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DWS’s interim Blue, Green and No Drop Watch reports show deterioration of South Africa’s water sector
6th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Correction action plans for only 168 of the 344 municipal wastewater systems that were found to be in a critical state by the 2022 Green Drop report have been submitted to the Department of Water... 


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South Africa seeks water investment with new procurement office
6th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is setting up an office to facilitate private investment in the water industry in a bid to arrest its collapse and emulate the success of the nation’s electricity procurement agency... 


South Africa says cholera cases reported in five provinces
5th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Cholera cases have been reported in five of South Africa’s nine provinces, according to the Department of Health. The department, in a response to queries, said it will issue a full statement... 


Municipalities owe Rand Water nearly R5bn
2nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Municipalities across Gauteng owe water utility provider Rand Water just under R5-billion for water. While some municipalities have responded to Rand Water’s call for them to pay for the water... 


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TCTA unpacks progress being made on key bulk water projects
2nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has come a long way since being established in 1986 to fund and implement the South African portion of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), gaining... 


Tshwane mayor Cilliers Brink
Rooiwal set for R4bn upgrade, DBSA selected as implementing agent
1st June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), the City of Tshwane (CoT) have embarked on a partnership that will see the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) implement the extensive upgrade... 


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Kusini to equip communities with water skills, unlock economic opportunities
31st May 2023

Social enterprise Kusini Water is accelerating its Water Champions programme to train unemployed youth and unlock economic opportunities in communities, as it works to provide water access across... 


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Ramaphosa calls for measures to strengthen municipal water supply, sanitation service delivery
29th May 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Recent outbreaks of cholera have prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to ask Minister of Water and Sanitation Senzo Mchunu to make recommendations to strengthen the governance, management and... 


DWS, City of Tshwane form joint task team to tackle Hammanskraal water issues
29th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the City of Tshwane (CoT) have formed a joint task team to resolve the current water challenges following an outbreak of cholera in Hammanskraal, in... 


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DWS sets out challenges in the water sector, mulls reforms as water services deteriorate
26th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is proposing several measures and reforms that could bring about financial and service delivery sustainability as it works to ensure the overall... 


Raising of dam wall will provide water security
26th May 2023

Consultancy Zimile Consulting Engineers is at an advanced stage of a project to raise a dam wall, which will satisfy the short-term and future potable water demand requirements, and improve the... 


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Johannesburg Water completes linking of Hursthill 1, Northcliff reservoirs
23rd May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Johannesburg Water says it has completed a crucial intervention to improve and secure a steady water supply to the struggling Commando System (comprising the Brixton, Crosby and Hursthill... 


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Sustainability initiatives bearing fruit at Emira’s Wonderpark centre
23rd May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira Properties has implemented several community, social and environmental projects at its regional Wonderpark shopping centre property in... 


Phase 2 of LHWP breaks ground
23rd May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Phase 2 of the long-awaited Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) has broken ground. LHWP Phase 2, building on Phase 1 that was completed in 2003, includes the construction of the Polihali dam and... 


DWS expands technical team to respond to Cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal
22nd May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on Monday said it is working with the national and provincial departments of Health, as well as the City of Tshwane, to assist with water quality... 


Cholera outbreak: Tshwane testing whether water in tankers or from rivers is the source
22nd May 2023 By: News24Wire

The City of Tshwane says it has 52 water tankers going to informal settlements, but it is still being determined whether the cholera source is water in the rivers or water from the tankers. On... 


Pumps for iron ore mine flooding
12th May 2023

Pump and dredging specialist Integrated Pump Rental (IPR) was commissioned to assist with an incident of flooding at an iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape that resulted in the mining company no... 


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The units are locally manufactured and have a hydraulically driven high-pressure pump capacity of 295 ℓ/min at 150 bar
Vacuum truck aids rehab project
12th May 2023

Infrastructure maintenance and repair is a pressing issue across many municipalities in South Africa. In George municipality in the Western Cape, work is underway to rehabilitate some of the city’s... 


Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
KwaZulu-Natal to get mega water board with new members – Mchunu
11th May 2023 By: News24Wire

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu plans to axe 24 members of two embattled water boards to make way for a new water structure at the end of July. The proposed name of the new structure is... 


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Johannesburg Water to mitigate Commando System challenges, ensure steady supply
10th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Johannesburg Water Commando System is grappling with myriad of challenges, which is impacting on the sustainable supply of water to the regions the entity services; however, interventions are... 


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South Africa urged to consider greater reuse of water resources
10th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Water is an infinitely reusable resource and South Africa must pursue the treatment and reuse of its wastewater to unlock the benefit it will gain from having sufficient water resources available... 


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Accelerate completion of water projects in Waterberg district, says Mahlobo
10th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister David Mahlobo urged mayors and municipal managers in the Waterberg district to fast-track water and sanitation projects in Limpopo to ensure access to water for... 


Kusini to equip communities with water skills, unlock economic opportunities
5th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Social enterprise Kusini Water is accelerating its Water Champions programme to train unemployed youth and unlock economic opportunities in communities, as it works to provide water access across... 


GreenCape reports highlight most promising green economy investment opportunities
4th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South African nonprofit organisation GreenCape has released the 2023 edition of its yearly green economy market intelligence reports (MIRs), which highlight the most promising market opportunities... 


DWS continues prior year’s strategic interventions
2nd May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) will continue to progress many of its initiatives throughout 2023 to ensure South Africa gets back on track in terms of water security. Speaking during... 


DWS calls on mines to register tailing dams on its database
28th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is calling on mining houses to register all their tailings or mine residue deposit dams that classify as dams with a safety risk on its database. This... 


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Contractor supplies sewage treatment plants for Ghana developments
28th April 2023

Local water and wastewater treatment engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor WEC Projects has completed the design, engineering and supply of new sewage treatment plants for... 


Patented technology improves sustainability of plant
28th April 2023

Water treatment solutions provider Veolia Water Technologies’ patented solutions for wastewater treatment and biogas production are now in service at dairy company Pınar Süt’s factory in İzmir,... 


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Contractor secures new orders from diamond mine
28th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Following its successful expansion of the sewage treatment plant of diamond miner Lucara Diamond’s Karowe mine in Botswana, water management contractors WEC Projects has secured further orders from... 


Sector can benefit from water optimising solutions
28th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

It is evident that the South African sewage and effluent sector is under tremendous strain, as ongoing sewage spillage is a symptom of a “far wider and deeper issue”, stresses water solutions... 


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