With immediate effect‚ commercial customers have been ordered to cut their water use by 20% compared with a year ago.

The Bench Marks Foundation has warned that local government authorities that are allowing housing to be built within 500 metres of tailings dams and other mine waste sites are courting disaster.

When JRR Tolkien completed his sketch “Death of Smaug” for The Hobbit in the early 1930s‚ he was illustrating a work of fiction. But it turns out he was being prophetic‚ too.

When a Cape clawless otter is found with missing back toes in the Hout Bay River in Cape Town, it's a sign the survival of the river is at stake.

Dams supplying the town are at an all-time low due to a crippling drought in the Amathole region‚ the Daily Dispatch reported on Monday.

The “storm of the century” that hit Cape Town on June 7 produced the biggest waves for 39 years. But at 11 metres‚ they were tiddlers compared with a 20.5-metre wave in 1978.

Three towns in South Africa were found to have substandard drinking water during mid-year testing‚ but the good news is that this has since been fixed - and it is fewer than last year.

South Africa needs to invest $464 billion (R6 trillion) by 2040 in the water and electricity sectors to plug its infrastructure investment gap and address economic and population growth between now

The way healthcare‚ hospitals and doctors are paid for in South Africa does not “punish the poor” as the NHI policy paper and financing paper suggests.

At the rate Cape Town’s winter rainfall is going‚ another hot‚ dry summer will make this year’s drought will look like a Sunday school picnic.

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