Daily struggles and uncertain solutions as water chaos escalates
/ 5 April 2024

Daily struggles and uncertain solutions as water chaos escalates

South Africans must learn to adapt, say experts, warning that the crisis will surpass load-shedding

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Vaal River residents say water lettuce is ‘national crisis’
/ 14 February 2024

Vaal River residents say water lettuce is ‘national crisis’

If allowed to pass the Vaal River Barrage, the plant has access to a journey of about 1 000km of the middle and lower Vaal river, the Bloemhof Dam and then into the Orange river

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SA water woes must not be ‘exaggerated’, says Mchunu
/ 10 December 2023

SA water woes must not be ‘exaggerated’, says Mchunu

The minister is adamant the country is not experiencing a crisis, despite about half the water in our systems being unsafe for drinking

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Sewage pollution in the Northern Cape is killing the province’s lifeline – the Orange River
/ 14 January 2023

Sewage pollution in the Northern Cape is killing the province’s lifeline – the Orange River

Criminal charges have been filed against the municipal managers of a number of towns for polluting the Vaal and Orange rivers

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Nelson Mandela Bay metro ‘failed to act on water crisis’
/ 22 June 2022

Nelson Mandela Bay metro ‘failed to act on water crisis’

The dam levels have been low for years, the canal transferring water from the Orange River Project to the storage dam was not repaired and the metro rejected help from the state

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SA’s dismal state of wastewater management
/ 6 April 2022

SA’s dismal state of wastewater management

The Green Drop 2022 report, the first since 2013, reflects a serious deterioration in the management of wastewater treatment plants

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