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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 […]

Extent of SA’s water crisis exposed

While controversy rages around President Jacob Zuma’s “fire pool” and reservoir, people in villages next door say their children often miss school because of the water problems. […]

SA must do more to look after water, says WWF

South Africans need to do more to conserve water resources as the country will feel the impact of water usage, particularly as climate change and poor management affect supplies of drinking water, an environmental organisation has warned.

“South Africa is going to feel the effects of climate change first through water resources. We have to […]

Is South Africa’s drinking water OK?

South Africa has the distinction of being one of only twelve countries in the world where it is safe to drink our tap water. […]

Ermelo declared water disaster area

Mpumalanga has declared the town of Ermelo a disaster area amid a looming water crisis […]

Locals compete with cattle for water

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

Water investment crucial

Marseille – A failure to invest in water infrastructure is holding back the economies of many sub-Saharan countries, said African Ministers’ Council on Water (Amcow) executive secretary Bai-Mass Taal.

“In sub-Saharan Africa, we are unable to convince them that giving money for water is an economic investment; that you will get your money back,” he […]

Power and Water Collide

Wind and solar photovoltaics require no water to generate electricity. Conserving energy and becoming more energy efficient doesn’t require a drop. […]

Nile River Delta at Night

From the areal photograph one can clearly see that life evolve around the Nile river. The river provides its people with the precious resource of water that not only is used for transport, but for agriculture and life sustaining drinking water. […]

Defining SA’s water crisis

South Africa’s real water crisis is that the stuff is just too damn complicated. What do you think about when you worry about water? […]