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The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to launch its own series of mini-Phakisa’s to attempt to resolve the most pressing matters facing South Africa’s water infrastructure sector. Over the next eight weeks, the department will mobilise provincial leave Phasika’s prior to driving the outcomes into a major national level Phasika by March.

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Date posted: 28 January, 2019 | Author: | No Comments »

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The Alliance to End Plastic Waste – comprised of big energy, petrochemical and plastic manufacturing firms – said it would donate $1bn to “minimise and manage plastic waste and promote solutions for used plastics”.

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Environmental groups on Thursday poured cold water over a much-trumpeted initiative by some of the world’s biggest petrochemical firms to help end plastic refuse.

Date posted: 18 January, 2019 | Author: | No Comments »

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Residents have been warned to stay away from Clifton First Beach due to a sewage spill.

The City of Cape Town says the spill emanated from a blocked sewer.

“Members of the public are warned that any form of full contact, recreational activity such as swimming, diving, water skiing, paddle boarding and windsurfing may increase the risk of gastrointestinal problem as well as skin, eye, ear and respiratory irritations, ” says Mayoral Committee member JP Smith.

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Date posted: 18 July, 2018 | Author: | No Comments »

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The City of Cape Town is gambling with the future of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems as it pushes ahead with drilling for groundwater from the Table Mountain Group (TMG) Aquifer, ecologists are warning.

A group of environmental scientists have raised concerns over drilling operations in the vicinity of the Steenbras Dam, a nature reserve and part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.

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Date posted: 20 February, 2018 | Author: | No Comments »

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