How parched SA can win back water security

By: Tom Nevin – Business Day

The threat to SA’s supply of clean water, now reaching alarming proportions, is largely of the country’s own making. Cycles of hot, dry weather are a regular climate phenomenon, yet the authorities do not learn from history and prepare in advance, critics say.

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Inside government’s War on Leaks project as water worries rise

By: Zandile Mavuso – Engineering News

South Africa is significantly affected not only by the current drought but also water losses that have been costing the country more than R7-billion a year, which equates to 37% of nonrevenue water. Of this, a quarter is considered to be losses through physical leaks. The War on Leaks project, launched in August by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), is viewed as the first step in government’s commitment to train 15 000 unemployed artisans, plumbers and water agents over five years to fix leaking taps and pipes.

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Water for women – why it matters

Did you know that, by giving young girls in developing countries access to a reliable supply of clean water, the life expectancies of entire communities rise?

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Let communities act on water crisis

There are challenges but also opportunities in the contested ground between mining companies and the communities the industry pollutes. We have to drill down into suitable solutions for the water crisis run by the communities themselves, writes Judith Taylor, of the Core Group of EarthLife Africa Joburg.

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eThekwini municipality takes the gold

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality created in 2000 that includes the city of Durban, South Africa and surrounding towns.

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Steve Tshwete Local Municipality – Mpumalanga’s best performing municipality

Steve Tshwete Local Municipality (formerly Middelburg Local Municipality) is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

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