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  • 20 Aug 2019- 11:58 by OOSKAnews Info CAPE TOWN, South Africa South Africa’s Water Tribunal will hear a case September 11 over a water licence issued for Kropz Plc’s contentious Elandsfontein phosphate mine. The strip mine is located within the West Coast National Park (South Africa) and NGO West
  • 8 Mar 2019- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa The BNP Paribas Foundation, under its Climate Initiative program, is funding new research at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to examine the human impact on global warming in the global South. The international, multidisciplinary
  • 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
  • 25 Oct 2018- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Info Cape Town, South Africa A master’s student at South Africa’s University of Cape Town has created the world’s first bio-bricks made from human urine, deploying a process which is carbon-friendly and produces fertilizer as a by-product. In what is being described
  • 19 Sep 2018- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa Waterless technology that treats excrement on-site provides the health benefits of removal without the infrastructure costs of sewer and treatment plants and, at the same time, preserves valuable water resources, according to an
  • 5 Aug 2018- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Info CAPE TOWN, South Africa The Conversation This article, authored by Kevin Winter and Peta Brom of the University of Cape Town, originally appeared in The Conversation. Models of the earth’s changing climate suggest that extreme weather events, including droughts,
  • 23 May 2014- 10:25 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN All Africa Access to toilets for Cape Town's growing urban poor is a regular flash-point, featuring angry demonstrations and hurled allegations by competing political factions. The city- and the Western Cape province in which it is located-
  • 25 Mar 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The News The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) says the provision of safe drinking water to citizens is a human right issue that needs attention by all stakeholders in the country.Charles B. Allen said unless clean
  • 12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Health-e Despite flattering statistics presented by government about community access to water and sanitation, many communities experience "a starkly different reality." This is according to the SA Human Rights Commission's (SAHRC)
  • 15 Jan 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Front Page Africa Delegates from Europe, America and Africa working in the WASH sector are holding a two day strategy WASH intervention meeting in Liberia. The meeting, according to a newsletter is intended to prepare and support organizations in
  • 12 Aug 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The Informer A week-long integrity training for stakeholders in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector--said to be rocked by rampant corruption--kicked off in Monrovia last week, bringing together about 30 participants from Gambia, Liberia
  • 7 Jun 2013- 09:45 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN South African Press Association The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will not support the call by Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille to educate residents about portable flush toilets, the Cape Times reported on June 6. "We will not be taking
  • Liberian President Ellen Johson Sirleaf this week warned the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel that worldwide economic losses due to lack of proper water and sanitation total some $260 billion USD every year.
  • The South African Cabinet last week approved a 20-year water sector management plan outlining the role of water in the country’s goals for "equitable, sustainable social and economic growth".
  • South Africa’s Water and Environment Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, could face possible legal action from human rights organizations over her department’s failure to address contamination of a town’s drinking water supply.

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