The water crisis in Gauteng’s three metros looks set to deepen
/ 6 October 2023

The water crisis in Gauteng’s three metros looks set to deepen

Causes are a growing population, ageing infrastructure, poor governance and leaks

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Witwatersrand goldfield acid mine drainage ‘with us for millennia’
/ 21 April 2023

Witwatersrand goldfield acid mine drainage ‘with us for millennia’

Quick fixes are inadequate to prevent damage from gold mining’s legacy, but the long-term plan of treating AMD could relieve water shortages

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‘Gargantuan’ amount of sewage flowing from Joburg pump station
/ 17 February 2023

‘Gargantuan’ amount of sewage flowing from Joburg pump station

Zandspruit pump is a mess, says Joburg resident, citing load-shedding, lack of maintenance, high effluent volumes and poor infrastructure

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Nelson Mandela Bay metro ‘failed to act on water crisis’
/ 22 June 2022

Nelson Mandela Bay metro ‘failed to act on water crisis’

The dam levels have been low for years, the canal transferring water from the Orange River Project to the storage dam was not repaired and the metro rejected help from the state

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Nelson Mandela Bay is on the brink of Day Zero and faces humanitarian disaster
/ 11 May 2022

Nelson Mandela Bay is on the brink of Day Zero and faces humanitarian disaster

Just a few weeks left until taps run dry in large parts of the metropolitan

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SA’s dismal state of wastewater management
/ 6 April 2022

SA’s dismal state of wastewater management

The Green Drop 2022 report, the first since 2013, reflects a serious deterioration in the management of wastewater treatment plants

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Acid mine water a rising threat
/ 27 May 2021

Acid mine water a rising threat

About 360 tonnes of salts are dissolved in the Vaal River system every day

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