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SA’s drinking water is top class

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South Africa’s drinking water is among the best to be found anywhere, and the country remains among a few in the world where water can safely be consumed from the tap, said water affairs minister Edna Molewa.Molewa was releasing the 2012 Blue Drop report during the Water Institute of Southern Africa

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Simple solar solution for rural Africa

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Pay-as-you-go solar technology is making it possible for remote and off-grid communities in Africa to generate their own electricity, reducing the need for environmentally harmful and dangerous lighting practices such as burning kerosene oil.

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Eskom warns of blackouts

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South Africa’s national electricity supplier, Eskom, has released a press statement warning of a high risk of rolling blackouts in the near future. The parastatel maintains that it is doing all that it can to prevent such blackouts and supply problems from occurring.

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South Africa´s biggest desalination plant opens

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South Africa’s biggest seawater desalination plant has opened in the seaside town of Mossel Bay in the Western Cape province. This facility will ensure that the economic hub achieves greater water security and economic growth going into the future.The plant, which has a c

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Portable plant makes fuel from waste

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Scientists from Wits University’s Centre of Materials and Process Synthesis (Comps) and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), have developed new technology that can produce liquid fuel, electricity, waxes and paraffin from agricultural

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Honeybush industry set for growth

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South Africa´s honeybush tea industry has been identified as an important growth sector in the country´s economy, according to a recent study.According to Stephen Hobson, an agricultural economist from Stellenbosch University who led the study