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Is enough being done to preserve our water?

Amid challenges such as climate change, disaster reduction and future proofing, is enough being done to preserve our water? Research by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that limiting global warming to 1.5°C...

DWS working to secure water supply amid load shedding

The Department of Water and Sanitation says it is in consultation with a number of stakeholders and water entities around the country to ensure that their systems do not fail amid ongoing load shedding. Deputy Director-General for Special Projects,...

Water for society

While StatsSA’s 2016 General Household Survey estimated that 88.8% of South African households have access to piped water, less than half the population is believed to have water piped directly to their homes. Although most households in South...