Pietermaritzburg residents fetch water from a dirty river

Still no water supply in spite of new reservoir


Brief | 10 May 2017

Drought: Cape Town may ban swimming pool top-ups

City’s water use still not down to target levels


News | 13 April 2017

Cape Town’s taps could really run dry

No guarantee of winter rain, scientists say


News | 3 April 2017

Women get up at midnight to fetch water

In thirsty Thulamela, villagers have to race each other to get enough water


News | 22 February 2017

This water crisis won’t be Cape Town’s last

It’s time to implement long-term strategies in the face of climate change and population growth


Analysis | 17 February 2017

Eastern Cape villagers drink muddy water as stream dries up

Mhlotsheni waits for promised dam


Brief | 31 January 2017

Philippi fire victims demand more taps

City of Cape Town promises upgrade for Sweethome Farm


News | 12 January 2017

Water tanks put to use as a playground

Villagers in Mount Frere, Eastern Cape, say the tanks have been standing dry for five years


Brief | 23 November 2016

State unresponsive to Imbali residents lack of water

Councillor “has water in her house but we have no water for months now” says resident


Brief | 20 October 2016

No water for months in Eastern Cape town

Ndlovini residents say they’ve been ignored since the elections


Brief | 13 October 2016

Streets of Mfuleni flooded

Much needed rain comes to Cape Town, but it's a mixed blessing for residents of informal settlements


Photo Essay | 17 September 2016

Karoo dam is dangerously empty

Threat of job losses on farms as drought bites


News | 8 September 2016

Pietermaritzburg residents protest over water cuts

Municipal workers briefly held hostage


News | 6 September 2016

Disabled man fetches water with a bucket tied to his crutches

Pietermaritzburg resident has little hope elections will change his plight


News | 23 August 2016

21-year-old in wheelchair just wants to go to school

Montoedi Nyangweni fell down a cliff fetching water from a river


News | 19 July 2016