The Department of Water Affairs has created a new online water services system for water management institutions, commercial water users, researchers and the general public. They will be able to get updated information on the status of water and sanitation in South Africa.
Mining houses, the government and other stakeholders are investing in improving socio-
economic conditions in distressed mining towns and rural labour-sending areas. Among the R18-
mbillion worth of interventions, are housing, health care and job creation initiatives.
Cash from the sale of the state's 13.91% stake in Vodacom – to the Public Investment
Corporation, which acts for the Government Employees Pension Fund – will finance the
multibillion-rand allocation to Eskom. The deal is believed to be worth nearly R29-billion.
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