Johannesburg – 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 [...]
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 [...]
Elise Tempelhoff, Beeld
Johannesburg – Food retailer Woolworths says it is extremely concerned about the quality of the country’s water and the influence this has on food security.
Noël van Zyl, buying manager at Interfruit, which supplies Woolworths with fresh produce, said on Friday it has become clear over the past 18 months that the country’s water [...]
Environment and Water Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica has apologised to the residents around the Hartbeespoort Dam west of Pretoria for the poor water quality.
She visited the area on Wednesday to see the problem for herself and promised swift action in curbing the pollution problem.
Sonjica said the polluted water is flowing into the dam from upstream, [...]
Paris – Carbon pollution and over-use of Earth’s natural resources have become so critical that, on current trends, we will need a second planet to meet our needs by 2030, WWF said on Wednesday.
In 2007, Earth’s 6.8 billion humans were living 50% beyond the planet’s threshold of sustainability, according to its report, issued ahead of [...]
If urgent steps are not taken, South Africa will run out of water for future economic growth within the next five years.
This is among several alarming expert opinions contained in the second edition of “The Environmental Handbook: A Guide to Green Business in South Africa”, launched in Cape Town this week.
In a guest foreword to [...]
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 [...]