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Water minister pays out R30m in bonuses

Wastage: Mokonyane blames circumstances beyond her control for the state of her department’s finances 14 November 2017 – 06:50 By KHULEKANI MAGUBANE Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane has admitted that her department paid out R30-million in bonuses to its employees, despite the department being found wanting in the management of its financial books. […]

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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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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 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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Where Will The World’s Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic]

A heatmap of war over water By Katie Peek Posted 06.13.2014 at 9:04 am Where will the world’s water conflicts erupt? The map displays nearly 2,000 incidents, involving conflict and collaboration alike, over shared river basins from 1990 to 2008. The circles in the sidebar compare about 2,200 events—including another 200 disputes over resources other […]

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Water Conservation Strategies and Tips

An extract from ‘The Water Short List: The Most Effective Actions U.S. Households Can Take to Curb Water Use’ by Benjamin D. Inskeep and Shahzeen Z. Attari A primary reason for such high levels of household water use in the United States is a lack of meaningful financial incentives for households to conserve, as publicly […]

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Meeting water and energy challenges in agri-food sector with technology

Innovations in sugar cane processing to reduce water use and produce energy will help to meet future agricultural product demands. Wayne Visser, Guardian Professional, Wednesday 13 August 2014 Worldwide, the overall growth in demand for agricultural products will require a 140% increase in the supply of water over the next 20 years compared to the […]

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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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Durban ‘running out of water fast’

March 6 2014 By Tony Carnie Durban could face more than a decade of water shortages and restrictions unless the city took a political decision to pursue the controversial “toilet-to-tap” drinking water reclamation proposal, water and sanitation chief Neil Macleod warned. The proposal, which involves using sophisticated treatment plants to purify sewage effluent to a […]

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