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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Waterless toilets are the way of the future

South Africa, as with many other countries worldwide, continuously experience droughts and water shortages. Water and Sanitation minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, is championing a ‘sanitation revolution’ in South Africa, a huge part of which is dry-flush toilets.

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Solutions to the world’s water crisis

World leaders, water experts and development professionals met in Stockholm in August to seek solutions to the world’s several escalating water crises.

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