water pollution

 
Successful HIV treatment create health problems by contaminating water with ARVs
Successful HIV treatment create health problems by contaminating water with ARVs
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day. South Africa has made great strides towards the global 90-90-90 targets (90% of adults living...
Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game
Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game
When you think of a country’s water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers....
Political expedience is the final insult to polluted Masakhane
Political expedience is the final insult to polluted Masakhane
Nomfundo Nxumalo says she sometimes experiences electric shocks from her washing line and that the clothes need another scrub if they are not...
Community Conservation and Resilience
Community Conservation and Resilience
South Africa’s greatest constraint is water. In a water-scarce country, planning has to focus on protecting this resource so it benefits the...
Why coral reefs are important and why they are dying
Why coral reefs are important and why they are dying
More than 11 billion pieces of plastic larger than five centimetres wide are littering coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, according to a...
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...
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
The oceans are dying. Humans are to blame but we know precious little about the where, why and how. More is known about the moon than about the...
Water be damned, the mines are what count
Water be damned, the mines are what count
South Africa is in its second year of drought. A strong El Niño has exacerbated this, leaving the agriculture sector devastated and water...
EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals
EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals
An investigation by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency has linked marine waste to the deaths of a...
Dirty listed companies hide the truth
Dirty listed companies hide the truth
Some of South Africa's biggest listed companies are perennial breakers of environmental legislation, according to a comprehensive study by the...
Departments admit to acid water slip-up
Departments admit to acid water slip-up
Thirty million litres of water laden with heavy metals are being treated each day at a plant on Gauteng's West Rand. This has stabilised one of the...

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