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  • 14 Sep 2017- 11:54 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining News Plans to mine coal by Australia’s Coal for Africa close to the Mapungubwe Unesco World Heritage site have been put on hold. This follows some concerns over the impact of coal mining and related activities on the environment,
  • 4 Aug 2016- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government will turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region, power and water ministry officials said this week. “It would not be The
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has announced it will again turn to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague to resolve its dispute with India over sharing the Indus River’s waters. Pakistani Minister of Defense, Water and Power Khawaja
  • 29 Apr 2016- 09:06 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The Ecologist Almost entirely unknown to the outside world, and even to most local residents, hundreds of square kilometres of South Africa's Karoo dryland have been bought up by uranium mining companies. With no strategic assessment of the
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs has suspended an integrated water use license previously issued to mining company Coal of Africa Ltd (CoAL) for the $450 million USD Makhado coal project. The suspension comes after
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced this week that the government would reprioritize $64.5 million USD from the country’s 2015-2016 national budget to respond to the impacts of the drought on agriculture
  • 19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs has awarded coal mining company Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) a 20-year Integrated Water Use License for its Makhado Project, even though the country is going through its worst water
  • 9 Dec 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government plans to ask the World Bank to appoint a neutral expert to help resolve the conflict between Pakistan and India over hydropower projects being built in the Kashmir region. “We have decided to move World Bank
  • 19 Nov 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Foreign Office has written to the Indian government this week, seeking that country’s consent to appoint a neutral expert to arbitrate in their dispute over two Indian two hydropower projects being built in the Kashmir
  • 12 Nov 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation on November 12th announced a series of interventions to support drought relief efforts throughout the country. The department’s Deputy Director General for Planning and
  • 10 Nov 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Johannesburg officials this week announced level 2 water rationing throughout the city. The measure will restrict watering of gardens during certain hours and prohibit the use of potable water to fill swimming pools or to wash
  • 27 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa's Rand Water, the largest water utility in Africa, has urged consumers who rely on its daily supply of 3.653 billion liters to “use the water sparingly” because of persistent high temperatures in parts of the
  • 19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to immediately release reports on water pollution submitted by the country’s municipalities, and to hold local authorities to
  • 8 Apr 2015- 09:41 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining Weekly Wescoal has secured a water-use licence for its Elandspruit mine, near Middelburg, in Mpumalanga. The approval of the licence enabled the company to start work on the 40.17-million-ton project. Wescoal last year said it would need
  • 26 Mar 2015- 10:27 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Eye Witness News Minister Nomvula Mokonyane of the Department of Water and Sanitation says 56 mines are currently operating in South Africa without a valid water-use license and has warned that this is illegal and is placing the country's

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