Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

Water and Sanitation on Vaal-Orange River System

The Vaal-Orange River System continues to rise

The Department and Water and Sanitation continues to monitor dams and rivers more keenly in this rainy season. This is necessitated by the sheer volume of water due to the on-going rains across the country but mainly in the Vaal-Orange River System. To manage and protect infrastructure the department took…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

Minister Senzo Mchunu meets with Lebalelo Water Users Association on water issues in Sekhukhune

He welcomed the proposal and urged the team to work swiftly to complete the project and get water to the community, which he reiterated is the main priority

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr Senzo Mchunu, met with Lebalelo Water Users Association to hear about the progress made on the proposal it came up with together with the Department to improve the supply of water to relevant communities from the De Hoop Dam. The meeting followed a…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

Minister Senzo Mchunu introduces new Director-General to senior management

Dr Phillips, an engineer by profession, has more than 20 years in senior management positions in government

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr Senzo Mchunu, along with Deputy Ministers Ms Dikeledi Magadzi and Mr David Mahlobo, officially welcomed the newly appointed Director-General, Dr Sean Phillips and introduced him to senior managers within the department. Dr Phillips’ first official day in office was yesterday, 03 January 2022,…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

Water and Sanitation on Mpumalanga water levels

The average water levels in the listed dams in the Mpumalanga Province further increased from last week’s 85.0% to 87.4%

Mpumalanga water levels continue to rise. Water levels in the listed dams and catchment areas continue to rise in the Mpumalanga Province. According to the latest Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) weekly state of reservoirs report of 20 December 2021, the average water levels in the listed dams in…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

Minister Senzo Mchunu working session meeting with municipalities in Mpumalanga

Magadzi called for the urgent prioritisation to address the issue of sewer spillages as they have a negative impact on water resources and people’s lives

Municipalities need to prioritise water provision and stop sewer spillages The Minister of Water and Sanitation (DWS), Mr Senzo Mchunu and his deputies, Mr David Mahlobo and Ms Dikeledi Magadzi met with local municipalities who are the Water Services Authorities and district municipalities on 07 December as part of the…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

Water and Sanitation on flooding in Western Cape catchments

An update on flooding in Western Cape catchments

The National Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) wishes to provide an advisory regarding floods in some catchments in the Western Cape. As of Saturday, 4 December 2021, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a revised Impact Based Warning for Severe Thunderstorms. On Sunday 05 December 2021 the Garden…

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Water and Sanitation on Southern Cape floods

Update on flooding situation in the Southern Cape

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) wishes to update citizens about the Southern Cape floods. A weather alert was issued by South African Weather Service on 21 November 2021 regarding heavy rains in the Southern Cape. Sputnik Ratau DWS National Spokesperson says more than 100mm has fallen on the…

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Africa: Update on the Western Cape water situation

Ratau further says water restrictions imposed by the National Government will remain in place and only be reviewed once the average Western Cape provincial dam level reaches 85%

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) welcomes the much needed rains which fell in Western Cape Catchments over the last week. “We are even encouraged with the snowfall which has a potential to translate to high run off, thus further recharging the dam levels,” says Mr. Sputnik Ratau from…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) committed to finalising the Nooitgedagt Water Project

The Department has increased the financial allocation for the Nooitgedagt Water Project from R117million to R129million for the 2018/19 financial year

The Department of Water and Sanitation, as the main funder of the Nooitgedagt Low Level Scheme Water Project, is fully committed to finalising the project to benefit the residents of Nelson Mandela Bay. To this end, the Department has increased the financial allocation for the Nooitgedagt Water Project from R117million…