Water Security

Water ‘wars’ wash over the world

Conflicts have doubled in the past decade, with 26% of these occurring on the African continent

Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events

The purpose of the forum is to generate demystified and interpreted weather and climate information to assess the options and possible remedies

Mokonyane rejects Outa’s claims of delay tactics in Lesotho water project

Outa says Mokonyane has "jeopardised" the water security for Gauteng by delaying the development of the LHWP II for more than two years.

AECI is keeping river invaders at bay for better water quality and quantity

​Wise Wayz Water Care — Runner-up: Community Conservation Award

River polluters held to account by Armour’s ‘voice for water’ action team

Armour — Winner: Water Efficiency & Management Award

Editorial: A thirsty future beckons

Water scarcity is here and we need to act now, as this is more difficult to solve than the electricity crisis.

Attacking the West will get Africa nowhere on climate change

First-world financial and technical skills with home-grown know-how can help in the fight to ensure food and water security in sub-Saharan Africa.

‘Funny’ water still plagues Carolina

Carolina could be one heavy downpour away from facing another water crisis and residents are already reluctant to use water they do not trust.

Carolina still won’t drink its water

Residents say although the water is clear and tastes normal at first, it smells like bleach and leaves a sandy aftertaste. Sipho Kings reports.

Farming out SA’s water worries

The impact of water scarcity on crop farming will soon be one of SA's biggest problems. We may need to look beyond our borders for a solution.

Eskom, Sasol sound warning over water supply

One big drought in the Vaal River catchment area over the next eight years could jeopardise the region's agricultural and industrial output.

Water expert warns of crisis by 2020

SA's metropolitan areas are heading for a major water crisis by 2020, a former director general of the Department of Water Affairs has warned.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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