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2012: Will Water Scarcity Increase Tensions Across The World?

Governments across the underdeveloped regions of the world are already facing the threat of water wars. We believe 2012 will be the year the world starts looking for solutions to its aqua problems. Water will be one of the defining issues of the next half century. It’s a critical issue and this realisation will start […]

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R12,5m budgeted for fresh water in Sekhukhune

THE DAYS of competing for water with animals in rivers and fountains will soon be over for the community of GaMasemola outside Jane-Furse in Limpopo. The Sekhukhune district municipality has set aside R12,5million to deal with the crisis. Angry villagers protested last Tuesday, destroying road signs and ripping up the tar road to Polokwane. They […]

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Water Problems Loom Large in 2012, Worsened by Politics?

South Africa’s major water and mining problems, including the threat to human health and agricultural production posed by acid mine drainage (AMD) in Gauteng, will remain as serious as ever, according to experts. “The enormity of the AMD problem has paralysed the government,” said activist Mariette Liefferink.  “Not a cent of the R225 million allocated […]

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