Residents Battle South African Gov't for Safe Water

Despite court action against local authorities for the polluted water supply caused by run-off from nearby coal mines, residents of Carolina say it is still unsafe.
  • South Africa:  DA Welcomes Mpumalanga Water Ruling

    South African Press Association, 10 August 2012

    A decision by the High Court in Pretoria upholding its earlier verdict relating to the supply of water in Mpumalanga was welcomed by the DA on Friday. read more »

The North Gauteng High Court's judgement ordered the municipality to supply residents of Carolina with potable drinking water.

  • South Africa:  Carolina Water Problems Tip of the Iceberg

    Democratic Alliance, 17 July 2012

    All indications are that the controversial water quality problems in Carolina are the tip of the iceberg. read more »

  • South Africa:  DA Challenges Minister Molewa to Drink Carolina Water

    Democratic Alliance, 16 July 2012

    The Gert Sibande District Municipality has failed to comply with the North Gauteng High Court's order to supply residents of Carolina with potable drinking water by Friday morning ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Carolina Must Never Again Go Without Water

    Democratic Alliance, 10 July 2012

    The North Gauteng High Court has ordered the Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality to supply residents of Carolina with potable drinking water within seventy-two hours. It is a ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Statement By Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Mrs Edna Molewa

    South African Government, 10 July 2012

    As you are aware the North Gauteng High court delivered its judgment today on the matter concerning the supply of water to the residents of Carolina. We welcome the decision of the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Carolina Water Woes - a Collective Failure of Water Governance

    Democratic Alliance, 2 July 2012

    The town of Carolina in Mpumalanga is an example of a collective failure of water governance. Both the Department of Water and the Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality failed in their ... read more »