Gauteng and NW Province

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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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Minister to urgently tackle Giyani water shortage

Friday 15 August 2014  Rudzani Tshivhase Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane has taken away the water provision powers from the Mopani District Municipality in Limpopo with immediate effect. This comes after the failure of the municipality to address water shortages despite being provided with a budget of R200 million. Mokonyane instructed the Lepelle Northern […]

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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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SA will face future water shortages

South Africa will face a water shortage in the future, the South African Government Association has (Salga) said. According to Salga councilor Pinky Moloi, Salga is aware that there will be a water shortage at some point in the future. However, new dams will be built to deal with this challenge. Water crises was listed […]

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Deflate a balloon, and it flattens. The same with the ground when too much water is pumped out of aquifers.

Federal Water Tap, June 16: A Legacy of Water Contaminated by Energy Development in the Northern Great Plains Monday, 16 June 2014  Inadequate waste disposal practices from more than a century of oil and gas development — practices that are no longer permitted — are the chief source of salty brines in the waters of […]

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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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Water sold to village poor for up to R500

May 14 2014 NONDUMISO ZWANE Jericho, a little village in North West, has been hard hit by water shortages that force even old villagers to pay as much as R500 from enterprising salespeople. It falls under the Bakwena ba Mogopa tribal authority in the Bojanala Platinum district and is home to 8612 people. “There has […]

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Why global water shortages pose threat of terror and war

From California to the Middle East, huge areas of the world are drying up and a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. US intelligence is warning of the dangers of shrinking resources and experts say the world is ‘standing on a precipice’ By Suzanne Goldberg, The Observer, Sunday 9 February 2014 On […]

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Government proactively working on water issues

28 January 2014 Government has noted the domestic media coverage of water related issues around the country, and further reiterates its commitment to deal with such challenges and ensure that no citizen is left without water. Recent pointed interventions by national government to support municipalities in dealing with the water shortages prove our commitment to […]

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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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