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R341m set aside to prevent pollution in the Vaal River - Water dept. 2019-04-06
Water Affairs Minister Gugile Nkwinti announced that the East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT), will ensure that all wastewater treatment infrastructure is resuscitated to an operational state and that pollution in the Vaal River is stopped. The Department of Water and Sanitation has set aside R341m for the resuscitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal Triangle. 


The dreaded Fall armyworm has just been detected in the Western Cape – these are the foods at risk. 2019-04-04
The department of agriculture has confirmed the presence of "high numbers" of Fall armyworm moths as well as larvae near Clanwilliam in the Western Cape – showing that the dreaded crop pest has now spread throughout South Africa.

“The municipality is not collecting our rubbish, but they threaten to arrest us if we dump”

Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality has been struggling to collect rubbish in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, since last year. A community leader, Moshekile Fani said that the municipality used to collect rubbish every Thursday. “Even though the municipality is not collecting our rubbish, they threaten to arrest us if we dump rubbish on open fields,” said Fani.


Crumbling infrastructure leaves Eastern Cape villagers without water.

Villagers in Mcungco near Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape have gone for weeks without clean drinking water, and Chris Hani District Municipality says it will be another month before tap water is restored. 

Water crises sweep the country. 2019-03-26
Villages, towns and even a capital city are experiencing severe water shortages, caused by a combination of years of bad management and drought. Decades of municipalities’ failure to maintain infrastructure has resulted in sewage leaking into water sources in many areas, overwhelming poorly maintained water purification plants that are often not buying enough chemicals to clean the water, according to water experts. Read here on how the rest of South Africa looks like? 


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