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Vis Reddy, chairman and principal environmental geochemist, SRK Consulting
How a comprehensive ESG strategy adds value to mining
21st June 2024

The mining sector’s growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks is often portrayed as another regulatory load to be borne by an already over-burdened sector. It is anything... 


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Outa urges Ramaphosa to dump Ministers Mantashe, Nzimande, Chikunga
21st June 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s much anticipated new Cabinet appointments, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse is urging him not to reappoint Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede... 


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Institutes promote sustainable development
21st June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Members of welding professional body the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) stress the importance of high-quality welder education and training strategies to help catalyse the... 


Accessing Infrastructure Project Developments in Africa
20th June 2024

Africa is experiencing a wave of infrastructure developments that are poised to transform the continent’s economic landscape. Significant investments in urban development, transportation, energy,... 


Johannesburg Water well prepared for Rand Water’s maintenance
20th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Johannesburg Water says it is well prepared for the potential disruptions in water supply during Rand Water’s planned winter maintenance that is starting this weekend. The water supply across the... 


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DWS launches four more catchment management agencies
13th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has officially launched four more Catchment Management Agencies (CMAs), adding to the two CMAs that have already been in existence for more than 10... 


From left, Mr Majola, principal of Ningizimu Special School), with Theolan Govender, AfriSam Regional Manager, officially open the new classrooms
AfriSam builds enhanced learning facilities for Ningizimu Special School in Durban
12th June 2024

AfriSam, a leading construction materials company, has completed a project to enhance the learning environment at Ningizimu Special School in Durban. The initiative involved the construction of... 


CDE executive director Ann Bernstein
CDE suggests new administration should shrink, streamline Cabinet
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A significant reduction in the number of Cabinet Ministers and a fundamental overhaul of the Presidency are important steps towards fixing South Africa’s weak State, says policy research... 


Accreditation Day underlines importance of the SANAS
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

In the current environment of fast-paced technological advancement, accreditation can enable organisations to embrace new technologies and drive innovation, as it provides a framework of trust and... 


Image of Tshwane city manager Johann Mettler and DWS DDG for water and sanitation Services Dr Risimati Mathye
City of Tshwane, DWS sign an MoU to address water constraints
10th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Tshwane (CoT) and the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) have formalised a strategic partnership through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to tackle the city’s water challenges.... 


Jendamark CEO Quinton Uren
Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber launches think tank to drive job creation in ‘bay of opportunity’
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

One of the country’s most active business organisations the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC) has launched a Local Economy Reinvention Think Tank, marking another step in its vision of... 


DWS postpones Lower Sundays Canal rehabilitation
7th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has postponed the emergency rehabilitation on parts of the Lower Sundays River Canal, in the Eastern Cape, in the aftermath of flooding events. The... 


Water access improves since 2002, but latest data shows regression over the past two years
7th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While access to drinking water has improved over the past two decades, recent Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) data shows that there has been a regression over the past two years. In its annual... 


Rising temperatures, rising risks: why adequate cover has become critical
6th June 2024

The knock-on effects of climate-related incidents have led to a noticeable increase in personal and commercial insurance claims, both in terms of property damage and business interruption. This has... 


Lower Sundays River Canal to close for scheduled construction of the canal tie-ins
4th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Sections of the Lower Sundays River Canal, which forms part of the Lower Sunday’s Government Water Scheme (LSGWS), in the Eastern Cape, is set to be closed for three months for urgent... 


DWS gazettes revised norms and standards for tariff setting
4th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has gazetted the revised Norms and Standards for tariff setting, which introduces a multiyear tariff for all water users, and aims to ensure that... 


Bill creating water infrastructure agency heads for President’s desk
31st May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Following the adoption of the National Water Resource Infrastructure Agency (NWRIA) Bill, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to submit it to President Cyril Ramaphosa for... 


We must protect SA's groundwater
30th May 2024

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager at Xylem Africa. Local groundwater sources need protection and rehabilitation to support sustainable urban growth. 


WRC CEO Dr Jennifer Molwantwa
New Siltation Management Short Learning Programmes launched
30th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Water Research Commission (WRC) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have partnered to launch six short learning programmes to address critical capacity development challenges in dam... 


Social elements of ESG in mining more complex, but an established part of mining's legacy
24th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While there are increasingly complex regulatory requirements governing the social obligations of mines, regulations are only catching up to what some mining companies are doing to benefit mine... 


Staff often have to work on outages at night
Cape Town’s water and sanitation staff victims of 22 hijackings, 52 robberies
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says its Water and Sanitation staff have been the victims of 22 hijackings and 52 robberies since July 1, last year. Of the hijackings, seven were in Khayelitsha, six... 


Don’t’ be . . .
24th May 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

In my piece last week, titled ‘Numbing dumping’, you were offered recipes for ‘A Good, Easy Garlic Chicken’ and French fries. The relevance of the recipes was that antidumping duties have been... 


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Vaal Water Lettuce invasion signifies need to weed out water pollution
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Vaal Barrage is now home to an invasive plant species that has had significant negative economic and environmental consequences for the region, and its rapid spread will not slow down without... 


