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Sep 12, 2014
Petroleum group Shell’s Three Sisters Ultra City, on the N1 Highway near Beaufort West, has installed a 150 m3/d effluent treatment and grey-water recycling plant, which has resulted in the recovery of 25 000 l of water a day out of season and 120 000 l of water a...
Sep 05, 2014
The Berg River Partnership (BRP) has piloted the 2020 Vision for Water Education Programme (VFWEP) at 10 schools in the Berg river area, in the Western Cape, as part of its youth initiative.
Sep 05, 2014
FARMING KNOWLEDGE Knowledge and information flows improve farming, land use diversification and more robust agricultural value chains
The World Economic Forum New Vision for Agriculture initiative is helping to develop support for small-hold farmers and larger farmers along existing infrastructure corridors in Africa to stimulate efficient agricultural value chains to support growth in local...
Sep 02, 2014
Professor John Briscoe
Global leaders are gathering in Stockholm, Sweden, this week for the twenty-fourth annual World Water Week, at which South African native Professor John Briscoe will on Thursday be awarded the Stockholm Water Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a ceremony in...
Sep 01, 2014
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Several rural communities are facing severe water contamination, the DA said on Monday after it conducted a probe into water quality in four provinces. "The vast majority of South Africans are receiving clean and reliable water, but there are problems and they appear...
Aug 29, 2014
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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
The key to the development of South Africa lay in mineral beneficiation and industrialisation in joint development with its regional neighbours, South Africa’s new Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told the Centre for Education In Economics and Finance (CEEF). Speaking...
Aug 29, 2014
LUDEKE DAM SPILLWAY The dam will supply 20-million litres of safe drinking water a day to more than 266 000 people in the Mbizana area
The R41-million pumpstation for the Ludeke dam, in the Eastern Cape, is in the process of being commissioned and will soon help alleviate the water shortages being experienced in the Mbizana region.
Aug 22, 2014
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BOB SCHOLES To ensure that emissions plateau by 2020 and then decline until a net negative emission level is achieved by the end of the century, CO2 capture and storage in addition to major emission reduction efforts will be needed
Capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) is the only way through which the world will achieve the lowest of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) global warming predictions, called the representative concentration pathway (RCP) 2.6....
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
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Aug 01, 2014
Driven by the need to sustain the future of water and civil engineering, plastic pipes manufacturer and distributor Marley Pipe Systems has again made a valuable contribution to the eleventh Aqualibrium - the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE)...
Aug 01, 2014
Water treatment company Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies South Africa announced in April that it has been awarded the contract to upgrade Mangaung metropolitan municipality's Maselspoort low- and high-lift pumpstation. Maselspoort is a town in Mangaung in the...
Aug 01, 2014
Following the installation of the German-engineered Krauss Maffei extrusion line in mid-2013, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufacturer DPI Plastics became the only plastic pipe manufacturer in Africa capable of producing 630-mm-bore PVC pipes. Industrial water...
Aug 01, 2014
Fluid conveyance products and solutions expert Incledon has successfully completed the supply of R1.8-million worth of pipeline materials for the replacement of a water pipeline in Tembisa, Gauteng. The project, which took eight months to complete, entailed replacing...
Aug 01, 2014
Civil engineering and construction group Esor is on schedule to complete the installation of a 22.3 km DN600 cement mortar lined steel water pipeline from the Xonxa dam to Queenstown Water Treatment Works. The project was awarded in November 2012 by the Chris Hani...
Jul 30, 2014
This four-page brief covers key developments in South Africa’s water sector over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s water policy, water infrastructure, nonrevenue water and water quality issues, as well as prospects for the sector.
Jul 28, 2014
Sapoa legal officer Eugenia Makgabo
The South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) would contact the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) to raise concerns relating to the issuing of water use licences and the risk the current issuing process posed to development activity. In a statement on...
Jul 25, 2014
Consulting engineering firm GIBB is on track to deliver sewerage services to 12 700 indigent residents of the Sicelo informal settlement and 10 000 future low-cost houses, in the Sedibeng district of Gauteng, by 2017, says GIBB professional engineer and project...
Jul 25, 2014
Consultancy Frost & Sullivan’s African Utility Market Intelligence Report has highlighted an urgent need for power and water utilities to expand and improve their generation and distribution capacities. This finding is based on the consultancy’s analysis of the...
Jul 25, 2014
An improved and formalised interface between the policymakers in water resources and research organisations such as the Water Research Commission (WRC) can enable the government to use the long-term and continuous research done by the WRC and its partners to generate...
 
