Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Water-Usage-in-Johannesburg-27MZIFVY4Y4Y.htmlConceptually similarWater Usage in JohannesburgGP044TSCompleted★★★★Water Usage in JohannesburgGP044TQCompleted★★★★Water Usage in JohannesburgGP044TRCompleted★★★★2010 World Cup in South AfricaGP0237HCompleted★★★★Portrait of Michael O'Brien-OnyekaGP04W43Completed★★★★Portrait of Michael O'Brien-OnyekaGP04W44Completed★★★★Climate Global Day of Action in JohannesburgGP01WUACompleted★★★★2010 World Cup in South AfricaGP0237MCompleted★★★★Open Evening at the New GP Africa OfficeGP0284SCompleted★★★★View AllGP044TTWater Usage in JohannesburgA man washes his hands from a water tank at the Vivo informal settlement near the disused Durban Deep mine in Roodepoort on Johannesburg's West Rand.Locations:Johannesburg-South Africa-Southern AfricaDate:14 Jun, 2012Credit:© Jennifer Bruce / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2125px X 1417pxKeywords:Day-Detox (campaign title)-Hands-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Native Africans-One person-Outdoors-Pumps-WaterShoot:Water Usage Documentation in South AfricaSouth Africa is a water stressed country, with an impending water crisis. The national utility Eskom is building new coal-fired power stations (Medupi and Kusile). These mines are being approved without a clear view of where the mines will find the water they need. This means that local communities, already struggling for access to water, may lose their water rights to make way for mines. South Africa’s continued reliance on coal begs the question: Are the right decisions being taken around water in the country?