water pollution

 
Water be damned, the mines are what count
Water be damned, the mines are what count
South Africa is in its second year of drought. A strong El Niño has exacerbated this, leaving the agriculture sector devastated and water...
EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals
EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals
An investigation by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency has linked marine waste to the deaths of a...
Dirty listed companies hide the truth
Dirty listed companies hide the truth
Some of South Africa's biggest listed companies are perennial breakers of environmental legislation, according to a comprehensive study by the...
Departments admit to acid water slip-up
Departments admit to acid water slip-up
Thirty million litres of water laden with heavy metals are being treated each day at a plant on Gauteng's West Rand. This has stabilised one of the...
Politics results in filthy water
Politics results in filthy water
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Water affairs silenced as sewage flows
Water affairs silenced as sewage flows
Most of South Africa's 800 municipal water treatment plants are releasing raw sewage into the country's rivers. Water affairs department officials...
Communities left up the creek with dirty water
Communities left up the creek with dirty water
The brown and white Nguni cow can barely lift her head. Her jaundiced eye watches us through the green grass as we approach, a mess of yellow liquid...
One man's home is another man's uranium dump
One man's home is another man's uranium dump
The broken glass from a window pane cracks underfoot, a jarring noise amid the drone of mining equipment in the distance. It is one of the few...
Public protector to investigate mining pollution
Public protector to investigate mining pollution
The anti-corruption ombud has begun a probe into water pollution allegedly caused by mining companies.
Restoring water catchment areas leaves us flush
Restoring water catchment areas leaves us flush
The country's third largest economy, the eThekwini Municipality, spends up to R135-million on chemicals to clean water for the city and...
Cow heap attracts Blue Scorpions
Cow heap attracts Blue Scorpions
A controversial Free State dairy farm faces tough questions from the Blue Scorpions over the dumping of dead cows in a ditch near a river on the...

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