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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Gaborone’s water-supply options dry up

The possible disconnection in October of water supplies to Gaborone from a South African dam is expected to deepen the crisis in Botswana’s capital, leaving it dependent on a problematic pipeline to reservoirs in the landlocked and semi-arid country’s north.

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Who owns South Africa’s water?

With the department of water and sanitation owning only 320 of the more than 5 000 registered dams around the country, that was the top question on members of parliament (MPs) minds in September.

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