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The state of Joburg’s pipes
The state of Joburg’s pipes
Johannesburg’s infrastructure includes 22 000 manhole covers. To get water to homes, the utility has 117 reservoirs, 31 pump stations and 1 100km...
The Vaal remains up shit creek
The Vaal remains up shit creek
An ambitious scheme to fix sewage problems in southern Gauteng has been replaced by a temporary solution, which will fix little. Sewage will...
Makhura confirms cash-strapped Emfuleni municipality placed under administration.
Makhura confirms cash-strapped Emfuleni municipality placed under administration.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has officially placed the cash-strapped Emfuleni municipality under administration.
Records tumble as drought goes on
Records tumble as drought goes on
October was the hottest October in recorded history, by a relatively large margin. With a 0.2°C increase over the record-breaking October of 2014,...
Water restrictions begin in Gauteng
Water restrictions begin in Gauteng
Rand Water, which supplies Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni with drinking water, has announced that water restrictions will begin immediately owing to "increased demand caused by persistent high temperatures"....
Rand Water: Bonuses keep flowing as the pipes run dry
Rand Water: Bonuses keep flowing as the pipes run dry
Executives and managers at Rand Water, the utility responsible for Gauteng’s recent water “not-crisis”, are doing a splendid job – at least...
Pipelines pass their best-by date
Pipelines pass their best-by date
A confidential report in the possession of amaBhungane has painted an alarming picture of the threat posed by acid mine drainage to critical water...
Providing much-needed experience
Providing much-needed experience
In 2009, the department of water and environmental affairs urged municipalities to ensure that they were equipped with the skills and resources to...
Towards effective water management
Towards effective water management
One only needs to look at where South Africa sources its water from to realise that there are significant challenges in supplying the citizens of...
Addressing the water skills shortage
Addressing the water skills shortage
According to Rand Water chief executive Percy Sechemane, the goal of the Rand Water Academy is to develop a pool of skilled and capable workers...
Focusing on SA’s water sector skills challenges
Focusing on SA’s water sector skills challenges
According to the department of water affairs, approximately 70% of the gross domestic product of South Africa is supported by water from the...
Hydro patent pours cold water on grand Rand power plan
Hydro patent pours cold water on grand Rand power plan
In 2009, Coenraad van Blerk, a director of Green Hydro Power, obtained a patent from the South African patent office for an "electricity...

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