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DWS stresses commitment to Phase 2 of the Vaal Gamagara Water Supply Scheme

By: Yvonne Silaule     20th May 2022 The Northern Cape stands to benefit to the tune of R10-billion when Phase 2 of the Vaal Gamagara Water Supply Scheme (VGWSS) is implemented, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has announced. The construction of the bulk water supply project is critical to both the mining sector and... 

New children’s book aimed at encouraging water conservation from an early age

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th May 2022 A new children’s book, funded and distributed by global water technology company Xylem and its corporate social responsibility programme Xylem Watermark, aims to show young children how to help protect water, using storytelling to increase awareness and drive water conservation. Splash, recently... 

Pollution killing 9m people a year, Africa hardest hit – study

By: Reuters     18th May 2022 Worsening outdoor air pollution and toxic lead poisoning have kept global deaths from environmental contamination at an estimated nine-million a year since 2015 – countering modest progress made in tackling pollution elsewhere, a team of scientists reported Tuesday. Air pollution from industry... 

City of Cape Town moves to plastic water meters as theft rises sharply 

By: Irma Venter     16th May 2022 The City of Cape Town has reported “a notable increase” in the theft of water meters reported across the city over the past eight months.  A total of 3 341 incidents have been reported from July 1, last year, to April 30, this year. 

DWS commits to responsibly manage budget 

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th May 2022 As the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) tables its budget for the next three financial years, Minister Senzo Mchunu has committed to ensuring that the department manages its significant budgets responsibly and effectively. On May 13, Mchunu tabled a combined budget of R111.25-billion for... 

Slurry cleanup completed to DMRE’s satisfaction

13th May 2022 Local anthracite producer Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) reports that the coal slurry clean-up has been completed successfully to the satisfaction of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE). The clean-up was undertaken largely through the use of manual labour, with excavators... 

Only one dam built since 1994

By: Riaan de Lange     13th May 2022 If you missed last week’s piece, it concluded by stating that South Africa had built only one power station and had not done any better in terms of dams. The piece was about Eskom. The only dam built from scratch since 1994 is the De Hoop dam. How many dams are there in South Africa? The Water... 

Removal of growth impediments key to improve the perception of mining in South Africa, says Minerals Council

By: Donna Slater     11th May 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa’s acknowledgement of South Africa ranking of seventy-fifth out of global mining jurisdictions in the latest Fraser Institute’s survey means the South African government needs to respond with urgency and purpose to remove impediments to growth and development of the... 

South Africa keen to harness hydrogen economy opportunities, President Ramaphosa tells Indaba 

By: Martin Creamer     10th May 2022 It was just amazing to see the innovation that the mining industry is capable of scaling up, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in his enthusiastic address on Tuesday. “Last week, I attended the launch by Anglo American of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered... 

DWS launches HydroNET for the Catchment Management Agencies

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th May 2022 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has launched a new system that provides water management agencies (WMA) access to weather and water information to enable decision-making based on the weather and climate to sustainably manage South Africa’s scarce water resources. The new HydroNET... 

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