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Nov 19, 2014
Professor John Briscoe receiving the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf
World-renowned South African water engineer and academic Professor John Briscoe, who was the 2014 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, also known as the ‘Nobel prize for water’, has died at the age of 66. Following a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer, he...
Nov 19, 2014
Nearly two-billion people use water contaminated by faeces, posing a global health risk despite-billions of dollars spent on sanitation, said a report published on Wednesday. One in seven people, mostly poor and living in rural areas, still defecates in the open,...
Nov 17, 2014
Niger has secured 100 billion CFA francs ($190.39 million) in financing needed to build a dam which is expected to make the country self-sufficient in power and boost agricultural production, the government said. The 130 megawatt Kandadji hydroelectric project, 180...
Nov 14, 2014
The new guard at Aveng Manufacturing is steadfast in its focus to grow and expand the 125-year old manufacturing business across the African continent. With combined specialist skills across water, effluent and mineral processing sectors this African market leader...
Nov 13, 2014
Access to mobile services in developing countries has outpaced the rate at which much of the population is gaining access to basic services, such as electricity, sanitation and banking, a report by GSMA has revealed. However, the dominance of mobile services in...
Nov 07, 2014
PVC VALVE The polyvinyl chloride union ball valve is a compact type of valve featuring full flow and axial pipe load block
Continuous development in the design and manufacture of plastic valves has created an opportunity for these valves in the potable-water market that was previously dominated by metal valves, says Cape Town-based piping systems company Alprene Plastic Products.
Oct 24, 2014
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Oct 23, 2014
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The North West provincial government remains steadfast in its commitment to provide clean water to residents in Mahikeng, premier Supra Mahumapelo said on Wednesday. Mahumapelo launched a R300 million project for the upgrading of the Mmabatho Water Treatment Works as...
Oct 17, 2014
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Oct 10, 2014
SYSTEM UPGRADE The new wastewater treatment plant replaces the region’s older Ujams wastewater treatment plant, located about 20 km north of Windhoek
A R125-million water infrastructure project in Namibia, undertaken by water treatment company Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa, will enhance the wastewater treatment in an industrial zone near the country’s capital Windhoek.
Oct 10, 2014
MINIMAL MAINTENANCE The only maintenance required on the Bubbler system is replacing the chlorine every month and the bacteria every three months
A locally developed septic tank sewerage system, the Bubbler Water Efficiency System (Bubbler system), can recycle different types of water while reducing the amount of accumulated solid waste, says Cape Town-based wastewater treatment company Bubbler.
Oct 10, 2014
PETER SHEPHERD South Africa’s big cities have had a severe impact on river systems, with increasing urbanisation compounding the situation
A significant amount of stormwater infrastructure in South Africa is insufficient to handle the country’s rapid urbanisation, according to consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting South Africa.
Oct 10, 2014
MAMELLO PROJECT The project includes the construction of a sewerage pumpstation, a 110 mm rising main, an outfall sewer and refurbishments
Bulk water and sewerage service projects in Midvaal (Sicelo) and Vaal Marina (Mamello), undertaken by consulting engineering firm Gibb, are progressing according to plan and within budget.
Oct 09, 2014
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Nomvula Mokonyane
A total of 103 mines are breaking the law by operating without water-use licences, according to Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. As of July 25 this year, 103 mines were operating without valid water-use licences, and out of these, 55 had applied for a...
Oct 02, 2014
Inadequate management systems and resulting poor record keeping involving billions of rands have earned water affairs a qualified annual audit report. In his report on the financial statements of the department for the period April 1, 2013 to March 31 this year, the...
Oct 01, 2014
Gauteng's provincial leaders are on high alert and ready to respond to water-related problems that may re-surface in the near future, cooperative governance MEC Jacob Mamabolo said on Tuesday. "We need to be on high alert for any eventuality given that this problem...
Sep 29, 2014
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Water levels remain low in certain parts of Johannesburg, Rand Water said on Monday. These included Waterval, where water levels were at 20%, and Meredale, where water levels stood at 15%, spokesperson Justice Mohale said.
Sep 29, 2014
Butterworth and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape were without water on Monday, the Amathole district municipality said. "This situation culminated from a blown-out Eskom transformer which was supplying electricity to our water pumps," spokesperson Sisa...
Sep 26, 2014
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Sep 26, 2014
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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane on Friday morning visited the control room of State-owned water utility Rand Water to inspect the flow of water levels at its reservoirs, and was scheduled to meet with the Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s Coordinating...
Sep 26, 2014
The continuing vandalism and theft of water infrastructure in South Africa was concerning, Parliament's portfolio committee on water and sanitation said on Thursday. "The theft of cables at Palmiet pump station was highlighted as a main contributor towards the water...
Sep 25, 2014
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane would on Thursday meet with the board, CEO and senior officials of State-owned water utility Rand Water for a full status report on water interruptions in Gauteng. Rand Water COO Sipho Mosai earlier this week explained...
Sep 25, 2014
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Rand Water on Thursday denied reports of water restrictions in Gauteng following water shortages during the week. "They got it wrong. It's not water restrictions," Rand Water spokesman Justice Mohale said.
Sep 22, 2014
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A series of unfortunate events led to Johannesburg and surrounding areas experiencing significant water shortages over the past week, City of Johannesburg mayoral committee member for development planning and urban management Roslynn Greeff said at a media briefing...
Sep 22, 2014
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Based on reports submitted to National Treasury, municipalities owe water boards some R2-billion, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan revealed in a written response to a Parliamentary question on Monday. Municipalities in the Free...
Sep 19, 2014
Although the national Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (MBI) is not intended to be a solution to service delivery problems, it does aim to improve efficiency and effectiveness by enabling municipalities to share knowledge on a peer-to-peer basis. This is according...
Sep 19, 2014
Although the national Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (MBI) is not intended to be a solution to service delivery problems, it does aim to improve efficiency and effectiveness by enabling municipalities to share knowledge on a peer-to-peer basis.
Sep 19, 2014
Specialist water cooling solutions provider Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) joined the continent’s heavyweights in mining, industrial, construction, engineering and related industries at the Electra Mining Africa 2014 exhibition, which took place from September 15 to...
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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DWS acting director-general Trevor Balzer
The current review of South Africa’s water legislation could result in the second National Water Resource Strategy (NWRS-2), which was gazetted in August 2013, having to be changed before it’s five-year period expired, Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) acting...
Aug 01, 2014
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Changes had to be made in South Africa’s water and sanitation sector to ensure challenges were resolved effectively, as well as to fast-track the country’s socioeconomic transformation, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane told delegates at the 2014 Water...
 
 
 
 
Aug 01, 2014
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A stormwater project in Bedforview, east of Johannesburg, has stalled for eight months after project managers in the Ekurhuleni municipality resigned and municipal managers were placed on special leave without designating replacements. Construction to reinforce the...
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...
 
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