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No water crisis in Hammanskraal: City of Tshwane

There’s disagreement over the quality of water in Hammanskraal, with the City of Tshwane insisting it’s safe to drink. But the Human Rights Commission told residents at a community meeting, that it isn’t. The HRC says it intervened...

Water hyacinth: blessing or curse?

The 95-year-old Hartbeespoort Dam has been plagued by water hyacinths since the 1970s. However, there may be a way to harness these alien invaders to empower local communities and start a circular economy. The water quality in the Hartbeespoort Dam...
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...