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Zambezi authority set to finalise funding for Kariba dam rehabilitation 20 Oct 2014
Efforts to adequately fund the $290-million rehabilitation of the Kariba dam, on the Zambezi river basin, have proven successful as the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) moves to finalise pledges of up to $280-million.
Sewage plant stink in Mpumalanga 10 Oct 2014
Cape Town - A quarter of Mpumalanga's sewage plants have not operated for at least two years, while less than a third of those that do work have valid water-use licences, according to Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane
Stormwater infrastructure lacking 10 Oct 2014
A significant amount of stormwater infrastructure in South Africa is insufficient to handle the country’s rapid urbanisation, according to engineering consulting firm SRK Consulting South Africa.
Water projects progressing on schedule, within budget 10 Oct 2014
Bulk water and sewerage service projects in Midvaal (Sicelo) and Vaal Marina (Mamello), undertaken by consulting engineering firm Gibb, are progressing according to plan and within budget.
103 mines have no water-use licences – Minister 10 Oct 2014
A total of 103 mines are breaking the law by operating without water-use licences, according to Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. As of July 25 this year, 103 mines were operating without valid water-use licences, and out of these, 55 had applied for a licence, she said in a written reply to a parliamentary question.
Water Affairs loses track of billions 07 Oct 2014
Inadequate management systems and resulting poor record keeping involving billions of rands have earned water affairs a qualified annual audit report.
Ekurhuleni water supply stabilising 29 Sep 2014
Johannesburg - The water supply in Ekurhuleni was stabilising on Sunday after Bedfordview and Primrose started receiving water after a period of shortages, the municipality said.
DWS to set up war room to better deal with water supply problems 26 Sep 2014
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) would set up a war room, involving all stakeholders, to ensure that looming problems, such as the current water supply interruptions in Gauteng, could be foreseen and provided for in future, the DWS said in a statement.
Infrastructure vandalism concerning – committee 26 Sep 2014
The continuing vandalism and theft of water infrastructure in South Africa was concerning, Parliament's portfolio committee on water and sanitation said on Thursday.
Mokonyane to meet with Rand Water over water service interruptions 26 Sep 2014
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane would on Thursday meet with the board, CEO and senior officials of State-owned water utility Rand Water for a full status report on water interruptions in Gauteng
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