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Tens of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal
Tens of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal
The smell is nauseating. The grass has been turned into a faecal marshland yet the cattle drink and trot towards the Vaal River. The Lekwa...
The art of flouting security
The art of flouting security
The Gauteng department of education has ticked all the boxes in terms of security for its schools, teachers and pupils. Yet, despite many...
Water supplier to shut off taps in Jo’burg for 54 hours
Water supplier to shut off taps in Jo’burg for 54 hours
Johannesburg Water has warned all residents of the city that a planned shutdown of their main bulk water supplier, Rand Water, will take place for...
SA’s water debt grows by R8-million every 24 hours
SA’s water debt grows by R8-million every 24 hours
Delmas, on the border between Mpumalanga and Gauteng, is blessed with good rainfall, healthy soil and an abundance of coal underneath its green...
An El Niño away from water crisis
An El Niño away from water crisis
One El Niño is all it will take to throw Gauteng into a water crisis. Consumption already exceeds supply during a year of good rainfall.
Past failures don’t bode well for Mokonyane tenure
Past failures don’t bode well for Mokonyane tenure
Nomvula Mokonyane was not at the communications department for long enough to leave a lasting legacy. But her tenure at the water and sanitation...
Failing Eskom cripples one and all
Failing Eskom cripples one and all
Large energy users have flagged the risk of production disruptions and, ultimately, job losses if Sunday’s load shedding, caused by Eskom’s...
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An ambitious scheme to fix sewage problems in southern Gauteng has been replaced by a temporary solution, which will fix little.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"....

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