Rains have washed away memories of Cape Town’s crisis, but the country’s water future is still precarious

“Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right” reads the slogan of the 2019 United Nations World Water Day. After the 2018 crisis in Cape Town, South Africans know that although water may be a human right, it is not necessarily guaranteed. Despite receding from the headlines, water security remains a concern…

Hundreds of protesters fed up over water shortages shut down

Frustrated protesters have erected burning barricades in Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu Natal, after not receiving water.  About 500 protesters have barricaded a road with burning tyres at New City in Umzimkhulu, in southern KwaZulu-Natal.  Police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said that residents were protesting over water issues. He said the the road was blocked with burning tyres…