 
 
 
Jul 18, 2014
A water and sanitation report released in March by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found that KwaZulu-Natal is one of the worst affected provinces in South Africa, with almost 14% of its people having no access to clean water. While the national...
Jul 15, 2014
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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane on Tuesday tabled the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’) R12.48-billion budget for the 2014/15 financial year, stating that the department’s spending focus for the period would be on providing regional bulk...
Jul 11, 2014
A 500 ℓ to 2 000 ℓ integrated multi-energy source water heating system can be used in the healthcare, hospitality and up-market residential markets in South Africa, says Nobel solar water heater local distributor Enerjetic director Peter Strydom. The system uses...
Jul 10, 2014
Consultancy Frost & Sullivan’s African Utility Market Intelligence Report has highlighted an urgent need for power and water utilities to expand and improve their generation and distribution capacities. This finding is based on the consultancy’s analysis of the...
Jul 08, 2014
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Professor John Briscoe
The South African born and educated recipient of the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize, effectively the ‘Nobel Prize for water’, believes growing up in semi-arid settings helped inculcate in him an acute sense that water security was not necessarily a given. In fact,...
Jun 24, 2014
South Africa will have a water shortage in future but contingency plans are in place, the South African Local Government Association (Salga) said on Tuesday. "New dams are coming because this is a challenge that we are actually experiencing as a country in its...
Jun 23, 2014
Four contracts along the full length of Durban’s Western Aqueduct (WA) bulk water pipeline have been awarded and work was well under way, eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) head Neil Macleod said on Monday, confirming that the project was on track to be completed...
Jun 23, 2014
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The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority says it expects Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Project to be completed by mid-2023. The second phase of the major infrastructure project is expected to cost around R11.2-billion and will see the construction of Polihali...
Jun 20, 2014
Ford Motor Company on Friday said it had successfully reached its water-use-per-vehicle reduction targets two years ahead of schedule as it reported cutting its global water use by 30% from a 2009 baseline and by 61%, or nearly 40-million litres, between 2000 and...
May 30, 2014
Addressing the issue of gender inequality in Africa is being prioritised as a mechanism for creating more equal societies and spurring development in Africa, says the Water Research Commission of South Africa (WRC), which is hosting a Gender, Water and Development...
 
 
 
 
May 30, 2014
A Sedibeng Water Board pipeline installation is set to become the benchmark for rapid and robust piping installations for municipal water supplies and similar applications in South Africa, says developer and producer of mechanical pipe joining systems Victaulic....
May 30, 2014
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May 30, 2014
As part of the Angolan government’s ongoing efforts to provide improved basic services, such as water to residents, global engineering, management and specialist technical services provider Aurecon is increasingly becoming involved in projects focused on the...
May 30, 2014
A wastewater treatment project near the city of Windhoek’s northern industrial zone has been designed to treat up to 5 000 m3/d of industrial wastewater for re-use and irrigation, and is one of the city’s key water infrastructure projects aimed at complying with...
May 28, 2014
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Durban
Durban municipality’s eThekwini Water & Sanitation (EWS) has been named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services. “eThekwini has championed the approach to provide...
May 23, 2014
Malawi’s Lilongwe Water Board has set aside $9-million for water works that will include the construction of reservoir tanks and dams. GM Gabriel Gonani says the water board has accessed the funds for the project, aimed at improving water supply and sanitation...
May 23, 2014
Malawi’s Lilongwe Water Board is inviting bids from eligible international bidders to carry out multimillion-dollar construction works for Water Treatment Plant 2 and associated works. The Water Board says in a statement that the assignment will be financed by the...
May 23, 2014
A new type of billboard, in Sandton City mall, Johannesburg, uses cascading water droplets to display messages and images sent to it by people from their mobile devices. The billboard was commissioned by financial services firm Nedbank and encourages people to save...
May 16, 2014
In the past 20 years, 23.5-million people have been supplied with water in South Africa and 95% of the population received water infrastructure, creating a precedence unlike anywhere else in the world, but those achievements are under threat because of increasing...
May 16, 2014
With a growing recognition of the link between the provision and consumption of adequate food, water and energy, industry bodies are now arguing that national and local government need to manage natural resources in a far more integrated manner. The 2013 Human...
 
 
 
 
May 09, 2014
The Zambia government has issued an urgent appeal to the World Bank, the European Union (EU), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other international financiers to provide funding for the rehabilitation of the Kariba dam wall, following expert confirmation that...
May 09, 2014
Each project to transform Johannesburg and Gauteng into an interconnected and efficient city region must be sustainable and efficient over the short and long term, says City of Johannesburg city manager Trevor Fowler.
May 09, 2014
Global beverages manufacturer Coca-Cola has replenished more than 80-billion litres of water used in its beverage production worldwide using water-saving initiatives.
May 02, 2014
The City of Cape Town has a clear, very strategic and long-term vision to plan for the expansion of the city and cope with subsequent growth, along with the need to drive carbon emission reduction, increase the use of clean energy and maximise on water resources,...
May 02, 2014
Solar Energy Solutions company Solardura has completed the installation and commissioning of a large-scale solar water heating system for the Blessed Gérard Care Centre in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal.
 
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