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Rainwater harvesting can boost water security

[Translate] Rainwater harvesting (RWH) can boost water security in South Africa, but water-related legislation does not provide a clear legal framework for its adoption, hampering national expansion. This is according to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research catchment hydrologist … Continue reading

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Acid mine water to be pumped

[Translate] South Africa will begin pumping acid water from disused mines that’s threatening to flood Johannesburg, according to the Department of Water Affairs. Equipment being installed in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, will be able to pump water from the city’s … Continue reading

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$71 billion needed to meet the SA’s growing demand for water

[Translate] South Africa will look to the bond markets, banks and increasing customer revenue to finance the 700 billion rand ($71 billion) needed to meet the country’s growing demand for water, the Department of Water Affairs said. Africa’s largest economy … Continue reading

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Toxic rhino horn treatment a thorny issue

[Translate] The environmental jury is out on whether treating a rhino horn with toxic substances is an effective method to curb poaching in South Africa. “If it makes people sick, it will surely make animals sick,” the Endangered Wildlife Trust … Continue reading

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Gauteng wetlands to be saved by planning body

[Translate] Johannesburg – The reduction of Gauteng’s wetlands through property development is the result of poor town planning and the province’s lack of proactive protection for sensitive ecosystems,  agriculture MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza has said. The National Wetland Inventory has mapped … Continue reading

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Acid water – no political will

[Translate] Johannesburg – There is no political will to deal with the acid mine water problem, chief executive of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, Mariette Liefferink said on Thursday. “There is not inadequate information, but there is definitely a … Continue reading

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Shell Karoo fracking an eco example

[Translate] Johannesburg – Shell wants its controversial hydraulic fracturing project proposed for the Karoo to set a global ecological example, general manager Jan-Willem Eggink said on Tuesday. “Why can’t we make this project an ecological project for the world… if … Continue reading

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Joburg fracking talks protest plan

[Translate] Pretoria – The environmental lobby group Climate Justice Campaign (CJC) plans to protest at next week’s conference in Johannesburg on shale gas extraction, it said on Wednesday. The conference was heavily skewed in favour of the industry with little … Continue reading

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Water seepage may delay Gautrain

[Translate] Pretoria – Finality is expected this week on whether an excess of underground water will delay the opening of a portion of the Gautrain rail link between Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is waiting for a … Continue reading

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Shock as electricity tariffs go up 27.7%

[Translate] Hard-pressed South Africans will have to dig deeper into their pockets as a fresh wave of municipal services tariff hikes, set to further shrivel their salaries, take effect tomorrow. Compared to residents of three other metros, City of Johannesburg … Continue reading

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