Lephalale Local Municipality takes the crown in Limpopo

Lephalale or Ellisras is a coal mining town in the Limpopo province of South Africa immediately east of the Waterberg Coalfield. The town was established as Ellisras in 1960 and named after the original farm owners, Patrick Ellis and Piet Erasmus.

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Buffalo City – the Eastern Cape’s best Blue Drop municipality

Buffalo City is a metropolitan municipality situated on the east coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It includes the towns of East London, Bhisho and King William's Town, as well as the large townships of Mdantsane and Zwelitsha.

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Ten reasons to oppose water privatisation

The World Bank has predicted that by the year 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will run short of fresh drinking water. Given such a grim future, it comes as little surprise that Fortune magazine recently defined water as ‘the oil of the 21st century’.

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Women engineers quit over men's attitudes

By: Marna Thompson

Marna Thompson, a senior branch manager at Network Engineering, considers the dismal ratio of male to female engineers in South Africa and why women engineers are leaving the workforce shortly after entering it

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Public vs. private – the state of water in SA

Recently, questions of water ownership in South Africa have come up. Members of parliament (MPs) have demanded to know how much of South Africa’s water is in private hands.

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The power and duties of the water and sanitation minister

As South Africa’s water crisis deepens, questions of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS)’s authority have come into question. The DWS is the designated custodian of South Africa’s water, but what exactly does that mean?

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