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Vaal Water Lettuce invasion signifies need to weed out water pollution
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Vaal Barrage is now home to an invasive plant species that has had significant negative economic and environmental consequences for the region, and its rapid spread will not slow down without... 


Understanding the Needs of Township Businesses: A Call to Action
21st May 2024

Township businesses, often overlooked in mainstream economic discussions, are the lifeblood of many communities across Africa. These enterprises play a vital role in driving local economies,... 


DWS set to submit NWRIA Bill to Presidency
20th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Following the adoption of the National Water Resource Infrastructure Agency (NWRIA) Bill, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to submit it to President Cyril Ramaphosa for... 


COUNTRY BOOST The aim of this new Zambia Country Strategy Paper is to support Zambia’s vision of speeding up its socioeconomic transformation to improve livelihoods
AfDB approves strategy paper
17th May 2024

Earlier last month, the board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Zambia for 2024-2029, which sets out two priority intervention... 


Alboricah Rathupetsane
Opinion: Time to open the floodgates on infrastructure development
16th May 2024

In this article, Stellenbosch University PhD student and Centre for Sustainability Transitions junior researcher Alboricah Rathupetsane writes about the impact of extreme weather events on South... 


Satellite image of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster
Mashatile says Jagersfontein house rebuilding project is advancing
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Deputy President Paul Mashatile has assured the National Council of Provinces that the Jagersfontein house rebuilding project is well under way. This project follows the collapse of a tailings dam... 


Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC)
Action needed to ease the burden on South Africa’s water systems
10th May 2024

By: Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC) A combination of rapid urbanisation, climate change and droughts, high water demand, and aging infrastructure have placed... 


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Water a hurdle in Africa’s development - expert
10th May 2024

Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges, says advisory and analytics firm... 


UK, South African universities partner to establish water security forum
9th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) and UK-based Cranfield University Centre for Water, Environment and Development (CWED) are partnering to establish... 


Introducing our stellar line-up of speakers for Infrastructure Africa
9th May 2024

The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum is thrilled to announce the esteemed line-up of speakers who will be headlining the upcoming conference, set to take place on 16 – 17 July 2024 at the CTICC... 


Need to reduce electricity use overlooked in efforts to mitigate water challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A crucial missing element in current water management strategies is reducing electricity consumption, says CBI-electric: low voltage engineering executive Dr Andrew Dickson. Discussing... 


Africa’s water challenges present opportunities for innovation, private-sector involvement
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges. However, the challenges present... 


South African tech startups have three more days to enter Irish Tech Challenge
2nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

High-impact South African startups have until May 5 to submit their applications for the Irish Tech Challenge South Africa, which promises to provide winners global market access. The challenge is... 


Kwikspace paves the way for educational equity in the Eastern Cape with innovative sanitation solutions
Kwikspace paves the way for educational equity in the Eastern Cape with innovative sanitation solutions
2nd May 2024

Eastern Cape, South Africa – In a stride towards accessible education, Kwikspace is proud to announce the initiation of a pivotal project in the Eastern Cape. This endeavour, part of the Sanitation... 


Interwaste launches leachate and effluent treatment plant
Interwaste launches leachate and effluent treatment plant
2nd May 2024

Local waste management company Interwaste – a Séché Environnement Group company – has launched its R100-million leachate and effluent treatment plant in Delmas, Mpumalanga. The company describes... 


LHWP tunnel closure won’t have significant impact on water supplies, assures DWS
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The upcoming six-month closure of the Lesotho Highlands tunnel, from October 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025, for scheduled maintenance is not expected to have a significant impact or disruption on... 


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Cape Town budgets R5.3bn for water and sanitation capital projects
26th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says its total proposed budget for water and sanitation for the upcoming 2024/25 financial year is R18.5-billion. Of this, R5.3-billion will be spent on capital... 


PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE
Given the pressing need for reliable and efficient sewer systems, the selection of materials for pipelines is of paramount importance
Plastic pipes key to modernisation
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

To address the challenges of water scarcity, sanitation inadequacies and the need for efficient waste management there is ongoing reassessment of the materials and technologies used in... 


NON-SEWERED SANITATION SYSTEM
The self-sustaining, flushing toilet system that recycles 100% of used water targets underserved communities, and is environmentally sustainable and practical for widespread implementation
Sanitation solution developed for underserved communities, schools
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The introduction of the Enviro Loo Clear Non-Sewered Sanitation System (NSSS) marks a substantial advance in addressing pressing issues of sanitation and water scarcity, says sanitation service... 


FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE  
AfriForum’s latest blue and green drop report notes that 81% of sewage wastewater treatment works fail to meet minimum standards, endangers water sources nationwide
NGO unpacks poor quality of S Africa’s wastewater systems
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Nongovernmental organisation (NGO) AfriForum’s latest blue and green drop report notes that 81% of sewage wastewater treatment works (SWWTWs) fail to meet minimum standards, which the NGO says... 


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