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Media Releases in 2019

DateMedia Release Title
20 Aug 2019Marico Bosveld Dam rehabilitation programme to create job opportunities for locals
20 Aug 2019DWS female scientist secures Doctoral Scholarship in the Netherlands
20 Aug 2019Department of Water and Sanitation to host Japanese Embassy on possible collaborations
19 Aug 2019Department of Water and Sanitation wants more women in the water sector
19 Aug 2019Deputy Minister Mahlobo’s oversight visit to Rooiwal WWTW and Temba WTW
18 Aug 2019Duzi River clean-up progressing well
14 Aug 2019Eastern Cape dams on a consistent decline, water users urged to conserve water
14 Aug 2019Reduced water consumption contributes to an improved water situation in SA
13 Aug 2019Klipkopjes Dam records slight increase amid declining water levels in Mpumalanga
13 Aug 2019Water and Sanitation Department to host Women in business and construction workshop in Bloemfontein
13 Aug 2019DWS, COT and SAHRC held a meeting on City of Tshwane water issues
12 Aug 2019Dialogue on Water Resource Management with uMkhanyakude District Municipality and Traditional Authorities
12 Aug 2019State of dams in the Western Cape
08 Aug 2019Western Cape dams fill up for the first time in four years
07 Aug 2019Limpopo residents are encouraged to continue saving water
07 Aug 2019DWS Weekly Report Indicates a Rise in Most N. Cape Water Storage Dams
07 Aug 2019Communities must adhere to water restrictions
06 Aug 2019Mpumalanga dam levels steadily declining to below 70%
02 Aug 2019DWS and SAHRC to hold public hearings on Tshwane water issues
31 Jul 2019Free State carries South Africa’s hope on water
30 Jul 2019Trevor calls it a day after 42 years in public service
30 Jul 2019Significant downpours ramp up Western Cape dam levels
30 Jul 2019Mpumalanga water levels remain stable
30 Jul 2019Vaal Dam continues to decline but defies icy winter
29 Jul 2019DWS investigates the death of three Mpumalanga boys who drowned in a disused mine
26 Jul 2019Deputy Minister Mahlobo pushes for proper decisions to solve water challenges
25 Jul 2019Communities are encouraged to save water
24 Jul 2019DWS notes demand for clean water in Hammanskraal
24 Jul 2019Department of Water and Sanitation opens criminal case against a polluter of Mthatha Dam
24 Jul 2019Gauteng DWS to bring stakeholders together for tariff determination consultation
24 Jul 2019DWS’S Youth Indaba calls for youth inclusion in water economy
24 Jul 2019DWS partners with science institutions to assess South Africa’s progress on SDGs
19 Jul 2019Deputy Minister Tshwete to visit Ntokozweni village in OR Tambo District Municipality
18 Jul 2019Massive cleanup campaign to educating communities
17 Jul 2019Western Cape dam levels stabilise South Africa’s water storage
15 Jul 2019Gauteng DWS and stakeholders partner to clean polluted Hennops River
11 Jul 2019Water Storage levels in the Northern Cape
10 Jul 2019DWS operations in Worcester will continue uninterruptedly
10 Jul 2019Eastern Cape dams are dwindling
10 Jul 2019Vaal Dam firm but far low compared to same time last year
10 Jul 2019Free State Province water capacity at 86.2 percent compared to 94.3 percent last year
10 Jul 2019Join the Clear Rivers campaign and keep our rivers clean and healthy
10 Jul 2019Gauteng residents urged to save water during Mandela Month
09 Jul 2019Mpumalanga continues to record declines in water volumes
07 Jul 2019Gauteng dams are stable this week
06 Jul 2019Minister Lindiwe Sisulu calls for a 7 day shift for DWS officials
04 Jul 2019South Africa has enough water to see it through the dry winter, but…
03 Jul 2019Month of July kicks off the Clear Rivers Campaign 2019
03 Jul 2019Decline in Mpumalanga water levels continues
03 Jul 2019Month of July kicks off the Clear Rivers Campaign 2019
01 Jul 2019DWS engages West Coast on the raising of Clanwilliam Dam project
28 Jun 2019Deputy Minister Mahlobo rallies stakeholders for immediate solutions to water challenges in Mahikeng
