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Rand Water calls on residents to use water sparingly

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintSABC News, 2 September 2021 Rand Water says it has observed a high demand for water from consumers and this has led to shortages. Read More

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Once-in-50-year heatwaves now happening every decade -UN climate report

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintReuters, 9 August 2021 Extreme heatwaves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, while downpours and droughts have also become more frequent, a UN climate science report … Continue reading

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SA can’t be left behind in responding to climate change: Ramaphosa

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintMercedes Besent, SABC News, 30 July 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa says a just energy transition amid the global threat of climate change should take the interest of communities into account by coming up with bold and clear goals. Read More

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Western Cape dams almost filled to the brim thanks to good rainfall

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintStaff Reporter, Cape Argus, 12 July 2021 With a cold front making landfall this morning in the south-western parts of the Western Cape, the provincial government says dam levels across the province are more than 20% higher than they were … Continue reading

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Recent heavy rains have raised Western Cape dam levels by 13%

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintMwangi Githahu, Cape Argus, 7 July 2021 The heavy rainfall in the past week has seen the average level of dams in the province rise by 13% from 55% to nearly 68%, according to Local Government and Environmental Affairs MEC … Continue reading

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Rand Water’s infrastructure failure affecting areas of Tshwane

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintJames Mahlokwane, Pretoria News, 7 July 2021 Infrastructure failure in Rand Water’s Palmiet boosters pumping station has started affecting some residential areas north of Tshwane, leading the City to urge residents to reduce their water consumption to avoid possible shortages. … Continue reading

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