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Planning for more people

South African cities are swelling, as people move to look for better opportunities. The pressure now is to prepare for the future by improving infrastructure but what are SA’s major cities doing to accommodate the increased pressure in urban...

Gauteng could face day zero

Gauteng could be the next potential Day Zero region in South Africa, if it’s hit by another drought. A report on what to do to avoid this was already brought to the attention of Gauteng authorities a year ago. Source:...

Environmental Affairs talks Mpumalanga air pollution

New data from NASA satellites shows the small town of Kriel in Mpumalanga is now the world’s second biggest sulphur dioxide emissions site. Eskom has 12 coal power stations, all located in the Highveld Priority Area in Mpumalanga and Gauteng....

Will plastic roads work in SA?

The Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape has started construction on South Africa’s first plastic road. Local civil engineering and construction companies will team up with Scottish firm, MacRebur, to build a 1km stretch of plastic road. However,...

South Africa’s water crisis

Over three million people in South Africa don’t have access to basic water supply services. Over a hundred villages in Limpopo are currently without water. Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has directed Lepelle Northern Water to...

Saving the ocean from litter

Gansbaai in the Western Cape is struggling to cope with refuse spilling into the sea but marine biologists are fighting back. They have installed a litter catching storm water net, the first of what they hope will be many. Source:...

Disaster fund needed to clean up uMsunduzi river spill

Fish are dying in the polluted uMsunduzi River in KwaXimba. A spillage of vegetable oil and caustic acid from a Willowton Oil factory in Pietermaritzburg has created what has been dubbed as one of the worst  environmental and health disaster in the...

Public Works minister is cleaning house

Over a hundred senior and middle managers in the Public Works Department could lose their jobs. Minister Patricia de Lille has approached the Labour Court to have the appointments of 12 senior managers declared invalid, and more could follow....