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South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020 – study

According to a study conducted by Ipsos Pulse of the People™ last year, many South Africans feel that 2020 is likely to bring “more...

Farmers go hungry after drought

The Free State province is the province that has been most affected by drought. This is according to Dr Frikkie Maré of the University...

‘Drought is not over yet’

South Africa is still in a drought despite the copious amounts of rainfall the country has seen over the summer. This is according to the...

Water and Sanitation Minister visits water-stricken Qwaqwa

Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, visited water-stricken Qwaqwa in the Free State on Tuesday. The Minister met with local and district municipalities as well...

Drought-relief distribution nearing completion

Distribution of feed to drought-affected farmers is almost complete, the National Department of Agriculture said on Monday. Departmental Spokesperson Makenosi Maroo says the draught...

INFOGRAPHIC: FS dam levels below satisfactory despite recent rainfall

The Department of Water and Sanitation says dam levels in the Free State are still at lower levels despite having rainfall around parts of...

Dam levels rise slightly – drought still a reality

Dam levels in drought-stricken areas of central South Africa have shown a marginal increase despite some good rain received in parts of the Northern...

INFOGRAPHIC: Summer rainfall shows dam level increases

There has been a significant rise in dam levels since the recent rainfall in most parts of the country. A number of dams are,...

QwaQwa residents cannot benefit from Sterkfontein Dam

The spokesperson for the national Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), Sputnik Ratau, says the ongoing water crisis at Phuthaditjhaba is not as simple...

Gripping documentary about drought stricken QwaQwa

Tankiso Tank Khumalo, a visual artist from the Matebeleng, a section in QwaQwa, has made a chilling documentary about the severity of the drought...

Central SA to get nearly half of R212-million drought aid

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has highlighted the devastating effect of the drought on South Africa, saying this in turn poses a...

Sterkfontein Dam water release concerns Cosatu

Cosatu in the Free State is concerned about the water that has been channelled to the Vaal Dam. The trade union says this happens while...

Help government save water: Parliamentarians

Parliament's oversight committee on water and sanitation urged communities along the Vaal River system to use water sparingly following the release of water from...

Mangaung could be facing a serious water crisis

Don’t be fooled by the rain, Mangaung is still suffering from a severe drought says the chairperson of Bloemwater, Tefetso Phitsane. Phitsane was speaking...

Qwaqwa residents continue to queue for water tanks-Cosatu

Cosatu in the Free State deplores the situation in Qwaqwa where residents continue to queue for water tanks, for them to get water.  The trade...

Video: Kroonstad dam nearly completely depleted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMwyjqMTbGo The drought situation in the South Africa is at a critical state in some communities. Gift of the Givers recently delivered bottled water and drilled a borehole...

Drought affects Free State health facilities

Water scarcity in the Free State Province remains a serious problem, especially at health care facilities. At some hospitals surgery cannot be conducted and...

Water quality at health facilities is of great concern

Quality drinking water for consumption at various health facilities in the Free State is of great concern. The Department of Health has discovered water tankers...