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  • 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
  • 26 Feb 2019- 12:02 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Ground Up The Green Drop Report, which was introduced in 2009 as an annual audit of South Africa’s 824 sewage works, has not been published in any form since 2013. It indicated that treated sewage was flowing into SA's rivers every day,
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Politics Web The Department of Water and Sanitation's internal audit committee had given its former minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, detailed quarterly reports about serious financial mismanagement in her department – but she ignored them all.
  • 20 Oct 2018- 09:47 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The Citizen The national water department is under investigation for maladministration and unlawful expenditure, and is in a state of financial collapse. Parliamentary correspondents left a meeting of the portfolio committee on water and
  • 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- 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
  • 7 May 2018- 05:10 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG News24 Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwint conceded to MPs that the department he had inherited earlier this year from Nomvula Mokonyane is "a mess". At a briefing on the department's budget and strategic plan, presented to
  • 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 Sep 2016- 07:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa's Department of Water and Sanitation has extended the deadline for delivering the long-awaited national water sector master plan until the end of the 2018-2019 financial year, Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 Mar 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa As drought intensifies in South Africa and water levels in the country’s dams remains low, the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) has rolled out a program to verify the extent of lawful water use, especially in agricultural
  • 19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to immediately release reports on water pollution submitted by the country’s municipalities, and to hold local authorities to
  • 26 May 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa has unveiled a $1.3 billion USD budget for water sector and sanitation programs during the 2015-2016 financial year. Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said the emphasis will be on dam

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