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Water management essential for sustainable growth – World Bank

Multipurpose investment in water management and hydropower was essential for sustainable growth in Africa, World Bank Africa region water and hydropower adviser Vahid Alavian said on Wednesday. This was important for creating stability in terms of water security, he noted during the second day of the Hydropower Africa conference in Johannesburg. By combining hydropower and […]

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SA’s power gap becoming worrying again, big business warns

Big business in South Africa indicated on Tuesday that it was giving priority attention to programmes that could help offset an anticipated electricity supply shortfall that was expected to re-emerge during the course of next year. The system had stabilised since the rolling blackouts of 2008, mostly as a result of a decline in demand, […]

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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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Water Security

International problem – acute in South Africa Only 30% or 11% of South Africa’s 283 municipalities are at this point in a position to render adequate water services, the Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee on Service Delivery was told recently. It is, however, not a problem unique to South Africa and the dangers of a disaster […]

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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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Rainwater harvesting needs political buy-in to relieve water poverty

Water is unlike other scarce natural resources: it underpins all aspects of society, from ecology to agriculture to industry – and it has no known substitutes. Like oxygen, water is fundamental to life. Water is also an integral part of the production systems that generate wealth and guarantees well-being.  Water provision is the most basic […]

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