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DWS set to submit NWRIA Bill to Presidency
20th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Following the adoption of the National Water Resource Infrastructure Agency (NWRIA) Bill, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to submit it to President Cyril Ramaphosa for... 


Alboricah Rathupetsane
Opinion: Time to open the floodgates on infrastructure development
16th May 2024

In this article, Stellenbosch University PhD student and Centre for Sustainability Transitions junior researcher Alboricah Rathupetsane writes about the impact of extreme weather events on South... 


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Water a hurdle in Africa’s development - expert
10th May 2024

Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges, says advisory and analytics firm... 


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Unlocking social and environmental benefits through tailings retreatment
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The retreatment, or remining, of mine tailings can provide usable land, provide profits for companies and clean the environment by moving the reprocessed tailings to more advanced and well-managed... 


An air-cooled condensers designed and manufactured by IWC
Cooling company to highlight new concepts
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

After two successful webinars that unpacked the use of air-cooled condensers (ACC) for recoverable energy in power generation, thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) aims to... 


UK, South African universities partner to establish water security forum
9th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) and UK-based Cranfield University Centre for Water, Environment and Development (CWED) are partnering to establish... 


Interwaste launches leachate and effluent treatment plant
Interwaste launches leachate and effluent treatment plant
2nd May 2024

Local waste management company Interwaste – a Séché Environnement Group company – has launched its R100-million leachate and effluent treatment plant in Delmas, Mpumalanga. The company describes... 


LHWP tunnel closure won’t have significant impact on water supplies, assures DWS
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The upcoming six-month closure of the Lesotho Highlands tunnel, from October 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025, for scheduled maintenance is not expected to have a significant impact or disruption on... 


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Cape Town budgets R5.3bn for water and sanitation capital projects
26th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says its total proposed budget for water and sanitation for the upcoming 2024/25 financial year is R18.5-billion. Of this, R5.3-billion will be spent on capital... 


NON-SEWERED SANITATION SYSTEM
The self-sustaining, flushing toilet system that recycles 100% of used water targets underserved communities, and is environmentally sustainable and practical for widespread implementation
Sanitation solution developed for underserved communities, schools
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The introduction of the Enviro Loo Clear Non-Sewered Sanitation System (NSSS) marks a substantial advance in addressing pressing issues of sanitation and water scarcity, says sanitation service... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


SIGNIFICANT INCREASE
The 2023 Blue Drop report highlighted that the proportion of water supply systems failing to meet minimum microbiological water-quality standards increased significantly
Task team established to enhance service delivery
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to the concerning findings of the Blue, Green and No Drop reports, which highlight a nationwide decline in the quality of water services, government has established a task team... 


FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE  
AfriForum’s latest blue and green drop report notes that 81% of sewage wastewater treatment works fail to meet minimum standards, endangers water sources nationwide
NGO unpacks poor quality of S Africa’s wastewater systems
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Nongovernmental organisation (NGO) AfriForum’s latest blue and green drop report notes that 81% of sewage wastewater treatment works (SWWTWs) fail to meet minimum standards, which the NGO says... 


Acquabox offers sustainable drinking water solutions
24th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Acquabox has extended its water delivery services nationwide, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional bottled water delivery services and enables access to water as piped supply is... 


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Tank supplier intends to help S Africa navigate water crisis
19th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading water and storage solutions company JoJo asserts that its agility to innovate rapidly – stemming from in-house research and development capacity, 40 years of experience and deep local... 


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Company highlights innovative product offering
19th April 2024

Amid the country’s water crisis, packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite highlights the importance of treating wastewater and reintroducing it to the environment.  Calcamite,... 


Joburg Water showcases its reservoirs
Joburg Water showcases its reservoirs
17th April 2024

Johannesburg Water has showcased some of the various reservoirs and systems that supply the City of Johannesburg with water. The water utility also outlined the challenges in operating the systems... 


Water Tap
Water disruptions must not turn into another Eskom – Uasa
16th April 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

Trade union Uasa has warned that if Gauteng's water disruptions are not addressed soon, the situation could end up as “a second Eskom”. South Africa was introduced to loadshedding in 2007, after... 


National register of polluters necessary to deal with water pollution, says DWS
15th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The establishment of a national register of polluters will be key to dealing with the pollution of the environment and water sources in South Africa, says Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo... 


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Work continues on Rooiwal, Klipdrift water infrastructure upgrade, refurbishment
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The refurbishment of the Rooiwal wastewater treatment works and the upgrade of the Klipdrift water treatment works in Hammanskraal is well underway, with Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu... 


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People at the heart of South Africa’s water sector recovery
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The complexity of the water sector in South Africa, along with the numerous and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced, demands a series of integrated interventions – and people are at the... 


Nedbank outgoing CEO Mike Brown
Nedbank looks to investment banking for growth under new CEO
11th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Nedbank Group is hoping to hire more investment bankers as it seeks to take advantage of a surge of deals in renewable energy, water and logistics in Africa’s most developed economy.... 


Interwaste's new leachate and effluent treatment plant
Interwaste launches R100m leachate, effluent treatment plant in Delmas
10th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Waste management company Interwaste on April 10 launched its R100-million leachate and effluent treatment plant in Delmas, Mpumalanga. The company says the plant is the first of its kind in South... 


Joburg Water assures of quality as it upgrades lab power, equipment
10th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Johannesburg Water on Wednesday assured residents of the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) that the drinking water it provides is of the highest possible quality. The water utility, responsible for the... 


Deputy President Paul Mashatile
AfriForum requests urgent meeting with Mashatile on water situation following interest in engagement
8th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Civil rights organisation AfriForum on Monday said that it requested an urgent meeting with Deputy President Paul Mashatile following an announcement that government’s new water task team is... 


Progress made on the Lower uMkhomazi water project
8th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Good progress is being made on the implementation of the Lower uMkhomazi water scheme project, in KwaZulu-Natal, which is expected to be complete by December 2027, says Water and Sanitation... 


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South Africa’s water availability on the edge
8th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Various factors can lead to a rapid decline in South Africa’s water availability, according to Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister David Mahlobo, who reiterated the need to diversify the water... 


Gauteng metros continue to exceed water allocations
5th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water on Friday reiterated its commitment to be part of the Gauteng water provision solution, as high water consumption across Gauteng continues. The utility is collaborating... 


Experts who participated in Creamer Media's webinar on water
Experts propose private solutions to better capacitate municipalities for effective water management
28th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As South Africa starts to experience more extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts and high-energy storms, the sustainability of public water systems becomes crucial; however, municipal... 


CoJ Executive Mayor Kabelo Gwamanda
CoJ officially launches water security strategy
27th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has officially launched its Water Security Strategy to connect to existing strategies and policies to offer an aligned approach to water security and provide a... 


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