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Mobile connections outpace access to basic services 24 Nov 2014
Access to mobile services in developing countries has outpaced the rate at which much of the population is gaining access to basic services, such as electricity, sanitation and banking, a report by GSMA has revealed.
Renowned SA recipient of ‘Nobel prize for water’ dies 24 Nov 2014
World-renowned South African water engineer and academic Professor John Briscoe, who was the 2014 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, also known as the ‘Nobel prize for water’, has died at the age of 66.
North West Premier launches R300m water project 23 Oct 2014
he North West provincial government remains steadfast in its commitment to provide clean water to residents in Mahikeng, premier Supra Mahumapelo said on Wednesday.
Zambezi authority set to finalise funding for Kariba dam rehabilitation 23 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.
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.
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