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Water conservation critical to water security

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) would like to urge water users and communities to continue conserving and using the available water sparingly and wisely. This is due to there not being much improvement in water levels in the Mpumalanga...

At least R126bn needed for water infrastructure

A total of R126 billion is needed to fund new infrastructure to revive SA’s dwindling water resources. However, endemic corruption in project development and drought has rendered the country among the 30 driest in the world. This is what President...

’The Uncomfortable Truth’: SA’s water crisis

The Department of Water and Sanitation estimates that South Africans lose 37% to 41% of our available water to leaks at an estimated cost of R6-billion a year. eNCA took a look at the country’s water woes in a special debate. Source:...

How does Cape Town manage to save water?

Cape Town has been recognised as the number one water saving city in the world. This after it was able to stave off Day Zero after years of very low rainfall and bone-dry dams but how does Cape Town manage to save water? Source:...

Municipal water supply key among NDP priorities

Putting the National Development Plan into action means focusing on interventions that will have the greatest impact; building sustainable settlements with enough water is one such priority. According to Dr Laetitia Coetser, associate partner and...