Water Shortages

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.

First water shortages, next is food

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.

Water be damned, the mines are what count

Past experience has shown that the government will continue to permit industry such as mining that destroys water supplies.

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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