WATER

Water theft: Thirty years of looting

New research details how the department was broken, profiting a select few and leaving a third of South Africa’s population without clean water

Why we need more women to work in water research

Investing more in women in science — particularly in the water and sanitation sectors — is imperative if we are to meet the sustainable development goals by 2030

As rivers run dry, Day Zero strikes Eastern Cape’s villages

Severe drought and a struggling municipality means some people drink from muddy puddles

SA’s water debt grows by R8-million every 24 hours

At midnight on Thursday two municipalities failed to pay their water bills. They aren’t unique. Debt is wrecking water and sanitation services

Only half of clinics and hospitals in this country meet basic hygiene standards

What if your doctor couldn’t even wash her hands before examining you?

An El Niño away from water crisis

Outdated data, debt and mismanagement — Gauteng’s water plans predict a crisis. But it will be averted if people cut their water use by 30%

Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market

We have to change our mindset for a sustainable future

Laying bare the basics of science for community development

Converting faecal sludge into biochar benefits both communities and the environment

Water and sanitation launches guidelines on menstrual health

Training ensures sustainable hygienic toilets

Municipalities’ unpaid water bills increase to a whopping R13.1bn

It is not only municipalities at fault. Government and provincial departments also owe a portion of the R13.1-billion debt

Call to decolonise water laws

An international organisation says small-scale farmers are compromised because of red tape and costs

Mboweni targets water crisis

The finance minister has vowed to tackle rampant corruption and municipal dysfunction

Latest

Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

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