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Sound water policy: South African govt can’t do it alone

South Africa’s ecosystems are in a poor state and the challenges of a developing society are huge, writes Edna Molewa. The challenge of managing our water resources requires proactive solutions, especially with the reality of climate change on our doorstep. In addition to this grim reality, there is a need to address pressing issues of […]

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South Africa: AfriForum fights for water

Johannesburg – AfriForum will approach the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday to apply for an interdict compelling a Limpopo municipality to provide water to residents.

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Access to clean water in South Africa a subject of protests

Access to clean drinking water in South Africa has been the subject of service delivery protests and even court action. For some communities, having permanent access to the resource has become a luxury. Unhappiness with the pace of delivery has seen many communities resort to service delivery protests. Municipalities blame a lack of resources and […]

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Investment in South Africa’s water resources needed

Investment in South Africa’s water resources needs to double in the next 10 years if the country is to meet the growing demand, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Monday. “It’s going to require a lot of money but the demands require us to put more funding into water infrastructure but at […]

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South African municipalities owe water boards over R2bn

South African municipalities owe the country’s 12 water boards R2.26-billion, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday.

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Dept. of Water & Environmental Affairs: Clean water not their problem

THE Department of Water and Environmental Affairs is passing the buck on who should be responsible for providing communities with clean drinking water. Its spokesman, Mava Scott, yesterday argued that the constitution placed the responsibility of providing water services to communities on local municipalities, not on Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, or her […]

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South Africa: Water lawsuit is ‘war against the state’

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says mention should have been made of the mines implicated in the pollution of Carolina’s water supply. THERE was evidence of a war against the state, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said yesterday, citing the legal action taken against her for failing to provide clean water […]

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South Africa: Mining giant accused of destroying Mpumalanga wetlands

A farmer from Delmas, Mpumalanga has lodged a complaint against mining company Exxaro with the Blue Scorpions Beeld reported that the mining giant had allegedly destroyed one wetland and commenced mining in a second.

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Which Municipality in South Africa has the Best Water?

The quality of drinking water in South Africa has improved significantly in the past year, with a “blue drop” score nationally of 87,6% – 15 percentage points higher than the national score for last year. The blue drop report, released on Monday by Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, measures the quality of drinking water against […]

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