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Meeting with DAFF on 25 July 2019

I was invited to attend the meeting with other stakeholders at the Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries (DAFF) offices in Pretoria on 25 July 2019 from 09h00 to 12h30. The purpose of the meeting was not to negotiate terms but to get the different fishing communities around a table to discuss their concerns about […]

Western Cape dam levels low

Western Cape dam levels fall to less than half their capacity Tammy Petersen, News24 | News24 2016/12/14 Cape Town – The average water level of Western Cape dams is less than 50% of capacity, local government MEC Anton Bredell confirmed on Wednesday. Dams in the province are currently at an average of 49.81%, compared to […]

Standerton sewage flowing into Vaal

Sizwe sama Yende | City Press 06:00 23/10/2016 A permanent fetid smell wafts in the air in Sakhile township near Standerton where residents have given up on fruitless attempts to get the Lekwa municipality to upgrade sewerage infrastructure. Concerned locals wonder whether real change will come the day the sewage flowing into the Vaal River […]

Toxic Tap Water – Carte Blanche

South Africa is in the grip of the worst ever El Niño event in recorded history. But experts say the problem of dwindling water supply pales in comparison to the problem of water quality. Blue-green algae – an organism that releases a toxin similar to snake venom – has infiltrated two thirds of South Africa’s […]