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  • 2 Sep 2016- 11:45 by Local Press Report GABARONE Magi Online Water-related woes spilled over into Sechaba Brewery Holdings’ financial year ended March 31, 2016, according to its management. According to Johan De Kok, group Managing Director, traditional beer volumes declined by-16.0% owing to the
  • 21 Mar 2016- 09:26 by Local Press Report GABORONE News Day Zimbabwe Southern African Development Community (SADC) member States have declared this year’s El-Nino-induced drought a regional disaster, paving the way for donor agencies to assist in mobilising food aid for the estimated 30 million
  • 24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The government of Malawi has suspended oil and gas exploration on Lake Malawi, over which it is currently locked in a territorial dispute with neighoring Tanzania. The move is part of a broader effort by the new to re-evaluate all
  • 25 Mar 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The latest round of talks between Malawi and Tanzania to resolve their dispute over Lake Malawi ended in deadlock last week. At a two-day meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, mediated by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) forum
  • 4 Mar 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia A million people in Zambia who should have received clean water by 2015 will miss out, and another 4.4 million will go without sanitation because of major investment shortfalls for these services, according to international NGO WaterAid.
  • 25 Nov 2013- 10:13 by Local Press Report GABORONE Survival International Large parts of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) – home to Africa’s last hunting Bushmen – have been opened up to international companies for the controversial practice of ‘fracking’, according to an
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi President Joyce Banda on July 4 summoned members of the Malawian opposition to discuss, among other issues, the ongoing border dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. Malawian Lands and Housing Minister
  • The former presidents of Botswana and South Africa-- Festus Mogae and Thabo Mbeki, respectively-- have joined the mediation group working to resolve the border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Malawi, also know as Lake Nyasa.
  • 27 Mar 2012- 10:00 by Local Press Report GABORONE Survival International (Press Release) For the first time in ten years, Botswana’s Bushmen are celebrating World Water Day as they enjoy unobstructed access to the life-giving substance. Their main desert well was capped shut by the government in
  • 31 Oct 2011- 21:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa One of South Africa’s leading engineering firms, Bigen Africa, announced plans to increase investment in the country by expanding commercial participation in municipal water supply and sanitation projects. The company, which
  • 4 Apr 2011- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The Department of Water Affairs in South Africa has assured farmers downstream of the Limpopo River in South Africa and Botswana that ongoing projects to augment electricity supply in South Africa present no threat to the
  • 2 Jun 2008- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK Several hundred of Botswana's San Bushmen are trying to return to their ancestral homes in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, but the group will have to bring in water supplies by truck or collect rainwater since the government
  • 3 Dec 2007- 02:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent- The VWS Envig Water and Treatment Company has designed, constructed and installed a water treatment plant at SelebiPhikwe mine in Botswana. VWS Envig is a merger between Veolia Water Systems and Weir Envig in South Africa. SelebiPhikwe is a nickel mine
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Botswana, FRANCISTOWN Mmegi/The Reporter (Botswana) — The water supply system in Francistown is under strain, and infrastructure will have to be upgraded if the growing demand for water is to be met. The town needs an average of 28 million liters of water
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report Botswana, GABARONE Mmegi/The Reporter (Botswana) — Botswana's Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) says expansion of the mining sector and growing demand could threaten the water supply in Gabarone. In its 2006 annual report, the WUC said economic growth in