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WATER SECURITY
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.... 


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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... 


Water Tap
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... 


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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... 


Rand Water rejects call for CEO to step down
26th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Water utility Rand Water on Tuesday said that is currently supplying at capacity, in line with its abstraction license, issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) as the Gauteng... 


Ramaphosa directs SIU to probe R290m botched Tshwane water project
Ramaphosa directs SIU to probe R290m botched Tshwane water project
26th September 2023 By: News24Wire

Months after a deadly cholera outbreak killed people in Hammanskraal, President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe a R290-million tender linked to... 


WaterCAN launches second yearly Water Testing Week across South Africa
20th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

More than 600 citizen scientists are testing South Africa’s water resources as dedicated environmental organisation and Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse initiative WaterCAN’s yearly Water Testing... 


Rand Water purification station
Even as Gauteng taps run dry, Rand Water claims it 'is able and capable' while blaming residents
20th September 2023 By: News24Wire

Despite water not coming out of the taps in some parts of Johannesburg, Rand Water maintains it can supply the resource to consumers. For the past week, areas in Johannesburg have experienced low... 


Rand Water, Johannesburg Water urge water use reduction as demand exceeds supply
18th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water and Johannesburg Water have issued a joint statement warning consumers to use water sparingly as demand is outstripping supply. The statement, issued over the weekend, points to... 


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Worcester East Water Solar Project progressing
15th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Worcester East Water Solar Project, an initiative aimed at bolstering the agricultural sector and local communities in and around the Breede River Valley, in line with the region’s Spatial... 


New board appointed for Umngeni-Uthukela Water
15th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new board has been appointed for the newly reconfigured uMngeni-uThukela Water. Mhlathuze Water was disestablished on June 30, with all its staff, assets and liabilities transferred to Umgeni... 


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Public–private partnerships could play role in ensuring water security
15th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As climate change and its effects such as erratic weather patterns intensify, coupled with rapid urbanisation and population growth, municipalities and metros would do well to pursue more... 


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DWS outlines response progress on Jagersfontein tailings dam collapse investigation
13th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has concluded the processes to finalise evidence gathering and collect scientific and engineering information in the wake of the collapse of the... 


Ethiopia says it has completed filling of disputed dam project's reservoir
11th September 2023 By: Reuters

Ethiopia said on Sunday it had completed the fourth and final phase of filling a reservoir for its planned massive hydroelectric power plant on the Blue Nile, a project that Egypt and Sudan have... 


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South Africa’s struggling water sector can learn from its peers
7th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Solving South Africa’s water challenges demands multifaceted responses, with private sector participation, good governance and technology all having critical roles in ensuring the country’s future... 


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LHDA completes construction procurement for two major Lesotho Highlands bridges
5th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Work has started on the remaining two major bridges to be built under the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II after the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) awarded the... 


Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Thembi Nkadimeng
Ridding SA of apartheid spatial planning still a challenge – Cogta Minister
5th September 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Thembi Nkadimeng told delegates at the South African Local Government Association’s National Members Assembly, in Johannesburg, on Tuesday,... 


City of Tshwane
City of Tshwane, Rand Water to meet this week to find a solution for taps running dry
4th September 2023 By: News24Wire

After effectively blaming each other for large parts of Pretoria being without water, the City of Tshwane and bulk water supplier Rand Water will be meeting this week to find a solution. On... 


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Farmers urged to prepare for El Niño to trigger record-high temperatures
1st September 2023 By: Darren Parker

South Africans have experienced an unusually warm and wet winter, but climate experts are warning that this summer will be one of the hottest and driest on record, which could have a significant... 


Rand Water launches Station 5A water purification plant
31st August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water on Thursday commissioned the first phase of the two-phase Station 5, a 600-million-litre water purification plant to be constructed adjacent the existing Zuikerbosch water treatment... 


Emfuleni Section 63 intervention bearing fruit
30th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) Section 63 intervention projects in the Emfuleni local municipality are making progress, says Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu. Visiting... 


Egypt-Ethiopia talks on giant Nile dam end without breakthrough
29th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Egypt said the latest talks on Ethiopia’s giant Nile dam ended without a breakthrough, but vowed to press ahead with efforts to reach a binding agreement on filling and operating it sees as... 


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