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  1. Cape Town Must Save Water to Avoid Major Crisis

    15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Eye Witness News The Western Cape government has reiterated that Cape Town residents must change their water consumption habits urgently or face a full blown crisis. Dam levels are now below 35%, 10% ...

    Local Press Report - 02/15/2017 - 10:27

  2. Report: Mokonyane’s Water and Sanitation Department Bankrupt

    13 Feb 2017- 08:37 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The South African A new report has exposed minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s department of water and sanitation’s nearly R4.3 billion worth of toxic debt. The report claims Mokonyane’s department is sitting ...

    Local Press Report - 02/13/2017 - 08:37

  3. Limpopo Project: Work Resumes After Industrial Dispute

    3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by Local Press Report GIYANI The Citizen Disillusioned workers at the Limpopo presidential water project in Giyani have resumed work after a month-long standoff with Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. Mokonyane’s department ...

    Local Press Report - 02/03/2017 - 09:45

  4. Additional Restrictions for Cape Town

    2 Feb 2017- 12:35 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Eye Witness News The City of Cape Town's Level 3B water restrictions come into effect on Wednesday. Under Level 3B restrictions, the watering of gardens is only allowed on Tuesdays and Saturdays ...

    Local Press Report - 02/02/2017 - 12:35

  5. Pressure Reduction to Curtail Consumption

    31 Jan 2017- 13:01 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Eyewitness News Joburg Water has warned residents living in high-lying areas to expect very little water at later times of the day due to throttling. The city has started reducing pressure in its ...

    Local Press Report - 01/31/2017 - 13:01

  6. Vaal Dam Rises

    31 Jan 2017- 13:01 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG IOL News The Vaal Dam has gone up for the 11th consecutive week, however, the Department of Water and Sanitation has made it clear that South Africa is still in a drought. Climate Policy Scarcity ...

    Local Press Report - 01/31/2017 - 13:01

  7. Water Scarcity Discusses at Sustainability Forum

    30 Jan 2017- 15:23 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN SABC News Water scarcity has dominated discussions at the 6th World Sustainability Forum being held in Cape Town. With millions of people across the world living with acute water shortages, experts say a ...

    Local Press Report - 01/30/2017 - 15:23

  8. Jo'burg Integrates Utilities

    30 Jan 2017- 15:23 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG IOL News Joburg’s entities such as Pikitup, City Power and Johannesburg Water are soon to be dissolved and the staff reintegrated into the city. Mayor Herman Mashaba has stated that the city will be ...

    Local Press Report - 01/30/2017 - 15:23

  9. Tougher Cape Town Restrictions Likely

    25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Eye Witness News A plan to force residents to save water have the backing of most opposition parties in the City of Cape Town and the city council is set to vote on the move this week. Access Climate ...

    Local Press Report - 01/25/2017 - 11:43

  10. Drought-Hit Residents Forced to Buy ‘Illegal’ Water

    18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by Local Press Report DURBAN IOL Residents in the drought-stricken kwaMsani Township in Mtubatuba are spending a fortune buying water illegally drawn from the “dry” Mfolozi River by water dealers. They said they spent a minimum of R600 ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2016 - 11:17

  11. Fraud and Corruption Delay Limpopo Project

    18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by Local Press Report MOPANI The Citizen A water project in Limpopo, dubbed the Giyani Government Immediate Intervention, needs an additional R11 billion before residents of Mopani in Limpopo would be able to access clean running water ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2016 - 11:17

  12. Great Opportunities for Partnerships in the Water Sector: Nedbank

    16 Nov 2016- 04:08 by Local Press Report SANDTON Money web The private sector is ready and willing to work together with the government in partnerships that could help stem the shrinking water supply in South Africa. Mike Peo, head of infrastructure, ...

    Local Press Report - 11/16/2016 - 06:12

  13. Flow Restrictors in Tshwane for ‘Notorious’ Consumers

    16 Nov 2016- 04:08 by Local Press Report TSHWANE Sowetan Live Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has announced intensified plans by the city to reduce water use‚ including the installation of 3 000 water restrictors to keep “notorious” users in check. Access ...

    Local Press Report - 11/16/2016 - 05:57

  14. Water Minister Calls Opposition Leader ‘Black Face’

    11 Nov 2016- 08:16 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG IOL Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane called Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane “black face” in the National Assembly debate on a motion of no confidence against President ...

    Local Press Report - 11/11/2016 - 08:16

  15. Little Security Around Hazardous Dam

    9 Nov 2016- 12:28 by Local Press Report EPWORTH Zimbabwe Star An unfenced dam is the primary water source for the town of Epworth, as well as a primary hazard. Access Sanitation, Hygiene & Disease Scarcity Social Issues Epworth Africa South Africa ...

    Local Press Report - 11/09/2016 - 12:28

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