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  • 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 coronavirus burials become a necessity. Accessing
  • 27 Dec 2019- 07:06 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Reuters Water downstream of a Rio Tinto mine in southern Madagascar contains high concentrations of uranium and lead, potentially endangering local residents who depend on a nearby lake and river for drinking water, a study released on Friday
  • 17 May 2019- 07:58 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining Technology Josias van Zyl, managing director of Swissborough Diamond Mining, has filed a R29.9bn ($2.1bn) lawsuit against South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in the latest chapter in a dispute over lost diamond deposits in Lesotho
  • 21 Aug 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The Water and Sanitation Committee of the parliament of South Africa reported this week that "lack of investment in maintenance of the sewage infrastructure” by the Sedibeng District and Emfuleni municipalities has led to
  • 14 Aug 2018- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Info JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs is to consider a total ban on manufacture, importation and use of microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and sandblasting. A recent study by the country
  • 1 Aug 2018- 07:33 by Local Press Report Johannesburg IOL News For more than a month raw sewage has been flowing directly into the Vaal because of mismanagement by the Emfuleni and Ngwathe local authorities. The river has turned green and scores of dead fish have washed up on its riverbanks in the
  • 18 Jul 2018- 05:29 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Business Day Power utility Eskom has said that it could meet proposed‚ significantly stricter pollution emissions standards‚ but that the South African public will have to pay for it — in cash and millions of litres of water. This comes after
  • 19 Jun 2018- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The lobbying group Minerals Council of South Africa has signed a draft water conservation and demand management agreement with the the country's Department of Water And Sanitation aimed at driving water saving and usage
  • 14 Mar 2018- 06:18 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mail & Guardian There are attractive, nature based solutions that are not the ‘green bullet’ that will solve the world’s water problems. However, they can work in some places, but on the whole they face serious limitations. These include the
  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:51 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining Weekly In the last decade, there have been over 40 mining waste failures, killing some 341 people, damaging hundreds of kilometres of waterways, and affecting drinking water sources and the livelihood of communities. A new report
  • 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,
  • 1 Nov 2016- 07:29 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The Ecologist Being a well-known name to most people in Johannesburg, the Jukskei is as polluted as it is iconic. Despite not carrying plastic chairs and house debris (except in times of flood), it does carry an immensely high amount of raw
  • 20 Oct 2016- 07:27 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining Weekly Water-constrained Gauteng may see an acid mine drainage (AMD) quick fix in order to save the fresh water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) from being wasted on AMD dilution instead of being available to the economy,
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa will have a total national water deficit of 2.044 billion cubic liters by 2025, but the country has the potential to manage the shortages, a water expert told the Green Building Conference in Johannesburg this
  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa has launched a campaign to clean up all rivers and other water sources in the country throughout the month of July in honor of Nelson Mandela, whose birthday is July 18th. The Department of Water and Sanitation