28 Jun 2019Sebokeng Hospital becomes the first Green Hospital in Gauteng
26 Jun 2019Northern Cape Water Users to Discuss Raw Water Tariff Hike
26 Jun 2019A Decline Indicated in Water Storage in Northern Cape
26 Jun 2019Kameelsdrift residents elated by Sanitation and Hygiene campaign
25 Jun 2019Department of Water and Sanitation awaits results of Hammanskraal drinking water sampling
24 Jun 2019Pollution of the Great Fish River
23 Jun 2019Minister Sisulu calls on municipalities to prioritize maintenance of water and sanitation infrastructure
22 Jun 2019Water Restrictions due to Low Yields from Molopo Eye and Grootfontein Boreholes
21 Jun 2019DWS Postpones National Adjudication and Youth Indaba to September
19 Jun 2019Artistic and innovative learners to represent Mpumalanga at the water and sanitation youth summit
19 Jun 2019Mpumalanga water levels record another 0.2 percent average drop
18 Jun 2019Three Learners from Taung School wins public speaking competitions
18 Jun 2019DWS exploring groundwater as alternative water source for water security
16 Jun 2019Tariff Hike Consultations
14 Jun 2019Clanwilliam Regional Court slaps Tierhoek Boerdery with a R3.5M fine for water and environmental transgressions
13 Jun 2019Minister Sisulu intervenes in the Water and Sanitation crisis in Makhanda
13 Jun 2019Water levels of the EC province declined
13 Jun 2019Groundwater Campaign 2019
12 Jun 2019The Washing of Hands Enhances Health and Hygiene
12 Jun 2019DWS Weekly Report Indicates Water Storage in Northern Cape Remains Stable
11 Jun 2019DWS weekly report indicates Free State has more water in store for winter
11 Jun 2019Western Cape water situation
11 Jun 2019DWS weekly report indicates Free State has more water in store for winter
10 Jun 2019Department working around the clock to always protect the country’s water resources
06 Jun 2019DWS in Gauteng calls for ease on water consumption as IVRS declines
06 Jun 2019NC Pupils to represent province at DWS National Competition
06 Jun 2019Department of Water and Sanitation warns consumers to avoid restrictions and save water during winter
05 Jun 2019There is enough water in storage for the Northern Cape during the dry winter season
03 Jun 2019Stability on the Western Cape dam systems water savings initiatives must continue
30 May 2019The Department of Water and Sanitation calls on water users to use water sparingly as dam levels continue to decline
30 May 2019Dams in Eastern Cape at a low
30 May 2019Government encourages community to save water in Makana Local Municipality
30 May 2019DWS NW hosted Provincial Baswa le Meetse competitions
29 May 2019Slight drop in Free State dam levels
29 May 2019Lesotho Highlands Water Project to shut down for maintenance
27 May 2019Major victory for water debt collection
27 May 2019Major victory for water debt collection
20 May 2019Western Cape downpours to recharge dam levels
17 May 2019Two KwaZulu-Natal learners to fly South African flag in Sweden
16 May 2019Water users in Eastern Cape urged to adhere to restrictions
16 May 2019Department of Water and Sanitation has allocated R22 Million to Makana Local Municipality for drought relief in Makhanda
15 May 2019South Africa has enough water in storage to sustain it through the dry winter
14 May 2019Mpumalanga water levels on the decline
13 May 2019Raising awareness about good sanitation, health and hygiene
09 May 2019Department of Water and Sanitation to host a high school career day
07 May 2019DWS awards bursaries to winners of the South African Youth Water Prize competition
02 May 2019The shortage of water is a great worry for the whole country, particularly the Eastern Cape
30 Apr 2019Mpumalanga water levels continue to improve
30 Apr 2019Ehlanzeni District dams record increases in water levels
30 Apr 2019Dams reach full capacity in Free State
30 Apr 2019Water supply is restored Polokwane after members of a protesting community locked the gates of Olifantspoort Water Treatment Plant
30 Apr 2019Last week’s heavy rainfall increases water storage in the country’s reservoirs
