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SA is at a critical time for water & sanitation planning

[Translate] South Africa is at a critical time for water and sanitation planning, according to Trevor Balzer, deputy director general: strategic and emergency projects at the Department of Water and Sanitation. Addressing the Annual Water Stewardship Summit in Sandton on … Continue reading

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South Africa’s water quality under threat.

[Translate] Rapid urbanisation is contributing to a deterioration in South Africa’s water quality, Department of Water and Sanitation Water quality planning scientific manager Pieter Viljoen said on Wednesday. Addressing delegates at an integrated water quality management symposium, in Centurion, Gauteng, … 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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Fish organisers watch water quality

[Translate] With the Hansa Fish River Canoe marathon, and its precursor warm up event the Pre-Fish occupying paddlers attention this month, organisers are closely monitoring the water quality in the river and urging paddlers to take precautions to safeguard any … Continue reading

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No Water for Pretoria

[Translate] Many homes in Pretoria’s northern suburbs have been left without water after workers dislodged a pipe from one of the city’s reservoirs. Tshwane metro emergency spokesperson Johan Pieterse said on Tuesday workers accidentally dislodged a 600mm pipe in the … Continue reading

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Congo forest under threat

[Translate] The Congo basin is home to the world’s second largest rainforest. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places on earth, with incredibly rich biodiversity, it’s also a vital source of food, medicine, and other basic services … Continue reading

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Attempt to curb rhino poaching

[Translate] The government has reached agreements with two countries in Asia, and is targeting a third, as it reaches out to the continent with the highest demand for rhino horns in an attempt to curb poaching. Environmental affairs deputy director … Continue reading

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Cost related tariff for Eskom

[Translate] Eskom called for cost-related tariff increases on Tuesday, citing Sanral’s woes as proof that the consumer-pay principle needs to apply to safeguard the credit ratings of parastatals. Finance director Paul O’Flaherty told MPs the utility needed tariffs to reach … Continue reading

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Rough seas delay salvage on Clifton Beach

[Translate] Attempts to recover the fishing trawler which ran aground at Clifton’s First Beach will resume on Monday morning, says City of Cape Town spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes. The 50m Eihatsu Maru ran aground in thick fog at 05:15 on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Moon 375 000km from Earth

[Translate] The Moon will reach its closest approach to the Earth on Sunday 6 May during a full Moon, the South African Astronomical Observatory has said. On Sunday morning, the Moon will reach its perigee (closest approach to Earth) when … Continue reading

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