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Deputy Minister meets with Anti-Pollution Task Team

Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr David Mahlobo met with the newly established Anti-Pollution Task Team to discuss the Terms of Reference for the purpose of providing a framework for functions and responsibilities of the team. As the...

DWS warns coal mines to stop polluting water sources

Coal mines have polluted 90% of groundwater in the Highveld region in Mpumalanga alone. The Department of Water and Sanitation has thus reiterated its call to coal mines in to stop polluting water resources, especially in the Highveld, or face the...

Gauteng could face day zero

Gauteng could be the next potential Day Zero region in South Africa, if it’s hit by another drought. A report on what to do to avoid this was already brought to the attention of Gauteng authorities a year ago. Source:...

Here’s how Cape Town avoided running out of water

Cape Town’s water crisis got so bad last year that the city was just 90 days away from turning off the taps. A year on, the South African city’s dams are now over 80% full, water use restrictions have been relaxed and Day Zero – the point at which...