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    Coco-Cola helps secure South Africa’s water future

    South Africa’s Department of Water & Sanitation commemorates World Water Week between 20 – 26 March. Over the last decade, several major economic centres in South Africa have faced severe droughts. Currently, 63% of South Africans live in urban centres, which is expected to increase to 80% by 2050. For South Africa, securing long-term water […] More

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    National water week, an opportunity to tap into new standards

    South Africa can significantly improve water and energy efficiency by aligning its tap labelling programme with international standards, according to a new study released ahead of National Water Week marked on 20 to 26 March 2022. The week aims to raise awareness and call to action renewed value for this scarce resource.  In 2018, the […] More

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    Taking water seriously

    This water awareness month, CCBSA can celebrate significant progress in meeting their sustainability goals in relation to water savings and helping South African communities to become more water resilient. Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has long recognised its moral and commercial responsibility to use water wisely in its manufacturing processes, and also to play a […] More

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    Effective water harvesting techniques: Part 1

    The farmer’s most important harvest – water A valuable, crucial asset for any farmer is water. Every drop of water should be coveted and fully utilised. The term ‘water harvesting’ generally refers to the collection of rainstorm-generated run-off from a particular area (a catchment) in order to provide water for human, animal, or crop use. […] More

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    Poultry farming Part 2: Planning

    In the Introduction to Poultry Farming in Issue 70 of ProAgri Zambia and Issue 26 of ProAgri BNZ, we discussed the advantages of such an enterprise, but also the problems you may encounter. Chickens will be a valuable and profitable addition to your existing smallscale farming, but you need a proper plan to ensure that […] More

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    Sheep farming made easy Part 9: Flock nutritional requirements

    As with people, sheep do not require specific feeds. They require energy, protein, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and water. Many different feedstuffs can meet their nutritional requirements. Energy Energy makes up the largest portion of the diet and is usually the most limiting nutrient in sheep diets. Carbohydrates, fat, and excess protein in the diet all […] More

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    Water stress can put business models in jeopardy

    South Africa’s recent droughts are teaching businesses a life-changing lesson: we can no longer simply assume that clean water will always be available to keep operations running smoothly. According to Gert Nel, partner and principal hydrogeologist at SRK Consulting, responsible water management is becoming a cornerstone of any sustainable business model – with investors starting […] More

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    Grow more with less water with Agri600

    Article supplied Agri600, Dust and Water Management specialists South Africa, in collaboration with SNF Floerger France specializes in water chemistry, aim to assist the South African agricultural community in effective water management measures. As Agri600, the South African agricultural distributor for SNF Floerger France, we have done extensive trials to ensure that products are substantial […] More

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    A collaborative approach to the future of water in SA

    Kader Asmal put it so eloquently when he said, “Water runs through our every aspiration as a society.” It is essential to the health of our population, the socio-economic growth of our country and the basic human dignity of our people. Yet as South Africans, we become increasingly familiar with prolonged drought and are complacent […] More

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    The ins and outs of legal water use by the RSA farmer

    by Hennie Schoeman, water rights consultant “DAM” is a short word but to BUILD it is something else, the wise old men used to say. But nowadays not only dam construction is complicated – it is also the negotiations to obtain the privilege to do so, together with all the accompanying legalities which have to […] More

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