water crisis

 
The real water crisis: Not understanding what’s needed
The real water crisis: Not understanding what’s needed
A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa’s Northern and
Our future is here: Empty taps, dry lands, thirsty power plants
Our future is here: Empty taps, dry lands, thirsty power plants
Johannesburg uses 530-million more litres of water than it is allowed to – every single day. And taps and reservoirs in Gauteng,...
Billions spent, and a boy has died, but Giyani’s taps are still dry
Billions spent, and a boy has died, but Giyani’s taps are still dry
It has been five years since a bulk water supply project was started in the Limpopo Bushveld but people living in more than 50 villages...
Repairing ecosystems is costly, but doing nothing is criminal
Repairing ecosystems is costly, but doing nothing is criminal
Biodiversity loss, water crises, alien invasive plants and climate change remain the top concerns of the World Economic Forum. It is more urgent...
Tito tackles the water crisis
Tito tackles the water crisis
This week about 2 500 residents in Tshwane experienced what could be a daily occurrence in South Africa should the country leave its water...
[Video]'We are paying for this dirty water'
[Video]'We are paying for this dirty water'
Hammanskraal citizens are being forced to buy their own as well as pay their municipal bills.
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...

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