Gauteng and NW Province

Posts tagged water conservation

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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Water Reuse: Use It, Don’t Lose It

“I like to say no matter what the flavor of water is, it’s still water, and now, because of economic reasons and shortages, we’re looking at how to use any kind of water to its best advantage.” – Bob Ohlund, vice president for infrastructure and water resources for Dudek Thursday, November 06, 2014 By Carol […]

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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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Water Efficiency in Gauteng

Alfred Nhlapho 28/01/2014 The Department of Infrastructure Development is putting into action the Water Efficiency Project as part of the Gauteng Green Agenda on water conservation and alternative energy resources mobilisation, this in order to enable the residents of the province to sustain their livelihoods from the limited resources available, for a long time into […]

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Deadly Brits water crisis claims head of ANC mayor

By Setumo Stone, 21 January 2014 THE African National Congress (ANC) mayor of the North West province’s Madibeng municipality has been axed following violent service delivery protests last week over a water shortage in Mothutlung township, during which four people died in clashes with police. The seat of the municipality is Brits, a town in […]

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Water a commodity?

Mike Muller gave a talk at UCT on Thursday 7 November 2013 and here are some of his claims, together with comments. “Repeated warnings” he says “about water crises have not materialized” to this he added that the Berg river dam was now an asset and even used as a recreational facility in that there […]

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South Africans urged to prioritise water conservation

Monday 21 October 2013 08:05 Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi has appealed to all South African to conserve water. She says South Africa is ranked in the top 30 countries globally of water stressed countries. The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs is constantly working on strategies to encourage water […]

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Companies should not forget benefits of going green

By: Sashnee Moodley Energy efficiency has become an important focus worldwide and green tax is currently a popular topic, particularly in South Africa, with National Treasury hoping to introduce a carbon tax on January 1, 2015, says audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG. Although the proposed tax will be a penalty and not an […]

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Water conservation commitment critical: Mabudafhasi

14 August 2013 “We are gathered here today at this mayoral dialogue, which is the first of its kind in South Africa, to promote co-operation and share learning at all levels of government, in order to show commitment to waste management and water conservation,” said Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi on […]

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