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Jo’burg’s taps might also run dry

Thulebona Mhlanga 15 Dec 2017 00:00 It may be bucketing down, but Gauteng will remain water-insecure until 2025 and it may only be a matter of time until Johannesburg residents face water restrictions again. This stern warning comes from water expert Anthony Turton. Turton, a professor at the Centre for Environmental Management at the University […]

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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 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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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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Multi-faceted approach to water problems needed

October 10 2014 at 07:11pm By SAPA Johannesburg – A co-ordinated and multi-faceted approach to water management, infrastructure improvement and secured power supply is needed to solve Gauteng’s water supply problems, the Gauteng department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) said on Friday. Spokesman Motsamai Motlhaolwa said the problems were discussed at a water […]

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Water issues in JHB continue

While supply has been restored to most part of the city, some areas remain without water. Thando Kubheka, 14 days ago JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg Water (JW) says although supply has been restored to a number of affected suburbs, it’s still experiencing problems in some areas. Large parts of southern and western Johannesburg have not had […]

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Gauteng residents urged to use water sparingly

South Africa, Thursday, 18 September 2014 JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg Water has urged Gauteng residents to continue to use water sparingly. Millicent Kabwe, Johannesburg Water spokesperson, said that water had been restored in all areas of Johannesburg. “All the areas that were still affected by the Hursthill reservoir yesterday are now restored.” We are still urging […]

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Court order to restore schools’ water

July 8 2014 at 04:30pm By SAPA COURT-WATER JOHANNESBURG The High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday ordered that water supply to schools in Vanderbijlpark be reconnected, AfriForum said. Head of education campaigns Carien Bloem said the court ordered the department of public works to pay outstanding property taxes for the schools, which had resulted in […]

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Johannesburg and Durban can no longer supply water demand.

By Jeremy Westgarth-Taylor This statement is made clear in an article in The Times on line on 14 April 2014. This is the view of highly respected Anthony Turton, various municipal bureaucrats and a Johannesburg city councillor.  Sense is made though by Councillor Ralf Bittkau, who is promoting the harvesting of rainwater as a means […]

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