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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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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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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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Swimming pools – save water

Public pools in Cape Town close due to water crisis. 2017-02-08 Cape Town – The City of Cape Town is closing several public pools for most weekdays in a desperate bid to save water, it said on Wednesday. “With the exception of Sea Point, Mnandi Resort pool, and four indoor facilities in Long Street, Retreat, […]

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South Africa’s water resources under immense pressure

South Africa is currently facing a multi-faceted water crisis. The mismatch between water supply and water demand, the theft of water resources, a deteriorating infrastructure, the loss of essential skills, a strangling educational pipeline, management failure, and deterioration in the quality of water, are all potential threats and key concerns. Anja du Plessis, project leader […]

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The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water

By Jo-Shing Yang Global Research, March 22, 2015 Market Oracle 21 December 2012 Theme: Environment, Global Economy This article was first published on December 21, 2012 A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over […]

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Greenland ice melt underestimated, study says

Amount of land covered by supraglacial lakes on Greenland ice sheet will double by 2060, exacerbating melting as temperatures rise Melting ice from the coast of Greenland could make a much bigger contribution to rising sea levels than has previously been thought, a new study suggests. Scientists believe a previously overlooked side-effect of global warming […]

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