Latest articles on Water Pollution

Sewage still flows into ‘Poo Lake’

Despite Ekurhuleni spending R2.8-million on a sewer line to prevent further damage to a pump station, raw waste has contaminated a wetland

Improving water quality

Engineering Research Capacity Development Award

Sewage and contaminants in Cape Town sea

Wastewater contains many dangerous contaminants, which are now being measure

Big increase in mine water pollution

New data reveals a radical increase in the number of mines flouting water regulations

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

Many African countries tend to mismanage their groundwater resources

Successful HIV treatment create health problems by contaminating water with ARVs

Traces of the drugs are found in urine and faeces, but water treatment plants are not designed to remove them

Community Conservation and Resilience

Winner: Aller River Pilot Project

Ministry should take over deteriorating wastewater treatment plants

The decline in the maintenance of wastewater treatment plants in most towns is alarming and cannot be allowed to deteriorate further

​Why we don’t have cool, clear water

The reasons include faulty sewerage plants, rogue mines and weak monitoring agencies.

Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes

The amount of food available in the oceans will decrease by up to 55% this century, starving animals already struggling to adapt to warming oceans.

Water be damned, the mines are what count

Past experience has shown that the government will continue to permit industry such as mining that destroys water supplies.

EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals

A hundred thousand marine mammals and a million seabirds have died as a result of marine waste, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency.

Dirty listed companies hide the truth

Research into some of the JSE's biggest companies finds them in regular breach of environmental legislation and failing to disclose this to investors.

Departments admit to acid water slip-up

There are no environmental checks on Gauteng's emergency response to the mine drainage crisis, as polluted water seeps into rivers and land.

Politics results in filthy water

Sewage flows because of misplaced trust in local government and co-operative governance.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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