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Damaged Port St Johns access road closed to heavy vehicles

TWO sections of the R61 used to access Port St Johns, were partially washed away after heavy rainfall, and are being operated as single...

Local water supply projects draw on different skills

PROVIDING clean and safe drinking water is a priority for many municipalities. Zimile Consulting Engineers has completed two dissimilar water projects requiring different skillsets...

Flooding highlights the need for well-informed, resilient development

THE increasing threat posed by climate change, combined with the demand for land and access to basic services, highlights the importance and challenges, of...

Underground water could be a solution for NMB

DOCTORAL candidate in the Geosciences Department at Nelson Mandela University, Carla Dodd is working on answering some of the water-related questions raised by the...

New SABS standard for using social media in emergencies

ACCORDING to Jodi Scholtz, Lead Administrator for the SABS, guidelines to help companies, public institutions and citizens use social media during times of emergencies...

Gift of the Givers opens boreholes in NMB to ease water crisis

THE Gift of the Givers opened its seventh borehole yesterday as part of its efforts to get 30 boreholes in place to ensure that...

Day Zero is fast approaching – Are you prepared?

WATER scarcity is a significant threat that could bring countries and economies to a halt in the next decade. South Africans in the Western...

Day Zero is inching closer but not with us yet

WHILE Nelson Mandela Bay is inching ever closer to Day Zero, the city’s taps have not yet run dry, and currently all communities in...

Is the real estate industry safe from cyber-attack?

By Antonie Goosen: Principal and Founder of Meridian Realty The short answer is no. Although we don't often think of real estate firms being at...

Day zero looms as Kouga’s water crisis worsens

LARGE parts of Kouga will run out of potable water by the end of May. With no significant rainfall predicted for the next four months,...

High risk large parts of the Metro will run out of water by end of May

by Denise Van Huyssteen, CEO There is high risk that 40% of Nelson Mandela Bay will have no water by the end of May as...

Coega relief hampers for Durban flood victims

AS KwaZulu-Natal continues to count the cost of the floods that have ravaged the province, the Coega Development Corporation has provided flood relief hampers...

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Measures in place to contain FMD outbreak in Humansdorp

THE Kouga Municipality said that due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the area, strict measures are being implemented within...

Capital injection to propel black EC citrus producers towards commercialisation

A R1,2 million agreement signed by the Citrus Growers Association: Grower Development Company (CGA-GDC) and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is set to...

American e-commerce giant opens .co.za operation

ON Tuesday 7 May, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon.co.za, providing customers in South Africa with a new online shopping experience. Available by either...