May 7 2013 at 02:23pm By POLOKO TAU
Johannesburg – A troubled North West municipality irregularly appointed a councillor’s wife to a managerial position in its information technology division, despite her highest qualification being a call centre certificate.
It is also alleged that the municipal manager’s highest qualification is a teaching diploma, while a chief . . . → Read More: Jobs for pals is sinking NW municipalities
May 7 2013 at 10:39am By BALDWIN NDABA Johannesburg – Gauteng municipalities have collectively lost 480 980 000 kilolitres of water in the 2011/12 financial year, amounting to a staggering R7.84 billion in financial losses. This is according to Gauteng MEC for Local Government and Housing Ntombi Mekgwe, who was responding to a question by . . . → Read More: Gauteng wastes R7.8bn worth of water
A burst sewage pipe north of Pretoria, South Africa, has sent black water running into a drain linked to the famous Apies River, causing a potential health hazard. Eyewitnesses report the pipe has been discharging effluent into Hammanskraal Road in Bon Accord, between Roodeplaat and Bela Bela, for over a week and municipal authorities are . . . → Read More: Burst sewage pipe a hazard for Tshwane farmers
Manufacturers are pouring money down the drain – literally.
Manufacturers need to take steps to conserve their water consumption as the resource is becoming increasingly rare. In fact, South Africa could run dry by 2050 should no action be taken to conserve water, according to Gareth Lloyd-Jones, MD of Ecowize.
Lloyd-Jones says it is crucial . . . → Read More: Onus on manufacturing to save water
Address by Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane on the occasion of the opening of the Gauteng Legislature, Johannesburg “The Gauteng province is home to 12.3 million people, becoming the province with the largest population that accounts for 24% of the national population in South Africa.
Only 56% of people who were counted in Gauteng were . . . → Read More: Water outages in Gauteng
Gauteng health MEC Hope Papo admitted that the province’s health crisis is at its worst ever this year. AMUKELANI CHAUKE | 15 March, 2013
So critical is the problem that provincial treasury intervention and a turnaround strategy were needed to stabilise the ailing department. Papo made the concession when he appeared before Gauteng’s standing committee . . . → Read More: Gauteng health crisis at its worst ever – MEC
Fifty years ago, when there were fewer than half the current number of people on the planet, the common perception was that water was an infinite resource. People were not as wealthy then as they are today, consumed fewer calories and ate less meat, so less water was needed to produce their food. They required . . . → Read More: Water stress
Business News Friday, 12 April 2013
Thirty percent of national budget allocated to water resources in most African countries is lost as a result of unethical practices by various officials, a water expert disclosed on Thursday in Accra.
Mr. James Leten, Regional Programme Manager for Water Integrity on Capacity Building of the Stockholm International Water . . . → Read More: Water corruption accounts for 30% revenue lost
Date Released: Wed, 20 March 2013 As South Africa marks National Water Week, news stories and studies show that our country’s water affairs is in a deep crisis… and things won’t be getting better any time soon.
Thirty-four-year-old David Makele and his neighbours had been without water for days on the weekend beginning Friday 8 . . . → Read More: SA’s national water week & dry reality
March 15, 2013 • by bluenow • in Facts/Statistics, Health, WASH, Water Pollution
Gaza has a population of 1.7 million (half of which are children) living within an area of roughly 150 square miles (365 sq km), and that number is expected to grow by 500,000 over the next eight years. This level of . . . → Read More: Gaza’s Water Woes