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Water usage identified as important way to ease electricity crisis

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Stellenbosch University’s Eugene Cloete on Wednesday presented a report commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology, and prepared by a panel of local and international experts from the Academy of Science of SA. The experts volunteered their time.

The State of Green Technologies in SA report was released as […]

What to do with all this rain

Rainwater harvesting for indoor use is one of the many applications we can put rainwater to […]

The end of free water – Free water taps to be turned off

Talks are under way to stop providing 6000litres of water a month free to residents deemed able to pay for all the water they consume. […]

Cape Town water demand below peak level

The Department of Water Affairs has previously warned that the city’s available water will be fully utilised by 2019 due to growth in the population and the economy […]

Cape Town Spring water not good enough

Cape Town – While natural spring water may provide a source for industrial and commercial uses of water, it may not be suitable for human consumption, a researcher has said.

“Sixteen springs altogether probably produce a nice little bit of water, compared to what the city uses, but getting all 16 springs together at that […]

Is South Africa’s drinking water OK?

South Africa has the distinction of being one of only twelve countries in the world where it is safe to drink our tap water. […]

Access to water ‘for all by 2014’

This problem of the lack of water is mainly affecting our communities in the villages. Although as a government we have made many strides […]

South Africa’s $40 Billion Water Gap Threatens Economy

Concrete patches on the canals snaking through Nico Greeff’s vineyards betray constant repairs to an outmoded irrigation system that’s the lifeblood of farming in South Africa’s arid west.

“The water infrastructure is about 60 years old and the lifespan of a surfaced canal is about 40 years,” Greeff, 55, said on his farm near Vredendal, […]

Council ordered to restore water

By installing water tanks and/or rainwater harvesting systems, residents have the luxury of always being assured of a fresh water supply despite interruptions in the municipal supply. […]

Water crusade is vitally important

to remind South Africans that water scarcity — both in qualitative and quantitative terms — originates as much from inefficient use and poor management as from real physical limits. […]