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SA moves to save its rivers

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Pretoria – South Africa is faced with a huge challenge that is likely to become a future threat if our water resources are not well managed, says Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi. Mabudafhasi, who on Monday embarked on the Adopt-a-River door-to-door campaign in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, said because South Africa was a water […]

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Ministers face charges over pollution

In a further development to our blog post “The state of South Africa’s waste water treatment”, the following was reported on Friday 7 May 2010. “Pretoria – Criminal charges were laid against three Cabinet ministers at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria on Friday for their alleged pollution of the country’s water supply. After laying […]

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The state of South Africa’s waste water treatment

A report released yesterday (28 April 2010) paints a very bleak picture… Sewage works in parlous state JOCELYN NEWMARCH In a savage indictment of local sewage management, a government report which has been kept under wraps until now says only 7% of waste-water treatment systems in SA comply with international standards. The Green Drop report, […]

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The future of water in South Africa

All of us as individuals have a duty to conserve water, harvest our own supply of water and care for our country’s water resources. Read below for a rather dire forecast from Engineering News… Water shortages were likely to be more prevalent by 2025, unless proper action is taken to provide more water infrastructure, cautions […]

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