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Clean water shrinking in “last call at the oasis”

If you thought only Third World countries have water crises, a new documentary asks you to think again. Increasingly, problems are rising to the surface in the United States. Filmmaker Jessica Yu harnesses the celebrity power of actor Jack Black...

Nine arrested in Mpumalanga during water protest

Nine people were arrested during a service delivery protest in Lilydale in the Bushbuckridge municipality on Monday, Mpumalanga police said. “At 6am residents… went on the rampage. They burnt municipal offices and a Caterpillar grader,” said...

Ekurhuleni scoops first place at 2012 Blue Drop Awards

With the amount of water-borne diseases making headlines, can you afford to not know your area’s Blue Drop status? The winners of the 2012 Blue Drop Awards were announced at a prestigious gala dinner held last night at the biennial WISA Conference,...

SA’s drinking water among best

The management of water quality in Kwa-Zulu-Natal had improved by as much as 10 percent since last year, according to the national Blue Drop report released yesterday. SA’s drinking water is among the best in the world – and one of just a handful...

Where has the ‘public’ gone in Public Service?

It wasn’t that long ago, just after the 1994 elections to be precise, when it seemed almost every other South African wanted to became a public servant. For the vast majority, this was not simply because there was a job on offer but because...

Warning on small town tap water

Water affairs has red-flagged 14 municipalities in seven provinces, warning residents of numerous small rural towns in these areas not to drink untreated tap water. According to the 2012 Blue Drop report, released by Water Affairs Minister Edna...

SANRAL CEO resigns

South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) CEO Nazir Alli resigned today, the SANRAL board announced. The board has accepted Alli’s resignation and he will continue until 3 June. After being with SANRAL since 1998, Alli’s decision came...

Making a water footprint

The prestigious WISA 2012 conference is about to get underway, taking place in Cape Town from 6 to 10 May. Debbie Besseling speaks to the conference’s chairperson Dana Grobler about what delegates can expect from this year’s event. The idea behind...