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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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World to face water scarcity by 2050

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates that, by 2050, more than 60% of the population in Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa, will live under severe water stress. “Unless powerful measures are taken to boost water productivity, we run the risk of severely constraining economic growth and global wellbeing through waterscarcity,” […]

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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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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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Dying for water in Brits: Protestors’ blood flows again

Ficksburg. Marikana. Robertson. Cato Crest. Very different South African places, many miles apart, which have all seen citizens who were demonstrating for an improvement in their living conditions killed by South African police over the past three years. To that shameful list it appears that we can now add Brits, in the North West province, […]

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Agriculture water use investigated

WRC investigates water use and crop parameters of pastures for livestock grazing Irrigated agriculture currently faces strong competition for the substantial share of water as the water use for industrial, domestic, municipal and other activities increase rapidly. There is a need to increase water and land productivity, to meet the increasing demand for animal protein […]

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Quenching South Africa’s thirst

Monday 8 July 2013 09:46 ANALYSIS: Simon Allison, (Good Governance Africa) Lesotho is a tiny mountainous country completely enclosed by South Africa. One of the world’s poorest, its economy is almost entirely dependent on South Africa’s for employment and for the purchase of its main natural resource, water. Its inhabitants, the Basotho, share a number […]

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Strategy to manage SA’s water efficiently

03-7-2013 Pretoria – Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has released the second National Water Resource Strategy (NWRS2), which sets out the vision and strategic actions for effective water management. The release of the strategy on Wednesday, follows Cabinet’s approval last week. It builds on what has been accomplished by the first NWRS published […]

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Dialogue on Water Footprint

WRC Dialogue on Water Footprint, 28 June 2013 Keynote address: International Policy Specialist Ms Ruth Mathews, Water Footprint Network (WFN), Netherlands. Venue: Casa Toscana, Pretoria The water risks facing private business are growing as the resource becomes increasingly stressed worldwide. Risks include changing water rights, water quality regulations, growing community interest and public scrutiny of […]

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20 000l of water delivered to Mandela hospital

June 21 2013 The Pretoria hospital treating anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela received thousands of litres in emergency water deliveries on Thursday after a planned maintenance water cut lasted longer than expected, radio reported. About 20 000 litres were rushed to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital, where Mandela has been receiving treatment for a lung infection for […]

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