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Climate conditions problematic for grain producers – Grain SA

Grain SA warns that large grain producing areas are ‘already irreversibly’ damaged. THE recent weather conditions that prevailed in the winter grain regions and current conditions in the summer grain regions have...

How top companies ensure sustainable water and savings

Water Sustainability has become good business - how do companies get it right? WHEN a drought forced the Tennessee Valley Authority to reduce its hydropower generation, it lost in the region of...

City continues to drive awareness on new organic waste regulations for businesses

To garner more response to the City’s recent directive for businesses to reduce organic waste, the Urban Waste Management Directorate has decided to undertake another round of awareness and education, before...

Future water security depends on sources other than rain

The 10th Edition of Cape Town’s Water Outlook is now available on the City’s website for download. Published annually, its objective is to make information about the City’s water supply readily available...

How do we fix SA’s critical water challenges?

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager at Xylem Africa   IT's not difficult to find examples of water problems across South Africa. The most current and stark situation is in the Eastern...

Water use rising to pre-drought levels, residents urged to reduce consumption

As water usage continues to climb to pre-drought levels, Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has urged residents and businesses to unite behind the City’s proactive water savings target of using less...

Embrace modern technology for rainwater harvesting

By Simon Thomas, Megapipes Solutions Country Director THE ongoing short rains have given us a reprieve from months of drought, one of the worst in over 40 years, but freedom is not...

Feasibility studies into permanent desalination making progress

The City of Cape Town is currently undertaking an ambitious New Water Programme to increase available water by an additional 300 million litres per day from alternative sources like desalination to...

OPINION: Cut water costs – The drought is over and the costs and tariff...

It is disappointing that water taffies will further increase next year, in spite of rising debts in vulnerable households in Cape Town. The grossly high water charges and fixed tariff implemented in...

Global chip drought hits Apple, BMW, Ford as crisis takes turn for the worse

The global chip shortage is going from bad to worse with automakers on three continents joining tech giants Apple and Samsung Electronics in flagging production cuts and lost revenue from the...

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