Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on farmers to work with their local municipalities to ensure good quality water supply to towns.
Gauteng and Free State residents are urged to significantly cut down on their water usage.
Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Western Cape biodiversity unit, CapeNature, says the clearing of alien vegetation in the province could increase the flow of water into local rivers and dams by more than 30%.
The South African Human Rights Commission in Gauteng will be holding a public inquiry into the status of the water in the City of Tshwane Metro.