Tag Archives: Natural Resources

Despatch water supply

Press Release May 25, 2012 E-mail claims of disruption to Despatch water supply over weekend a hoax The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality was made aware of an e-mail being circulated that the water supply to Despatch will be disrupted over the weekend. … Continue reading

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Relative low water demand

March 7, 2012   Relative low water demand shows that residents heeded conservation call It is evident that residents are still responding to the call to safe water as the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s demand is relatively low for similar … Continue reading

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Possibly Steep Municipal Increases during 2012

Residents may have to brace themselves for steep increases when the new municipal service charge comes into effect on July 1 this year. It is expected that electricity will increase with a massive 25% , while rates and service charges … Continue reading

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Disruption in Water Supply

Residents requested to save water as transformer malfunction could affect supply Residents from large parts of Nelson Mandela Bay could experience the disruption in their water supply by lunch time today after an electrical transformer at the Loerie Water Treatment … Continue reading

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World Wetlands Day, 2 February

What is World Wetlands Day? 2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of … Continue reading

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Go Green in 4 Weeks

Week 3 Day 15: Go paperless. With email and online invoicing, there aren’t many reasons why you shouldn’t be using less paper. Use the internet as much as possible and eliminate the need for paper waste. Day 16: Handel with … Continue reading

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Global Water Scarcity

Threat or Opportunity for Aquaculture? (An Article by Leslie Ter Morshuizen from Aquaculture Innovations) The shortage of suitable freshwater resources is fast becoming a global catastrophe. How do we know this? In the 20th century the global population tripled and … Continue reading

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Latest Rainfall Figures in Eastern Cape

EASTERN CAPE  03 July 2011 CAPE ST FRANCIS 28 FLOWER RESERVE 10 JOUBERTINA AWS 01 NGQURA (COEGA) 03 PORT ELIZABETH 11 THIRD AVENUE DIP 26 TSITSIKAMMA 15

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The Nooitgedacht Low Level Scheme

While the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro still suffers from strict water restrictions, the Municipality has in the meantime started with the upgrading of the Nooitgedacht Low Level Scheme. This upgrade, at a cost of R450 million, is aimed at allowing … Continue reading

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Securing energy needs

Everyone in the energy (petroleum) industry talks about security of supply. In the case of electricity security of supply, feedstock (mainly coal) for base-load power station is locally available, whereas in the petroleum industry analysts are concerned that almost 100% … Continue reading

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