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Coega Development Corporation adopts sustainability framework
6th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The board of industrial park management agency the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has adopted a sustainability framework that will guide the organisation’s projects, investments and... 


Drakenstein municipality awarded R1.4bn grant for wastewater upgrades
6th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Drakenstein municipality has been awarded a R1.4-billion Budget facility for Infrastructure (BFI) grant over the next three financial years. National Treasury awards these grants to selected... 


Cape Town sets proactive water savings target
6th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town has set a proactive water savings target, based on this year’s below average rainfall, until the next rainy season. Despite no immediate cause for concern about water security... 


Depleted Kariba dam leaves Zimbabweans without power for 19 hours a day
6th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabweans are being subjected to 19 hours of power cuts a day, because there is insufficient water in the Kariba dam to drive the nation’s main hydropower plant. The worst outages since 2019 are... 


Water crisis poses greatest risk for Africa’s food, CEO of fertiliser company says
6th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

One of Africa’s largest producers of agriculture chemicals says erratic rains and water shortages pose the biggest risk to food security on the continent, more than Russia’s war on Ukraine or other... 


Zimbabwe power shortage to worsen as hydro plant halts generation
28th November 2022 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe's prolonged power shortage is set to worsen after the entity that manages southern Africa's biggest dam ordered suspension of electricity generation at its main hydro plant because of a... 


Blue Deal Programme enters second phase
24th November 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), in collaboration with the Dutch water authorities, on November 24 hosted a Blue Deal Conference, which included the signing of an agreement for Phase 2... 


Stefanutti sees opportunities in various sectors, swings to interim profit
24th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed construction group Stefanutti Stocks reported a profit of R9.25-million for the six months ended August 31, compared with a loss of R188.48-million posted for the six months ended August... 


Ugandan initiative makes advice and funding available for rainwater harvesting
24th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Mvua Water Harvesting Initiative is providing advice and making it easier for Ugandans to access funding to invest in harvesting rainwater for households and agriculture. Harvesting rainwater... 


Three South Africans shortlisted in Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation competition
23rd November 2022 By: Donna Slater

A shortlist of 15 African entrepreneurs and their pioneering technologies – aimed at environmental rehabilitation, education and human health and safety – have been selected for the 2023 Africa... 


Southern Africa’s largest man-made dam drains to record low
23rd November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Water levels at the Kariba reservoir, Southern Africa’s largest man-made dam, have dropped to a record low. The dam had 5.63% of usable storage on Monday compared with 27% at the same time last... 


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Beer manufacturer aims to Brew a Better World
18th November 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Beer manufacturer Heineken continues its journey to being a sustainable company through its Brew a Better World strategy. The strategy is built on three pillars: the environment, social impact and... 


PT Wijaya Karya won the Rail and Transit category for its integrated solution for the 143 km high-speed railway line between Jakarta and Bandung, in Indonesia,
Bentley Systems awards place spotlight on innovative infrastructure builds
16th November 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The product strategy of infrastructure engineering software developer Bentley Systems is grounded in the principle that the infrastructure sector needs to do more with less, said Bentley Systems... 


EPF filtration systems showing sewage on the right compared with relatively clean water, which still needs disinfection but 80% better than raw sewage, on the left using a 0.1 micron ceramic filter
Decentralised sewage treatment would bolster South Africa’s fight against water pollution
11th November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The supply of clean drinkable water owing to water scarcity and the contamination of water bodies is the next big threat to the South African public, says energy, pumping and filtration... 


Leaders call for accelerated investment in Africa’s water infrastructure
11th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global leaders and Heads of State from Africa and the global north, gathered at the twenty-seventh United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), have called for urgent investment into Africa’s... 


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Company launches ‘Big Five’ campaign
11th November 2022

Last month, industrial equipment supplier Festo South Africa introduced its Festo Core Range of ‘Big Five’ products, which are an attractively priced range of pneumatic automation products that can... 


a Fisher FIELDVUE digital valve controller fitted to a valve system
Three-millionth valve controller sold
11th November 2022

Last month, global designer and manufacturer Emerson announced that a customer in China has recently purchased the three-millionth Fisher FIELDVUE digital valve controller for use in the water... 


Two workers assembling a valve on the floor, wearing PPE and using hand held tools
Specialist awarded testing, maintenance contract
11th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Industrial valves and pumps specialist Brimis Engineering was awarded a major service contract for the maintenance, refurbishment and testing of boiler safety valves for a power generating plant... 


Four large valves on a blue chevron background made by Variant Air and distributed by Stewarts & Lloyds
Local supplier adds valves to portfolio
11th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel, tube and valve supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings division has received its first consignment of vacuum break valves from local valve manufacturer Variant Air and has distributed... 


Construction of Polihali dam and transfer tunnel set to start
4th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The construction of the Polihali dam and Polihali transfer tunnel is set to start after the award of the two contracts by the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA). The award of two of... 


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Calls intensify for audit of South African tailings dams after Jagersfontein disaster
4th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

Following the tragic collapse of the Jagersfontein tailings storage facility (TSF) in the Free State on September 11, there has been a resurgence of urgent calls for audits of South Africa’s other... 


Rand Water lifts restrictions
2nd November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water agency Rand Water has lifted its level two water restrictions after the recovery of its reservoirs. In October, high water consumption and decreasing reservoir levels led Rand Water to impose... 


Lake Kariba Q4 levels lower than 2021
1st November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The lake levels of the Kariba dam is in recession, recording a water level of 476.85m – 1.35m above the minimum operating level of 475.50m – with 6.04-billion cubic metres of stored usable water,... 


Cape Town’s waterfront increasing its independent power, water capacities
27th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront was planning to double its solar energy capacity as part of its response to the ongoing power cuts imposed, on a rolling basis, across the country by national electricity... 


LHWP Phase II opens for bids for hydropower component
26th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has kicked off the procurement process for the design and construction supervision of the Oxbow Hydropower Scheme. Interested firms have until... 


A photo of acid mine drainage
AMD treatment could start transitioning from expensive, energy-intensive treatments to natural attenuation
26th October 2022 By: Nadine James

The quality of mine water discharge has improved significantly over the last decade, and research suggests that government could consider a transition away from current, active acid mine drainage... 


Nation should exploit CGS expertise to help address infrastructural, water challenges – Mantashe
25th October 2022 By: Nadine James

The country requires that the Council for Geoscience (CGS) occupy a more preeminent role, to bolster the use of geosciences to help address socioeconomic challenges, says Mineral Resources and... 


Treat water like the precious resource it is – GIBB
25th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africans need to conserve water systematically and effectively, and a holistic countrywide educational strategy needs to be implemented and maintained to cultivate a culture of treating water... 


Rand Water's water treatment operations in Vereeniging
Rand Water cautions on overuse of water as demand surges
21st October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

As Rand Water increases its abstraction of water beyond its licence, it is pleading with consumers to use water wisely as the water it is currently over abstracting from dams needs to last multiple... 


Flood resilience must now be a key focus for S Africa
21st October 2022

As flood events become more frequent and severe, South Africa will need to lift its game in disaster management to become more resilient. This means not just better maintenance of infrastructure,... 


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