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Topic - Water Infrastructure
Jul 29, 2015
Updated 6 hours ago Meyerton-based steel tank manufacturer Structa Technology is currently rolling out a water infrastructure build programme that supports local municipalities, water utilities, schools, hospitals and clinics.
Jul 17, 2015
Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza
In a hard sell to the private investment community, Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza on Friday reiterated her province’s need for private-sector equity investment in its bold infrastructure roll-out programme, telling delegates at the...
Jun 26, 2015
Climate change is increasingly finding its way back onto the global agenda, this time with the focus on its impact in the Water sector. Sustainable water supply needs to be secured for over 250 million people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with...
Jun 25, 2015
The acting head of eThekwini’s water and sanitation department, Richard Mngoma, on Wednesday warned Durban residents that if they did not use water sparingly, taps could run dry.  Presenting a report to the council on the state of water in the province, Mngoma said...
May 28, 2015
SKILLS TRANSFER Rexus shares its experiences and research in all aspects of pipeline design and often provides technical seminars and on-site training
Local pipeline systems manufacturer Rexus completed a project to supply pipes, valves, fittings and couplings to the value of R21-million for an Eastern Cape municipality water project in January. Rexus director Allistair Balutto tells Engineering News that the...
May 28, 2015
HIGH DEMAND Fewer sites are available on which to build new dams in South Africa, as existing water resources become increasingly strained
Advisory firm KPMG says South Africa should focus on forming regional partnerships with its neighbours when creating water infrastructure, such as dams, reservoirs, pumpstations and pipelines, to deal with its water challenges. KPMG projects advisory services partner...
May 12, 2015
AfriForum has released its blue and green drop reports for this year‚ and their findings show that improvements have been made regarding the quality of South Africa's water infrastructure. The civil rights organisation tested the drinking water quality in 132 towns...
Apr 28, 2015
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has announced the launch of SCADAPack 50 data logger, the latest innovation for monitoring applications when power and network access are either unavailable or prohibitively challenging. Compact and...
Apr 23, 2015
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Feb 26, 2015
Africa has large and rich agricultural resources, but is still the only net food-importing continent in the world, which is problematic amid soaring grain prices worldwide and the global financial crisis, as African food security is seriously under threat, law firm...
Feb 11, 2015
Africa’s omnipresent water crisis creates ongoing business opportunities for the water technology industry, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. “The problem is not a lack of rain, but a lack of rain management – poorly exploited catchment areas, not enough storage...
Jan 16, 2015
The South African Independent Power Producer Association (SAIPPA) has welcomed the release by the Department of Energy (DoE) of the coal baseload tender, but has described the 1 600 MW allocation as “insufficient” and has argued instead for the full 2 500 MW outlined...
Jan 15, 2015
INDUSTRY ORIENTATED The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association’s conferences are tailored for consulting engineers, specifiers, installers and contractors
Following the successful running of the Pipes VIII conference, hosted by industry body the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand, in September last year, the association has started planning its...
Oct 09, 2014
WATER IMPORTANCE The major problem with the current management of water infrastructure is a lack of uniformity
Managing risk in the water services sector is key to the longevity and cost efficiency of South Africa’s water infrastructure, according to multinational professional services firm Arup.
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 18, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
National government was committed to supporting all struggling municipalities to become functional and efficient, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday, opening the 2014 Presidential Local Government Summit (PLGS), in Midrand. Also speaking at the PLGS, Cooperative...
Sep 10, 2014
Professional services firm EY on Wednesday said its yearly ‘Business risks facing mining and metals’ report had revealed that productivity, capital decisions and social licence to operate were the top three risks facing the sector this year. "Productivity claimed the...
Sep 09, 2014
Second edition of the International Infrastructure & Invest Convention to focus on exploring home-grown solutions for Africa’s infrastructure challenges. One of the sectors most dependent on infrastructure developments in Africa continues to be the extractive...
Sep 02, 2014
The Official Conference of Electra Mining 2014 – the largest mining exhibition in Africa 16-17 September 2014, Nasrec/Expo Centre, Johannesburg Africa’s wide-ranging and still largely untapped mineral wealth cannot be disputed. With extractive industries being the...
Aug 29, 2014
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 21, 2014
Earlier this month, information technology and defence systems Indra technology director Juan Carlos Rojas Ramos said there was a strong need to improve mobilisation in public- and private-sector investment, and to structure public–private partnerships (PPP) in such...
Aug 01, 2014
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...
Jul 31, 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...
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 21, 2014
Capturing the value in the global water technology: how collaboration can bring revolutionary water solutions to the Latin American countries. Water infrastructure is critical in our lives and businesses. A strong and reliable water infrastructure allows efficiency...
Jul 17, 2014
BRIDGE-BUILDING Delivering large-scale construction projects requires project management
Delivering large-scale construction projects requires project management to coordinate all the activities that are involved in the execution of the project, engineering and project implementation firm Hatch Goba reports. “For example, a large amount of existing...
May 29, 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 16, 2014
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr business law firm will host the International Project Finance Associate South Africa: Future Leaders Network Debate, entitled, Quo vadis for project financiers -  after REIPPP and the implementation of the NDP. The event will be held on Friday 6...
May 15, 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 08, 2014
National Planning Commission commissioner Mike Mulle
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 to...
May 01, 2014
Murray & Roberts Construction earlier this month announced the integration of its Concor Civils and Concor Roads & Earthworks divisions into a new single business unit, called Murray & Roberts Infrastructure. Proceedings for the merger started in March and will be...
Apr 30, 2014
Five of the main political parties contesting the May 7 election in South Africa debated the best way to grow the economy and create jobs at a function hosted by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) in Johannesburg on Wednesday....
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 to...
Mar 27, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 in...
Dec 05, 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
An unwavering commitment to advancing the civils industry for the benefit of South Africa’s water infrastructure has seen plastic pipe manufacturer, Marley Pipe Systems, invest in educational and development projects that contribute to water conservation efforts....
Nov 25, 2013
The role of the private sector was becoming increasingly essential in the roll-out of water infrastructure and in enabling access to water, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Southern Africa senior country manager Saleem Karimjee said on Monday. He urged...
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
A large portion of South Africa’s  water infrastructure has fallen into a state of disrepair and many of the facilities are being operated at much higher capacities than the original design intended, water management company Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies...
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