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Groundwater also needs to be used efficiently

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Ms Lindiwe Sisulu has recently made calls to the public to use water cautiously, especially during this difficult time of drought experienced in various parts of the country. The same appeal...

Collective efforts to minimize impact of drought

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) welcomes the collective efforts and interventions by various stakeholders to minimize the impact of the water supply challenges faced by the community of Barberton and surrounding areas as a result of...

South Africa on the verge of a national water crisis

With drought and poor infrastructure maintenance, it seems South Africa is on the verge of a national water crisis. In recent months, taps have run dry in various provinces across the country. In some areas, like Kimberley and Tshwane, it is a...

SA has to change its water thinking

Reducing South Africa’s water consumption patterns is non-negotiable, if our country and our economy are to navigate the new era of constant water stress. This was the view expressed at a media roundtable event to discuss water resource development...

Possible Day Zero in Gauteng?

Large parts of South Africa have been experiencing extremely hot weather. The heat combined with sparse rains so far this summer has left water levels in reservoirs in Gauteng low. Source:...

Cape Town’s water consumption exceeds daily target

Cape Town’s water consumption this week has exceeded the current 650 million litres per day limit. The City’s Member of Mayoral Committee for Water and Waste, Xanthea Limberg, said dams supplying Cape Town are currently sitting at 79.7% of...