Disasters

Zuma stays put

1 week ago - 09 August 2017 | Disasters

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived a motion of no confidence in his presidency, held via secret ballot in parliament.Following a two-hour debate and lengthy voting process, 198 MPs voted against the Democratic Alliance's...

Water secure until 2020

2 weeks ago - 01 August 2017 | Disasters

With the available water resources, as well as the stipulated Windhoek water savings, NamWater is confident that the water security of the central region, particularly Windhoek, is guaranteed until the 2020 rainy season.NamWater spokesperson Hieronymus...

104 drought boreholes in limbo

2 weeks ago - 27 July 2017 | Disasters

The unused boreholes reported on by Namibian Sun last week were not drilled under the South African government's N$100 million donation to Namibia. That funding agreement only covered the installation of existing boreholes, equipping them...

Windhoek digs deep for water

3 weeks ago - 24 July 2017 | Disasters

The City of Windhoek is hard at work to diversify water supply options in order to reduce its reliance on bulk supplier NamWater as part of the City's strategic transformation plan over the next five...

Enough water for 24 months in central area

4 weeks ago - 19 July 2017 | Disasters

Cabinet committee member on water supply Pedro Maritz said the central area of Namibia now has enough water to last at least for the next two years if residents continue to use it cautiously.Maritz was...

Fukushima trial kicks off

1 month - 03 July 2017 | Disasters

Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) on Friday pleaded not guilty to professional negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, though an...

'The drought will be back'

1 month - 21 June 2017 | Disasters

Minister for Agriculture, John Mutorwa, has expressed concern about recurring drought conditions globally, brought about by climate change.“It is not a question of whether drought...

Hell and high water

2 months ago - 09 June 2017 | Disasters

Up to 10 000 residents were forced to flee their homes in Knysna overnight as fires fuelled by storm winds ripped through the Western Cape...

SA storm to hit us

2 months ago - 07 June 2017 | Disasters

Namibia is also feeling the brunt of the storm that hit South Africa yesterday with severely cold conditions and strong winds expected. The system that...

USAID donates water trucks

2 months ago - 30 May 2017 | Disasters

SHONA NGAVAThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated eight water tankers to Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and NamWater.The trucks, which...

Northern regions without water

3 months ago - 05 May 2017 | Disasters

A serious water shortage is being experienced in the Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto regions after the seasonal efundja flood caused extensive damage to NamWater's...

No will in Amarika water crisis

3 months ago - 05 May 2017 | Disasters

The water woes of the Amarika community appear to be eternal. Despite a visit by the deputy minister in the Office of the Vice-President...

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Water is Namibia's Achilles heel

4 months ago - 27 March 2017 | Disasters

Water security in Namibia is not only being threatened by increased demand for water, which in some areas has outstripped supply, but it is further...

No planning for efundja -...

4 months ago - 23 March 2017 | Disasters

DTA president McHenry Venaani says he is appalled by the government's handling of the seasonal efundja flood in the north. He says despite ample...

100 days of water for...

4 months ago - 20 March 2017 | Disasters

The crown jewel of South Africa's tourism industry, Cape Town has 100 days before it runs out of water.After two years of the least rainfall...

Govt liable for Fukishima

4 months ago - 20 March 2017 | Disasters

A court in Japan on Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for...

Ministry mum on aquifer

5 months ago - 16 March 2017 | Disasters

ILENI NANDJATO Despite the fact that the Ohangwena Region has a massive aquifer estimated to hold around 20 billion cubic...

Windhoek water restrictions still in...

5 months ago - 14 March 2017 | Disasters

Despite the recent good rains and rising dam levels, Windhoek's water restrictions are still in place, because long-term water supply remains a critical concern.City of...

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