Vaal Dam

 
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...
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...
Spoiler alert: Raw sewage flows through northern Joburg
Spoiler alert: Raw sewage flows through northern Joburg
A sewage crisis is bubbling away in Johannesburg’s north. Used nappies, illegal stormwater connections, old infrastructure and huge new housing...
Flushing money down the loo
Flushing money down the loo
It’s no secret that South Africa’s water sector faces big problems. Old infrastructure is falling apart. New infrastructure is not being...
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An ambitious scheme to fix sewage problems in southern Gauteng has been replaced by a temporary solution, which will fix little.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...
Ministry should take over deteriorating wastewater treatment plants
Ministry should take over deteriorating wastewater treatment plants
The problem of the pollution of the Vaal Dam refuses to go away, despite government efforts to keep the chartered waters clean. The dam is facing a...
Sewage in Gauteng's drinking water
Sewage in Gauteng's drinking water
"Let's chase the shit!" The statement comes with a wry chuckle on a weather-beaten face, attempting to downplay the seriousness of the situation....
Flood warning issued after heavy rains
Flood warning issued after heavy rains
The water affairs department issued a flood warning on Wednesday after two days of heavy rainfall soaked parts of the country.

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