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  1. South Africa Cabinet Approves 20-Year Plan for Water Sector

    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". ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:22

  2. Japan, US Aid Agencies Consider Africa Water PPP Fund

    Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are considering creating an Africa water private-public partnership fund, according to JICA President Dr. Akihiko Tanaka. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/22/2013 - 08:47

  3. China Pledges Africa $20 Billion USD in Loans Over Next Three Years

    19 Jul 2012- 09:20 by Local Press Report BEIJING Lake Wylie Pilot Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday pledged African governments $20 billion USD in credit over the next three years and called for more China-Africa coordination in international ...

    Local Press Report - 07/19/2012 - 09:48

  4. South Africa’s Harmony Gold Loses Acid Mine Water Appeal

    The High Court in Pretoria ruled last week that South Africa’s Harmony Gold Mining Company must continue paying for pumping and treating acid mine water in and around the Orkney gold mine, which it sold five years ago. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/12/2012 - 11:30

  5. South Africa Losing Dwindling Supplies Due to Leaks, Theft

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    Local Press Report - 07/02/2012 - 09:07

  6. Africa Committing "Hydrological Suicide" With Land Grab Deals

    13 Jun 2012- 08:25 by Local Press Report BARCELONA AlertNet A scramble for cheap African farmland by foreign investors threatens to leave millions of people without water and could ultimately drain the continent's rivers, a report warns. "If ...

    Local Press Report - 05/30/2013 - 08:16

  7. "International Water Weekly" subscribers now also receive "Daily Water Briefing"

    7 Jun 2012- 11:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, Virginia, USA On May 14, 2012 OOSKAnews launched the world’s first international daily water news service. “OOSKAnews Daily Water Briefing” marked the company’s move to daily water news delivery, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:14

  8. South Africa Pressured to Tighten Regulation of Radioactive and Toxic Mining Waste

    6 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s environmental lobby last week pushed for amendments that would close a major loophole in the country’s laws governing waste management. The Federation for a Sustainable ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/06/2012 - 10:49

  9. UNESCO Explores Groundwater Resources in Horn of Africa

    24 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with funding from the Japanese government, is helping drought-prone Horn of Africa states map and exploit ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:14

  10. China, South Africa, South Asia Risk Economic Losses From Water Stress

    21 May 2012- 20:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent United Kingdom, BATH A new study from risk analysis experts Maplecroft identifies China, India, Pakistan, South Africa and the United States as containing large tracts where unsustainable water use is ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:15

  11. Jain Irrigation to Invest $375 Million USD in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Jain Irrigation Systems has decided to opt for $375-million investment in Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to develop sustainable agriculture and also bring improvement in small farmers' income. Jain Irrigation has stated that this was decided upon at ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2013 - 16:07

  12. China Says It’s Not Out to Colonize Africa Economically

    21 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent China, TIANJIN China is not planning to colonize Africa economically and industrially through its investments in infrastructure projects, Chinese officials said during a three-week development conference in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:15

  13. South Africa Shuts Down Four Mines for Violating Water-Use Regulations

    21 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Water Affairs department has shut down four mines for operating without water-user licenses. According to the department’s chief operations officer, Trevor Balzeer, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:15

  14. US Announces Plan to Boost Food Security in Africa

    18 May 2012- 11:49 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC BBC News US President Barack Obama has announced a $3bn (£1.9bn) plan to boost food security and farm productivity in Africa, US officials say. They say the initiative is aimed at alleviating ...

    Local Press Report - 05/16/2013 - 05:15

  15. Food Security Underpins Economic Progress in Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa will only be able to sustain economic growth if governments invest in boosting food production, according to the United Nations Development Program. The first Africa Human Development Report, launched by UNDP in Nairobi on May 15, says ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:15

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