When silence is not golden!

When silence is not golden!

By Rory Macnamara

Plumbing Africa sent a few questions to the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau, on 5 December 2016 with a reminder early in 2017. Having past experience with the department’s lack of response, particularly no response to the World Plumbing Conference 2016 invitation for the minister to open the event, we thought it might be good to illustrate the lack of interest by the department in really addressing the issues.

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Safe plumbing to the people

By Fiona Ingham

US-based non-profit organisation Plumbers Without Borders attended the World Plumbing Council Conference to participate in the global industry discussion entitled, “Reasons to support international regulations and standards for sustainable plumbing”.

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Growing a traditional community plumbing business

Having a community plumbing business system is still the best way in which plumbers should be growing their plumbing businesses and training apprentices in their communities.

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Bids to clean up SA’s filthy rivers exposes tip of the iceberg

Water pollution holds a serious global threat to our fresh water, rivers and oceans.

Water pollution holds a serious global threat to our fresh water, rivers and oceans. In South Africa, the failure of a large proportion of our wastewater treatment plants has placed our rivers and waterways at great risk, where close to four billion litres of untreated or partially treated sewage enters into the country’s dams and rivers every day.

Read more: Bids to clean up SA’s filthy rivers exposes tip of the iceberg

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