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Water outage expected in Ladysmith unless it rains

Save water

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 […]

The emerging water crisis in South Africa

The emerging water crisis in South Africa […]

Water shortage crisis looming in South Africa

South Africa faces a massive water shortage in the near future, but contingency plans are already in place […]

Water crisis lies on the horizon

freshwater faces a double crunch – from a population explosion, which will drive up demand for food and energy, and the impact of climate change. […]

Cape Town water demand below peak level

The Department of Water Affairs has previously warned that the city’s available water will be fully utilised by 2019 due to growth in the population and the economy […]

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”. […]

The hidden cost of water cuts

“We were without water for 12 days except for early in the morning most days, […]

Water for thirsty Medupi

I KEEP hearing rumours about Medupi, the coal-fired power station that is turning out to be the most expensive ever built anywhere. The station’s foundations are being built 50% below requirement. No, they’re not. Oh, well, the boiler foundation structure is prejudiced. When I ran a check, the answer was no, it’s not.

Which is […]

South Africa could run out of water: Molewa

“There have been many predictions and pronouncements in the past… that say South Africa will run out of [clean] water.” She said this was a possibility if South Africans did not help to prevent it […]

The right to sufficient water!

Chapter 2 of the Constitution under Section 27 gives every South African the right to sufficient water. I suspect that those of us who are fortunate enough to have sufficient access don’t always realize exactly how difficult life can be without it.

Imagine not being able to wash your body, your clothes, your food or […]