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Water and sanitation crisis – 2. Huge knock on effects to local manufacturing

Elsewhere in this issue the Editor discusses the crisis in water and sanitation and the possibility that a change of policy and individuals at the top may finally put the country...

Water and sanitation crisis 1 – some green shoots?

Following the recent Water Summit held in Midrand, CBN Editor Robin Hayes discusses some positive outcomes with Benoit Le Roy, founder and CEO of the South African Water Chamber NPC. “THE appointment...

Supply crisis spurs South African retailers to end Asia reliance

Spiralling shipping costs and Covid-19 supply chain disruptions are accelerating a shift by South African retailers to end their heavy reliance on Asia and move to source products locally. More than 50%...

CBN’s 3rd Series round table discussion on The Future of Water Sanitation

The crisis in sanitation in South Africa is not a new phenomenon. It has been ongoing for at least the past decade judging by the number of reports, plans and policy documents...

Fuel and energy crisis looms

Since 2011, the cost of petrol has increased by +- 85% and diesel by +-69%. In Rand terms, this means an average 50 litre petrol tank now costs R916.50 to fill...

Is SA doing enough to avert a water crisis?

As the Eastern Cape faces the prospect of taps running dry, SA needs to urgently and proactively address a looming water crisis. As South Africa battles the third wave of Covid-19 vaccinations...

Resolving SA’s water crisis: Be part of the solution

IT is often said that the next world war will be fought over water. The United Nations, scientists, and governments the world over have been trying to raise awareness over the...

The decline and fall – one in five municipalities in a state of collapse

by Jordan Griffiths, First published by The Daily Maverick on 06 October 2020. THE collapse of a local municipality is easy to spot. The first warning signs always come from the finance departments. It...

Recycling isn’t enough – the world’s plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s. In 2020, an estimated 24 million to 34 million tonnes of plastic waste will enter the world's lakes,...

Fiscal and economic crisis increases every year

"THE budget of the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni shows very clearly that the country is in even a greater fiscal and economic crisis than the previous year," says Fanie Brink,...

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