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Date: 2021-02-25

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Deputy Minister Dikeledi Magadzi visits Madibogopan on Shova Kalula bicycle drive, 1 Mar

24 Feb 2021, 2:30 pm

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Dikeledi Magadzi will extend the Shova Kalula bicycle programme to the G.S Phoi Secondary School in Madibogopan North West. Ms Magadzi will donate 155 bicycles to the school. Pupils who do not have scholar transport, and as a result have to walk a distance of 3 to 5 kilometres to school will use the bicycles.         

Water and Sanitation on KwaZulu-Natal dam levels

24 Feb 2021, 1:50 pm

Dam levels in KZN rise steadily, residents urged not to lower their guard and save water

KwaZulu-Natal dam levels continue to increase week-on-week as a result of the recent rainfall. This is according to a weekly dam levels issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation in KZN this week.

The Department’s spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said the province’s water storage capacity has increased by about 1.9% this week. This is from 69.2% recorded last week to 71.1% in the current week.  

Ministers Blade Nzimande and Zwelini Mkhize brief media on latest scientific results on Coronavirus COVID-19 variant, 25 Feb

24 Feb 2021, 1:49 pm

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, and the Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, will jointly have a media briefing on the latest scientific results on COVID-19 variant.

Genomic research has proved to be a potent tool in the fight against COVID- 19. Investigations by South African genomic scientists into the evolutionary characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 resulted in the detection of the new variant, dubbed 501Y.V2.

Minister Barbara Creecy: Opening United Nations Environment Assembly

24 Feb 2021, 1:05 pm

Minister Creecy delivers the African group statement at the opening session of UNEA-5.1

African group statement delivered by H.E. Barbara Creecy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment of South Africa and President of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) at the opening session of the virtual fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.1)

Water and Sanitation on Integrated Vaal River System

24 Feb 2021, 12:49 pm

IVRS remains firm despite its decline this week

The Integrated Vaal River System’s (IVRS) increase in the past few weeks show little signs of reduction despite recording a minor fall this week. 

Week-on-week, the system (IVRS), which is the largest in the country and consists of 14 dams, has seen an incredible increase as a result of widespread rainfalls.  However, this week the system slowed down as it decreased from 91.4% to 90.1%. In the previous year at the same time, the system was sitting 66.3% less compared to its current levels.