But a resident says interventions are ‘a plaster on the wound’
Gauteng water users need to use water ‘more carefully and efficiently’, says water expert
The reasons change and the blame game goes on while people struggle with severe water shortages
Rand Water says the shutdown was successfully completed
Ratepayers have warned Johannesburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda of legal action if the problem is not resolved
Robertsham residents have been hit by water shortages while Joburg Water and Rand Water blame each other and point fingers at Eskom
It’s a ‘huge concern because how are we going to cope with a real drought’
Another says the outages are a wake-up call for how water is managed in the country’s economic hub
The supply of water in numerous municipalities around the country are has been affected by the rolling blackouts
Mistrust in the state’s ability to ensure a reliable supply of clean water is leading consumers to prepare for the worst
Gift of the Givers has started drilling boreholes, while Business Chamber members will help repair leaks
Just a few weeks left until taps run dry in large parts of the metropolitan
The dangerous effects of climate change are occurring faster and will worsen sooner than previously predicted, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Climate says in its new report
Warrenton’s residents live in sewage mess and battle with chronic water delivery problems
The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested
Despite Ekurhuleni spending R2.8-million on a sewer line to prevent further damage to a pump station, raw waste has contaminated a wetland
The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest
It is difficult for residents of informal settlements to follow guidelines to prevent Covid-19 transmission, such as hand-washing, in the absence of access to water. It is governments’ responsibility to provide these basic services
Monday. It’s the start of the working week, but I’m already exhausted, worn out. I haven’t had much of a weekend, with jobs on Friday and Saturday, so there’s been no real opportunity to catch my breath after the previous week’s news cycle. It’s amazing how quickly I got used to having a weekend after […]
A broken municipality and a four-year crisis forces residents to consider desperate choices, such as
trading sex for water
Boundaries at all levels limit the exchange of ideas necessary to resolve complex global problems
It has been five years since a bulk water supply project was started in the Limpopo Bushveld but people still don’t have water
The effect of climate change in Africa’s semi-arid countries is driving young people out of rural areas into cities
During the dry season, many communities in the Torres Strait Islands have their mains water supply limited to nine hours a day during the week.
Emulating some of the best elements of a save-water campaign, Cape Town now needs to show residents that the restrictions are fair.
Readers write in about colonialism, and the Cape water crisis.
Stellenbosch University WeCaGEM —
Winner: Green Economy Modelling
Water pumped from the Nile is the only option for 98% of the residents of South Sudan’s capital.
Ordinary South Africans are helping monitor water resources amid worsening shortages under citizen and school programmes.
Crops should be in the ground and white maize starting to germinate. But only half the national crop has been planted and less than that will survive.
Past experience has shown that the government will continue to permit industry such as mining that destroys water supplies.
Ten percent of municipalities’ water – half a billion cubic metres totalling R3-billion – is stolen.