30 Apr 2019DWS wary despite significant increase in levels of the IVRS
29 Apr 2019Deputy Minister Tshwete hands over Tuschenkomst Pump Station and Bulk Water Pipeline to Moses Kotane Local Municipality
25 Apr 2019Deputy Minister Pam Tshwete hands over Lusushwane Bulk Water Supply project to rural communities of Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality
25 Apr 2019Limpopo dam levels on a decline
25 Apr 2019Free State dams on the rise
24 Apr 2019The latest on the Western Cape water situation
24 Apr 2019Water consumers relieved as IVRS levels slightly improve
24 Apr 2019DWS welcomes recent rains but warns the public about dangers associated with heavy rains
23 Apr 2019Mpumalanga dam levels slightly increase but the Olifants catchment drops
23 Apr 2019Deputy Minister Tshwete hands over Bakerville Groundwater Project
18 Apr 2019Handing of over of Noupoort Bulk Water Supply has been postponed
18 Apr 2019DWS encourages water consumers to prioritise water conservation
17 Apr 2019Department of Water and Sanitation urge water users to conserve water despite recent rains
16 Apr 2019Mpumalanga records another week of improvement in water levels
16 Apr 2019Tapping into groundwater as an alternative water source
16 Apr 2019Department of Water and Sanitation appeals for vigilance on water use during Easter weekend
15 Apr 2019George High School shines during the African Youth Water over the weekend
11 Apr 2019Gauteng water consumers urged to ease usage to avert pressure on IVRS
10 Apr 2019Department of Water and Sanitation calls on consumers to double their efforts to save water
09 Apr 2019Deputy Minister Tshwete to Handover R91m Water Project in Noupoort
09 Apr 2019Deputy Minister Tshwete to Handover R91m Water Project in Noupoort
05 Apr 2019DWS hosts a media tour at Mmabatho Treatment Plant as part of Water Week
05 Apr 2019DWS and stakeholders raise water and sanitation awareness in Monato Primary School
05 Apr 2019More than 2000 jobs to save the Vaal River
05 Apr 2019Minister Nkwinti visit to the Vaal River System
02 Apr 2019Minister Nkwinti announces sweep changes in rooting out corruption on infrastructure projects
01 Apr 2019DWS Free State host Provincial Consultation to prepare for Operation Phakisa for the water and sanitation sector
28 Mar 2019Department of Water and Sanitation celebrates National Water Week 2019 during the Water Month
28 Mar 2019Water Month activities in Northern Cape
27 Mar 2019Integrated Vaal River System slightly shrinks as major dams decline
27 Mar 2019Insufficient rainfall affects Eastern Cape Dam levels
24 Mar 2019Deputy Minister Pam Tshwete bids Cubans a farewell
22 Mar 2019Water pollution is the biggest problem in South Africa – Minister Gugile Nkwinti
20 Mar 2019DWS to ensure that water supply is not affected by load shedding
18 Mar 2019Working Towards Access to Clean Drinking Water for All
18 Mar 2019Working Towards Access to Clean Drinking Water for All
14 Mar 2019Winter is just around the corner and dams continue to decline
13 Mar 2019Sa’s Tap Water is safe to drink
12 Mar 2019Mpumalanga water levels drop
08 Mar 2019Bloemfontein Water supply systems at 54.3%
07 Mar 2019Umgeni and Mhlathuze Water Boards briefed the Portfolio Committee
06 Mar 2019DWS urges water users to be mindful as the end of the rainy season draws closer
06 Mar 2019Bloemfontein Water supply systems at 54.3%
06 Mar 2019Unstable dam levels affect the Integrated Vaal River System
05 Mar 2019Slight drop in some Gert Sibande District dam levels
05 Mar 2019Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete convened a meeting regarding the water issues in the Nquthu Local Municipality
28 Feb 2019South Africa and Netherlands government improve their working relations in the water sector
27 Feb 2019Free State dam levels stable at 72.4 Percent
27 Feb 2019Weekly Status of Water Reservoirs in the Northern Cape
27 Feb 2019DWS updated the Portfolio Committee on the Unfinished Projects in the department
26 Feb 2019Mpumalanga water levels stable
