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SIBU and the crisis of water service delivery in Sannieshof, North West Province
In 2007 the residents of the town of Sannieshof in North West Province declared a dispute with the Tswaing Local Municipality on the grounds that the state of local service delivery left much to be desired. The ratepayers ...
Bloot ’n vrees vir verval? ’n Mentaliteitsgeskiedenis van die kragonderbrekings in Suid-Afrika, Januarie-April 2008
Aan die begin van 2008 was groot dele van Suid-Afrika geraak deur kragonderbrekings wat sporadies en oor ’n groot gebied vir 115 dae aan die orde was nadat die nasionale kragvoorsieningsinstansie, ESKOM, gebuk gegaan ...
Editorial comment: a new era
Water and the human culture of appropriation: the Vaal River up to 1956
There is discernable evidence of the human presence having historically appropriated the 1300 kilometer long Vaal River of South Africa as it extends itself from the Drakensberg Plateau into the arid Karoo region. This ...
Recent trends in South African water historiography
The discipline of water history is relatively young but since the 1990s there has been growing interest in the field. In this article an exposition is provided on the origins of the discipline of water history as a ...
Slow-onset disaster and sustainable livelihoods: the Vaal River in the vicinity of Parys
(Vaal Triangle Faculty of Northwest University in South Africa, 2009)
This article is based on data gathered during a research project commissioned by the Fezile Dabi District Municipality in the northern part of South Africa’s Free State Province. The research team (which included the ...