Water Shortage Relief

Water Shortage Relief: Bedrock loads flat bed Photo: Bedrock Group Bedrock challenges businesses across South Africa to donate water to Western Cape. Kwa-Zulu Natal, March 14, 2018: Bedrock Group and Durban based NPO, Feedy Needy, recently loaded and delivered 16 000L of bottled water to the Western Cape. There are numerous claims that the Western Cape “Water Crisis” is a political move, some even claim the farmers are to blame. The actual truth though, is that this is the worst drought in recorded Cape Town history with Limpopo close behind … [Read more...]

Durban Image: Women farmers fighting for water

A Durban tagged image from Flickr - click on the name of the photographer below the image to see more Durban goodness. Women farmers fighting for water Image by Oxfam International Our “stunt” will show women farmers, whose lives and livelihoods are at stake in the negotiations, alongside the politicians and negotiators who hold the power in their hands. Find out more about Oxfam's work at UN climate summit 2011 in Durban, South Africa Credit: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam … [Read more...]

Vertical Axis Low Head Water Turbine

Vertical Axis Low Head Water Turbine: Kuzwayo K, Madanlal A, Nkwanyana W, Sookraj N  |  Prof GDJ Smith The vertical axis low head turbine/pump set was designed to supply water to the many communities in South Africa that do not have easy access to water, communities that are situated far from power grids and citizens that otherwise have to endure long walks in harsh climates to collect water. The system works on the principle of using the water flow from rivers with low head drops, i.e. 1.5 metres and a flow rate of 50 litres/s, to drive a … [Read more...]

Interim board appointed to embattled Umgeni Water

Durban in the News: Interim board appointed to embattled Umgeni Water: Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has appointed an interim board to the Umgeni Water Board in KwaZulu-Natal, says a spokesperson. Gunshots and explosions: Keep Calm and Carry On, its just the cops: If you hear gunshots, explosions or aircraft overhead in Durban Central, don't fret, it's probably just the police sharpening up on their crime fighting skills. National ANC to support KZN's appeal against High Court ruling: The ANC national executive … [Read more...]