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Jagersfontein mine dam owner denies second collapse
28th September 2022 By: Reuters

Jagersfontein Developments, the owner of a mine waste dam that partially collapsed two weeks ago, denied on Wednesday that another dam wall had collapsed, contradicting a statement from the Free... 


Shale gas science action plan emphasises research, consultation, oversight and compliance
28th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The ‘Science Action Plan (SAP) for Shale Gas in the Karoo Basin’ proposes a raft of integrated actions and research topics to ensure South Africa approaches the potential exploitation and... 


DWS issues notice on merger of Umgeni Water, Mhlathuze Water
28th September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has embarked on the reconfiguration and consolidation of Umgeni Water and Mhlathuze Water with the aim of improving the institutional landscape in the... 


Rand Water appoints new board
23rd September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Water utility Rand Water has appointed a new board, which is gender balanced and comprises of individuals who collectively possess science, engineering, governance, accounting and finance... 


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Greater urgency urged as climate change amplifies SA’s water insecurity
23rd September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water security remains one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa, with the country’s supply facing many threats amid increasing demand and relatively low water availability. While the... 


IFC supports Redefine's maiden green bond
20th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Development finance institution the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the anchor investor of real estate investment trust Redefine Properties' green bond, which aims to promote... 


Royal Haskoning's Sheilla de Carvalho appointed to IWA digital water steering committee
20th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Engineering multinational firm Royal HaskoningDHV Southern Africa leading markets and Mozambique director Sheilla de Carvalho has been appointed to the International Water Association (IWA) Digital... 


CCBSA, DWS launch open groundwater harvesting systems in Gqeberha
16th September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), in partnership with the Department Water and Sanitation (DWS), have launched a series of systems off-grid, solar-powered groundwater harvesting and... 


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Municipalities struggle to address key infrastructure challenges
16th September 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Dysfunctional wastewater treatment plants pose a health hazard for residents living downstream along watercourses and have a negative impact on the environment, says consultancy firm SRK Consulting... 


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Maintenance deemed first priority
16th September 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The maintenance of infrastructure by local municipalities is critical to ensuring lasting, quality and sustainable essential services for future generations, says industry body South African... 


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Manufacturer maintains export market despite pandemic
9th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

Local manufacturer Ryalsan North Engineering (RNE) Pumps managed to maintain its export figures throughout Covid-19 and continues to successfully market its RNE vertical spindle pumps range. The... 


Mhlathuze Water appoints interim CEO
5th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dr Simo Lushaba has been appointed as Mhlathuze Water interim CEO, effective September 5. He assumes leadership of the organisation at a critical time where the delivery of infrastructure projects... 


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Day Zero: Combined 11% left in Nelson Mandela Bay storage dams, but water consumption remains high
31st August 2022 By: News24Wire

All dams supplying the drought-stricken Nelson Mandela Bay metro are at a combined capacity of 11%. The water levels at the dams supplying mainly the towns of Gqeberha, Kariega, Despatch, and... 


Mchunu supports calls for private sector investment in water infrastructure
30th August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s government is in support of private sector collaborations as a means to ensure water security and the treatment of wastewater across Africa. Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo... 


DWS stronger, but more to do, says Minister
26th August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

One year after taking office, Minister Senzo Mchunu says the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is now stronger and fully functional; however, there is still a long way to go and more work to... 


DWS embarks on National Water Resource Strategy public consultations
23rd August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has started the public consultations for the third iteration of the National Water Resources Strategy (NWRS-3). The draft NWRS-3, approved by Cabinet... 


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Agri SA hopes for sustainable raw water tariff increase amid consultations
22nd August 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body Agri SA has confirmed that it will participate in national raw water tariff consultations with the Department of Water and Sanitation on August 26. The discussions are meant to... 


TNPA tests market for water desalination solutions at eight ports
TNPA tests market for water desalination solutions at eight ports
19th August 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued a request for information (RFI) for the supply of desalinated water for its eight commercial seaports. The RFI, the TNPA says, is... 


City of Cape Town establishes an independent advisory panel for water reuse
19th August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town has embarked on a new water programme that will increase available supply capacity by an additional 300-million litres of water a day through alternative means such... 


An image of a ravine where part of a bridge washed away during the Kwa-Zulu Natal Floods in April 2022
Growing need to embed climate resilience into SA’s infrastructure
19th August 2022 By: Nadine James

News about extreme weather events has become a monthly occurrence, highlighting the importance of embedding some measure of infrastructure and societal resilience in the evolving climate. Damage to... 


Rand Water warns of possible water supply disruptions as it undertakes pipeline tie-in
16th August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The schduled tie-in of utility Rand Water's newly built B6 pipeline at the corner of Eike street and Boundary road, in Garthdale, south of Alberton, may affect water supply in some areas of... 


OUTA calls for thorough investigations into Lepelle Northern, Amatola water boards
15th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Nonprofit entity the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has encouraged the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to be “ruthless” in its investigations into two of the country’s water boards. This... 


Consultancy sought to develop groundwater strategy for Limpopo River basin
15th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) and the Limpopo Watercourse Commission (Limcom) have issued a request for expressions of interest for a... 


Ethiopia completes third phase of filling giant Nile dam
12th August 2022 By: Reuters

Ethiopia has completed the third phase of filling the reservoir for its huge dam on the Blue Nile river, the government said on Friday, a process that continues to irk the country's downstream... 


An image of a drone connected to the Aerobotics app on farm
Tech yields beneficial tools for farms
12th August 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Software company Aerobotics is pioneering solutions, such as its Aeroview infield mobile application and computer vision for the precision farming of perennial crops, as more growers look to... 


City of Cape Town develops a standard procedure for temporary wastewater packaged plants
11th August 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The City of Cape Town is implementing a standard operating procedure (SOP) for temporary wastewater packaged plants for areas draining into the Potsdam, Zandvliet and Macassar wastewater treatment... 


Joburg Water starts replacing outage-prone asbestos pipes
8th August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Joburg Water is implementing an urgent short- to medium-term plan to replace old asbestos cement piping infrastructure with either UPVC or steel pipes in the Central and North of Johannesburg. Last... 


LHDA awards Senqu bridge construction tender
8th August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The three-year construction of the 825-m-long, 90-m-high Senqu bridge is set to start soon following the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) awarding of the M2-billion construction... 


Precautionary boil notice issued for discoloured water across parts of Cape Town
5th August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town has issued a precautionary boil notice for water across parts of Cape Town as water in the distribution system from Faure water treatment plant over parts of the eastern,... 


Israeli water experts in SA to assist local governments to avoid water crisis
4th August 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As several of South Africa's municipalities are facing a water crisis and heading towards Day Zero, Israeli water experts are set to consult local government municipalities on crucial issues... 


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