Eco News

Weekend rains fill up Gauteng dams

South Africa - The Gauteng dams have recorded a whopping 98% level following heavy rains in most parts of the province last weekend, making the dams the fullest in the country. … [Read more...]

Fund Water Projects In Africa

Young Social enterprise, GiveMeTap, has embarked on a corporate strategy in order to bring water to the world. Starting with leading business advisory firm, Deloitte, GiveMeTap have secured a contract to provide the firm's UK staff with reusable GiveMeTap water bottles. As part of Deloitte's Gre GlobalBuzz - … [Read more...]

Bloemendal bulk water project launched

Pretoria- Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza will launch the Bloemendal bulk water project which will help address issues of water-borne diseases and water shortages. Molewa and Mabuza will launch the project in Delmas, in the Victor Khanye L GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Interim water supply programme welcomed

AfriForum welcomes the interim water supply programme (IWSP) of the Department of Environmental Affairs aimed at addressing the backlogs in municipal water-related service delivery. According to Julius Kleynhans, Head of Environmental Affairs at AfriForum, the programme will address various issue GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Shower Water and Sustainable Living

Sustainable living is often discussed in length without truly making an impact on the normal day to day person. We live in a world where waste plays a major role without us realising it. … [Read more...]

More must be done to secure water supply

Johannesburg - While South Africa has no crisis in terms of water security, the country had to put in the necessary effort to prevent severe shortages that could lead to serious social and economic challenges, the Department of Water Affairs said Thursday. "We don't have a crisis; we have a lot o GlobalBuzz-SA - … [Read more...]

Fracking will be halted if harms water

Cape Town - Government would stop the exploration of shale gas if it is found that hydraulic fracturing posed a risk to the water table and to the multi-billion rand SKA telescope, the Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu said on Tuesday. Presenting the executive summary of the department's GlobalBuzz-SA - … [Read more...]

CEOs commit to water management practices

Pretoria - A total 45 Chief Executive Officers, including Eskom's Brian Dames, have committed to advance corporate water management practices. On Monday, the group, which includes representatives of a diverse range of global companies and regions, called on governments attending the Rio+20 Earth GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

SA tap water remains world class

Cape Town – South Africa’s drinking water is among the best in the world, and the country remains among a few in the world where water can still be consumed from the tap, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa said on Monday. Releasing the 2012 Blue Drop report during the Water … [Read more...]

Project could turn fog into usable water

Mbombela - A study is being done to see if Mpumalanga’s poorest communities can harvest fog as a vital water source. The national Department of Rural Development and Land Reform plans to conduct a pilot project next year with the hope of rolling out fog harvesting to communities along the prov GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]