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Richard Davies

Richard Davies

    Drought predictions for Southern Africa
    Drought predictions for Southern Africa
    El Nino is back, bringing misery for subsistence farmers in partcicular
    Mines have a chance to manage water better
    Mines have a chance to manage water better
    'We are at the limits of meeting our water needs, and we cannot lose one more catchment or aquifer to acid mine drainage'
    Thousands turn to pensions watchdog over unpaid benefits
    Thousands turn to pensions watchdog over unpaid benefits
    About three-quarters of the complaints received by the Pension Funds Administrator last year had to do with unpaid withdrawal benefits
    Wealth tax could reduce income tax, says expert
    Wealth tax could reduce income tax, says expert
    'Taxing the assets in the savings system ... would generate R80-billion, enough to reduce the top personal tax from around 41% to 35%'
    Greece is the word
    Greece is the word
    An unravelling of the eurozone might affect the South African economy through reduced demand from Europe and impact on exports
    Sewerage headlines say it all
    Sewerage headlines say it all
    The situation is having a dire effect on water resources and health
    Without water, civilisation's at risk
    Without water, civilisation's at risk
    Water, water everywhere, not enough being used responsibly, says South Africa's water minister
    Balancing act to avoid full-blown water crisis
    Balancing act to avoid full-blown water crisis
    Provision of tap and toilet facilities to all South Africans is fast becoming a political hot potato
    Desalination is too costly
    Desalination is too costly
    The cost of desalinated water is three times that of surface water
    Lwandle report handed to Sisulu
    Lwandle report handed to Sisulu
    The work of Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's inquiry into the eviction of 800 families from Sanral land is complete. Now she will review its recommendations.
    'You're an idiot', MP tells Kebby Maphatsoe
    'You're an idiot', MP tells Kebby Maphatsoe
    DA MP David Maynier insulted Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe in the National Assembly over the latter's claims against Thuli Madonsela.