4 Dec 2012 - 10:14 by Local Press Report
CAPE TOWN (Global Processing) — South Africa's chemical industry has moved forward towards its goal to ensure sustainability, the Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) announced in its annual "Responsible Care Report,
3 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Environmental organizations in South Africa last week welcomed the annual National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report released by the Department of Environmental Affairs, but warned th
30 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — Israeli company P2W has signed a new $9 million USD agreement to provide water purification systems for South African gold mining giant AngloGold Ashanti, which manages 17 gold mines around the wor
29 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Malawian President Joyce Banda reiterated this week that Malawi would not agree to share ownership of any part of Lake Malawi with any “other country,” referring to neighboring Tanzania.
21 Nov 2012 - 09:33 by Local Press Report
JOHANNESBURG (SAnews.gov.za) — While South Africa has no crisis in terms of water security, the country had to put in the necessary effort to prevent severe shortages that could lead to serious social and economic challenges,
16 Nov 2012 - 10:27 by Local Press Report
CAPE TOWN (Health-e) — Villagers from Matavhela and Mufulwi have had their tap water supplies restored after alerting OurHealth that they had to rely on unsafe rain and river water. Two weeks ago OurHealth reporte
15 Nov 2012 - 10:02 by Local Press Report
2 Nov 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The proportion of South Africans with access to piped water has increased considerably over the past decade, according to the country's latest national census.
1 Nov 2012 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (Inkatha Freedom Party) — The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has expressed its concern about the lack of proper planning in providing and implementing solutions to the current water and sanitation backlog from the Department o
26 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Africa’s largest mining lobby clashed this week with a parliamentary committee on Water Affairs over regulations regarding control and management of acid mine drainage.
25 Oct 2012 - 09:53 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (South African Government) — The construction of Spring Grove Dam in KwaZulu-Natal is progressing well and is scheduled to deliver its first water by April 2013 while investigations and the implementation by Umgeni Water of
16 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Residents of Durban and Cape Town may soon be drinking recycled water from local sewage plants.
16 Oct 2012 - 09:43 by Local Press Report
GAUTENG (Business iafrica) — Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane must intervene directly to ensure a lasting, cost-effective solution to the acid mine drainage crisis, DA Gauteng spokesman Jack Bloom said on Sunday. "The
11 Oct 2012 - 09:56 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (South African Government) — Water efficiency improvements, treated effluent reuse options, water trading and consumer demand management reconciliation options are the most realistic solutions to alleviate the challenge of wat
10 Oct 2012 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (South African Government) — The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) is monitoring progress in efforts to curb incidents of pollution on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast following recurring sewage spillages at the Margate Pump St
8 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
South Africa, LIMPOPO — South Africa’s High Court in Pretoria last week ordered Vhembe municipality to supply water to the town of Makhado (formerly known as Louis Trichardt), in what some observers say is a precedent-set
8 Oct 2012 - 09:10 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (Creamer Media's Engineering News) — Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has invested $2.4 million USD in a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to facilitate the manufacturing of the new Ranger pick-up at its Silverton a
5 Oct 2012 - 09:28 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (South African Government) — Over $173 million USD was spent to alleviate water shortage and give more rural communities in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District access to clean running water during the past three financial yea
24 Sep 2012 - 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HONG KONG — Climate change is causing glaciers to melt and rainfall patterns to shift, which causes what was once a fairly stable water supply to become more and more unpredictable, according to a recent repor
19 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Mining Company Canteras del Hallazgo (CDH), a joint venture between South Africa-based mining firm Gold Fields and Peruvian miner Buenaventura,has announced plans to extract 7.6 million ounces of g
12 Sep 2012 - 09:44 by Local Press Report
JOHANNESBURG (IT Web) — The exploration of shale gas in the Karoo will be halted if it negatively affects the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, said mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu yesterday. SA and i
10 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Africa’s cabinet has lifted its moratorium on shale gas exploration using hydraulic fracturing, raising the possibility of a confrontation between the government and environmentalists over th
7 Sep 2012 - 09:40 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (SAnews.gov.za) — Cabinet, at its three-day Lekgotla this week, agreed to include a new Strategic Integrated Project (SIP) on water and sanitation as part of government's infrastructure plan. "The Lekgotla ag
6 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The cost of dealing with acid mine drainage in South Africa’s Witwatersrand has escalated to $262 million USD, according to Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.
4 Sep 2012 - 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WARRENTON, Virginia — The Coca-Cola Company is “keen” to become part of water-stewardship initiative Water Futures Initiative (WFI), according to reports.
4 Sep 2012 - 09:56 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (Creamer Media's Engineering News) — Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is investing $2.5 million USD in a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to facilitate the manufacturing of the new Ranger pick-up at its Silverton a
31 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
South Africa, PRETORIA — Capital requirements for South Africa’s water sector have increased to an average of $7 billion USD per year over the last 10 years, according to Water Minister Edna Molewa.
30 Aug 2012 - 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sweden, STOCKHOLM — The Water Futures Partnership (WFP), a collaboration between brewing and beverage giant SABMiller, international environmental organization WWF and Germany’s agency for international cooperation GI
30 Aug 2012 - 09:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sweden, STOCKHOLM — Water experts were asked to describe “the three most important actions which should be taken to help implement the right to water and sanitation across the world?” at a side event organized by th
29 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — An official from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week described the drought in Mexico as a “silent tsunami,” warning that in years to come it will be a challenge to supply suffici
28 Aug 2012 - 09:24 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (SAnews.gov.za) — Investment in South Africa's water resources needs to double in the next 10 years if the country is to meet the growing demand, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Monday
24 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
South Africa, PRETORIA — South Africa’s Water Research Commission is calling for more community-driven water projects throughout the country, in collaboration with local governments.
23 Aug 2012 - 11:03 by Local Press Report
South Africa, PRETORIA (SAnews.gov.za (South Africa)) — The Departments of Water Affairs and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) will set up a task team that will work towards improving water delivery at municipal level. The t
20 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The South African Cabinet last week approved a 20-year water sector management plan outlining the role of water in the country’s goals for "equitable, sustainable social and economic growth".
14 Aug 2012 - 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Minimizing production of wastewater and then reusing what is generated are two equally important steps toward enhancing human water security, according to the new studyby US, Australian and South A
14 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
South Africa, MBOMBELA — A South African High Court last week ruled in favor of water consumers in Mpumalanga Province, ordering two municipal council water providers to supply, without fail, at least 25 liters of clean wa
6 Aug 2012 - 09:37 by Local Press Report
South Africa, PORT ELIZABETH (South African Broadcasting Corporation) — Port Elizabeth's water crisis is nearly over. One of the two major pipes supplying the city has been repaired and water is flowing slowly into the city's resevoirs.
31 Jul 2012 - 09:37 by Local Press Report
JOHANNESBURG (Solid State Technology) — The government's $1.8 billion USD plan to replace its ageing municipal water system is being dogged by accusations of corruption in several provinces over the repeated appointment of one company, L
30 Jul 2012 - 09:16 by Local Press Report
PRETORIA (Biz-Community) — The international charity organisation, WaterAid, has opened its regional office in South Africa in an effort to improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world's needie
24 Jul 2012 - 22:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Cape Town last week approved a $244 million USD loan proposal from the French Development Agency (AFD) to finance infrastructure development, including water and sanitation infrastructure.