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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 16:48 | OOSKAnews
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Residents used trees and stones to block several roads in the Engonyameni area near Umlazi, south of Durban, on Monday. The protest was in response to a lack of water. Teaching and learning was...

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Monday, October 29, 2018 - 14:41 | OOSKAnews
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The idea of using desalination as an alternative to augment Umgeni Water’s water resources will be written off unless industries can be convinced to buy-in and support the concept.

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:59 | OOSKAnews
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The Environment Ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the BRICS nations) have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord in dealing with climate change worldwide.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 16:04 | OOSKAnews
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Mkomazi River water could be channelled through a 32km tunnel by 2025 to help quench the thirst in the eThekwini Municipality. The building of the Smithfield Dam will require the expropriation of 1,...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 15:38 | OOSKAnews
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The Department of Water and Sanitation is cracking down on the unlawful use of water through sand mining in KwaZulu-Natal. Private companies and individuals have been identified as the main culprits.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 16:39 | OOSKAnews
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As the water crisis intensifies‚ South African companies are working furiously to meet demand for smart water restrictors. Durban-based Utility Systems‚ which has supplied the Cape Town municipality...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 16:28 | Water Briefing
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eThekwini Water and Sanitation, serving the Durban metropolitan area, has today received the Stockholm Industry Water Award at a ceremony during World Water Week, for its transformative and inclusive...

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 01:00 | SEMIDE
Recycling/Reuse of Water for a Blue Growth Future
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Although 70% of the planet is covered by water, only 0.7% of the global water resource is readily available as freshwater, and it is very unevenly distributed across the planet. Unlike oil, for which...

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