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  • 2 Mar 2019- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on development partners to amplify their support for implementation of sanitation programs that would enhance delivery of Africa’s promise to the continent. The call came at this year
  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN News24 The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) intervention at the severely polluted Vaal River has received a whopping R240m cash injection, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) heard on Wednesday. However, there is still a
  • 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
  • 15 Feb 2019- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine A key pumping station providing water for 1.1 million people in Ukraine was again subjected to shelling and shooting this week, the seventh such attack since the start of 2019. The "WASH Cluster", a collaboration of United
  • 15 Jan 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Three water workers in Donetsk, Ukraine, were injured by gunfire January 10, bringing the total to eleven in the past nine months. The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, Osnat Lubrani condemned the attack on workers of
  • 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
  • 1 Oct 2018- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Over 115 peoplle have been hospitalized in the city of Makiivka in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region showing symptoms of drinking tap water contaminated with Manganese. On September 29, Pavlo Lysyanskyi, a representative of Ukraine’s
  • 25 Sep 2018- 07:50 by Local Press Report KYIV 112 International On September 23, in the area of Avdiivka, mercenaries attacked technical crews fixing the local water pipeline. The militants used grenade launchers, small arms and heavy machineguns. Workers of 'Voda Donbasa' company were
  • 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
  • 23 Jul 2018- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Concern is mounting in Ukraine about radioactive contamination of fresh water caused by flooding of mines in the Russia-occupied east of the country. Ambassador Ihor Prokopchuk, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International
  • 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.

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