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South African companies do their bit to cut water use

Under level 6B water restrictions, the City of Cape Town limits residents to using 50 litres of water per person per day. Meanwhile, businesses...

South Africa has a bulk water plan for KZN

Amid the current drought afflicting large parts of South Africa, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has launched the Lower Tugela Bulk Water Supply Scheme in KwaZulu-Natal. In opening the system, the minister urged people to use and reuse water wisely.

South Africa aims for more women in water sector

A three-year programme, launched by the minister of water and sanitation, aims to boost the number of women in the water and sanitation sector working as planners, designers and implementers of infrastructure. Just as they provided water at home, so should they do it nationally.

South Africa turns to jobless for its War on Leaks

A presidential campaign will deal with two critical challenges in South Africa: its high unemployment rate, especially among the youth, and its large water losses. Some 15 000 young people will be trained to work in the field fixing water leaks and maintaining infrastructure.

South Africa turns to jobless for its War on Leaks

A presidential campaign will deal with two critical challenges in South Africa: its high unemployment rate, especially among the youth, and its large water losses. Some 15 000 young people will be trained to work in the field fixing water leaks and maintaining infrastructure.

South Africa pours funds into drought relief

The drought in the usually lush province of KwaZulu-Natal has been identified as the worst in more than two decades. In response, the national government has poured hundreds of millions of rand into immediate measures to ease the pressure on water resources.

South Africa pours funds into drought relief

The drought in the usually lush province of KwaZulu-Natal has been identified as the worst in more than two decades. In response, the national government has poured hundreds of millions of rand into immediate measures to ease the pressure on water resources.

South Africa pours millions into sanitation

South Africa aims to have eradicated the bucket system in formal areas by December. Water is critical to this. Disposing human waste through flushing toilets that use drinking-quality water is also unsustainable, and the country is looking at new technology to save water.

End of year statement by President Jacob Zuma

Read South African President Jacob Zuma’s statement to mark the end of 2014.