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MEDIA RELEASES

Media Releases in 2018

DateMedia Release Title
23 May 2018DWS refutes claims made by OUTA on the cost of toilets
22 May 2018Minister Nkwinti announces bold steps to turn around the Department of Water and Sanitation
22 May 2018The importance of water safety
22 May 2018DWS, Cobra cooperation agreement will result in Water and Sanitation forums trained on fixing leaking taps
22 May 2018Mpumalanga Province records slight drop in water levels
17 May 2018Drought still upon Nelson Mandela Metro
17 May 2018Minister Nkwinti to deliver the 2018/2019 Budget Vote Speech
14 May 2018Let’s prevent vandalism and work together to keep our canals safe
13 May 2018DWS Minister Nkwinti continues with a positive engaging leadership to ensure water projects are prioritised
09 May 2018Consumers must save more as Gauteng major dams’ levels fall slightly
08 May 2018DWS warns the public to use water sparingly as the rainy season comes to an end
08 May 2018DWS to fully support and cooperate with the parliamentary inquiry
08 May 2018Water use efficiency is key to the future of South Africa
08 May 2018Dam levels in the Northern Cape remain satisfactory
08 May 2018Average water levels are now stable in Mpumalanga
08 May 2018Water levels in Gert Sibande District dams continue to drop
08 May 2018Sanitation Month to kick off
07 May 2018Knysna High School scooped position one during the WC provincial South African Youth Water Prize competition over the weekend.
03 May 2018Low dam levels in Nelson Mandela Bay a concern
03 May 2018Gauteng dams record slight decrease, public urged to conserve and reuse water
02 May 2018DWS to fast track payments for WOL trainees
02 May 2018DWS tables its 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan to the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation
26 Apr 2018Young innovators win provincial SAYWP competition with water saving initiatives
25 Apr 2018Water released from Berg River Dam reaches Misverstand Dam
25 Apr 2018IVRS increases while some major dams fall slightly
25 Apr 2018Rainfall season brings relief to most parts of the country
24 Apr 2018Update on the release of water from Berg River Dam to Misverstand Dam
23 Apr 2018Misverstand Dam water release updates
23 Apr 2018Necessity for water use licensing
19 Apr 2018Progress on the Middledrift Water Treatment Works
19 Apr 2018Water users cautioned to save water despite increase in dam levels in Free State
18 Apr 2018Communities urged to protect water infrastructure to ensure effective water supply
18 Apr 2018Water levels improve nationally with the exception of Western Cape
17 Apr 2018Keep using water wisely despite improving dam levels
17 Apr 2018Water competition gets learners involved in water management
17 Apr 2018Lowveld dams continue to improve
17 Apr 2018The Integrated Vaal River System continues with its impressive record
17 Apr 2018DWS and Nigerian counterparts embrace through water bilateral
12 Apr 2018Gauteng dam levels improve while Western Cape continues to decline
12 Apr 2018Dam levels improve in the Eastern Cape but water users still urged to use water wisely
10 Apr 2018Mpumalanga dam levels remain stable
10 Apr 2018Driekoppies Dam reaches the 60% mark
05 Apr 2018Free State dam levels show improvement
04 Apr 2018Nkangala District records decline in dam levels
04 Apr 2018Gauteng dams increased, water users urged to use less as winter approaches
03 Apr 2018Easter rains bring much needed relief
29 Mar 2018Heavy rains bring hope to the Modimolle and Mookgopong towns
28 Mar 2018Gauteng dam levels on the rise, consumers called to conserve more water
28 Mar 2018The Department of Water and Sanitation takes a farmer to court
27 Mar 2018Nelson Mandela Bay area continues to face water challenges
27 Mar 2018Dam levels increase considerable in Free State
27 Mar 2018Recent downpours lift Mpumalanga water levels
22 Mar 2018Water levels in the country remain a concern
22 Mar 2018DWS celebrates World Water Day with Diplomats in the country
22 Mar 2018The IVRS increases following two weeks of stagnation
19 Mar 2018Water Month kicks off in March
19 Mar 2018Working together to make every drop count
16 Mar 2018Brace yourself for exciting and informative DWS National Water Week events
14 Mar 2018DWS dismisses rumours about water shutdown in Free State
14 Mar 2018More Supplies from Mohokare Bulk Water Scheme project
13 Mar 2018DWS comes to an agreement with NEHAWU
13 Mar 2018EC Dam levels improved
13 Mar 2018The Department of Water and Sanitation intervenes in the Modimolle, Limpopo, drought situation
08 Mar 2018Statement on NEHAWU strike action
07 Mar 2018Dam levels nationally improve slightly with concerns in some provinces
07 Mar 2018IVRS records a drop in levels after weeks of increase
07 Mar 2018Dam levels improves this week
06 Mar 2018Water levels improve in Ehlanzeni District dams
06 Mar 2018Average dam levels decrease in Mpumalanga due to declines in Gert Sibande and Nkangala Districts water levels
05 Mar 2018DWS and Partners Celebrate International Women’s Day
28 Feb 2018Slight improvement in Mpumalanga dam levels due to recent rains
27 Feb 2018DWS making progress in reducing overdraft amidst growing municipal water debt
25 Feb 2018DWS hosted a media tour at the Theewaterskloof Dam depicting drilling work and status of the dam
22 Feb 2018DWS reconstruct Mpumalanga Popenyana canal to improve service
20 Feb 2018Theewaterskloof Dam Media Tour
20 Feb 2018DWS is still committed to finalizing the project to raise the Clanwilliam Dam wall
19 Feb 2018Department of Water and Sanitation hold hands with other departments for a second phase of the enforcement blitz
15 Feb 2018DWS launches #SaveWater Ambassador Programme for Cape Town
14 Feb 2018IVRS on the rise this week despite some dams taking a knock
14 Feb 2018Mpumalanga water levels continue dropping
13 Feb 2018Slight improvement on our dam levels
09 Feb 2018The outcomes of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team meeting on Drought and Water Scarcity held on 30 January 2018
08 Feb 2018Free State dam levels show slight increase
06 Feb 2018Richards Bay Desalination plant improving water security
29 Jan 2018Training Workshop for Councilors to improve quality of services on water and sanitation
27 Jan 2018National Water and Sanitation Master Plan necessary for growth
26 Jan 2018DWS and the City of Cape Town conduct a joint operation blitz
25 Jan 2018DWS engages Mpumalanga stakeholders on the National Water and Sanitation Master Plan
25 Jan 2018DWS and the City of Cape Town conduct a joint operation blitz
25 Jan 2018Water levels in Free State dropping week on week
24 Jan 2018Minister Mokonyane on Western Cape Water Crisis and Day Zero
23 Jan 2018National Water and Sanitation Master Plan workshop
23 Jan 2018Scarce rain, scorching heat shrink Gauteng dam levels
23 Jan 2018Water storage across Eastern Cape is very low
17 Jan 2018South Africa’s dams continue to slide
17 Jan 2018Mpumalanga records slight decrease in dam levels
07 Jan 2018Water released from Theewaterskloof Dam is not being wasted
07 Jan 2018Water from private boreholes is not meant for sale
05 Jan 2018DWS and AGRI-SA meet to address drought challenges facing the agricultural sector in the Western Cape
05 Jan 2018Water levels on a decline, everyone must save water
04 Jan 2018Free State dam levels show a sign of decline
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