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Healthy rivers will boost economic development

The Department of Water and Sanitation celebrates the “Clear Rivers Campaign” every year during the month of July as part of Mandela Month celebrations. This is a time when all the citizens of the world are expected to dedicate 67 minutes of their...

Vaal Dam drops to distressing levels

The Vaal Dam continues to drop week-on-week as it slid into distressing levels this week. Presently, the Vaal dam stands at 46.5%, down from 47.2% last week. Having stood at 68.5% exactly a year ago, its is dragging the Integrated Vaal River System...

Low risk of COVID-19 in SA water systems

There is no evidence that COVID-19 will contaminate water supplies, but the pandemic has highlighted water challenges putting communities’ health at risk, say industry stakeholders. Panellists participating in a high-level webinar hosted by Messe...