Gauteng and NW Province

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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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Parts of Joburg without water

JOHANNESBURG – Residents around the greater parts of the northern suburbs in Johannesburg will experience water disruptions on Wednesday, the City of Johannesburg said on Wednesday. This is due to a leakage identified on the main water pipeline that runs through Linbro Park landfill site. South Africa Wednesday 22 November 2017 – 10:18am www.enca.com Don’t […]

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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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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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Rainwater Harvesting Seen as Solution for Drought and Flood Control

In Kenyan cities like Nairobi, rainwater harvesting is seen as a solution to multiple problems. NAIROBI – Bitter irony: in recent years Nairobi has experienced severe flooding and widespread water shortages, due to poor urban planning and collapsing infrastructure systems that are failing to support the Kenyan capital’s expanding population. Large parts of the city […]

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Water crisis: Gauteng on high alert, says MEC

Gauteng’s provincial leaders are on high alert and ready to respond to water-related problems that may re-surface in the near future, co-operative governance MEC Jacob Mamabolo has said. “We need to be on high alert for any eventuality given that this problem is highly difficult to predict,” Mamabolo said in a statement yesterday. “Our success […]

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Water in Crisis – South Africa

South Africa is a country located at the Southern Tip of Africa. About twice the size of Texas it is home to 49 million people. This country has been stricken by affects from the long standing apartheid to the devastation that diseases such as HIV/AIDS and TB have caused. Now another crisis looms in the […]

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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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Brace yourself for ‘water-shedding’

Olebogeng Molatlhwa | 14 April, 2014 Johannesburg will soon be struggling to maintain a reliable water supply to its more than 4 million residents. Durban will also face a water crisis in four about years. Water rationing – comparable to power utility Eskom’s load-shedding – might be enforced if Johannesburg people fail to act to […]

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