Gauteng and NW Province

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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More pressure for SA households with increased rates and tariffs

Friday 1 July 2016 08:10 Households across the country are expected to dig deeper into their pockets as prices for rates and services increase as of Friday. Municipalities, including major towns such as Johannesburg, Ethekwini and the City of Cape Town, will increase the prices of electricity, water, refuse removal, sanitation and property rates. Households […]

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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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A thirsty future beckons

South Africa is in the midst of a water crisis, with worse to come unless government puts money and political will where its mouth is. We are in the same situation with water that Eskom was in a decade ago with regard to the provision of electricity. We saw the signs then but did nothing. […]

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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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Drip Irrigation for the Home Garden

Drip irrigation: An efficient and economical way to water your garden, saving time, money, and water. What Is Drip Irrigation? Drip irrigation is an efficient and economical method of watering. Used commonly in dry regions with scarce water resources, the use of drip irrigation is increasing. This irrigation method is typically more than 90% efficient […]

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The rising pressure of global water shortages

Water is becoming more scarce as populations increase, potentially leading to conflict. The age of hydro-diplomacy is upon us, says Jan Eliasson. 29 December 2014 The world is experiencing a surge of water-related crises. The eastern basin of the Aral Sea dried up completely in August, for the first time in 600 years. California has […]

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Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists

Humans are “eating away at our own life support systems” at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found. Two major new studies by an international team of researchers have pinpointed the […]

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South Africa Faces Looming Water Crisis, Star Says

By Jacqueline Mackenzie January 05, 2015 South Africans use 235 liters (62 gallons) of water a day compared with the international average of 173 liters, and this is pushing the country into a water crisis, the Johannesburg-based Star newspaper reported, citing an Institute for Security Studies report. Jakkie Cilliers, co-author of the report entitled “Parched […]

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