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Day Zero: Lessons for cities in Global South
Day Zero: Lessons for cities in Global South
Gina Ziervogel and Leonie Joubert, authors of Day Zero: One City’s Response to a Record-Breaking Drought, argue that for an unequal and...
Honour Mandela by protecting water
Honour Mandela by protecting water
This month the world is celebrating the birth of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a man who personified the values of South Africa as a country at peace...
Makhanda’s thirst caused by inept officials and misrule
Makhanda’s thirst caused by inept officials and misrule
In the sweltering early morning heat, the fresh springwater glistens as it trickles from a pipe at the side of the N2 highway near Makhanda,...
Water stress sees tank sales soar
Water stress sees tank sales soar
If you’re a city slicker, chances are you get your water from a tap, but rural dwellers are increasingly using tanks to harvest rain.
​The changing world of work – where does an MBA fit into the picture?
​The changing world of work – where does an MBA fit into the picture?
An MBA degree has long been regarded as the pre-eminent qualification for business leaders, but in the current environment of rapid technological...
Water in Ghana from pipe to packet: Is there a hidden cost to this low-cost solution?
Water in Ghana from pipe to packet: Is there a hidden cost to this low-cost solution?
When Johnnie Water was a schoolboy, he and his classmates were required to go to the river every morning to fetch at least two buckets of water to...
City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions
City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions
The City of Cape Town has asked the national department of water and sanitation to marginally relax water restrictions for Capetonians after dam...
Residents rally as City of Cape Town plans to close water collection point
Residents rally as City of Cape Town plans to close water collection point
Cape Town residents are rallying behind a man who helped make a spring in the Newlands suburb more accessible to thousands of citizens. While the...
Water usage lessons from Namibia
Water usage lessons from Namibia
Every morning, Maria Petrus* needs to be at the communal water tap in her village in Onesi constituency, in northern Namibia. She will unlock the...
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
As much as South Africa’s climate variations are characterised by severe spatial and temporal fluctuations in rainfall, with a record...
Equal access to water is paramount if South Africa is to change
Equal access to water is paramount if South Africa is to change
As the country’s water resources continue to be under pressure, the question of equity and the allocation of water for transformation, the goal...

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