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Gold mine receives containerised water treatment plants
1st December 2023

Endeavour Mining Corporation’s Lafigué gold mine, which is located about 120 km northeast of Bouake, in Côte d’Ivoire, has been equipped with three water treatment plants that will be fed raw water... 

The Berg River dam
TCTA progresses its various projects
29th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The various projects under the umbrella of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) are gaining traction, says TCTA CEO Percy Sechemane, outlining the projects in an update on the state of the... 

Image of Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu and Deputy Minister David Mahlobo at the Hartbeespoort dam
Work underway to clear hyacinth at Hartbeespoort dam
29th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Work is continuing on the efficient rehabilitation of the Hartbeespoort dam, where hyacinth and algae have negatively impacted the water quality, assured Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu.... 

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Delayed Lesotho Highlands project key to plugging Gauteng water-supply gap
17th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The long-anticipated second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP Phase II) broke ground this year, with ambitions of providing Gauteng and surrounds with a much-needed boost in water... 

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Crisis looms with inadequately treated sewage
15th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

While South Africa’s drinking water largely meets the minimum requirements, the country’s sewage treatment ecosystem is heading toward a state of crisis, civil rights organisation AfriForum’s... 

Innovate UK, Technology Innovation Agency launch new R16m fund
13th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and UK Government’s national innovation agency Innovate UK have established a R16-million fund to support collaborative research, development and... 

Rand Water COO Mahlomola Mehlo
Rand Water reports stabilising bulk system
9th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Bulk water supplier Rand Water on Thursday reported a recovering and stabilising bulk water system, as critical reservoirs start improving to acceptable levels and metropolitan consumption is on a... 

Rand Water secures Fitch Ratings affirmation
7th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rand Water on Tuesday welcomed ratings agency Fitch Ratings’ affirmation of its National Long-Term Rating at 'AA+ (zaf) ‘with a Stable Outlook’. The utility noted that the affirmation reflected the... 

Establish water reuse infrastructure as an asset class – DBSA
6th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water reuse infrastructure in South Africa should be established an asset class to attract private sector capital and improving the water sector’s resilience, says Development Bank of Southern... 

Rand Water CEO Sipho Mosai
Rand Water continues to over-abstract, nonrevenue municipal water a concern
3rd November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water continues to over-abstract from the Integrated Vaal River System as it works with municipalities to help them reduce consumption, physical losses and nonrevenue water.... 

Drakenstein municipality breaks ground on R1.4bn upgrade project
2nd November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Drakenstein municipality has started the upgrade and refurbishment of the Paarl Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW), in the Western Cape, as part of the first phase of the new R1.4-billion Budget... 

City of Cape Town awards water saving stars certifications
2nd November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has recognised 17 businesses and organisations for efforts in implementing good water management practices at their premises. The various... 

First trial blasting at Clanwilliam dam construction site
26th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The first trial blasting has been undertaken at the Clanwilliam dam construction site in the Western Cape, as the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) works to raise the dam wall by 13 m. The... 

Rand Water concerned about R6bn in outstanding municipal debts
Rand Water concerned about R6bn in outstanding municipal debts
25th October 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Bulk water supplier Rand Water noted on Wednesday that while it continues to pump at maximum capacity, storage capacity continues to drop, all this amid raising concerns about huge amounts of... 

DWS accelerates Operation Bulela Metsi to address severe water challenges in North West
20th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is accelerating the implementation of Operation Bulela Metsi to enhance access to consistent and reliable water supply in the North West province. The... 

Growing water shortages are causing significant challenges for both consumers and the commercial sector, especially large-scale commercial projects.
‘Watershedding’ a reality for South Africa
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa grapples with persistent loadshedding, an increase in water shortages has emerged as another significant challenge for both consumers and the commercial sector, especially for... 

Equitable access requires multifaceted approach
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Access to clean water is a fundamental human necessity, yet it remains a significant challenge in Africa, with more than 300-million Africans lacking access to safe drinking water, while more than... 

The introduction of Vesconite Hilube’s lantern ring applications prolonged lifespan and reduced maintenance efforts
Better hydro efficiency through pump, turbine tech
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Early attempts to replace conventional metallic-type lantern rings with polymers, such as nylon, yielded discouraging results compared to metallic lantern rings in the water engineering industry,... 

By acknowledging the fundamental right to clean water, South Africa can secure its water future
Company empowers communities
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Amid challenges of population growth and recurring droughts, the need for swift, cost-effective, and sustainable water provision solutions in South Africa has never been more critical, states... 

Rand Water systems
Water systems improving but Rand Water says municipalities not meeting agreed targets
19th October 2023 By: News24Wire

Bulk supplier Rand Water says the Tshwane and Johannesburg metros have made strides towards improving their water supply - using fragile systems that have teetered on the brink of collapse. This... 

South Africa mulls Dutch, Danish entry to $8.5bn climate pact
18th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Cabinet will consider a proposal on whether to include the Netherlands and Denmark in its landmark $8.5 billion climate-finance pact with some of the world’s richest nations.... 

The buoy deployed by the CSIR researchers
Hyperspectral radiometric buoy to collect microalgae biodiversity data in Theewaterskloof dam
17th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) researchers have deployed a buoy equipped with a series of instruments in Theewaterskloof dam, in the Western Cape, to gain deeper insights... 

AfDB preparing to launch new sanitation financing facility in the new year
16th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is currently operationalising a new financing mechanism to support citywide inclusive sanitation projects and development across Africa. Developed in partnership... 

Child drinking water from a tap
Delays in finalising water, sanitation projects concern Portfolio Committee
11th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation has raised concerns over weaknesses in finalising bulk infrastructure projects within the water and sanitation portfolio. Following the receipt of... 

Johannesburg Water Brixton Tower
City of Joburg outlines ambitious plans to mitigate water shortages
10th October 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Joburg Water Networks Senior Manager Logan Munsamy on Tuesday laid out a range of plans that the municipality would undertake as it deals with critical water supply challenges across various... 

TCS Sustainathon announces winners of 2023 South African edition
3rd October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) second yearly Sustainathon South Africa has unveiled its winners for the 2023 edition of the global initiative aimed at empowering and engaging the youth to... 

PepsiCo South Africa continues commitment to water conservation
3rd October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Food and beverage group PepsiCo South Africa is making strides in its water stewardship efforts, recognising the critical role water plays in the food system and its broader impact on the... 

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Gauteng water supply recovering after emergency mitigation measures
29th September 2023 By: News24Wire

Although the water supply in Gauteng is critical in many areas, there has been an uptick in availability since Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu's visit this week.  After consulting Rand... 

Image of Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
Mchunu calls for 'water shifting' as an interim plan for water outages
27th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As Gauteng continues to grapple with water provision and communities remain left without water, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has called for the implementation of “water shifting” as... 

Innovative local toilet and basin system winning orders
27th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Innovative Pretoria-based enterprise Loo Afrique is getting a good response from early childhood development centres for its combined toilet cistern and wash basin product, branded as the... 

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