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Consumers are paying too little for water

A stiff increase in the price of water might soon be imposed to fund a backlog in the maintenance of the water-supply infrastructure. […]

Acid mine water to be purified

The strategy emphasised water conservation, water demand management, increased use of ground water, reuse of waste water, the creation of dams and transfer schemes, desalination and treatment of AMD. […]

Gauteng wastes R7.8bn worth of water

A total of 480 980 000 kilolitres of water – the equivalent of 2.5 Hartbeespoort dams or 192 392 Olympic size swimming pools – were lost. […]

No water not our problem

The SA Local Government Association (Salga) has denied that local government is responsible for water shortages […]

Clean water is our right, but it is slipping through the cracks

IT’S ONE thing to flick the light switch and find that you remain in darkness; it’s quite another when you can’t flush the toilet. […]

Locals compete with cattle for water

locals in areas such as Makuleke village, outside Thohoyandou, have to compete with animals for the scarce commodity. […]

Limpopo needs a lot more water for mining

mining expansion in arid Limpopo will require the province to find an additional 80million cubic metres of water a year to sustain itself. […]

Lesotho Water Project Expansion Costs May Increase

The water is fed into the Vaal River system that supplies South Africa’s Gauteng province, which includes Johannesburg, the country’s largest city, and the capital Pretoria. […]

South Africa’s $40 Billion Water Gap Threatens Economy

Concrete patches on the canals snaking through Nico Greeff’s vineyards betray constant repairs to an outmoded irrigation system that’s the lifeblood of farming in South Africa’s arid west.

“The water infrastructure is about 60 years old and the lifespan of a surfaced canal is about 40 years,” Greeff, 55, said on his farm near Vredendal, […]

Rainwater harvesting should be made mandatory for developers

As demand for water is growing rapidly and most cities are facing a water crisis, rainwater harvesting should be made mandatory across the country. […]