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 [...]
Port Elizabeth – The Karoo was hit by flash floods at the weekend, The Herald reported on Monday.
More than 100mm of rain fell in 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday in and around the central Karoo towns of Graaff Reinet and Nieu Bethesda.
In some places, 75mm fell in just 30 minutes, causing farm dams to [...]
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 [...]
Mariska Spoormaker, Die Burger
Port Elizabeth – While Limpopo’s rhino poaching case has the country up in arms, Eastern Cape conservationists are getting nervous about the safety of rhinos in their province.
“In cases like this it’s never just one syndicate that is operational,” explained Sybert Liebenberg, acting head of the EC Parks and Tourism Agency.
But there [...]
Port Elizabeth – The green pitch at Port Elizabeth’s World Cup stadium has become an island in a sea of brown, exempt from water limits imposed due to a drought that has scorched the land outside.
Five people work day and night to maintain the grass inside the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, designed to resemble a [...]