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Open01 February 2019South Africa  NationalWaterDrought SA Dam levels continue to drop The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has called on water consumers to decrease thier usage and announced that South Africa's dam levels continue to drop despite the rainFor NotingNewspaper 689
Open31 January 2019GautengSedibengEmfuleniEmfuleniWaterWater Security Corruption at Sebokeng Wastewater Treatment Plant compromises water for 15 million South Africans The Emfulen Municipality's neglect of the Sebokeng Wastewater Treatment plant has resulted in the pollution of the Vaal River and DamThe matter has been referred to the Municipality for their attentionNewspaper 690
Open23 January 2019Eastern CapeSarah Baartman MakanaMakanaWaterDrought Make every drop count Makana Municipality has warned residents that Settlers Dam level is at 14% and that if it does not rain soon they could be out of water altogetherDWS Regional Office to liaise with Municipality to solve the matterNewspaper 688
Open23 January 2019LimpopoMopaniGreater GiyaniGiyaniWaterService Interruption R3 billion water contract for Giyani terminated The R3 billion contract to provide water to Giyani which was awarded to Khato Civils has now been terminatedFor NotingNewspaper 687
Open22 January 2019LimpopoMopaniGreater GiyaniGiyaniWaterService Interruption Another child dies at the hands of neglect A six year old child from Homu 14B in Giyani died after falling in a trench left open as part of the unfinished Giyani bulk Water ProjectAn inter-governmental Task Tearm has been set up to look into the matterNewspaper 686
Open22 January 2019South Africa  NationalWaterGeneral Another scandal hits water affairs A former senior official is being investigated by the Hawks for a suspect R64-million tenderFor NotingNewspaper 685
Open21 January 2019MpumalangaGert SibandeGovan MbekiBethalWaterWater availability Taps run dry in Bethal after Municipality fails to pay R87,7m water bill Residents of Bethal in Mpumalanga are dependent on trucks to supply water because the municipality failed to pay its water billFor NotingNewspaper 684
Open21 January 2019LimpopoCapricornPolokwanePolokwaneWaterWater availability Muni: System recovering slowly The Polokwane Municipality together with Lepelle Northern Water have noted that high lying areas within the City, Seshego, Mankweng and rural areas continue to experience water shortagesPolokwane Municipality has responded to the articleNewspaper 683
Open17 January 2019Eastern CapeSarah Baartman MakanaMakanaWaterWater Security Makhanda taps run dry as water crisis deepens Residents under the Makana Municipality have been warned that unless it rains or they cut usage, their water supply may run out as soon as mid-FebruaryDWS Regional Office to liaise with Makana Municipality to resolve the matterNewspaper 682
Open17 January 2019LimpopoMopaniGreater GiyaniGiyaniWaterGeneral Parliament calls for urgent measures to prevent loss of life caused by open manholes The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, Mr Mlungisi Johnson, has called for measures to prevent further loss of life after six year old boy drowned after falling into an open trench.For NotingNewspaper 681
Open15 January 2019Free StateThabo MofutsanyaneMaluti a PhofungIntabazweWaterWater Security Water Supply strangled in Harrismith Residents of Intabazwe Township in Harrismith and surrounding areas are still experiencing water cut offsMaluti-a-Phhofung Water has responded to the articleNewspaper 679
Open15 January 2019LimpopoMopaniGreater GiyaniGiyaniWaterWater Security Giyani to close all open trenches The Mopani District Municipality says it will close all incomplete and open manholes in the area after a six year old Nsuku Mhlongo drowned after he fell into an open trenchAn Intergovernmental task team has been formed to deal with the matterNewspaper 678
Open15 January 2019LimpopoMopaniGreater GiyaniGiyaniWaterService Interruption Six years old drowns after falling in a Giyani Water Project trench Six year old Nsuku Mhlongo drowned after he fell into an open trench which is part of an incomplete Water project in Giyani.An intergovernmental task team has been formed to deal with the matterNewspaper 677
Open11 December 2018LimpopoMopaniGreater GiyaniGiyaniWaterDrought Giyani: Resorting to solar technology for water The Minister of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), Gugile Nkwinti, plans to use solar technology to bring water to the drought stricken town of Giyani in LimpopoFor notingNewspaper 680
Open10 December 2018North WestBojanalaKgetlengrivierKgetlengriverWaterWater availability Water restrictions in place after Swartruggens Dam falls to 6,4% The Kgetlengriver Local Municipality has stopped pumping water from the Swartruggens Dam as it is now not consumable and therefore not safe to drink and dam levels are low at 6,4%DWS Regional Office to liaise with Municipality to implement required interventions.Newspaper 671
Open10 December 2018GautengCity of Johannesburg JohannesburgWaterWater availability Rand Water blames electrical problem for water interruptions Rand Water says the interruptions to its water supply has nothing to do with load shedding but to an electrical problem at one of its pumping stationsFor notingNewspaper 670
Open05 December 2018South Africa  NationalWaterWater quality Traces of ARV's in SA Water a concern Analysis of drinking water in South Africa show a range of chemicals according to a report by the Water Research Commission (WRC)For NotingNewspaper 672
Open30 November 2018South Africa  NationalWaterWater Security Alignment of solutions needed for water security The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) says nature based and engineering solutions should be aligned and the value of ecological infrastructure must be recognized for water securityFor NotingNewspaper 673
Open29 November 2018KwaZulu-NatalUthukela LadysmithWaterWater Security Blocked drain is a headache Ekasi Residents in Nagpur Road, ladysmith in Northern KwaZulu Natal complain about their yards being flooded with sewage.Uthukela Municipality has responded to the articleNewspaper 674
Open29 November 2018Eastern Cape  Eastern CapeSanitationInfrastructure development Over 3300 bucket toilets eradicated in the Eastern Cape says Dept The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has told Parliaments portfolio Commitee on Water and Sanitation that it has made progress in the Bucket eradication Programme in the Eastern Cape with thousands of toilets replaced this year.For NotingNewspaper 676
Open29 November 2018Eastern CapeBuffalo CityBuffalo City Metropolitan MunicipalityBuffalo CitySanitationInfrastructure development Nahoon sewage leak unattended to A sewage leak linked to the ongoing SAMWU strike has resulted in pollution of the Nahoon BeachBCM Municipality has responded to the articleNewspaper 675
Open28 November 2018Eastern CapeSarah Baartman MakanaGrahamstownSanitationWastewater Quality A taste of hell in what should be paradise Residents of Extension 5 and 6 in Grahamstown are still living in unbearable conditions surrounded by raw sewage.The DWS Regional Office is liaising with the local municipality to fix the problemNewspaper 665
Open28 November 2018Eastern CapeBuffalo CityBuffalo City Metropolitan MunicipalityBuffalo CityWaterWater availability Week of Misery ahead as Vandals run amok Buffalo City Metro without power and water for a week during the SA Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) Strike.BCM Municipality has responded to the articleNewspaper 666
Open26 November 2018South Africa  NationalWaterWater Security Water crisis hits villages Modjadji Dam's water levels are low at 7,1% and almost 30 Mopani villages around Bolobedu in Limpopo will be left without waterThe service provider has been paid to complete the bulk water infrastructure projectNewspaper 667
Open23 November 2018North WestNgaka Modiri MolemaMahikeng Local MunicipalityMahikengWaterWater availability Premier Mokgoro calls for calm in local water shortage North West Premier, Prof Tebogo Job Mokgoro has called for calm as he engaged the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), Sedibeng Water and Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality after water cuts hit Mahikeng and surrounding arears.For NotingNewspaper 668
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