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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Sewage still flows into ‘Poo Lake’

Despite Ekurhuleni spending R2.8-million on a sewer line to prevent further damage to a pump station, raw waste has contaminated a wetland

Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

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

Covid-19 and the call for solidarity: Challenges for informal settlements

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

Dampener for the weekend

Monday. It’s the start of the working week, but I’m already exhausted, worn out. I...

Impossible choices in QwaQwa: What it takes to get water

A broken municipality and a four-year crisis forces residents to consider desperate choices, such as trading sex for water

Remove borders to up free knowledge

Boundaries at all levels limit the exchange of ideas necessary to resolve complex global problems

Billions spent, and a boy has died, but Giyani’s taps are still dry

It has been five years since a bulk water supply project was started in the Limpopo Bushveld but people still don’t have water

More irrigation, less migration

The effect of climate change in Africa’s semi-arid countries is driving young people out of rural areas into cities

Nine hours of water a day for remote Australian communities

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.

How Cape Town can win support for the next round of water cuts?

Emulating some of the best elements of a save-wate​r campaign, Cape Town now needs to show residents that the restrictions are fair.

Letters to the editor: June 9 to 14 2017

Readers write in about colonialism, and the Cape water crisis.

Modelling the Western Cape’s water future: prudent investment and management required

​Stellenbosch University WeCaGEM — Winner: Green Economy Modelling

Juba’s water vendors make a living, but it’s a cut-throat business

Water pumped from the Nile is the only option for 98% of the residents of South Sudan's capital.

Citizens called on to monitor dams and rivers

Ordinary South Africans are helping monitor water resources amid worsening shortages under citizen and school programmes.

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