Urgently needed Makhanda water project six years behind schedule

Original completion date for the James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works upgrade was December 2017. It has now been moved to December 2023


News | 2 March 2023

Seshego community march in Polokwane to end inconsistent water supply and power outages

Polokwane Municipality says a budget of R52-million has been set aside to complete the Seshego Water Treatment Works


News | 23 February 2023

Action needed to reduce Cape Town’s water usage, says expert

Dam levels are set to fall below 50% in March. This time last year they were 80% full


News | 21 February 2023

Eastern Cape municipality goes to court to block protest

Protesters are complaining about sewage, rubbish collection and water supply


News | 15 February 2023

Dam is full but taps are dry in Komani

Chris Hani District Municipality blames low revenue collection, ageing infrastructure, and loadshedding for water rationing


News | 8 February 2023

Corruption blamed for ten-year delay in service delivery in Tshwane settlement

Councillor says the area first has to be rezoned


News | 7 February 2023

Video: Free State municipality fails to provide water to communities

In Parys, Free State, the water supply is becoming ever more erratic, exacerbated by loadshedding. Many people have to walk kilometres to get water. This has caused great dissatisfaction and sparked violent protests.


Video | 6 February 2023

Cape Town’s beaches are dirtier than they seem

Several beaches were closed over the holidays, but test results show that water quality at some other beaches is even worse


News | 2 February 2023

Protesters close down municipal offices, demanding water

Matatiele households have been battling water problems for years


News | 25 January 2023

Johannesburg informal settlements wait a week for water

Contracting issue has delayed supply to over 40 informal settlements, says Joburg Water


News | 23 January 2023

Protesters twerk for water as taps run dry

About 300 people blocked the R67 between Fort Beaufort and Alice on Monday after pump station was vandalised


Brief | 17 January 2023

Hundreds march in Free State over water shortages

Moqhaka Local Municipality in Kroonstad blames loadshedding for supply issues


Brief | 17 January 2023

Dam in Nelson Mandela Bay is at its lowest level ever

Impofu Dam at 7% and Churchill Dam may run dry by April

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News | 16 January 2023

The Fish River runs through Cradock, but the town faces a water crisis

Department of Water and Sanitation blames Chris Hani municipality, municipality blames load-shedding


News | 7 December 2022

30 things the City has done to clean up Cape Town’s vleis, rivers and wetlands

All water quality test results are now available to the public online


Opinion | 22 November 2022

Why is government taking so long to finalise water standards?

Much needed legislation has not moved since 2017. It’s up to us, the public, to put pressure on our elected leaders to finish the job.


Opinion | 18 November 2022