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Wa­ter sup­ply is SA’s next Eskom cri­sis, in­vest­ment bank No­mura warned in a re­port this month. A third of South Africa’s mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties have dys­func­tional waste­water treat­ment works, but de­spite a loom­ing drink­ing wa­ter cri­sis, the depart­ment of wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion has failed to spend a mas­sive R2bn of its bud­get, ac­cord­ing to City Press. It has also not yet re­leased the Blue and Green Drop re­ports for 2014, which mea­sure the qual­ity of drink­ing wa­ter as well as the state of af­fairs at SA’s wa­ter-treat­ment plants.

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