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Municipal water supply key among NDP priorities

Putting the National Development Plan into action means focusing on interventions that will have the greatest impact; building sustainable settlements with enough water is one such priority. According to Dr Laetitia Coetser, associate partner and...
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Groundwater also needs to be used efficiently

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Ms Lindiwe Sisulu has recently made calls to the public to use water cautiously, especially during this difficult time of drought experienced in various parts of the country. The same appeal...

South Africa on the verge of a national water crisis

With drought and poor infrastructure maintenance, it seems South Africa is on the verge of a national water crisis. In recent months, taps have run dry in various provinces across the country. In some areas, like Kimberley and Tshwane, it is a...

SA has to change its water thinking

Reducing South Africa’s water consumption patterns is non-negotiable, if our country and our economy are to navigate the new era of constant water stress. This was the view expressed at a media roundtable event to discuss water resource development...