Bonanza for poachers? KZN loses fisheries control

 Tony Carnie    29/03/2016

Marine scientists fear that poaching and overfishing in KwaZuluNatal will rise sharply because of the government’s abrupt decision to dump Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife as custodian of the province’s 560km coastline and marine resources.

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Only months left of water supply

 Mia Moorcroft (Zululand Observer)    21/03/2016

Local political leaders and water authorities reveal shocking depth of water crisis

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Lake St Lucia forcibly choked as drought grips iSimangaliso

 Selene Brophy (Traveller24, News24)    17/03/2016

The fresh water currently flowing into iSimangaliso’s Lake St Lucia Estuary from the uMfolozi River as a result of recent rain is a godsend.

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Court forces St Lucia to lose fresh water to sea

 Witness Reporter    16/03/2016

The fresh water flowing into the Lake St Lucia estuary from the uMfolozi River — a boon for the ecosystem there — has been short-lived.

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St Lucia Estuary gets much-needed fresh water

 Chelsea Pieterse (The Witness)    15/03/2016

Following years of devastating drought conditions the St Lucia Estuary at iSimangaliso Wetland Park has started to fill up with fresh water.

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Don’t be fooled by the rain!

 (Zululand Observer)    11/03/2016

Ex-forester says the rains will have minimal effect on the main feeder of water to the City of uMhlathuze – the Goedertrouw Dam.

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Twice-a-week water shut-offs for Durban?

 Tony Carnie (The Mercury)    08/03/2016

Emergency water restrictions – including shutting off tap water supply for nine hours a day, twice a week – are on the cards for tens of thousands of Durban homes as pressure mounts on the city to immediately chop water use by 15%.

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Urgent water transfer plan in pipeline

 Mia Moorcroft (Zululand Observer)    04/03/2016

Team appointed to fast-track the R250-million Tugela-Goedertrouw Transfer Scheme

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