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  • 19 Feb 2019- 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa The City of Cape Town, South Africa, released its draft water strategy this week, opening the plan to public comment. The strategy comes in the wake of an unprecedented three-year drought when the city famously approached a &quot
  • 29 Oct 2018- 13:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa A new report from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and South Africa's Pegasys Institute assesses the history ofcolonial-era “water grabbing” policies in sub-Saharan Africa and argues for a “de-colonizing”
  • 29 Oct 2018- 10:29 by Local Press Report DURBAN IOL The idea of using desalination as an alternative to augment Umgeni Water’s water resources will be written off unless industries can be convinced to buy-in and support the concept. Umgeni Water chief executive Thamsanqa Hlongwa said that
  • 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
  • 18 Jul 2018- 08:53 by Local Press Report HESSEQUA Sowetan Live The French government and the Western Cape provincial government have committed to invest R9m on a 50-50 basis in the country’s first solar-powered desalination plant‚ at Witsand in the Hessaqua municipality. There are at least four
  • 9 Jun 2018- 11:26 by Local Press Report DURBAN Times Live The army could be deployed on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast where municipal workers have allegedly sabotaged the water system. Premier Willies Mchunu said his office had requested that Cyril Ramaphosa send more security and introduce
  • 31 May 2018- 10:32 by Local Press Report WITSAND The Chemical Engineer A full-size demonstration plant that can desalinate water using solar power is to be built in Witsand, a town 250 km east of Cape Town. Construction is due to begin in July and operations are expected to commence in October.
  • 17 May 2018- 08:54 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Eyewitness News The City of Cape Town says its three desalination plants are expected to deliver water into the system in May. The plants have been delayed since February. Mayoral committee member Xanthea Limberg says construction and water quality
  • 24 Apr 2018- 11:41 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN IOL News Authorities have pointed the finger at farmers being among the worst culprits in stealing water meant for the public. This as the Drakenstein Municipality indicated that it would assist the Department of Water and Sanitation in patrolling
  • 22 Mar 2018- 05:54 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Wealth Management As Cape Town approaches critically low levels of water in its reservoirs, we are reminded that there is neither a substitute for clean drinking water–nor a short-term fix to deficits. Mirrored in cities across the globe, water
  • 23 Feb 2018- 14:26 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Times Live Western Cape water supply is now so low that engineers are building a dam within Cape Town’s main supply dam – to pump out the last puddles of water. A temporary coffer dam inside Theewaterskloof dam‚ near Villiersdorp‚ has been designed
  • 21 Feb 2018- 09:57 by Local Press Report NELSPRUIT Times Live The Gupta-owned Optimum coal mine in Mpumalanga could lose its mining licence if its water supply to the town of Hendrina is not restored, a mining law expert says. Hendrina’s water reservoir is empty and the town and surrounding
  • 14 Feb 2018- 10:19 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Business Live Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station launched its groundwater desalination plant on Wednesday. It will take care of the power station’s water needs and ease pressure on the City of Cape Town’s water supply. Access Corporate Risk
  • 6 Feb 2018- 13:09 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Times Live A Cape Town desalination company has won a R5-billion contract for a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. The contract to design‚ build and operate the plant was awarded to GrahamTek by The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)‚ which