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A five-person team from WEC Projects oversaw the installation of the plants and provided training to operators during the commissioning stage
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,... 


Image of artificial wetlands created by WEC Projects
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... 


Commerzbank, Investec jointly arrange financing to provide safe drinking water in rural Côte d’Ivoire
26th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Investec and Commerzbank, in collaboration with Swiss Export Risk Insurance and Atradius Dutch State Business, have concluded a loan agreement with Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Economy and Finance... 


DWS dismisses senior official for fraud, gross dishonesty
21st April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has dismissed a senior official for fraud and gross dishonesty that had resulted in dual employment and double-dipping. Gabonewe Madikela was found... 


Spring Grove Water Treatment Plant commissioned
21st April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has commissioned the completed Spring Grove water treatment plant at the Rosetta and Bruntville Reservoir in Mooi River, in the uMgungundlovu District,... 


First phase of Milnerton bulk sewer upgrade under way
19th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The first phase of the two-phase R474-million Milnerton bulk sewer upgrade to increase the capacity and reliability of the City of Cape Town's bulk sewer system is under way after breaking ground... 


Salga urges negotiated conditionalities regarding municipal debt relief
19th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African Local Government Association (Salga) has acknowledged with concern the debt spiral that both State-owned utility Eskom and municipalities currently face. Municipalities were owed... 


Rand water pumping station
Several days until taps run dry in parts of Pretoria after vandalism at pump station
17th April 2023 By: News24Wire

Taps could run dry in suburbs in the Ekurhuleni and Tshwane metros after a power outage, believed to have been caused by vandalism, at a Rand Water booster station on Friday. Although power was... 


New research findings can help decrease water use for more sustainable beef production
14th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A new report funded by the Water Research Commission (WRC), and undertaken by the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Botswana University of Agriculture anf Natural Resources and the... 


DWS outlines applications for hydropower generation water use
12th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to open applications for the water-use licences for hydropower generation, with a stakeholder session outlining the process moving forward... 


Expert panel advises City of Cape Town on permanent desalination plans
11th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

An independent advisory panel (IAP) has been established by the City of Cape Town and the Water Research Commission (WRC) to deliver expert advice on the technical, scientific, socioeconomic and... 


DWS calls on IPPs to apply for hydropower generation water use licences
5th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to open applications for independent power producers (IPPs) to apply for water use authorisations to use its water resources, water courses... 


Speakers who participated in a Creamer Media-hosted webinar on challenges in water infrastructure and treatment
Water challenges a consequence of a multitude of external issues
30th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

While South Africa’s water sector challenges are vast, and longstanding, many external factors are impacting on the country’s ability to provide reliable clean quality water to all its citizens.... 


Companies, unions need to develop frameworks for dealing with impact of energy, water outages
29th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Employers, their employees and trade unions need to develop framework agreements that set out how a company and its employees will respond to the impact of high levels of loadshedding, or even a... 


DWS welcomes the arrest of a senior manager for double dipping salaries
28th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on Tuesday welcomed the arrest of a director who was allegedly “double dipping” by way of earning a salary from both the DWS and the Moses Kotane local... 


Kenya weighs $2.4bn of dams to boost water availability
28th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Kenya plans to seek investors to help build seven dams at a cost of $2.4-billion, according the National Treasury’s Public Private Partnerships Directorate. The government plans to sign... 


DWS signs cooperation MoUs with two European countries
27th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between South Africa and Finland, while a standing MoU has been renewed with the Netherlands during the United Nations 2023 Water conference,... 


City of Cape Town approves Potsdam WWTW upgrade contracts
22nd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee has approved two major construction contracts linked to the R5-billion upgrade of Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW). The upgrade of the WWTW will... 


The Coca-Cola Foundation, partners rehabilitate 11 500 ha in ongoing water conservation projects
22nd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Coca-Cola in South Africa, along with its partners, has collectively rehabilitated and improved land management practices across more than 11 500 ha as it reaffirms its commitment to conserving... 


World needs to treat 8.56bn m3/y additional wastewater to meet SDGs
22nd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As the United Nations (UN) prepares to review the progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), new research has revealed that global wastewater treatment capacity needs to increase by... 


City of Tshwane
These parts of Tshwane could be without water due to upgrades
20th March 2023 By: News24Wire

Residents in parts of Pretoria could be left without water while Rand Water carries out upgrades to bulk water meters that supply water to three reservoirs on Thursday and next week. On Thursday,... 


An image of Siza Water Sheffield wastewater treatment plant situated north of Ballito in KwaZulu-Natal
Programme designed to propel forward economic fortunes
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The public service is opening up opportunities for public–private partnerships (PPPs) to supply water to municipalities.  This was identified during a seminar held on February 2, 2023 by the... 


App to determine water potability
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

South African charitable trust the Claude Leon Foundation is funding two research chairs, one of which will conclude research on a potable water test-strips application (app) to promote realisation... 


An image of Rand Water's bulk water
Power outages dimming water supply efficiency
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Purification works and booster stations are expected to be exempt from loadshedding; however, the recent power outages across bulk water utility Rand Water’s entire value chain have created... 


R120bn portfolio boosts Cape Town’s water infrastructure
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The City of Cape Town has launched its R120-billion infrastructure portfolio for economic growth, of which around 38%, or R45-billion, will be allocated to addressing water and sanitation... 


An image of ABB power and water local division sales manager Joyce Moganedi
Scada systems vital in sector
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) systems afford customers the flexibility to monitor, control and overall manage specific processes in water plants. The current water crisis in... 


An image of the constructed wetland
Constructed wetlands to be completed by this month
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

A system of three constructed wetlands (CWs) was built in gravel-like beds to establish a microbial consortium using plants that essentially ‘eat’ chemical components in discarded wastewater. The... 


An image of NCPC-SA project manager Lindani Ncwane
Guideline to improve agro-processing water efficiency
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has created an Industrial Water Efficiency Guideline following its assessment of water efficiency between 2013 and 2020 in the... 


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