South African metropolitans are heading for a major water crisis in 2020, a former director general of the Department of Water Affairs has warned.
Mike Muller, who now serves as an adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and sits on the National Planning Commission, said at a Water and Energy Forum in Sandton this [...]
Three Municipalities were identified as the first that will have serious water shortages. They are the City of Johannesburg, eThekwini in Durban and the Nelson Mandela Metro in Port Elizabeth.
The former Director General of Water Affairs, Mike Muller told representatives at the Water and Energy Forum in Johannesburg that a serious water crisis is looming [...]
Durban – Senior managers of the Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe Park on Tuesday discussed strategies to curb rhino poaching, Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife said.
It was recently reported that the price of rhino horn had increased to R400 000 a kilogram, making it more expensive than gold at R300 000 a kilogram.
“Staff from the Kruger Park [...]
Durban – Four poachers were shot dead and one injured in the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga and the Hluhluwe-Mfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal, officials said on Monday.
Three were shot dead during a gunfight between five poachers and rangers in the Stolsnek section of the Kruger National Park over the weekend, SABC news quoted SANParks CEO [...]
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 [...]
Johannesburg – The Green Scorpions are conducting inspections around the country as part of a national environmental law compliance campaign, they said on Monday.
Officially known as the Environmental Management Inspectorate, they had already paid visits to sites in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State and were moving to the Eastern Cape, spokesperson Roopa Singh said in [...]
SOUTH Africa risks running dry of water if people fail to preserve it. Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi issued the warning yesterday at a two-day Water and Poverty Alleviation: a Dialogue for Action in Durban.
She said because of natural disasters, such as floods and droughts, the country might experience food insecurity and [...]
Durban – The tourism industry must lead the way to take SA into a low carbon economy, tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Monday.
“Rather than waiting for government to regulate its carbon footprint, its recycling practices or its commitment to the environmentally responsible practices, I encourage the industry to initiate its own processes,” Van [...]
High levels of the toxic chemical chromium-6 – the villain in Erin Brockovich – have been found in the groundwater and soil of residential Merebank, Durban.
Chromium-6 was brought to the public’s attention by the 2000 movie Erin Brockovich, based on the true story of how the residents of Hinkley, California, won a $333 million settlement [...]