By: Nelendhre Moodley | original article here. Following poor water control measures over the years, South Africa now finds itself caught between a rock and a hard place as its dire water situation continues to worsen. Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu recently launched South Africa’s National Water and Sanitation Master Plan – but […]
The following comments are submitted – with diffidence and deference – on behalf of the Federation for Sustainable Environment (FSE). The FSE is a member of a number of theDepartment of Water and Sanitation’s Steering-, Project- and Strategy Steering Committees, Implementation Task Teams; Expert Steering Committees; the WSSLG’s SDG6 Task Teamand a number of Catchment […]
8 May 2020 | Author: Theresa Bhowan | Edited by Nadine James TOO SALTY Additional salinity, owing to the current rate of treatment, creates water security risks With the delay in the long-term treatment or desalination of acid mine drainage (AMD) in the integrated Vaal river system and the delay in the Lesotho Highlands Water […]
Report attached for download. Feedback_Report_on_the_WEF_Nexus_Policy_Dialogue.pdf
11 & 12 JANUARY 2020 – the FSE conducting surveys within the Vaal river system with Russel Tate and Simone Liefferink.
LETTER TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION Dear Mr Jones, I thank you for your brief response. Permit me please to copy Commissioner Ameermia, Ms Chantal Kisoon, Ms Yuri Ramkissoon and Mr Matthew du Plessis on this e-mail, since my organisation (the FSE) and I have engaged with them in the […]
Find attached the FSE’s comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report of Ergo Mining (Pty) Ltd: The Valley Silts Project, Riverlea and Booysens Reserve, Johannesburg. VALLEY_SILTS_PROJECT_-_FSE_COMMENTS_-_JAN_2019.pdf
On Sunday, 1 December at 7pm, eNCA took a critical look at the country’s water woes in a special debate titled ’The Uncomfortable Truth’. The Department of Water and Sanitation estimates that we lose 37 to 41% of our available water to leaks, at an estimated cost of R6-billion a year. Watch the videos […]
Download the attached Water & Sanitation Plan for 2030. WATER_AND_SANITATION_MASTER_PLAN_2030.pdf
Watch the video here.