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The Real and Virtual Problems of Water Scarcity

Climate change is likely to remain the major factor behind water insecurity over the coming decades. Yet, as Ben Zala reveals, a number of ‘virtual’ factors, ranging from industrial-scale production to perceptions of scarcity, may also contribute to water conflicts in the near to mid-term.

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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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