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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 11, 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 22, 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...
Aug 01, 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 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 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 09, 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 02, 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 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 in...
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
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 11, 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...
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 Enterprises...
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...
 
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