Water Affairs and Forestry Department


Over 500 suffering from diarrhoea in Delmas

Staff Reporter

A total of 532 cases of diarrhoea have been recorded in Delmas, Mpumalanga, and there was still no clarity on the cause, the Water Affairs and Forestry Department said on Friday. On Thursday, 63 cases were reported, said spokesperson Linda Page.

Vaal River pollution a 'crisis', says scientist

Natasha Marrian

Pollution at the Vaal River has reached crisis proportions, an environmental scientist said on Tuesday. Claudia Holgate described the sewerage spillage running into the Vaal River as "a crisis" at a meeting of Save the Vaal Environment held at the Vaal River Barrage Reservoir.

Durban harbour water recovering from chemical spill

Giordano Stolley

Water quality in Durban's harbour has started to improve following the release of chemicals from a blazing chemical storage depot, a senior Water Affairs and Forestry Department official said on Friday. The chemicals were released into the harbour for three hours on Tuesday night during the blaze.

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