March 30, 2013

South Africa: Limpopo district seeks R1bn to curb water shortage

Limpopo’s Capricorn District Municipality, which includes Polokwane, requires at least R1 billion to eradicate water shortages. Executive mayor Lawrence Mapoulo said on Wednesday that of the […]
March 20, 2013

South Africa’s national water week & dry reality

As South Africa marks National Water Week, news stories and studies show that our country’s water affairs is in a deep crisis… and things won’t be […]
March 7, 2013

Many towns in South Africa starting to run short of water

DA MP says dilapidated infrastructure has caused shortages in Mafikeng and Nelspruit Minister must appoint task team to address water infrastructure backlog
March 2, 2013

South Africa: Water crises in North West & Mpumalanga towns

The water crisis in many towns in North West and Mpumalanga was just the symptom of a complex problem, according to a report on Friday.
February 11, 2013

South Africa, Kwazulu Natal: Msunduzi slammed over water waste

Durban – Msunduzi Municipality wastes 63% of its water, among the worst figures in the country, according to a Water Research Commission (WRC) report released recently. […]
February 5, 2013

Half of South Africa’s water going down the drain

Nearly 50 percent of tap water is being stolen, wasted or simply leaking away every year in South Africa, the 30th driest country in the world. […]
January 18, 2013

South Africa: Water crisis outcry

Ermelo and surrounds have appealed to the cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Madala Masuku to assist them with water tankers. The municipality in Mpumalanga Province […]
January 11, 2013

Adaptation planning needed to protect poor from climate risks

Communities with low socioeconomic status based on income, education and housing would be the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new Water Research […]
December 14, 2012

How Rand Water purifies Gauteng’s water supply

Water is made up of 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom (H2O).  When these H2Os join together they form water.  When water falls on the […]
December 7, 2012

South Africa-Lesotho water deal unfair?

South Africa has been accused of putting undue pressure on a weak government to extract an unfair deal. Controversy continues to stalk the bilateral Lesotho Highlands […]
December 4, 2012

Limpopo water crisis worsens

The water crisis in Limpopo’s Mopani district is worsening and there isn’t a solution in sight. The district is marred by persistent water shortages and at […]
November 30, 2012

South Africa: WWF-SA and Woolworths partner for sustainability

The World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) and retailer Woolworths on Thursday announced a three-year partnership to drive greater sustainability through selected Woolworths products […]
November 24, 2012

Global Warming From the Roof of the World

Sometimes described as the engine of the global climate system because of its role in climate and water systems, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in western China, with […]
November 23, 2012

Water scarcity affecting profitability of South African farms

Dwindling profitability and water scarcity have left South Africa with less than two-thirds of the number of food-producing farms it had in the early 1990s, says […]
November 21, 2012

South Africa: Water sector ‘e-conference’ 26 to 30 November

A free virtual conference – the first of its kind on knowledge management in the Southern African water sector – will be hosted from 26 to […]
November 20, 2012

Limpopo hospital without water, relying on water tanks

The Nkhensani Hospital in Giyani, Limpopo, is affected by a water crisis in the town after the Nsami Dam started drying up, according to a report […]
November 17, 2012

Water: The next challenge for China’s new leadership?

Now that the 18th Communist Party Congress is over, China’s new leadership team turns its attention to tackling the problem of the country’s slowing economy. China faces a number of […]
November 16, 2012

Environmental sustainability initiative launched in South Africa

To encourage environmental sustainability and as a response to climate change, the Eskom Development Foundation has funded 9 000 trees that will be planted across five […]