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  • 17 Jul 2019- 12:25 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Times Live Lindiwe Sisulu, tasked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to clean up the department of human settlements, water and sanitation, says SA's water sector requires urgent attention and more resources if it is to avoid an imminent collapse
  • 15 Mar 2019- 11:53 by Local Press Report DURBAN IOL News South Africa's tap water is safe to drink, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Wednesday following a media report in which an online travel company alleged otherwise. "Government assures the public the tap water in the
  • 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,
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa South Africa’s water woes continue, although in a new direction. The country has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and health effects of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, the Harvard
  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa has launched a campaign to clean up all rivers and other water sources in the country throughout the month of July in honor of Nelson Mandela, whose birthday is July 18th. The Department of Water and Sanitation
  • 12 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The South African Department of Water and Sanitation confirmed on January 6th that it has received additional water from the 1,520-million-cubic-meter Katse Dam in neighboring Lesotho. Director of Water and Sanitation Margaret
  • 28 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The South African government is looking to desalinationto help ease the country’s water problems, Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane said this week. "We have given the go-ahead through the Cabinet, a week ago, that
  • 21 Aug 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa has approved the partial release of water from the multi-billion-dollar Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) in order to meet growing water supply challenges in the country's central Free State province.
  • 19 Jun 2015- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE In the kick-off panel discussion at the SIWW Technology and Innovation Summit (STIS) this week, participants focused on key drivers for innovation in the water industry. Drivers for Innovative Solutions PWN Technologies CEO Jonathan Clement
  • 1 Jun 2015- 07:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The fifth aquaNOW Audience, held on May 29th during the XVth World Water Congress in Edinburgh, took on issues including climate change, water pollution, sanitation and governance. An archived version of the discussion
  • 28 May 2015- 15:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States OOSKAnews Inc. will host the fifth “aquaNOW Audience” during the XVth World Water Congress on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:15-10:45BST (4:15-5:45 EDT) at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. OOSKAnews readers and