department of water affairs

South Africa’s integrated water system launches

The Department of Water Affairs has created a new online water services system for water management institutions, commercial water users, researchers and the general public. They will be able to get updated information on the status of water and sanitation in South Africa.

South Africa’s integrated water system launches

The Department of Water Affairs has created a new online water services system for water management institutions, commercial water users, researchers and the general public. They will be able to get updated information on the status of water and sanitation in South Africa.

SA, Lesotho start phase two of mega water project

South Africa and Lesotho have launched the R15.5-billion second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, which will generate hydro-electric power for Lesotho while increasing the volume of water transferred to South Africa from the current 10-billion to about 15-billion cubic metres a year.

Rural water scheme wins design accolade

A R200-million rural water supply project in the heart of the arid Klein Karoo draws water from an underground aquifer in the Table Mountain Group. By trying to ensure water security for all the area's communities, the innovative project has been recognised as an official World Design Capital 2014 project.

Rural water scheme wins design accolade

A R200-million rural water supply project in the heart of the arid Klein Karoo draws water from an underground aquifer in the Table Mountain Group. By trying to ensure water security for all the area's communities, the innovative project has been recognised as an official World Design Capital 2014 project.

Water price on the table

International experience has shown that higher water tariffs lead to more responsible usage. It’s one of the suggestions to come out of a debate on undoing South Africa’s huge wastage of the precious – and scarce – natural resource.
Cheaper water tests to improve lives

Saving water all in a day’s work

Sustainability was the name of the game at the launch of South Africa's largest commercial rainwater harvesting project, located at the Midrand head office of mobile provider Vodacom.

Saving water all in a day’s work

Sustainability was the name of the game at the launch of South Africa’s largest commercial rainwater harvesting project, located at the Midrand head office of mobile provider Vodacom.
Keeping the water balance

Crowdsourcing to tackle SA water leaks

IBM has invited South Africans to get out their mobile phones and join a 30-day crowdsourcing project to report water leaks and faulty water pipes in their neighbourhoods, and so to play their part in a drive to capture, share and analyze information about the country's water distribution system.

Acid mine drainage: work under way

South African environmental officials are working around the clock to curb the potential dangers posed by acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand mining area, the Department of Water Affairs reports.