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A Forest Begins with a Seed

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Jomiro Eming A young Indian man, Jadav Payeng, saw his island in crisis and threatened by erosion. The land was arid and becoming nothing more than a desert, and so he planted a single seed. Now, nearly four decades later, his once-dying island is a 1 360-acre forest, and a lush …

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National water levels still in crisis

Photo: Jonathon Scheepers

By Jomiro Eming The past week saw two significant announcements with regards to the water situation of the country. First off, rumours emerged that Amatola Water withdrew their services from the Makana Municiplality as of the 31st August, due to an unpaid R40 million bill for water management. Then, the …

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Tipping Point

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Jomiro Eming  Makana municipality released a statement this week that Settlers Dam and Howieson Dam were currently at water levels of 22% and 56% respectively. Along with these figures, the municipality set water restrictions at a maximum of 100l per person, per day (p/p-p/d). (detailed below) Residents of the areas …

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Makana at Crisis Point: 90 Days Left

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Pearl Munemo  The water crisis is real and it’s here. Cape Town recently announced that water supplies have run dry, and Settler’s dam has dropped to 30% water capacity – a level at which water can no longer be extracted. According to acting municipal manager Mandisi Planga, there are approximately …

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