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Q&A with the MD of JoJo Tanks South Africa

An interesting Q&A with Rod Cairns, MD of JoJo Tanks – South Africa’s foremost water tank manufacturer Is municipal water expensive in South Africa compared with other countries?

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Riots in Mozambique over hikes in power, water, food prices

Maputo – Mozambique’s capital Maputo was gripped by violent demonstrations Wednesday as residents of poor neighbourhoods took to the streets to protest sharp increases in the cost of electricity, water and food. Residents in at least three neighbourhoods in the north and east of the city barricaded roads with burning tyres and shouted anti-government slogans […]

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Environmental courts to be established

Environmental courts are to be established to address water crimes that threaten an already water-stressed nation, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica announced. “We are working closely with the South African Police Service and the directorate of public prosecutions to address water crimes that threaten the security of supply to lawful water users,” she […]

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Water-fuel car unveiled in Japan

Japanese company Genepax presents its eco-friendly car that runs on nothing but water. Source: Reuters Hydrogen-fueled machines are not particularly new or complex.  There has been concern about the hydrogen in storage tanks on-board a car; hydrogen is potentially dangerous if the vehicle is involved with a collision.  However, this water-fueled car apparently solves the […]

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Socio-Political Causes of Water Scarcity

Poverty and economic policy Poverty is a major factor in water scarcity and susceptibility to drought. This can be illustrated in a number of ways. Firstly, as was seen in the drought emergency of the early 1990s in South Africa, the price of water in rural areas for basic survival can become very high. As […]

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