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We need to change how we use water – World Bank

By: News24Wire      23rd March 2017 The world needs to transform the way it manages its water, Professor Patrick Verkooijen of the World Bank said on Wednesday. To accelerate the transformation, World Bank President Jim Kim and UN secretary general Antonio Guterres are convening a high-level panel on water with 11 heads of state,... 

Step-change in water resource management urgently needed  

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th June 2016 Being the thirtieth-driest country in the world, facing the most severe drought in decades and grappling with water shortages across the board, South Africa faced a one-billion-plus cubic-metre deficit by 2030 if water consumption was not curbed urgently. South Africans currently consumed water... 

Agriculture and energy offer some of the most attractive investments in Africa

     22nd September 2015 As well as analysing the most attractive investment destinations in Africa Rand Merchant Bank’s Where to Invest in Africa 2015/2016 report also addresses two of the most under-invested sectors on the continent - power and energy - and looks at the opportunities they offer to investors. In many... 

Four-million people lifted out of poverty in SA since 2006 – StatsSA 

By: Natalie Greve     3rd April 2014 Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) statistician general Pali Lehohla revealed on Thursday that, based on an upper-bound poverty level (UBPL) of R620 a month, some four-million South Africans have been lifted out of poverty since 2006, leaving 45.5% of citizens, or 23-million South Africans, living... 

Food security threat looming – Land Bank 

By: Sapa     11th July 2012 A population boom across the world will undermine food security and urgent counter-measures are needed, the Land Bank said on Wednesday. CEO Phakamani Hadebe said a new approach was needed to sustain food security as the world moved towards the 22nd century.  


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