2011-07-01 22:16 –Johannesburg –South Africa’s sewage works are a disaster waiting to happen,trade union Uasa said on Friday. “The shocking state of the country’s waste water treatment plants [are] in need of an urgent high level intervention,”Uasa spokesperson Andre Venter said in a statement. The absence of intervention is “gradually [...]
2011-03-27 18:42 –Mariechen Waldner,City Press –Johannesburg –More than one third of 231 local municipalities do not have the capacity to perform their sanitation functions,a new study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has found. The report,discussed at a United Nations water conference in Cape Town,[...]
the mine shaft at Gold Reef City
2011-03-24 18:01 –Johannesburg –The acid mine water problem affects small parts of the North West,the Free State and the Northern Cape in addition to Gauteng,the province’s local government MEC said on Thursday “Gauteng is the heaviest affected province due to the mines [...]
a 5000L JOJO water tank with some of the components that make up our rainwater harvesting system
2011-02-21 20:29 –Cape Town –Agricultural union TAU SA is to report the SA Police Service (SAPS) to the Public Protector and the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) because of a lack of progress made with [...]
In a momentous decision,Botswana’s Court of Appeal today quashed a ruling that denied the Kalahari Bushmen access to water on their ancestral lands.
With support from Survival,the Bushmen appealed a 2010 High Court judgment that prevented them from accessing a well which they rely on for water. The panel [...]