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Court ruling in water pollution case
Court ruling in water pollution caseArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation has welcomed a court order issued against the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality to refrain from polluting water resources...

14 Sep 2020

Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediately
Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediatelyArticle

Eskom has been ordered by the high court to restore full maximum electricity supply to several areas in the Free State and Mpumalanga provinces immediately...

Tania Broughton 2 Sep 2020

Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!
Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!Article

The finalists for the 2019 Sikuvile Journalism Awards have been announced...

10 Jun 2019

Massive pollution in Durban sea as waste treatment facility fails
Massive pollution in Durban sea as waste treatment facility failsArticle

Bathing, surfing and fishing have been banned in Durban due to raw sewage flowing into the water. Hundreds of thousands of litres of raw sewage are flowing into the port every hour...

Fred Kockott 13 May 2019

Vaal River. Image by Ossewa,
R341m set aside for Vaal River rehabilitationArticle

Government has set aside R341m for the rehabilitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal Triangle...

8 Apr 2019

RDP house on sale for R1.7m
RDP house on sale for R1.7mArticle

A former RDP house, upgraded to a double-storey and expanded to 15 rentable rooms in Dunoon, Cape Town, has been listed for sale on a popular property website with an asking price of over R1.7m...

1 Mar 2019

Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage looms
Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage loomsArticle

A countrywide water shortage is a decade away unless urgent action is taken to rehabilitate and preserve our rivers and catchment areas, fix and maintain crumbling infrastructure, and implement water re-use...

Steve Kretzmann 28 Feb 2019

20 years on, has our National Water Act failed us?
20 years on, has our National Water Act failed us?Article

Late last month saw a reunion of sorts involving people who played leading roles in the process that led to the signature into law by President Mandela of the 1998 National Water Act...

John Dini 16 Oct 2018

These RDP houses in Joe Slovo flood regularly. Photo: Joseph Chirume
RDP houses built in a floodplainArticle

"I don't know who approved this project because our houses were built in a floodplain," says 63-year-old pensioner Zamile Mgabadeli...

Joseph Chirume 7 Aug 2018

Footage reveals flood of sewage into Swartkops River
Footage reveals flood of sewage into Swartkops RiverArticle

Drone footage taken late last week has revealed massive sewage spill pollution flowing from the Kelvin Jones Waste Water Treatment Plant into the heavily polluted Swartkops River...

Estelle Ellis 19 Apr 2017

Veolia upgrades pump station in KZN
Veolia upgrades pump station in KZNArticle

Contracted by the Newcastle Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, Veolia Water Technologies South Africa recently upgraded the outdated Ncandu pump station...

13 Apr 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in it
#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in itArticle

On day three at Design Indaba 2017, Carina Bonse, an art director and design graduate from Red & Yellow, introduced attendees to Swimming In It (Sii)...

Ilse van den Berg 4 Mar 2017

Surf's up - and so is the sewage
Surf's up - and so is the sewageArticle

Raw sewage from Ocean View, a suburb in Cape Town's south peninsula, is flowing into the sea at an iconic surf spot, Long Beach in Kommetjie...

Shanaaz Eggington 28 Dec 2015

Minimum wage 'hurt' farm workers
Minimum wage 'hurt' farm workersArticle

Farmers responded to the hefty increase in the minimum wage in 2013 by reducing permanent employment, cutting working hours, moving workers off farms...

24 Jul 2015

Policy poisons farming
Policy poisons farmingArticle

The government's failure to assist farmers by not providing competitive subsidies is forcing workers off the land and is putting increased pressure...

23 Jul 2015

Sedibeng sewer scheme brings relief to residents
Sedibeng sewer scheme brings relief to residentsArticle

SEBOKENG: The Sedibeng Regional Sewer Scheme (SRSS) is expected to bring much needed relief for residents living in the Sedibeng District Municipality...

Gabi Khumalo 14 May 2015

Court action looms on agri-collegeArticle

Another court action over educational quality could be imminent, with a civil rights group seeking answers on the decline of the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture.

7 May 2012

Bulawayo runs out of money
Bulawayo runs out of moneyArticle

And the consequences for health could be dire... raw sewage is contaminating water supplies, which in any case cannot be properly treated...

26 Feb 2008

Hard-living, Harare-styleArticle

The lifestyle normally associated with an urban society is fast disappearing from Zimbabwe's once bustling capital, Harare, where rural living standards now apply, bringing with them not only great deal of inconvenience, but also the risk of disease.

3 Aug 2007

Hard-living, Harare-styleArticle

The lifestyle normally associated with an urban society is fast disappearing from Zimbabwe's once bustling capital, Harare, where rural living standards now apply, bringing with them not only great deal of inconvenience, but also the risk of disease.

3 Aug 2007

Hard-living, Harare-styleArticle

The lifestyle normally associated with an urban society is fast disappearing from Zimbabwe's once bustling capital, Harare, where rural living standards now apply and the shelves are bare.

3 Aug 2007

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