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  • 31 Aug 2018- 06:53 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG News 24 Johannesburg Water has placed water tankers at strategic locations across the city to assist residents after a power outage caused by a fire at the Eikenhoff pump station resulted in large parts of Johannesburg being without water. The
  • 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
  • 23 Nov 2017- 08:50 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Times Live Johannesburg Water is working to repair the biggest leak in its history‚ city officials said on Wednesday. Water tanks were deployed to several areas in the north of the city after taps were cut off to avoid reservoirs running dry as
  • 16 Aug 2016- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation has called for tightening of water use restrictions after its latest reports indicated that water levels in 13 of the country's major dams are now below 10 percent of
  • 12 Aug 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DENVER, CO, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals
  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Africa’s largest water utility, Rand Water of South Africa, will invest $1.2 billion USD to expand water infrastructure and refurbish existing supply systems over the next five years, in order to meet a projected 4.6 to 4.8
  • 27 May 2016- 09:19 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Water Online To provide water in response to the ongoing drought, South Africa will partner with Iran to develop a series of desalination facilities along all coastal communities to boost water supplies. Access Climate Innovation, Infrastructure
  • 11 May 2016- 08:42 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Reuters South Africa has partnered with Iran to develop desalination plants along all coastal communities to boost water supplies, the water minister said on Wednesday, as the worst drought in living memory dries dams. Climate Innovation,
  • 15 Apr 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Rand Water, Africa’s largest water utility, has initiated salary and wage negotiations with the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) in hopes of preventing a disruption in bulk water services in Gauteng Province.
  • 17 Nov 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African water service providers and consumers should shift their focus from battling the current drought to finding long-term solutions to ensure adequate water supply in the country, according to Water Minister Nomvula
  • 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
  • 4 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa has announced a $25 million USD emergency plan to mitigate the effects of the current drought, the country’s worst in 23 years. Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said the funds would be used to drill new boreholes,
  • 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
  • 7 May 2015- 09:20 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG My Broad Band City of Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau announced in his 2015 State of the City address that Joburg will harness energy from water flowing through its citywide pipe system using in-pipe turbines. Investment Water Industry Johannesburg

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