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Water Affairs tackles North West drought

Rustenburg local municipality would introduce water restrictions in the areas where it believed water control was needed, including the CBD. […]

Government aims to plug water leaks

Cape Town – Government is pinning hope on its ability to plug leaking pipes, reduce pollution and “stretch” resources to stave off a looming fresh water crisis.

“We don’t want development to be held back by a lack of water, or lack of access to water,” water affairs acting deputy director-general for regulation, Helgard Muller, […]

Clean water not its responsibility, says department

THE Department of Water and Environmental Affairs is passing the buck on who should be responsible for providing communities with clean drinking water.

Its spokesman, Mava Scott, yesterday argued that the constitution placed the responsibility of providing water services to communities on local municipalities, not on Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa , or […]

Water pollution lawsuit is ‘war against the state’

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says mention should have been made of the mines implicated in the pollution.

THERE was evidence of a war against the state, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said yesterday, citing the legal action taken against her for failing to provide clean water to a Mpumalanga town […]

Water tariff increase is inevitable

Water-stressed South Africa needs to invest a massive R573 billion in water infrastructure, services and demand management over the next decade, but has budgeted for less than half this amount, government said on Monday.

This gap was a “significant shortfall”, water affairs chief operations officer Trevor Balzer told reporters at Parliament.

“If you look at […]

Big boost for Blue Drop water

The number of water authorities in South Africa to achieve Blue Drop certification for providing clean, safe water has leapt from 38 to 66 over the past year. […]

Work on acid mine water underway – water pollution

Environmental officials are working around the clock to curb the potential dangers posed by the impact of acid mine drainage […]

Acid mine drainage report delayed

The report, which was drawn up by a range of experts and was ready in October last year, has been kept secret for reasons not yet explained by the water affairs ministry […]

R30 billion needed to solve water problem

THE Limpopo government needs about R30 billion to address the chronic shortage of water in the Sekhukhune district alone […]

South Africa in flood

The government has placed all emergency services on “high alert”. “Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa yesterday warned people living near dams and rivers to be cautious. […]