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[…]
Five years since the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, and not much has changed for the residents of the impoverished township. The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) says that the community of Makhaza in Khayelitsha continues to face obstacles from national, provincial and local government as far as accessing justice is concerned.[…]
Over a third of SA’s water supply is being lost due to aged and leaking infrastructure before it can be used. That’s according to CSIR principal researcher and research group leader for resource-specific scientific measures Marius Claassen. Claassen, speaking during a panel discussion on Thursday ahead of World Water Day,[…]
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[…]
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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