Gauteng and NW Province

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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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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