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  1. Waterless Excrement Treatment Could Be A "Game-Changer" For South Africa, Other Developing Countries

    19 Sep 2018- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa Waterless technology that treats excrement on-site provides the health benefits of removal without the infrastructure costs of sewer and treatment plants and, at the same time, preserve ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/19/2018 - 09:53

  2. Dry Sanitation Solutions Urged In South Africa

    19 Sep 2018- 08:49 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN IOL News While the strategy of flush toilets has led to significant reduction of the outbreak of water-borne diseases, it is wasteful. On-site or dry sanitation systems are not popular among users, even t ...

    Local Press Report - 09/19/2018 - 08:49

  3. Zimbabwe Fights To Contain Cholera Outbreak; Death Toll Hits 30; South Africa Issues Alert

    18 Sep 2018- 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Government is set to begin administering cholera vaccines in selected suburbs in coming weeks, as the death toll from the current disease outbreak passed 30. This week, 405 new ca ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/18/2018 - 08:52

  4. Pump Station Fire Leaves Large Parts Of Johannesburg Without Water

    31 Aug 2018- 06:53 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG News 24 Johannesburg Water has placed water tankers at strategic locations across the city to assist residents after a power outage caused by a fire at the Eikenhoff pump station resulted in large part ...

    Local Press Report - 08/31/2018 - 06:53

  5. South Africa: Lack Of Investment Blamed For Vaal River System Contamination

    21 Aug 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The Water and Sanitation Committee of the parliament of South Africa reported this week that "lack of investment in maintenance of the sewage infrastructure” by the Sedibeng Dis ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/21/2018 - 10:03

  6. South Africa PM Launches Initiative To Eradicate Pit Toilets In Schools

    19 Aug 2018- 06:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa launched a new initiative August 14 aiming to eradicate reliance on pit toilets in the country's schools. In South Africa it is estimated that ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/19/2018 - 06:49

  7. South Africa Activists Highlight Magalies Water Board Mismanagement

    14 Aug 2018- 12:24 by Local Press Report RUSTENBERG ESI-Africa The South African non-profit civil action group, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), has written to Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti highlighting issues at the Magalies Water Bo ...

    Local Press Report - 08/14/2018 - 12:24

  8. South Africa Considers Ban On Microbeads

    14 Aug 2018- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Info JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs is to consider a total ban on manufacture, importation and use of microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 08/15/2018 - 07:54

  9. How Cities Can Work With Nature When Droughts Take Their Toll

    5 Aug 2018- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Info CAPE TOWN, South Africa The Conversation This article, authored by Kevin Winter and Peta Brom of the University of Cape Town, originally appeared in The Conversation. Models of the earth’s changing climate suggest that ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 08/05/2018 - 09:04

  10. South Africa Commission To Examine Iceberg Towing Feasibility

    1 Aug 2018- 09:29 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN News24 The Water Research Commission is to investigate the proposal to tow an iceberg to Cape Town to establish whether it is feasible as a new source of water. The commission has asked the brains behind t ...

    Local Press Report - 08/01/2018 - 09:29

  11. Women May Get Standing-Style Urinals After Successful South Africa Trials

    1 Aug 2018- 08:08 by Local Press Report DURBAN Business Insider Schools should be a testing ground for female urinals, a new report commissioned by the Water Research Commission (WRC) says – and if they work there, such standing urinals should be rolled o ...

    Local Press Report - 08/01/2018 - 08:08

  12. Vaal River: Mismanagement Leads To Raw Sewage Pollution And Fish Deaths

    1 Aug 2018- 07:33 by Local Press Report Johannesburg IOL News For more than a month raw sewage has been flowing directly into the Vaal because of mismanagement by the Emfuleni and Ngwathe local authorities. The river has turned green and scores of dead fi ...

    Local Press Report - 08/01/2018 - 07:33

  13. South Africa Gets First Solar Desal Plant

    18 Jul 2018- 08:53 by Local Press Report HESSEQUA Sowetan Live The French government and the Western Cape provincial government have committed to invest R9m on a 50-50 basis in the country’s first solar-powered desalination plant‚ at Witsand in the Hessaq ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2018 - 08:53

  14. Eskom Can Meet Stricter Pollution Targets, But It Will Cost

    18 Jul 2018- 05:29 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Business Day Power utility Eskom has said that it could meet proposed‚ significantly stricter pollution emissions standards‚ but that the South African public will have to pay for it — in cash and mill ...

    Local Press Report - 07/18/2018 - 05:29

  15. South Africa And Japan Cooperate On Water Management

    7 Jul 2018- 12:55 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The Chemical Engineer South Africa and Japan have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) in the field of water resource management. This will include integrated water resource management, water-relate ...

    Local Press Report - 07/07/2018 - 12:55

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