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Department's Water Academy Attracts Young Engineers 29 Jan 2015
The Department of Water and Sanitation's Learning Academy has made huge strides in attracting young engineers, who want to be part of efforts to enhance the quality of water delivered to citizens.
Africa's Rural Women Must Count in Water Management 29 Jan 2015
Nairobi — More women's voices are being heard at international platforms to address the post-2015 water agenda, as witnessed at the recently concluded international U.N International Water Conference held from Jan. 15 to 17 in Zaragoza, Spain.
Scientist call to test Karoo drinking water before fracking starts 23 Jan 2015
Health experts and anti-fracking advocates have issued an urgent call to test drinking water quality in the Karoo before proposed shale gas mining, which carries potential cancer risks, commences.
Fracking firm in bid to do tests in Karoo 23 Jan 2015
Cape Town - Falcon Oil and Gas, one of the companies which hopes to frack for shale gas in the Karoo, has applied to the government to conduct seismic tests that will involve drilling shallow boreholes on hundreds of Karoo farms.
Progress made in supplying water to Mashonamini village 23 Jan 2015
The Department of Water and Sanitation says steady progress is being made in providing water to the residents of Mashonamini village, in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality.
Water research method empowering communities gaining traction 23 Jan 2015
The transdisciplinary water research method emphasising mutual learning and close coordination among researchers and communities is enabling effective water policy interventions. It is gaining a larger community of practice in South Africa on several projects, centred on community involvement, and is improving water management
Floods in Malawi, Mozambique Force Thousands to Flee Homes 16 Jan 2015
At least 75,000 people fled their homes because of flooding in Malawi that has claimed 48 lives, washed away bridges and submerged farmland.
Nigeria: 20 Die in Cholera Outbreak in Rivers 16 Jan 2015
Port Harcourt — No fewer than 20 persons have died from outbreak of cholera in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, the state government has confirmed.
Botswana: Gaborone Dam At 4,7 Per Cent 13 Jan 2015
Gaborone — While the recent rains have led to major dams around the country recording up to more than 90 per cent of water capacity, Gaborone Dam dropped by 5 per cent to 4,7 per cent as at January 9.
Namibia: Dams Supplying Capital Again Running Low 13 Jan 2015
Windhoek — The Windhoek Municipality has again reminded the capital's 330 000 residents about the serious implications of wasting water in the absence of rain and water in the city's major supply dams declining daily, reaching worryingly low levels.
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