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R2.3-billion contract for BRVAS approved
20th January 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The City of Cape Town Council approved the R2.3-billion Water Supply Agreement (WSA) with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on October 27, 2022 for the Berg River to Voëlvlei... 


Treatment system upgraded
20th January 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Water purification and preservation company Watericon commissioned 11 storage containers around the island of Mauritius early this year.   Watericon has received a yearly tender to install and... 


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Circular economy enables value-added by-products
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Nature-based solutions assist in creating a more circular economy and by-products from the treatment can create further value for the water treatment industry, says Rhodes University’s Institute... 


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EBRU’s systems to be used commercially
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Rhodes University’s Institute for Environmental Biotechnology’s (EBRU’s) ongoing research on nature-based water treatment solutions has showcased two possible systems for commercial use that can... 


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Revamp for two water treatment works
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineering solutions provider Bosch Projects has been appointed by the Blue Crane Route municipality (BCRM) as consultants for the refurbishment of the water treatment works (WTW) for... 


Cape Town plans seven-fold budget increase to protect sewer pump stations
18th January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The City of Cape Town has approved a seven-fold budget increase, from R70-million in 2022, to R400-million in 2024, and to R500-million in 2025, to upgrade pump stations and boost protection from... 


Intermittent rainfall continues to improve national dam levels
16th January 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s water reservoirs last week improved marginally following intermittent rainfall. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) says that the overall national storage capacity of the... 


Zambia to engage Zimbabwe over use of hydro plant at Kariba Dam
10th January 2023 By: News24Wire

Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema says he will engage his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in a private "family conversation" over the use and management of the hydro plant at Kariba... 


Water engineers allegedly robbed, held hostage in uMkhanyakude district
21st December 2022 By: Donna Slater

Richards Bay-based water board Mhlathuze Water says it is with “shock and regret” that it has learnt of the hijacking and robbery of an engineering consultant engaged by it to assist in the... 


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Zandvliet WWTW upgrade reaches milestone
16th December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Cape Town’s Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) upgrade has reached its biggest milestone with the completion of the new membrane biological reactor (MBR). Construction on site began in... 


Progress made in sewage spillages
16th December 2022

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has applauded the progress made in attending to the sewage spillages in Matjhabeng local municipality in the Free State and committed to continuous... 


Company creates guideline to conserve water
16th December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

National support programme the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC SA) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have constructed a detailed water assessment... 


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LHWP Phase 2 to reach completion in 2028
16th December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

About 17 990-million cubic metres of water have been transferred to South Africa since the commissioning of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase 1 in 2004. This has earned Lesotho... 


Progress being made under Operation Vulindlela
15th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Presidency and the National Treasury on December 14 released a progress report on the implementation of economic reforms during the third quarter to mark two years since the establishment of... 


Zimile builds water reservoir and tower for KwaThema communities
15th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multidisciplinary professional engineering firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has completed a project that secures water supply and storage to the communities of KwaThema, in Gauteng. The project,... 


Midvaal municipality completes R22m pipeline
12th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Midvaal local municipality has completed a R22-million water pipeline project that will enable Risiville, which borders on the Emfuleni local municipality, to have its own water supply.... 


Durban among several KwaZulu-Natal areas facing water crisis as loadshedding downs infrastructure
12th December 2022 By: News24Wire

Hundreds of thousands of KwaZulu-Natal residents and holidaymakers are likely to celebrate Christmas without running water as electricity-powered engines are unable to pump water due to load... 


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... 


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