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South Africa’s national water week & dry reality

As South Africa marks National Water Week, news stories and studies show that our country’s water affairs is in a deep crisis… and things won’t be getting better any time soon. Thirty-four-year-old David Makele and his neighbours had been without water for days at the weekend beginning Friday 8 March 2013, and so the young […]

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Many towns in South Africa starting to run short of water

DA MP says dilapidated infrastructure has caused shortages in Mafikeng and Nelspruit Minister must appoint task team to address water infrastructure backlog

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Water crisis by 2020

Experts tell conference that action to avert shortages is needed now South Africa faces a water crisis and could start having critical shortages as early as 2020, experts told the inaugural South African Water and Energy Forum in Johannesburg. The forum’s two-day conference is being held at the Sandton Sun for local and international experts […]

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South Africa’s potable water use can be reduced by 25%

Consulting engineering company SRK reports that with careful planning and research, potable water use in South Africa could be 
reduced by 25%. SRK principal hydrologist and partner, based at the company’s Johannesburg office Peter Shepherd, says that it is estimated that industry uses about 27% of South Africa’s current demand for potable water. He adds […]

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Water Security still South Africa’s Top Challenge

There is growing concern, almost turning into general consensus, that South Africa could experience a water crisis in the not-too-distant future, particularly given a chronic lack of skills in the sector and, hence, what some are describing as inadequate management of infrastructure, especially at local government level. Water-management areas face a water deficit, ecosystems and […]

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Mountain fog used to provide water

A WATER-stressed rural community of Mount Ayliff in Transkei has been given some relief with water made from fog. The project, which was made possible by the Alfred Nzo District Municipality and University of South Africa climatologist, professor Jana Olivier, has already yielded positive results.  More than 30 households in Cabazana Village in Mount Ayliff […]

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