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Company supplies temporary treatment plant
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Water purification and preservation company Watericon was awarded a 12-month tender to establish a temporary water treatment plant for two of State-owned power utility Eskom’s demineralising plants... 

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KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 

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PPC rehabilitates boreholes for Madibeng villages
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Construction materials company PPC has rehabilitated nine boreholes in Madibeng, in the North West, and handed them over to the Madibeng municipality. This project forms part of the cement maker’s... 

New R250m Contermanskloof reservoir starts water supply
11th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town’s new R250-million, 100-megalitre Contermanskloof reservoir, in Durbanville, has completed a one-year operational trial period and will now supply water to the city’s northern... 

Water consumption exceeds metros’ targets
11th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water consumption across Gauteng’s metropolitans has exceeded set targets, with Rand Water once again warning that the water systems are constrained. Rand Water continues to produce over 5 000... 

Rand Water redeems its 2013 bond
11th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water has settled its RW23 bond under its R10-billion domestic medium term note (DMTN) programme, which was listed with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2013 and matured... 

A Rand Water treatment plant
Rand Water concerned by escalating municipal water debt, reaches stalemate
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water on Friday called on municipalities to urgently pay their water debt as the amount owing to the water utility escalates and threatens its financial position. The water utility said it is... 

Nedbank announces R10m Green Economy Fund
8th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

At the Nedbank Green Indaba, held on November 30, Nedbank Corporate Social Investment executive head Poovi Pillay announced that the bank had set up its Green Economy Fund with initial capital of... 

Deteriorating water quality, wastewater management a crisis, says Human Rights Commission
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says that the rate and extent of the combined decline of South Africa’s water resource management and distribution indicates a state of “creeping... 

New study finds South Africans losing confidence in water services
7th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new survey undertaken by the Water Research Commission (WRC), in collaboration with the South African Local Government Association (Salga), has found that South Africans’ confidence in water... 

Image of hand under a dripping tap
Organisations raise concern over latest DWS water reports
6th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse initiative WaterCAN and AfriForum are raising their concerns over the latest results from the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) full Blue and No Drop... 

Image of Department of Water and Sanitation director-general Dr Dean Phillips
Country’s water quality deteriorates since 2014, nonrevenue water rockets - Blue, No, Green Drop reports
5th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The latest full Blue and No Drop reports, along with the Green Drop progress assessment report, released by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on Tuesday, show the deterioration of South... 

An image of the feed tank used for softening potable water
Gold mine receives containerised water treatment plants
1st December 2023

Endeavour Mining Corporation’s Lafigué gold mine, which is located about 120 km northeast of Bouake, in Côte d’Ivoire, has been equipped with three water treatment plants that will be fed raw water... 

The Berg River dam
TCTA progresses its various projects
29th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The various projects under the umbrella of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) are gaining traction, says TCTA CEO Percy Sechemane, outlining the projects in an update on the state of the... 

Image of Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu and Deputy Minister David Mahlobo at the Hartbeespoort dam
Work underway to clear hyacinth at Hartbeespoort dam
29th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Work is continuing on the efficient rehabilitation of the Hartbeespoort dam, where hyacinth and algae have negatively impacted the water quality, assured Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu.... 

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Delayed Lesotho Highlands project key to plugging Gauteng water-supply gap
17th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The long-anticipated second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP Phase II) broke ground this year, with ambitions of providing Gauteng and surrounds with a much-needed boost in water... 

Screengrab image of AfriForum environmental affairs adviser Marais de Vaal
Crisis looms with inadequately treated sewage
15th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

While South Africa’s drinking water largely meets the minimum requirements, the country’s sewage treatment ecosystem is heading toward a state of crisis, civil rights organisation AfriForum’s... 

Innovate UK, Technology Innovation Agency launch new R16m fund
13th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and UK Government’s national innovation agency Innovate UK have established a R16-million fund to support collaborative research, development and... 

Rand Water COO Mahlomola Mehlo
Rand Water reports stabilising bulk system
9th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Bulk water supplier Rand Water on Thursday reported a recovering and stabilising bulk water system, as critical reservoirs start improving to acceptable levels and metropolitan consumption is on a... 

Rand Water secures Fitch Ratings affirmation
7th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rand Water on Tuesday welcomed ratings agency Fitch Ratings’ affirmation of its National Long-Term Rating at 'AA+ (zaf) ‘with a Stable Outlook’. The utility noted that the affirmation reflected the... 

Establish water reuse infrastructure as an asset class – DBSA
6th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water reuse infrastructure in South Africa should be established an asset class to attract private sector capital and improving the water sector’s resilience, says Development Bank of Southern... 

Rand Water CEO Sipho Mosai
Rand Water continues to over-abstract, nonrevenue municipal water a concern
3rd November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water continues to over-abstract from the Integrated Vaal River System as it works with municipalities to help them reduce consumption, physical losses and nonrevenue water.... 

Drakenstein municipality breaks ground on R1.4bn upgrade project
2nd November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Drakenstein municipality has started the upgrade and refurbishment of the Paarl Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW), in the Western Cape, as part of the first phase of the new R1.4-billion Budget... 

City of Cape Town awards water saving stars certifications
2nd November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has recognised 17 businesses and organisations for efforts in implementing good water management practices at their premises. The various... 

First trial blasting at Clanwilliam dam construction site
26th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The first trial blasting has been undertaken at the Clanwilliam dam construction site in the Western Cape, as the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) works to raise the dam wall by 13 m. The... 

Rand Water concerned about R6bn in outstanding municipal debts
Rand Water concerned about R6bn in outstanding municipal debts
25th October 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Bulk water supplier Rand Water noted on Wednesday that while it continues to pump at maximum capacity, storage capacity continues to drop, all this amid raising concerns about huge amounts of... 

DWS accelerates Operation Bulela Metsi to address severe water challenges in North West
20th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is accelerating the implementation of Operation Bulela Metsi to enhance access to consistent and reliable water supply in the North West province. The... 

Growing water shortages are causing significant challenges for both consumers and the commercial sector, especially large-scale commercial projects.
‘Watershedding’ a reality for South Africa
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa grapples with persistent loadshedding, an increase in water shortages has emerged as another significant challenge for both consumers and the commercial sector, especially for... 

Equitable access requires multifaceted approach
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Access to clean water is a fundamental human necessity, yet it remains a significant challenge in Africa, with more than 300-million Africans lacking access to safe drinking water, while more than... 

The introduction of Vesconite Hilube’s lantern ring applications prolonged lifespan and reduced maintenance efforts
Better hydro efficiency through pump, turbine tech
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Early attempts to replace conventional metallic-type lantern rings with polymers, such as nylon, yielded discouraging results compared to metallic lantern rings in the water engineering industry,... 

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