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Declaring national drought disaster not a quick fix - minister 21 Oct 2016
ape Town - Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane does not have sole authority to declare the drought, which is plaguing eight provinces, a national disaster.
Minister Nomvula Mokonyane Signs Water Cooperation Agreement With Italian Republic 20 Oct 2016
The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, on behalf of the South African Government signed a landmark Water Cooperation Agreement with the Italian Republic today at Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Rosebank.
Leaking money: Water Dept's irregular expenditure rises by 300% 20 Oct 2016
The Department of Water and Sanitation's irregular expenditure rose by 300% over the last financial year, with the latest audit showing it had increased to R1.7-billion, the Auditor-General (AG) has said
Drought continues despite rains – Umgeni Water 20 Oct 2016
Durban - The drought that has plagued many parts of the country will not abate any time soon, Umgeni Water said on Thursday.
Cape Town getting even stricter on water restrictions 20 Oct 2016
Prompted by a prolonged drought, the City of Cape Town is planning to move to level three water restrictions which include banning the use of sprinklers and hosepipes, a council statement said on Tuesday.
Catastrophe seen in SA agriculture as rivers, dams run dry 11 Oct 2016
Johannesburg - As South Africa’s worst drought in more than a century persists, crops besides grains are under threat as irrigation reservoirs drain, and that could be “catastrophic” for an industry that exports $7.7bn annually, a body that represents food producers and processors said
N Cape faces worst drought in 95 years 11 Oct 2016
The Northern Cape is facing its worst drought in 95 years, according to the Department of Water and Sanitation in the province.
Irresponsible water use could collapse the Vaal Dam: Mokonyane 07 Oct 2016
Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has warned Gauteng residents that they risk collapsing the Vaal Dam system if they continue using water irresponsibly. She says this will have serious economic consequences.
Underground water levels low in N. West 07 Oct 2016
Underground water levels across the North West are at critically low levels. Boreholes are drying up in the wake of a relentless drought. The small farming town of Schweizer-Reneke is one of the worst-affected.
Emerging black farmers in Free State still facing challenges 07 Oct 2016
Drought that is crippling the country has been the major talking point at the Agri 5 Commodities Workshop taking place in the Free State capital of Bloemfontein.
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