Monthly Archives: October 2011

No water – for 6 weeks

[Translate] About 3 000 households in Sedibeng and Geelboom near Kuruman in the Northern Cape have been without running water for six weeks. Residents have become increasingly frustrated and have been using a nearby borehole and streams to fetch water … Continue reading

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Group takes DMR to court over fracking

[Translate] An environmental group has resorted to court action in a bid to get information related to fracking from the department of minerals and energy (DMR). Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) said on Monday it was seeking details about a … Continue reading

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Acid Mine water a threat to Gauteng

[Translate] Johannesburg – Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in Gauteng poses a threat to residents and government needs to act swiftly in addressing the problem, the provincial housing department said on Wednesday. “The impact of Acid Mine Drainage in Gauteng is … Continue reading

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Climate roadmap for South Africa

[Translate] South Africa has a clear roadmap on how to respond to the problem of climate change, Water Minister Edna Molewasaid on Tuesday. A climate change response policy approved by the Cabinet last Wednesday would effectively manage inevitable climate change … Continue reading

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SA to put emission caps on top polluters

[Translate] The government plans to place limits for carbon emissions on top polluters who may face penalties if they do not conform to the new regulations, a climate policy paper showed on Tuesday. SA wants to cut CO2 emissions by … Continue reading

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A moratorium on hunting of rhinoceros to be considered

[Translate] A recently held meeting of the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs and the provincial MECs responsible for environment (MINMEC) has recommended that a moratorium on hunting of rhinoceros be considered as a last resort after all options have … Continue reading

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Legalising the rhino horn trade

[Translate] The department of water and environmental affairs (Dwea) has commissioned a feasibility study to look into legalising the rhino horn trade. “The department, as part of the outcomes of the Rhino Summit held in October last year, has commissioned … Continue reading

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