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City of Joburg plans to probe massive development built on petrol pipeline in Glenvista

By: News24Wire      6th June 2019 The City of Joburg is expected to launch an investigation into the construction of a residential development by Balwin Properties and one of the major issues is a petrol pipe that runs underneath the development. The investigation relates to the Alinta complex in Glenvista, which officials and... 

Artisan Training Institute hosts ‘live’ skills show at Local Manufacturing Expo

5th June 2019 As the pressure mounts on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration to resuscitate the South African economy, the question is shifting from what he plans to do to how he plans to do it. A sure-fire way to catalyse South Africa’s economy back into growth is to invest in local manufacturing and... 

Rand Water to cut water supply to two municipalities over unsettled debt

By: News24Wire      31st May 2019 Two municipalities in Mpumalanga that breached their contracts to pay bills owing to Rand Water will have their water cut down to a trickle. This will be the second time in six months that residents of the Govan Mbeki municipality, which serves towns like Secunda, Bethal, Embalenhle and... 

Gauteng metros hit by water restrictions due to declining reservoir levels

By: African News Agency      24th May 2019 Rand Water on Friday morning started the process of reducing flow to the three metros, Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni as a result of declining levels in Gauteng reservoirs. In a statement, Rand Water said these reductions were as a consequence of higher than normal demand resulting in... 

Collaboration a solution for the water sector

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     3rd May 2019 Government and individuals can contribute to solutions for the water sector by creating awareness on unlicensed dumping at manholes, and through better collaboration among industry bodies, says wastewater treatment utility East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT) MD Tumelo Gopane. “Inadequate... 

Major 54-hour Rand Water shutdown 'postponed until further notice'

By: News24Wire      29th April 2019 A planned 54-hour shutdown by Rand Water that would have been with effect from Monday has been postponed until further notice.  A Rand Water spokesperson confirmed the postponement to News24 on Monday. In an earlier statement, Johannesburg Water advised all residents of the City of Johannesburg... 

New technologies to increase wastewater plants’ capacity

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     26th April 2019 The East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT) is implementing new technologies at its plants to increase the treatment capacity. ERWAT is set to commission the Nereda technology in June 2019 at the Hartebeestfontein wastewater treatment works (WWTW) to increase its capacity from 63-million litres a... 

R341m set aside to prevent pollution in the Vaal river – Water dept

By: News24Wire      8th April 2019 The Department of Water and Sanitation has set aside R341-million for the resuscitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal Triangle. The aim of the project is to prevent further pollution in the Vaal River. 

SAB And Municipality Collab Releases 4.4-Billion More Litres Of Water Per Year To Residents Of Cape Town And Tshwane

26th March 2019 Water saving projects being explored with more water stressed SA municipalities, and in other parts of Africa Working in collaboration with local municipalities in Cape Town and Tshwane, SAB has managed to help provide a total 4.4-billion litres of additional water per year for use by residents... 

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