Water Research Commission

Catalysing a new sanitation paradigm for South Africa

New, ultra-modern toilets are hygienic – and they save water

Innovation in every drop

By using our urine and faeces as resources rather than waste, we can save our most precious resource – water

Where innovation keeps water flowing and creates a better life

The villagers now have sustainable access to enough water for their various projects

Community-driven planning provides a solution to water problems

When communities are involved in creating and maintaining water projects, it creates a sense of pride and ownership

Tsogang provides a helping hand

The backbone of this project is the partnerships forged with various stakeholders and the community

A clear line for multiple usage of water for rural livelihoods

Communities should be seen as active participants, not just recipients

Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol

Supplied water is too cheap. A litre bottle of water in a supermarket is R10, whereas 1 000 litres to your house costs just R50

Laying bare the basics of science for community development

Converting faecal sludge into biochar benefits both communities and the environment

Women entrepreneurs make it with WRC’s support

Refilwe Lesufi says there is an urgent need to create off-grid solutions in rural areas

Water and sanitation launches guidelines on menstrual health

Training ensures sustainable hygienic toilets

Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market

We have to change our mindset for a sustainable future

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

Press Releases

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.