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Water crisis a ‘mammoth problem’

Edna Molewa says government has both the resources and will to act on SA’s water crisis. Alex Eliseev | 11 months ago JOHANNESBURG – Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has described South Africa’s water emergency as a “mammoth problem” which is receiving a “mammoth response”. Molewa was responding to an investigation by Eyewitness […]

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Rhodes ‘on the brink of closure’ due to lack of water

14 Aug 2013 18:11 Sarah Wild Vice-chancellor Saleem Badat was addressing the municipality on Wednesday in an open letter. University staff and students marched to the Makana municipal offices to protest the continued lack of services. Service delivery in the Eastern Cape, one of South Africa’s poorest provinces, continues to be a problem. Last year, […]

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Ifafi is turning into a swamp

Water pipes bursting repeatedly in Hartbeespoort are causing irreparable damage to roads, endangering motorist’s lives and disrupting water supply. The past week pipes burst at seven places in Ifafi and at five places in Xanadu, leaving residents without water for long periods of time. According to Madibeng ward Councillor Graeme Peplar the pipes burst as […]

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SA’s national water week & dry reality

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 […]

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Water scarcity is an issue for nearly one billion people

Did you know? For nearly 1 billion people around the world, water scarcity is an issue. Every year, over $100 billion dollars are spent on bottled water world-wide. According to the Water Project campaign, the cost of just one case of (cheap) bottled water could supply a person in Africa with clean, safe drinking water […]

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