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Sep 06, 2012

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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
Local bulk water utility Rand Water says it is still supplying Gauteng residents with some of the best water in the world. Engineering News visited the utility’s Zuikerbosch plant to witness the purification process first-hand – Samantha Moolman has the story.

Samantha Moolman:
Rand Water process quality manager and chemist Yvonne Rakobane is confident in Rand Water and its commitment to meet global purification standards. To prove this commitment, the water utility complies with SANS 241 standards as well as its own internal production standards. Rakobane explains why:

Rand Water process quality manager and chemist Yvonne Rakobane

Samantha Moolman:
Should Gauteng consumers ever find fault with their water supply, Rand Water has implemented a Consumer Tap Analysis Programme. The programme enables consumers to call in a complaint, after which a dispatch is sent out to analyse the water in question.
Rakobane reminds consumers, however, that Rand Water is never 100% responsible for the quality of its water once it reaches Gauteng municipalities.

Yvonne Rakobane

Shannon de Ryhove:
Other news making headlines this week: There’s no quick fix for Gautrain’s ‘megaclaim’ as Bombela and government gather global experts.

The delay and disruption claim the Bombela consortium had filed against the Gauteng government regarding the Gautrain project was unlikely to be “settled in the short term”, says Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas.

Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas

That’s Creamer Media’s Real Economy Report. Join us again next week for more news and insight into South Africa’s real economy.

Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove
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