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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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SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


Zambezi river flow recedes amid reduced rainfall, El Niño
20th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The river flows at Chavuma gauging station, the first gauging station located in the North-Western province of Zambia and which measures river flows as the Zambezi river enters Zambia from Angola,... 


Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
20th March 2024

Coal producer and exporter Thungela in February launched a fish breeding facility at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, in Mpumalanga, to mitigate some of the impacts of an uncontrolled release of... 


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CoJ presents plan to tackle water challenges
20th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has presented an action plan, comprising immediate, medium and long-term measures, to tackle widespread water infrastructure challenges and the high levels of... 


Rand Water’s Eikenhof station hit again
19th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City Power substation that powers Rand Water’s Eikenhof pump station with electricity was tripped after being struck by lightning on Monday night, the water utility reported. Accordingly, a... 


Rand Water purification station
South African economic hub’s water system on verge of collapse
19th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is facing the prospect of a breakdown in the water supply to its industrial heartland and most-populated region, adding to the woes of an economy battered by power outages, congested... 


Tap with water
Skills development central to fixing water quality issues, says Mavuso
18th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In her latest weekly newsletter, published on March 18, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso addresses the major challenge of local government’s mismanagement of water... 


An image of a Talbot water treatment plant in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Campaigns can help maximise water recovery – firm
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In light of the recent surge of waterborne disease outbreaks, water shedding, supply disruptions and emerging water scarcity, water-solutions company Talbot positively embraces this year’s Water... 


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Company aims to accelerate provision of basic human right
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid South Africa’s water infrastructure crisis, global water solutions company Xylem says improving public awareness on water scarcity, quality and sustainability remain crucial in fast-tracking... 


An image of SRK principal environmental scientist Avril Owens
Firm offers expertise on water use applications
15th March 2024

Global mining consultancy SRK Consulting hails the introduction of the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) Electronic Water Use Licence Application and Authorisation System (E-WULAAS). The... 


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Private-equity investments could address water challenges
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Mid-market private equity firm Agile Capital asserts that investors have a great opportunity to make sizable investments in the water sector and contribute towards the advancement of sustainable... 


A generic image of a water reservoir
Bespoke reservoirs could enhance water security
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In light of the water crisis and the growing demand for water supply in the country, leading solutions-based water reservoir manufacturer Videx asserts that the construction of tailor-made water... 


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Specialised energy, water management programmes to be implemented
15th March 2024

Skills development authority, the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) says that it is developing and implementing specialised renewable-energy and water management... 


An image of Sappma CEO Jan Venter
Pipe network needs upgrading – association
15th March 2024

Industry body Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) is calling for government to prioritise an investment in plastic pipes as a sustainable solution to South Africa’s... 


Promoting access through collaboration
15th March 2024

Global water solutions and technology company Xylem is undertaking a strategic collaboration partnership with the African Water and Sanitation Association (AfWASA) to help increase access to safe... 


DWS hosts public consultation on revamped water, sanitation regulations
13th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As the end of the public comment period nears, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) held public consultations for the proposals set out in the draft Compulsory National Standards for Water... 


AfriForum brings urgent application against Rand Water’s water cuts
13th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Civil rights organisation AfriForum has brought an urgent application against Rand Water following the water supplier’s decision to reduce water supply to several municipalities. AfriForum, in its... 


Construction under way for Kempsdale dam wall raising
11th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The construction phase of the raising of Kempsdale dam wall and construction of a pump station is now under way. Inaugurated by Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu on March 8, the project,... 


DFFE publishes latest biological invasions report
8th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The latest ‘National Status of Biological Invasions and their Management in South Africa’ report paints a sobering picture of the multitude of alien species that have taken root in – and threaten –... 


Cape Town’s New Water Programme gets under way
7th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town has implemented its New Water Programme (NWP) in an effort to diversify and expand Cape Town's water supply sources and meet the growing water demands of an increasing... 


DWS, CoJ engaging on measures to ensure water supply sustainability
5th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) metropolitan municipality are continuing discussions around water supply challenges in the region. The city has a... 


WRC extends water partnership, support to Northern Cape
5th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Water Research Commission (WRC) is embarking on a roadshow in the Northern Cape to strengthen provincial water and sanitation resilience to climate change through research, development and... 


DWS, DFFE suggest short-, long-term invasive plant interventions
5th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A joint task team established by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) have identified immediate short- and long-term... 


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