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Card image 12 September 2023 GroundUp

Farmer seeks ‘pardon’ for illegally enlarging dam

The application raises concerns over water use in the Western Cape

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Card image 14 August 2023 GroundUp

Gauteng farming community without consistent water for three years

Ward councillor says only six water tankers are servicing all communities in Emfuleni municipality

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Card image 31 July 2023 Daily Maverick

Hawks arrest OR Tambo municipal officials over millions paid for unfinished and unbuilt dams

Uncovering a shocking corruption scheme that left hundreds of villagers dependent on rivers for water as reservoirs and dams were left unfinished or unbuilt, the Hawks on Monday arrested two officials from the OR Tambo Municipality. One is the municipality’s director of water and sanitation.

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19 July 2023 IOL

Citrus growers, province call for swift disaster declaration to help flood-stricken farmers

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Card image 22 July 2023 FoodforMzansi

Cederberg farmers drown in flood misery

Small-scale farmers in the Cederberg region in the Western Cape are battling to put food on their tables after floods wrecked their crops. Where crops once flourished has now turned into a soggy me…

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Card image 20 July 2023 GroundUp

One tap for 1,000 families. And it’s been dry for seven years

Eastern Cape villagers say they have given up asking their councillors for help

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Card image 12 July 2023 BizCommunity

SA’s Land Bank can be fixed: change the funding model and narrow the focus

Critical mistakes have been made over the past 25 years that have compromised Land Bank's critical role...

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Card image 10 July 2023 Afrik21

South Africa: Scatec raises $270m for its solar farms in Grootfontein

Norwegian independent power producer (IPP) Scatec has completed the financing of its Grootfontein solar photovoltaic power stations in South Africa. The facilities, located in the Western Cape province, will have a combined capacity of 273 MWp.

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Card image 10 July 2023 Daily Maverick

Revolutionary tech and bucketfuls of philanthropy turn air into water for Eastern Cape villagers

Residents and schools in the far-flung OR Tambo District are using hydropanels, which collect and store up to eight litres of potable water a day.

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Card image 02 July 2023 Daily Maverick

We don’t have water,’ rural KZN residents tell Ramaphosa at imbizo

Residents of uThukela District Municipality hope service delivery will improve after President Cyril Ramaphosa held an imbizo in the district on Friday. Politics, however, overshadowed the day, with the IFP winning a by-election in the area days before the President’s visit.

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