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Special task team to investigate acid water drainage in SA

Water Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica has been mandated to urgently convene a special task team to investigate acid water drainage in some provinces. Briefing the media on Thursday following Cabinet’s regular Wednesday meeting, government spokesman Themba Maseko said the task team would develop a clear and co-ordinated strategy to deal with the matter. Cabinet was […]

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Solar Power Video

Why you should consider solar power: Solar power is probably the most accessible form of renewable energy to homeowners and businesses in South Africa.  Water Rhapsody and Yes Solar have combined so that we can offer you holistic sustainable living solutions.  Our water conservation systems include rainwater harvesting systems, grey water recycling systems, water tanks […]

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Water scarcity causes anxiety, could trigger disorder, war

Water scarcity, an increasing reality in Africa, causes societal anxiety over who gets what little is available – and who goes without – and can trigger disorder ad even war. That’s the view of Jennifer Shamalla, country coordinator in Kenya for the Pan African Strategic and Peace Research Group. Shamalla will be speaking at defenceWeb’s […]

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First no water, now it’s foul

After a week without water, residents of Pennington can open their taps again, but they say the water is of such poor quality it is undrinkable. Last week, Scottburgh and Pennington were left dry when, during repairs to the Mzinto River bridge, a key water pipe was damaged . Cynthia Wortley, an elderly resident in […]

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Solar Geysers ~ basic information

In this sunny country, solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy, making it an obvious choice when seeking alternative sources of energy. Solar water heating & how a Solar Geyser works Solar geysers are built on two basic principles of physics: dark coloured objects absorb heat, and hot water rises. Unlike other systems […]

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Quantum Dots Could Boost Solar Efficiency by 100%

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are hot on the heels of a discovery that could more than double the efficiency of solar cells. The trick is to use tiny nanoscale crystals called quantum dots to capture more of the available energy in sunlight, including energy at the high end of the scale.  […]

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Solar Roadways for a Sustainable Future

The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. The Vision Our long range goal is to cover all concrete and asphalt surfaces that are exposed to the sun with Solar Road Panels. This will lead to the end of our dependency on fossil fuels of any […]

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South Africa’s Latest Population Statistics

South Africa’s population has increased by about 530 000 people to 49.99 million, according to Statistics South Africa’s Mid-Year Population Estimates. This year’s estimates are up from last year’s updated estimate of 49.46 million. The estimates also show that 51 percent (about 25.66 million) of the South African population is female. Black Africans at 39.68 […]

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Testimonial: Former Minister of Water Affairs & Forestry

Here’s a testimonial from one of Water Rhapsody’s high profile clients, Professor Kader Asmal (former Minister of Water Affairs & Forestry, South Africa) 11 February 2010 To Whom it may Concern: Garden Rhapsody Grey Water Re-using System “It is very rare that a product, in this case, a new product gives so much satisfaction. We […]

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