Monthly Archives: October 2010

5000 Megawatt solar park draws interest

[Translate] South Africa’s plan to build what could become the world’s biggest solar project has drawn keen interest from investors even though it is still in its infancy, an official said Friday. More than 400 investors and solar industry insiders … Continue reading

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SA maps deep sea protected area

[Translate] Durban – Underwater canyons, deep-sea coral reefs and sponge banks are part of a unique ecosystem that South Africa wants to save within its first deep-sea marine protected area. After 10 years of consultations, South Africa has mapped the … Continue reading

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China hydro power dam full at last

[Translate] Beijing – The water level in China’s Three Gorges Dam reached full capacity on Tuesday, for the first time since the world’s biggest hydro-electric project began generating power in 2008, according to state media. The amount of water in … Continue reading

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ACID MINE DRAINAGE, Coming to a Dam Near You.

[Translate] In spite of assurance by Department of Water Affairs that Hartebeespoort Dam is “visually pristine”, Hartbeespoort Water Action Group (HWAG) is doubtful. Few are as aware as Marietta Lieferink is, about the dangers of the AMD and the accompanied … Continue reading

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Yes Solar acquires Solar Science

[Translate] Yes Solar is proud to announce the acquisition of Solar Science, one of the Western Cape’s leading solar marketing and installation companies. Solar Science joins Yes Solar and brings with it considerable skills in the marketing and installation of … Continue reading

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Acid water report will not be made public

[Translate] The report on acid mine drainage has been completed, but will not be made public yet. A government-appointed team of experts has completed a report on acid mine drainage, but the document will not be made public yet, officials … Continue reading

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Water quality: Is there anything to be worried about?

[Translate] The truth about the state of our water supply. Alec Hogg from Moneyweb interviews Helgard Muller from the Department of Water Affairs. ALEC HOGG: It’s Wednesday October 20 2010 and in this special report we speak with Helgard Muller, … Continue reading

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Get ready for a wet summer in SA – Experts

[Translate] South Africans can look forward to a wet summer A Rainwater Harvesting system installed by Water Rhapsody this year, as there is apparently almost no chance of an El Niño phenomenon developing. This is according to data compiled by … Continue reading

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Hospital water supply hijacked

[Translate] Cape Town – Villagers in the Engcobo area of Transkei have hijacked a hospital’s water supply, the province’s health department said on Monday. Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said All Saints Hospital, in a semi-rural area outside Engcobo town, ran out … Continue reading

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Asia’s water supply under threat

[Translate] Manila – Booming populations, rapid urbanisation and competing demands for food and energy will drain Asia’s dwindling freshwater supplies unless the region manages its resources better, experts said on Tuesday. Unless something is done, demand for water will exceed … Continue reading

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