Monthly Archives: January 2014

Global Warming the Top 10 Surprising Results

[Translate] You’ve probably heard about the global warming song and dance: rising temperatures, melting ice caps and rising sea levels in the near future. But Earth’s changing climate is already wreaking havoc in some very weird ways. So gird yourself … Continue reading

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Running water has been restored

[Translate] Running water has been restored to some parts of Mothutlung, near Brits in North West, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday. “We will continue working with the municipality at both local and district municipalities to … Continue reading

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Water is life, but the struggle for it is deadly

[Translate] The death of at least three people protesting against the lack of access to water in Mothutlung in the Madibeng municipality, all allegedly due to action by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), brings into sharp focus … Continue reading

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21 Water saving tips

[Translate] Water Facts: Some 1.1 billion people,or 18 % of the word’s population,lack access to safe drinking water,and over 2.4 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. More than 2.2 million people in developing countries,most of them children,die each year … Continue reading

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Malema fights for water

[Translate] EFF leader Julius Malema on Tuesday promised to fight side by side with Mothutlung residents, near Brits, until they got water. “We must arrange a proper march to Madibeng municipality and I will be there,” he told locals at … Continue reading

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Local scientist wins global water award

[Translate] In the United States just outside the town of Butte in Montana lies a pit of greenish poison two kilometres wide and 500m deep. It was once a thriving copper mine but now abandoned, the pit is full of … Continue reading

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Bosveld Phosphates company sued

[Translate] The department of water and environmental affairs (DWEA) has laid criminal charges against the Bosveld Phosphates company responsible for a toxic spill into the Selati and Olifants rivers. The leak killed fish over a 15km stretch of water and … Continue reading

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Extensive pollution in Kruger Park river

[Translate] South African authorities revealed Tuesday that a phosphate mine spillage has caused “extensive pollution” to a river in the country’s famed Kruger National Park. Park officials said “highly acidic water” from a dam at the Bosveld phosphate mine spilled … Continue reading

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