These Durban families will have to wait until next year for a reliable water supply

City of eThekwini says the water crisis in parts of the city will only be fully resolved in 2025


Brief | 12 June 2024

Pesticides are polluting Western Cape rivers all year round

Studies of three river catchments have found an association between pesticide exposure and poorer brain function in children


News | 12 June 2024

Scramble for water in Kariega as municipality fails to keep its promise

Water tanker runs dry after 30 minutes


Brief | 11 June 2024

“Tightrope” walk for villagers fetching water

In Richmond Farm residents have to do a balancing act to fetch water from a municipal ablution block


Brief | 3 June 2024

These villagers got taps five years ago … but have never had water

Villages around Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape battle for water


News | 31 May 2024

Villagers stuck while government probes diversion of water from Giyani dam

Deputy water minister says investigation is still going on


Brief | 27 May 2024

Unpaid contractors block central Gqeberha with garbage trucks and water tankers

The municipality agreed to pay service providers by next week


Brief | 15 May 2024

Durban households still without water as reservoir levels remain critically low

Residents of Ntuzuma welcomed the arrival of a municipal water truck on Sunday after more than a week without water


Brief | 13 May 2024

Deadline for Makhanda water works upgrades missed – again

Completion of work at the James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works has been extended for the third time in six months


News | 13 May 2024

No water for cooking or washing: KwaNobuhle families battle system breakdown

In one informal settlement, only one of 15 standpipes has water - and only for two hours at a time


News | 25 April 2024

Mpumalanga villagers trek 3km for drinking water

People in Tweefontein Extension N say piped water has been promised since 2017


Brief | 23 April 2024

Limpopo villagers force minister to turn around

Giyani protesters block Senzo Mchunu’s access to water project


News | 23 April 2024

Tshwane shack dwellers say extortion gangs make them pay for water

Municipality says it’s unaware of this


News | 16 April 2024

Abandoned by government, Limpopo villagers plan to sink their own borehole

Only one public borehole is working for 11 villages in Nthabalala


News | 10 April 2024