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Mar 29, 2012

Real Economy Report

Real Economy Report
Engineering|Johannesburg|Africa|Industrial|Projects|Water|Africa|South Africa|South Africa; South Africa|Energy|Vaal|Environmental|Augusto Alcorta|Edna Molewa|Megan Wait|Mine Water
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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
The Department of Water Affairs has recently closed in on some farms in the Vaal dam area for illegal water use. Megan Wait reports.

Megan Wait:
Department of Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa reports that the illegal use of water and over abstraction of this scarce resource could have significant economic implications for the country. She tells Engineering News more about the enforcements the DWA has implemented to stop such activities.

Department of Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa

Shannon de Ryhove:

Other news making headlines this week: South Africa may turn to private sector for help with mine-water pollution; and South Africa’s industrial energy intensity falls, but still lags world average.

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has revealed that the South African government is considering turning to the private sector to help it close the prevailing funding gap to implement projects to deal with the serious acid mine drainage problem being experienced across the Witwatersrand basins.

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa

The energy intensity of South African industry declined by a material 33% between 1990 and 2008, a recently published report by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation shows.

Unido’s director of research and statistics Augusto Alcorta

That’s Creamer Media’s Real Economy Report. Join us again next week for more news and insight into South Africa’s real economy.

Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Polity & Multimedia
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