Water shortage crisis looming in South Africa

Source: The Citizen

South Africa faces a massive water shortage in the near future, but contingency plans are already in place, the SA Local Government Association (Salga) said yesterday.

“New dams are coming because this is a challenge that we are actually experiencing as a country in its totality,” Salga councillor Pinky Moloi said.

Read more: Water shortage crisis looming in South Africa

Release water quality reports – Afriforum

Source: The Citizen

The water affairs department should publish overdue water quality reports because people have the right to know, AfriForum said on Wednesday.

“It is important for the department of water and sanitation, the regulator, to be not only objective but also transparent at all times and publish results,” head of environmental affairs Julius Kleynhans said.

Read more: Release water quality reports – Afriforum

Salga like a fish out of water

Source: The Citizen

South Africa has a semi-arid climate and will always face the challenge of water scarcity.

This week the SA Local Government Association (Salga) is in the news as it tries to tackle water problems.

Read more: Salga like a fish out of water

Feedback from SAVA PSP survey

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently released the findings of its first Product Stewardship Programme (PSP) survey aimed at monitoring members’ views with regards to its appropriateness, commercial viability, achievability, and impact.

“The SAVA PSP was introduced to the industry in 2012 as a series of achievable commitments that address the industry’s extended producer responsibility,” said Delanie Bezuidenhout, CEO of SAVA. Apart from supporting the five key focus areas of the association, the PSP also set realistic time frames for the delivery of key undertakings in production, the responsible use of additives and a sustainable recycling programme to ensure a vibrant and sustainable vinyls industry.

Read more: Feedback from SAVA PSP survey

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