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State of the Nation Address 2017: full speech

In his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma declared 2017 the year of Oliver Reginald Tambo, who would have been 100 had...

Drought SA: the gateway to managing water scarcity

The South African Water Research Commission has launched a website that teaches people about being water wise. One of the messages is that this includes taking action to solve any water problems, as well as respecting water and all life. You can also work out your water footprint.

South Africa turns attention to water

South Africa is one of the 30 driest countries in the world, and millions of mostly rural people do not have access to clean running water. The state is working to bring water to everyone, though, and a waste water treatment works opened in Limpopo on 31 October is the latest in a list of interventions being undertaken.

South Africa turns attention to water

South Africa is one of the 30 driest countries in the world, and millions of mostly rural people do not have access to clean running water. The state is working to bring water to everyone, though, and a waste water treatment works opened in Limpopo on 31 October is the latest in a list of interventions being undertaken.

Mayors, councillors ‘must lead war on water leaks’

Mayors and councillors should be at the forefront of the fight against water leakages in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu said during a visit to KwaMashu Township in Durban on Tuesday as part of the government's War on Water Leaks campaign.

Free calls for emergencies, services

Cape Town has installed free call lines for its residents and visitors to report complaints or seek clarity on service queries.
HIV/AIDS fight moves to mobile

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.

Adopt-a-River project extended

The government has set aside R2-million to fund the Adopt-a-River project, through which local women gain skills in water safety and environmental education, for a further 12 months.