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  1. Marooned Donkey Rescued!

    3 Jan 2021- 07:54 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Times Live A malnourished donkey that went missing for a month has been reunited with its owners after being rescued by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) from an island on the Vaal Dam. NSRI stat ...

    Local Press Report - 01/03/2021 - 07:54

  2. Environmental Approval For Thabametsi Withdrawn; Coal Project Officially Dead

    17 Dec 2020- 10:11 by Staff- Water Diplomat PRETORIA, South Africa The North Gauteng (South Africa) High Court has set aside the environmental authorisation for the 1500 MW Thabametsi power station, thereby ending the long saga of environmental dispute br ...

    Staff - Water D... - 01/12/2021 - 14:46

  3. Investors Withdraw Financing For "Dirty" South Africa Power Projects

    10 Nov 2020- 07:39 by Staff- Water Diplomat JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Continuation of construction of the 630 MW Thabametsi coal-fired power plant in Limpopo province is in doubt as key investors follow South Africa’s major banks who have withdrawn commi ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/07/2020 - 09:11

  4. South Africa: Human Rights Commission Investigates Failures In Eastern Cape Water Services

    20 Aug 2020- 07:13 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Daily Maverick The South African Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation into the water and sanitation services provided to Cradock, Middelburg and Komani in the Eastern Cape after an initia ...

    Local Press Report - 08/20/2020 - 07:25

  5. More Turmoil In South Africa Water Governance Processes

    5 Aug 2020- 04:58 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The Mail & Guardian Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has dismissed the leaders of another state entity under her control, the board of Umgeni Water in KwaZulu-Natal. S ...

    Local Press Report - 08/05/2020 - 04:58

  6. South Africa: Outcry Over Water Tanker Dumping Incident

    30 Jul 2020- 10:49 by Local Press Report DURBAN Times Live Officials in KwaZulu-Natal want a full investigation after a water tanker seemingly dumped its load in a drought-ravaged part of the province. The video, which has been circulating on social media ...

    Local Press Report - 07/30/2020 - 10:49

  7. Focus On Water Infrastructure Should Be Central To South Africa's COVID Recovery Strategy

    29 Jul 2020- 06:20 by Staff- Water Diplomat PRETORIA, South Africa Post-COVID recovery in South Africa should involve investment in water infrastructure at the core to creating jobs, according to a policy brief by research organisation Trade & Industr ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/11/2020 - 07:57

  8. South Africa Police Open Fire On Water Protesters

    15 Jul 2020- 09:38 by Local Press Report PEDDIE The Mail & Guardian Anger is growing in rural areas and small towns in the Eastern Cape at the local government’s failure to provide a regular, clean supply of water during the coronavirus epidemic. The ...

    Local Press Report - 07/15/2020 - 09:38

  9. South Africa Government Reports Water Provision Measures As Part Of COVID Response

    16 Jun 2020- 09:13 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG South African Government News Agency Since the establishment of the National Command Centre at Rand Water, an agency of the Department of Water and Sanitation, almost 19,000 water storage tanks and 1,2 ...

    Local Press Report - 06/16/2020 - 09:13

  10. Corruption Row Continues At Top Of South Africa Water Ministry

    10 Jun 2020- 06:02 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG amaBhugane Human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the suspended Amatola Water chief executive Vuyo Zitumane are pointing fingers at each other over the reinstatement of an ...

    Local Press Report - 06/10/2020 - 06:02

  11. South Africa: Water Infrastructure Investment Required Post-COVID

    4 Jun 2020- 05:03 by Local Press Report PRETORIA Africa Science News The South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) has written to President Ramaphosa to advise him to focus infrastructure investment in the Post-Covid19 period on projects that will suppo ...

    Local Press Report - 06/04/2020 - 05:03

  12. Protecting Groundwater From Coronavirus Mass Grave Contamination

    19 May 2020- 05:15 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Reuters From building cemeteries away from human settlements to erecting fences around graves, South Africa is drawing up plans to protect the country’s water supply from contamination if mass coronavi ...

    Local Press Report - 05/19/2020 - 08:09

  13. Benefits Of Pumped Hydropower Storage For Energy And Water In Africa

    18 May 2020- 08:31 by Local Press Report RONDEBOSCH ESI-Africa Energy storage will be a key component in accelerating global efforts to meet the ambitious climate mitigation and sustainable development goals set under the Paris Agreement. Does energy stor ...

    Local Press Report - 05/18/2020 - 08:31

  14. South Africa Water Minister Faces Allegations Of Staff Misconduct

    6 May 2020- 07:19 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The South African Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu may be in for a tough week, after it was claimed that two high-profile officials are ready to reveal all about the bad behaviour involving ...

    Local Press Report - 05/06/2020 - 07:19

  15. Big Timber Accused Of Unauthorized Tree Switch

    20 Apr 2020- 11:01 by Local Press Report MBOMBELA New Frame Vast tracts of the Mpumalanga highveld are home to about 494,004 hectares of commercial tree plantations, most of them pine. Now, environmental activists in the province say local timber growers ...

    Local Press Report - 04/20/2020 - 11:01