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Water outage expected in Ladysmith unless it rains

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Western Cape authorities say they fear Ladismith may experience a drought if its local dam doesn’t fill up soon.

Following unusually low rainfall in the area in recent years, the Jan F Le Grange dam is unable to sustain the town.

Officials say a crack in the dam wall has exacerbated the […]

Water usage identified as important way to ease electricity crisis

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Stellenbosch University’s Eugene Cloete on Wednesday presented a report commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology, and prepared by a panel of local and international experts from the Academy of Science of SA. The experts volunteered their time.

The State of Green Technologies in SA report was released as […]

8 Advantages of having your own rainwater harvesting system

Residents from Hilton, Winterskloof and Mount Michael are angry and frustrated after suffering through almost three weeks of continuous water cuts.

They are now demanding action from the uMgungundlovu District Municipality, or they say they will take the municipality to court.

The Umgungundlovu District Municipality’s Bheki Mbambo apologised to residents for the inconvenience of the […]

Large parts of Johannesburg with out water

While South Africans are bracing for regular power cuts, Johannesburg residents will be without water this weekend.

The city will be doing maintenance on its Eikenhof Pump Station from Saturday evening at 6pm until Sunday evening at 7pm.

Johannesburg Water’s Eleanor Mavimbela says large parts of the city will be affected.

“Roodepoort, Randburg, Soweto, Langlaagte […]

Fed up with poor service delivery; do-it-yourself!

Fed up with waiting for service delivery, the middle class is stepping up. Do you want things to be done, and done properly, in 2015? Then do it yourself. Behave as if government is not going to deliver any services, and if it does, see that as a bonus.

The poor management and planning, deployment […]

JOHANNESBURG WATER SHORTAGE ENTERS THIRD DAY

By using a water tank to store a possible combination of rainwater or municipal water, many of the issues experienced by those without out water could be avoided […]

JHB battles electricity and water shortages

After a widespread power outage in Springs this weekend, Ekurhuleni officials say parts of the city are now without water. […]

Let there be water

All that happens is a hiss, maybe a few splats of brown sludge, many South Africans will know the feeling of “here we go again”. […]

Kimberley residents urged to save water

most cost effective way to still water gardens even during the heat of summer with out using even more municipal water is to reuse greywater […]

Malema vows to fight for water

Brits – EFF leader Julius Malema on Tuesday promised to fight side by side with Mothutlung residents, near Brits, until they got water.

“We must arrange a proper march to Madibeng municipality and I will be there,” he told locals at a sports field following violent protests in the township for water.

Two people were […]