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Topic - Water Infrastructure
Aug 28, 2015
It is predicted that, in the next five years, water demand could outstrip supply in South Africa, says Nedbank Sustainability Carbon Specialist Dr Marco Lotz. With increasing population numbers and urbanisation, the debate regarding the amount of investment in water...
Aug 21, 2015
Ageing infrastructure in local healthcare facilities and hospitals, resulting in the cumulative obsoleteness of older fire-protection systems, has prompted several healthcare companies to request new or upgraded fire-protection systems, says Chimera Fire Protection...
Aug 07, 2015
The structural nature of South Africa’s water challenges requires that skills be shared to counteract the effect that a lack of skills has on water management, says South African black-owned consulting engineering firm Gibb technical executive Wiero Vogelzang. The...
Jul 31, 2015
IRRIGATION Botswana plans to use some of the water from the Zambezi river for agriculture
The Botswana government is accelerating construction of a 16-billion pula ($1.6-billion) pipeline meant to carry water from the Zambezi river to the south of Botswana, as the government wants to complete the project in seven years. The negotiations, and other...
Jul 31, 2015
ONGOING WATER SUPPLY Water services authorities must ensure that when water services are interrupted for more than 24 hours, consumers have access to alternative water services
Regular protests by residents demanding adequate water supply proves that many South Africans are subjected to interrupted and inadequate safe drinking water supply, says Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality director and Rhodes University professor Tally...
Jul 29, 2015
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
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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 24, 2015
The first phase of the water augmentation project will be ready for operation only on October 8, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has reported.
Apr 14, 2015
The World Water Council and The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development are calling on policy makers and business leaders to address financing water infrastructure to provide water security for the demands of the global population and global economy....
Mar 06, 2015
Until government is able to upgrade its water infrastructure, amend punitive laws for theft of State property and implement traceability laws for scrap metal, the routine theft of government-owned pipes, substation components, transformers and other water-related...
Mar 03, 2015
Waterboard continues to leverage its CAPEX programme to accelerate water sector skills development for a second year On 23 January 2014, Magalies Water launched the pilot of the innovative Magalies Water Capacity Building Programme. The programme is designed to...
Feb 27, 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 16, 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 10, 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 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
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 18, 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 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...
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