Investment

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  • 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 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
  • 9 Mar 2018- 06:52 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Business Tech Following the recent developments on land expropriation without compensation, the ANC has confirmed that it is now looking at nationalising privately owned water. Speaking in parliament on Thursday, ANC MP Hlomane Chauke said that a
  • 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- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The speaker of Ethiopia’s parliament Abadula Gemeda has assured an Egyptian official of Addis Ababa’s positive intentions in negotiations related to the Grand Renaissance Dam. The comments, first reported by state-owned Egyptian media, were
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs has suspended an integrated water use license previously issued to mining company Coal of Africa Ltd (CoAL) for the $450 million USD Makhado coal project. The suspension comes after
  • 5 Apr 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa could face an historic water crisis by 2030, when demand will outstrip supply by 17 percent, and the water boards providing services in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria will not have enough supply for
  • 17 Mar 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The government of Gauteng is seeking to have the province declared a drought disaster area, in order to ensure assistance for commercial farmers that have been hard-hit by recent water restrictions. However, the South African
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced this week that the government would reprioritize $64.5 million USD from the country’s 2015-2016 national budget to respond to the impacts of the drought on agriculture
  • 20 Feb 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa African countries should adopt less water-intensive power generation technologies in order to save more water for domestic use and agricultural production, experts said during an energy forum in South Africa this week. “We
  • 1 Aug 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique have formed a new commission to jointly manage water resources in the Limpopo River Basin. The Limpopo Watercourse Commission (LIMCOM) was established with the support of regional
  • 17 Jul 2014- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa on July 15th unveiled a $1.2 billion USD water sector budget for the 2014-2015 financial year. The budget allocates more funds for development of bulk water infrastructure and wastewater treatment projects.
  • 22 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The head of South Africa's National Planning Commission warned last week that many municipalities in the country have failed to provide safe, reliable water supply to residents, and have no plans to do so in the future
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The would will need 70 percent more food, measured by calories, to feed its growing population of an estimated 9.6 billion in 2050, according to a new report released last week by the World Resources Institute (WRI), United
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs has warned that farmers could soon face criminal charges for stealing and illegally using at least 244 million cubic meters of water a year from the Vaal River. The Vaal is the main