Monthly Archives: November 2010

Solar power in the spotlight

[Translate] South African government was on Tuesday urged to increase the share of solar energy within the country’s overall energy generation capacity. This week government is holding hearings into its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010, which seek to reduce the … Continue reading

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38 Municipalities under investigation

[Translate] Pretoria – Some 38 municipalities around the country are being investigated by the Special Investigations Unit for fraud and corruption, says Local Government Minister Sicelo Shiceka said on Tuesday. A huge number of officials had already been arrested, including … Continue reading

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Acid Mine Water treatment plant in the pipelines

[Translate] A JOINT state-private water treatment facility is likely to be set up to deal with the threat of toxic water from the Witwatersrand gold fields into rivers and lakes. This emerged on Wednesday at the Mine Water 2010 conference. … Continue reading

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Beaufort West starts water rationing

[Translate] Oudtshoorn – The drought in the Central Karoo has become so severe that the Beaufort West municipality has introduced a water sharing scheme. The town has been divided into 12 areas, in which people will be unable to bath, … Continue reading

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Gauteng’s drinking water under threat

[Translate] Pretoria – The acidic mine water that has been running into the Vaal River Barrage is salinising the whole system down from the Vaal Dam to such an extent that it will be unusable within four to five years, … Continue reading

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Water Rhapsody recycling Grey water

[Translate] An article from the Financial Mail. A Garden Rhapsody installed in Gauteng “SA will reach the maximum consumption its water resources can sustain within about five years” South Africa is running out of water at an alarming pace, warns … Continue reading

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Acid mine water fiasco ‘unavoidable’

[Translate] THE deadline for preventing rising acid mine drainage Hippo dam in the Krugersdorp Game Reserve to cause a massive ecological disaster in the Central Witwatersrand has come and gone – because of government’s indecision. Acid mine drainage will, according … Continue reading

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ANCYL wants more info on Dusi Canoe Marathon

[Translate] Cape Town – The ANC Youth League would like to get more information about the Dusi Canoe Marathon and the role Julius Malema will play in it before they agree to let him compete in it, the marathon’s club … Continue reading

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Is it ethical to withhold municipal property rates?

[Translate] Is it ethical to withhold rates when services are not rendered by local municipalities? Ethics SA CEO, WA Landman answers this sensitive question: The town of Sannieshof has become synonymous with rate payers’ fight against poor or non-existent municipal … Continue reading

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Julius Malema says no to Dusi Canoe Marathon

[Translate] Cape Town – A top paddler on Tuesday invited ANC Youth League president Julius Malema to do the Dusi Canoe Marathon with him in February 2011. However, it looks unlikely that Malema will take up the offer. Oscar Chalupsky, … Continue reading

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