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Why we need more women to work in water research

Investing more in women in science — particularly in the water and sanitation sectors — is imperative if we are to meet the sustainable development goals by 2030

Catalysing a new sanitation paradigm for South Africa

New, ultra-modern toilets are hygienic – and they save water

Innovation in every drop

By using our urine and faeces as resources rather than waste, we can save our most precious resource – water

Community-driven planning provides a solution to water problems

When communities are involved in creating and maintaining water projects, it creates a sense of pride and ownership

Tsogang provides a helping hand

The backbone of this project is the partnerships forged with various stakeholders and the community

A clear line for multiple usage of water for rural livelihoods

Communities should be seen as active participants, not just recipients

Where innovation keeps water flowing and creates a better life

The villagers now have sustainable access to enough water for their various projects

Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol

Supplied water is too cheap. A litre bottle of water in a supermarket is R10, whereas 1 000 litres to your house costs just R50

Laying bare the basics of science for community development

Converting faecal sludge into biochar benefits both communities and the environment

Women entrepreneurs make it with WRC’s support

Refilwe Lesufi says there is an urgent need to create off-grid solutions in rural areas

Water and sanitation launches guidelines on menstrual health

Training ensures sustainable hygienic toilets

Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market

We have to change our mindset for a sustainable future

Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated

No studies have been done on the health effects of ingested microplastics on humans

There’s much more to the plastic pollution crisis than carrier bags

Plastic products, particularly microparticles, are doing terrible harm to our water, seas and soils

Open dialogues for multiple use water services

Maintaining water projects that communities have initiated is vital to keep them running

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

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Transport Month

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Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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