Monthly Archives: September 2010

Govt, mines partner for water conservation

[Translate] Johannesburg – Government’s proposed public-private partnership for environmental conservation has in principle been accepted by the mining sector to address acid mine drainage, the department of water and environmental affairs said on Thursday. Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa … Continue reading

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The water crisis will finally be addressed

[Translate] Johannesburg – Organised labour and the government have agreed to form a committee to deal with South Africa’s looming water crisis. The committee would look at procurement, budgetary problems and legislative processes, Costa Raftopoulos, the president of the Federation … Continue reading

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Hydroelectric dam threatens ancient traditions

[Translate] Namibia’s Himba, distinctive for smearing their bodies with red ochre, say a planned dam that will flood the valleys where they live and their burial grounds also threatens their ancient traditions and lifestyle. “We survive from the Baynes mountains. … Continue reading

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South African Ecopreneur talks to World Leaders.

[Translate] Werner Neuhoff, Ecopreneur from Water Rhapsody– South Africa, has been invited to join leaders from 70 nations in Montréal, Québec  during 13-15 October for a World Leadership Conference that will draw women heads of state, corporations and enterprise, as … Continue reading

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SA solar race kicks off

[Translate] Pretoria – Sun, batteries, petrol and hydrogen powered the start of a 4 000km epic race on Thursday that will see a top Japanese university pit its research skills against a car designed by the University of Johannesburg and … Continue reading

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Whose electricity is it anyway?

[Translate] Article written by of Andreas Späth: At this very moment, wide-ranging decisions about South Africa’s energy future are being made. Decisions that will have major impacts on the environment and on the ecological legacy we’ll leave to future generations. … Continue reading

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Acid Mine Water to blame for quakes?

[Translate] A geophysicist from the University of Witwatersrand has warned that Johannesburg could be in for more frequent earth tremors as water levels in abandoned mines continue to rise. On Sunday, a minor quake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale … Continue reading

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Installing a Solar Geyser

[Translate] Now you’re ready for installation. What you think you know about how to install a solar geyser can be ignored. There are many DIY methods for installing a solar geyser. However, there are many aspects that go into solar … Continue reading

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Eskom’s nuclear power station could destroy squid industry

[Translate] Johannesburg – One of South Africa’s most ecologically sensitive A threatened quid releasing ink coastal areas and the cornerstone of the South African squid industry has been identified as Eskom’s preferred area for a new nuclear power station. Thyspunt, … Continue reading

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Water bills unpaid to the tune of R1.58 Billion

[Translate] Municipalities owe R1.58 billion for water they get from water boards and the department of water affairs, Water and Environment Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said in a parliamentary answer to a DA question. The water boards and the department … Continue reading

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