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Don’t wait, desalinate: A new approach to water purification

By Jenna Kurtzweil, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology TWO-THIRDS of the Earth's surface is awash with the stuff, but water—specifically, the clean and drinkable kind—is inaccessible to billions of people. A new purification...

Cape Town’s water: heading in the wrong direction

By Dr Kevin Winter, a researcher at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Future Water Institute. CAPETONIANS must heed the warning of Day Zero in 2018 if another water crisis is to...

How water tanks are a solution to the water crisis in South Africa

Water is a scarce commodity on the African continent as a whole. The severity of the situation has been brought to the forefront by the recent Coronavirus pandemic. South Africa has reached...

Gauteng facing ‘day zero’ water crisis

The Gauteng provincial government has set up a “war room” to tackle a water crisis in the province, according to a Sunday Times report. At a local, national and provincial...

Beaufort West’s dam is bone dry

Cape Town’s main dams are currently staying stable at 76% but a Western Cape dam that has not received its due attention, in Beaufort West has run bone dry. The...


Two SAB plants get R5.8 billion upgrades

The R5.8 billion investment commitment made by South African Breweries (SAB) has been utilised to increase capacity at two of its plants. The company said...


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