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SA’s water supply: how safe and accessible is it?

Having “access” however, does not mean that everyone has piped water, and it does not mean that the water is safe to drink. […]

AfriForum water quality project is ‘misleading’

If standards are not upheld, we will put pressure on the municipality to step in. If nothing is done, we will take the necessary legal steps to ensure that a solution is found […]

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. […]

Rich paying too little for water, says WWF

The rich are, for the volumes they’re consuming, paying relatively little for very reliable drinking quality water […]

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. […]

Rhodes creates cheap water testing kit

Rhodes creates cheap water testing kit […]

What to do with rainwater

I found this fantastic blog, which tells the story so much better than I could. Of course it relates to another city, in another country, but it’s well worth a read.

Basically, a US study found that if a city captured and used the rain that fell on its rooftops, it could meet the water […]

The Hidden Water Cost of South Africa’s Coal Addiction

It’s a little known fact that South Africa has some of the best quality water in the world – for those who have access to it, and can afford to pay for it. But the country is facing a looming water conflict, and coal is right in the middle of it.

The quantity of water […]

R300m to restore Berg River water quality

IT will cost in the region of R300 million to remove alien vegetation from the Berg River that’s drastically affecting the water quality. […]

COSATU threatens protest over water crisis

Cape Town – Cosatu warned on Thursday that it would mobilise its members for protest action if the government did not address the looming water crisis soon. […]