25 Feb 2019Western Cape dam levels drop
21 Feb 2019AMCOW Member States make recommendations to improve sanitation services on the Continent
20 Feb 2019Minister Nkwinti launches Mzimvubu Water Project’s advanced infrastructure
20 Feb 2019Consistent rains increase South Africa’s dam levels
19 Feb 2019Dam levels in Free State increase slightly
19 Feb 2019Last week’s rain results in noticeable improvement in Mpumalanga water levels
19 Feb 2019The 5th AfricaSan Conference kicks off in Cape Town
19 Feb 2019Gauteng water consumers relieved as IVRS slightly rise after weeks of decline
15 Feb 2019Minister Gugile Nkwinti calls for collaborative efforts to lead transformation of the water sector
14 Feb 2019Dam levels in Free State slightly stable
14 Feb 2019Weekly Status of Water Reservoirs in the Northern Cape
14 Feb 2019Eastern Cape dams remain low amid water challenges
13 Feb 2019Minister Gugile Nkwinti remains committed to engage the public on the Mzimvubu Water Project
13 Feb 2019Forum to discuss water issues
13 Feb 2019Young scientist to fly the South African flag high in the Netherlands
13 Feb 2019DWS presents an update on the War on Leaks and the Bucket Eradication Programmes at the Portfolio Committee
12 Feb 2019Mpumalanga water levels improve but water users urged to conserve water
12 Feb 2019Water and Sanitation Department in Gauteng calls on water users to reduce water consumption as water levels decline weekly
12 Feb 2019The DWS remains enjoined to ensure security of water supply to all South Africans
11 Feb 2019Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete visited the Ngqushwa Local Municipality
06 Feb 2019Weekly Status of Water Reservoirs in the Northern Cape
06 Feb 2019North West water levels improve slightly
06 Feb 2019Western Cape Water Situation
05 Feb 2019DWS in Free State host Provincial BLM (Youth in Water) competitions
05 Feb 2019Mpumalanga dam levels record an average 1 percent increase
05 Feb 2019Slight improvement in dam levels in Eastern Cape but water users warned to curtail water use
03 Feb 2019Cool weather stabilizes South Africa’s dam levels
30 Jan 2019IVRS takes a knock as rainfall remain abnormally low
30 Jan 2019South Africa’s dam levels continue to drop
30 Jan 2019Water levels in Eastern Cape on a decline
30 Jan 2019Weekly Status of Water Reservoirs in the Northern Cape
30 Jan 2019Weekly Status of Water Reservoirs in the Northern Cape
29 Jan 2019Weekend rains bring slight increase in Mpumalanga dam levels
28 Jan 2019Minister Nkwinti meets AmaMpondo Traditional Council and Mbokazi community to discuss the Mbokazi Water Project
25 Jan 2019Eastern Cape dams continue to decline
24 Jan 2019Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete launches a Water Scientific Services Laboratory set to benefit community in Brits
24 Jan 2019KwaZulu-Natal dam levels remains stable despite summer temperatures
23 Jan 2019DWS responds to calls by OUTA and WSSA for an independent water regulator
23 Jan 2019Concern as rainy season fails to impress
23 Jan 2019The Department of Water and Sanitation to host an interactive engagement session with Water Services Authorities (WSAs)
23 Jan 2019Continued drop in the Vaal Dam could have serious impact
22 Jan 2019Mpumalanga dam levels record a 0.1 percent average decline
22 Jan 2019Minister Nkwinti engaged the AmaMpondomise Royal Council and communities to discuss the Mzimvubu Water Project
22 Jan 2019Western Cape Water Situation
16 Jan 2019DWS encourages Gauteng water users to save the resource as IVRS drops
16 Jan 2019Limpopo residents encouraged to save water
15 Jan 2019Government task team formed to help bereaved family of six-year boy who fell into an open trench in Giyani
15 Jan 2019Dam levels in Free State continue to decline
15 Jan 2019Slight increase recorded on average in Mpumalanga dam levels
15 Jan 2019Hot and wet weather for inland
14 Jan 2019Minister Nkwinti met with Elangeni Traditional Council and the communities to discuss the Mzimvubu Water Project
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