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Apr 16, 2014
There is enough water in South Africa to supply communities and the economy, even if some activities may be constrained, such as agriculture in the Limpopo, says National Planning Commission commissioner Mike Muller. 
Muller was also the director-general from 1997...
Mar 28, 2014
Dawn reaped the rewards of increased government spend on water infrastructure and increased sales in Africa, among other factors, as it in March reported a 18% jump in operating profit, to R158.9-million for the half-year ended December 31, compared with the same...
Mar 13, 2014
Dawn reaped the rewards of increased government spend on water infrastructure and increased sales in Africa, among other factors, as it on Thursday reported a 18% jump in operating profit, to R158.9-million for the half-year ended December 31, compared with the same...
Mar 07, 2014
During the South African Water Week from March 17 to 23, the Water Research Commission (WRC) is launching the Bloemwater hydropower project, in an attempt to save on energy costs for the Bloemfontein area as well as the country. The University of Pretoria (UP),...
Mar 07, 2014
Engineering, management and specialist technical services company Aurecon says that, water, which is a finite resource and is mostly allocated to users, will become significantly more expensive for South Africans, as companies will have to start using water from the...
Feb 07, 2014
INFRASTUCTURE DEVELOPMENT As infrastructure development is critically important for South Africa's economic growth‚ it cannot be left for governments and the banks to invest alone, different forms of funding is needed
The growing need for large-scale infrastructure projects in South Africa creates an opportunity for the private sector to provide financing through project bonds and nonbank lending, professional services firm PwC argues.
Jan 30, 2014
Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Thursday launched the Colesberg wastewater treatment works, in the Northern Cape, a development project aimed at refurbishing the Umsobomvu municipality’s ageing bulk water infrastructure. She noted that the facility would aid...
Dec 06, 2013
Water scarcity and water-quality issues are broadly recognised and understood in most political, business and civil organisations in South Africa, but solving water issues will require wide and continuous action in catchments and municipalities by organisations and...
Nov 28, 2013
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Oct 02, 2013
2014 will be a big year for water infrastructure in Durban with construction of the second phase of the Western Aqueduct gathering momentum and the beginning of the first contract of the urgently Northern Aqueduct likely to begin. Neil Macleod, head of eThekwini...
Sep 12, 2013
JSE-listed Dawn on Thursday declared its first dividend in four years after reporting a significant rise in earnings for the 2013 financial year. The building and civil products manufacturer and supplier would pay out a final dividend of 16.5c a share for the twelve...
Aug 23, 2013
It is common cause that South Africa is facing various challenges with regard to its water resources and the manage- ment thereof. It is also well recognised that South Africa needs to intensify its efforts to protect its already limited water resources and...
Aug 23, 2013
It is common cause that South Africa is facing various challenges with regard to its water resources and the management thereof. It is also well recognised that South Africa needs to intensify its efforts to protect its already limited water resources and materially...
Jul 30, 2013
South Africa would need to invest about R700-billion in the next 10 to 15 years to refurbish the nation’s water infrastructure and improve water supply, Department of Water Affairs (DWA) acting director-general Trevor Balzer said on Tuesday. This was another rise...
Jul 26, 2013
The bargaining power of individual African countries to both accelerate infrastructure delivery and insist upon higher levels of localisation, technology transfers and skills development can only be achieved through “united action”, South Africa’s Public...
Jul 16, 2013
May 31, 2013
Appointing specialist water engineering consultants to oversee water infrastructure management could solve the challenges facing water infrastructure in South Africa, independent mining, water and environmental consultants SRK Consulting Durban office partner Murray...
May 31, 2013
The existing steel and asbestos cement pipe infrastructure in South Africa has undoubtedly corroded since their installation fifty years ago, warns the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufactures Association (Sappma). “Water distribution, waste disposal, irrigation...
Mar 29, 2013
An estimated R570-billion is needed over the next ten years to maintain and expand South Africa’s water infrastructure, says events organiser Exhibition Management Services MD John Thomson. He notes that South Africa’s growing demand for clean, potable water...
 
