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Water crisis wide spread

[Translate] Cape Town is running out of water and low dam levels in the emerald-green highlands of Lesotho are raising alarm bells in South Africa’s industrial heartland around Johannesburg, which has so far avoided the shortages hitting other regions. The … Continue reading

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Day Zero for Cape Town

[Translate] Cape Town – The threat of Day Zero, which is an increasing reality for Cape Town, is gaining ground, according to data on the latest dam levels released on Monday. It indicates that dam levels for Cape Town are … Continue reading

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The “Drinkable Book” for treating water

[Translate] A book with pages that can be torn out to filter drinking water has proved effective in its first field trials. The “drinkable book” combines treated paper with printed information on how and why water should be filtered. Its … Continue reading

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It is almost here: Water-shedding

[Translate] If you think load-shedding is bad, brace yourself for water-shedding… coming to a tap near you. South Africa is fast running out of water, with the worst drought since 1992 leaving dams at critical levels and diminishing rivers and … Continue reading

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South Africa’s taps are running dry

[Translate] According to the former minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa South Africa has fully allocated 98 per cent of the county’s water source and this means that future generations in the country will only have 2 per … Continue reading

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Water disruptions cancelled

[Translate] Johannesburg Water has informed residents that water disruptions scheduled to take place this week have been cancelled. Johannesburg Water spokesperson Eleanor Mavimbela told Fin24 that the department has “a few logistical issues that need to be sorted before a … Continue reading

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Water Shedding to hit JHB

[Translate] Johannesburg will soon be struggling to maintain a reliable water supply to its more than 4 million residents. Durban will also face a water crisis in four about years. Water rationing – comparable to power utility Eskom’s load-shedding – … Continue reading

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AMD into Klip River!

[Translate] Acid mine drainage (AMD) pumps installed in the Germiston area were expected to treat around 57 million litres of water a day, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Friday. She said the plant to treat and discharge water … Continue reading

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R110bn infrastructure plan for Johannesburg

[Translate] The City of Joburg’s (CoJ’s) plan to invest R110 billion to upgrade ageing infrastructure in the inner-city, has been embraced by economists who also warned that funds should be channelled to address challenges with the city’s water and electricity … Continue reading

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