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Duzi contamination is wake-up call for boards

The accidental release of some 240 tons of toxic effluent into the Msunduzi River in Pietermaritzburg last week should alert governing bodies to the importance of identifying and addressing environmental and social risk in all their activities....
Vaal river

R341 million allocated to saving the Vaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has committed R341 million to saving the Vaal River, in an effort that is expected to create 2 000 jobs and establish a new catchment management agency. The DWS recently signed an Implementation Protocol...
Vaal river

Army makes headway with Vaal River rehab

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it is making headway with the Vaal River rehabilitation project. Members of the SANDF were deployed last year to help clean up the river which is currently polluted by sewage. Communities...

Broken sewers blamed for Zim’s cholera outbreak

The Zimbabwean government has declared a state of emergency in the capital city of Harare after a cholera outbreak claimed the lives of more than 20 people. According to the country’s health minister Obediah Moyo the decision was taken in order to...