms
Protests in Zakariyya Park as water crisis looms
Residents of Zakariyya Park in Johannesburg took to the streets on Monday to protest persistent water problems in the area which they say have been...
Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought
Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought
Drought-stricken farmers in the Western Cape have had to abandon at least a quarter of their high-value vineyards and deciduous fruit orchards...
Drilling underway to access last 10% in Western Cape dam
Drilling underway to access last 10% in Western Cape dam
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) says a plan is being worked on to access the remaining 10% of water still available in the Theewaterskloof Dam....
The world’s taps are rapidly running dry
The world’s taps are rapidly running dry
The world has abundant fresh water but it is unevenly distributed and under increasing pressure, United Nations agencies say, as highlighted by the...

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