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  • 25 Oct 2019- 12:10 by Local Press Report HARARE NewsDay Zimbabwe’s State-owned electricity distributor, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC or Zesa), grappling with drought and ageing equipment, yesterday said it would disconnect mines, farms and other users as it
  • 3 Oct 2019- 04:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Government of Zimbabwe has announced the establishment of a special task-force to devise an immediate solution to capital city Harare’s worsening water crisis. The 30 September announcement came a week after Harare City Council shut
  • 5 Jun 2019- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe
  • 31 May 2019- 07:45 by Local Press Report HARARE The Zimbabwe Mail Zimbabwe’s largest hydroelectric plant, Kariba Dam, will suspend output in 14 weeks if water levels continue to fall at the current rate, the energy minister said on Thursday, paving the way for deeper power cuts in the country. The
  • 18 Nov 2018- 14:04 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK Windhoek Observer The Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) is eyeing to acquire the Orano Resources-owned, Orano Desalination Plant from Areva, it emerged this week. The company this week called for bids from companies to submit proposals for
  • 3 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report BULAWAYO New Zimbabwe Matebeleland Zambezi Water Trust (MZWT) chairperson Dumiso Dabengwa has accused former mines minister, Obert Mpofu, of sabotaging the project. He said Mpofu refused to grant the trust a special mining concession to fundraise for the
  • 27 Jul 2017- 11:22 by Local Press Report HWANGE News24 A massive decontamination exercise is under way near Zimbabwe's famous Hwange National Park after a tanker transporting sulphuric acid overturned spilling 30 000 litres of the dangerous chemical on the main road, state radio reports. The
  • 18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government is holding talks with German development bank KfW on financing the feasibility study for construction of a desalination plant in the Erongo region. The study is expected to be completed at the end of 2018, the
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government has decided not to purchase a desalination plant owned by French uranium miner Areva due to the high asking price of $211 million USD, Agriculture Minister John Mutorwa has confirmed. Mutorwa said the decision
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group has won an appeal to build a coastal water desalination plant. The company this week received the green light from the environment
  • 19 Jul 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government has rejected uranium miner Areva’s asking price of $200 million USD for its 26-million-cubic-meter-per-day Erongo Desalination Plant. Areva had offered to sell the plant to the government last month. Managing
  • 18 Jul 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia has appealed to the international community for assistance following President Hage Geingob’s declaration last month of a state of emergency due to drought. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the country needs at
  • 13 Jul 2016- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Some 3,800 households in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, may have their water supply disconnected for excessive consumption. George Esterhuizen, strategic executive finance officer for the city of Windhoek, said that due to the low
  • 1 Jul 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibian President Hage Geingob has officially declared a state of emergency in the country due to ongoing drought. “I declare that a state of emergency exists in Namibia on the account of the persisting national disaster of drought
  • 24 Jun 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Building a pipeline to divert water from the Okavango River to supply dry areas in central Namibia is a better option than desalination plants, according to Kuiri Tjipangandjara, engineering manager for state-owned service provider

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