Rising sea levels threaten Cape Town’s coasts

Concerns are mounting regarding the Mother City’s coastal properties as rising sea levels caused by global warming could call for a retreat to high lying areas. The Milnerton coast in particular is fighting against being swallowed by the ocean, and stormy weather has lead to heavy erosion of parts of[…]

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Infrastructure upgrades must continue: Zuma

Improvements to water and energy infrastructure must continue in the new year, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday. “[In 2014], we celebrated the milestone of 11 million connections to electricity since 1994,” he said in his new year’s statement. “This successful programme has brought into sharp focus the need to[…]

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R68 billion needed in power infrastrucure: Report

The energy department warned that South Africa faces unplanned power outages unless R68 billion was invested in the electricity maintenance infrastructure backlog, the Star reported on Wednesday. The backlog went from R38b in 2006/2007 to R68bn according to a study, the department told Parliament on Tuesday. Energy department acting director[…]

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