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Bringing safe drinking water to rural communities

On 20April 2012, the Thebe Foundation – in association with the Bongi Ngema–Zuma Foundation – fulfilled a long-held promise to King Goodwill Zwelithini to provide a rural community on the Nkunzana River in northern KZN with safe drinking water....

Nano-based water treatment solutions

We’re a thirsty species. Humans can’t survive without fresh, clean, drinking water, yet we sprang to life on a planet where 97.5% of water is useless to us. What’s left for us to drink is becoming more and more polluted by...

Cape’s dam levels a concern

The content levels of dams serving Cape Town are showing a worrying downward trend and experts warn that residents should take water saving seriously. Forecasters say winter rainfall will be lower than normal or average this year. Peter Johnstone...

Water boards owed R1 billion by municipalities

Water boards were owed debts by municipalities to the tune of about R1 billion a year, but the Water and Environmental Affairs Ministry does not believe that this is a train smash as the entities are paid about R8.8 billion a year, thus the loss of...

DWA takes legal action against four mines

Water Affairs has taken legal action against four mines that continued operating without water-use licences despite being told to comply, Deputy Water Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Wednesday. She told a media briefing at Parliament...

SA water under pressure

Water resources in South Africa are under “immense pressure” and the department wants to partner with communities to increase protection for wetlands and rivers. “We realise that our water resources are under immense pressure from...

Valves supplied for major order in record time

KEW Foundries has just completed a multi-million rand order for Gunric Valves, to cast seven valve body and disc sets for use by a large water utility. The biggest butterfly valves that this leading manufacturer of high quality valves has supplied...