Cape Town – The massive floods that have swept across parts of the country have raised the risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa warned on Wednesday.
The flooding had “created conditions that are conducive to the possibility of water-borne diseases like cholera”, as well as animal diseases such as Rift [...]
Cape Town – An 11-month-old child is in an isolation unit in East London’s Cecilia Makiwane Hospital after being diagnosed with cholera, the Eastern Cape health department said on Monday.
Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the child came from Kwampundu village in the Newlands area, north-east of East London, where it was cared for by a grandmother.
DURBAN, South Africa — Get paid to pee. That’s the deal on offer in the South African city of Durban, where the city is looking to buy liquid waste to encourage residents to use dry toilets.
Aiming to improve hygiene and save money, the port city has installed in home gardens about 90,000 toilets that don’t [...]
Water scarcity occurs even in areas where there is plenty of rainfall or freshwater. How water is conserved, used and distributed in communities, and the quality of the water available can determine if there is enough to meet the demands of households, farms, industry and the environment.
Water scarcity affects one in three [...]
Cooking and drinking water must be of good quality in order to ensure our health.
Ideally, drinking water must taste good, be clear and odorless, and contain the right amount of mineral salts. It should also be free of harmful substances, such as heavy metals, nitrates, or bacterial or viral agents which may pose an infection [...]
This article appeared in The Lowvelder on Friday, 14 May 2010
NELSPRUIT- Mpumalanga has scored 30 average for the 2009 Greed Drop Report that was presented by the Minsiter of Water Affairs, Ms Buyelw Sonjica last month.
Mr. Jaap Kelder of the National Ratepayers Tax Union said the matter was now becoming tiresome.
“Should we really have [...]
In 1993, the United Natioins General Assembly declared 22 March as World Day for Water (also known as World Water Day). UN-Water is dedicating World Water Day 2010 to the theme of water quality, reflecting its importance alongside quantity of the resource in water management.
We have recently seen much uproar about the water quality [...]