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World leaders sound alarm over global water crisis

March 15,2018 05:17 UNITED NATIONS — The World Bank and the U.N. are sounding the alarm over a global water crisis. A joint report released Wednesday says that 40 percent of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity. The report, based on two years of research, says that 700 million people are at risk […]

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Joburg residents urged to reduce water consumption

Mayoral committee member Nico de Jager says consumption has increased at an alarming rate amid hot conditions. JOHANNESBURG – While the City of Cape Town is implementing level 6B water restrictions, the City of Johannesburg has urged residents to reduce water consumption, emphasising that level 1 water restrictions which have been in effect since March […]

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Jo’burg’s taps might also run dry

Thulebona Mhlanga 15 Dec 2017 00:00 It may be bucketing down, but Gauteng will remain water-insecure until 2025 and it may only be a matter of time until Johannesburg residents face water restrictions again. This stern warning comes from water expert Anthony Turton. Turton, a professor at the Centre for Environmental Management at the University […]

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Saving water during the drought could kill

11 December 2017 – 15:45 By Tanya Farber As the festive season begins‚ the tragedy of drowning looms over every family hanging out near a body of water and even those storing water in open containers during the crippling drought. At the close of each year‚ there are on average 200 drownings in the Western […]

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Parts of Joburg without water

JOHANNESBURG – Residents around the greater parts of the northern suburbs in Johannesburg will experience water disruptions on Wednesday, the City of Johannesburg said on Wednesday. This is due to a leakage identified on the main water pipeline that runs through Linbro Park landfill site. South Africa Wednesday 22 November 2017 – 10:18am www.enca.com Don’t […]

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Water minister pays out R30m in bonuses

Wastage: Mokonyane blames circumstances beyond her control for the state of her department’s finances 14 November 2017 – 06:50 By KHULEKANI MAGUBANE Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane has admitted that her department paid out R30-million in bonuses to its employees, despite the department being found wanting in the management of its financial books. […]

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Less than normal rain predicted

By Chelsea Pieterse, The Witness This year’s July was the hottest month since weather records began in 1880, and experts are “uncertain” whether to expect a drought this summer or not. Last year’s temperatures for the southern hemisphere were the highest yet recorded. However, February, March, April, May, and July this year were recorded as […]

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South Africa’s borehole crisis

By Sipho Kings Mail & Guardian Sinking a borehole and striking water requires a combination of luck and feel. Under the ground, water flows along faultlines and pools in unseen caverns. The only clues come from the surface, where the type of rock gives an inkling about what lies beneath. The process would be easier […]

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Did Mokonyane delay Gauteng’s water supply?

Posted By Riante Naidoo on July 24, 2017 in Construction, News, Water, Water management, Water supply The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) plans to take legal action against the Department of Water and Sanitation over delays in Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Outa’s basis for the case is over serious maladministration arising […]

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A river of shit, chemicals, metals flows through our land

Sipho Kings Mail & Guardian 13 Apr 2017 The Olifants River is one of Southern Africa’s most important catchments. Its waters irrigate farming in western Mpumalanga and power Eskom’s dozen coal-fired power stations in the area. The river flows through Limpopo’s platinum belt, bringing water to valleys that otherwise go thirsty. It then breaks through […]

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