 
 
 
Mar 20, 2013
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has marked National Water Week by unveiling the Komati Water Scheme Augmentation Project (KWSAP), which has been designed to resolve the water supply problems to Eskom's Duvha and Matla power stations in...
Mar 18, 2013
African Utility Week to look at municipalities’ key water challenges
Mar 15, 2013
An estimated R570-billion is needed over the next ten years to maintain and expand South Africa’s water infrastructure, says Watertec Africa Exhibition Management Services MD John Thomson.
Mar 08, 2013
Constant assurances form senior government leaders, including President Jacob Zuma, that public sector infrastructure spending is gaining momentum have done little to dispel the notion that the multibillion-rand investment drive is failing – as with so much else in...
Mar 08, 2013
Constant assurances form senior government leaders, including President Jacob Zuma, that public sector infrastructure spending is gaining momentum have done little to dispel the notion that the multibillion-rand investment drive is failing – as with so much else in...
Mar 01, 2013
South Africa’s growing demand for clean, potable water continues to put pressure on resources and infrastructure, a trend that is common all over Africa
Feb 27, 2013
An additional R6.5 billion is set to flow into water affairs' coffers over the next three years, according to the 2013 Budget tabled by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday. It shows the department will receive a total of R38bn over the 2013, 2014 and 2015...
Oct 05, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Capacity utilisation levels in South Africa’s consulting engineering industry dipped to 89.1% in the first six months of 2012, from an average utilisation rate of 90.9% in December 2011, Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (Cesa’s) bi-annual economic and...
Jul 06, 2012
South Africa has another chance to attract experts in the field of water engineering from other parts of the world and develop new water engineers and experts, says water research body Water Research Commission of South Africa (WRC) CEO Dhesigen Naidoo.
 
 
 
 
May 25, 2012
A recent Water Research Commission study, led by Nelson Mandela Metro- politan University’s Professor Stephen Hosking, looking into the municipal water tariffs of 15 South African municipalities, found that the primary driver of water service tariffs is the quest...
May 14, 2012
This electronic report gives an overview of South Africa's water sector including details on water quality and availability, water supply and sanitation, water infrastructure, water demand management and conservation besides other issues.
May 11, 2012
Local demand for water infrastructure is growing and, if it is to be met, will require the roll-out of large water delivery projects, says water treatment and distribution solutions provider VAG-Valves South Africa manager Hennie de Meyer.
Apr 16, 2012
Water-stressed South Africa needs to invest a massive R573-billion in water infrastructure, services and demand management over the next decade, but has budgeted for less than half this amount, government said on Monday. This gap was a "significant shortfall", water...
Apr 13, 2012
The prevailing shortage of engineers has been identified by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) as a major potential impediment to the effective implementation of South Africa’s ambitious infrastructure investment programme, which...
Apr 13, 2012
The somewhat lukewarm reception to the latest version of Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) is possibly unsurprising given that it is near impossible to add much radically new to a rolling plan dealing with industries and projects that take years, if not decades,...
Apr 02, 2012
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Mar 14, 2012
The government is hoping to attract about R25-billion from foreign investors to help revive its ageing water infrastructure, says Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. "I think that probably, for now, a third [of R75-billion] could be workable," she said, speaking to...
Nov 11, 2011
The lack of qualified and experienced civil engineers in the municipal sector is leading to the deterioration of existing infrastructure, as well as a decline in the number of significant new public developments, says eThekwini Water and Sanitation department head...
 
 
 
 
Oct 07, 2011
The project involves the revival and expansion of Zimababwe's steel making capacity in two phases.
Sep 05, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
Banking giant Nedbank has committed R9-million over five years towards the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) Water Balance programme, and would rehabilitate the priority catchment areas of the Enkangala Grasslands in Mpumalanga, and the Upper Umgeni in...
Aug 26, 2011
There are currently some 220-million Africans on the continent that are just able to meet their basic needs; however, by 2015 it is expected that these same people will become higher-lever consumers with more expendable income, said Frost & Sullivan business unit...
Jun 24, 2011
The South African Association of Water Utilities chairperson and African Water Association VP Duduzile Myeni says water has been at the centre of recent service delivery protests taking place in South Africa and that practical solutions are required to provide...
 
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