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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 30, 2014
Senegal water company Senegalaise des Eaux (SDE) will look to desalination to keep supplies flowing in the rapidly growing capital city of Dakar and try to avoid a repeat of last year's shortages, the firm's chief executive said. A bustling hub for investors and aid...
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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Sep 22, 2014
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Sep 22, 2014
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Sep 19, 2014
 
 
 
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...
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....
 
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