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Cape Town’s New Water Programme gets under way
7th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town has implemented its New Water Programme (NWP) in an effort to diversify and expand Cape Town's water supply sources and meet the growing water demands of an increasing... 


DWS, CoJ engaging on measures to ensure water supply sustainability
5th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) metropolitan municipality are continuing discussions around water supply challenges in the region. The city has a... 


WRC extends water partnership, support to Northern Cape
5th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Water Research Commission (WRC) is embarking on a roadshow in the Northern Cape to strengthen provincial water and sanitation resilience to climate change through research, development and... 


DWS, DFFE suggest short-, long-term invasive plant interventions
5th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A joint task team established by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) have identified immediate short- and long-term... 


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Bayside Canal R87m upgrade on track
4th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Progress is being made on the City of Cape Town’s (CoCT's) R87.5-million upgrade of the Bayside Canal, from Blaauwberg road to the Rietvlei in Tableview, in the Western Cape. Work is expected to be... 


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DWS releases water and sanitation services on privately owned land policy
4th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has launched the Water and Sanitation Services on Privately Owned Land Policy. The landmark policy, which aims to accelerate the delivery of access to... 


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Lesotho Highlands Tunnel set for six-month maintenance closure
4th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project Tunnel is preparing for a six-month closure as it undergoes planned maintenance, jointly undertaken by the Lesotho Highlands Development Agency and Trans Caledon... 


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Municipal debt escalating, Rand Water takes hardline stance
4th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water has warned of a destabilising financial position as several municipalities fail to honour their bulk water purchase agreements and debt settlement arrangements with Rand... 


EWSETA CEO Mpho Mookapele
EWSETA develops, implements specialised renewable energy, water training programmes
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

To support the development of critical skills within the water and energy sector, the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is developing and implementing specialised... 


Rand Water works to rid Vaal river of invasive plants
Rand Water works to rid Vaal river of invasive plants
28th February 2024

Rand Water has embarked on a three-pronged integrated programme to clear the invasive water lettuce currently overwhelming the Vaal River, one part of which is the release of hundreds of weevils as... 


Ewseta CEO Mpho Mookapele
TVET colleges ‘not in a good state’ – Ewseta
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are not in a good state, Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) CEO Mpho Mookapele has... 


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Industry failure to report skills requirements undermining economic growth
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) has said it cannot accurately determine critical skills needs in the sector because industry participants do not accurately... 


DBSA’s new Project Vumela financing instrument to help municipalities fund bulk infrastructure investment
21st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Development finance institution Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has introduced a new financing instrument called Project Vumela, which blends municipal revenue sources with financing... 


Plentify HotBot geyser management device
HotBot geyser devices deliver energy savings, lower power surges to grid
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since launching its HotBot devices for smart geyser management in 2020, energy solutions developer Plentify has recorded considerable energy savings across its user base, as well as lower demand... 


Image of Centre for Biological Control Deputy Director Dr Julie Coetzee showing the invasive water lettuce at the Vaal Barrage
DWS, DFFE to probe whether Vaal invasive vegetation clearing methods are aligned with regulations
19th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The departments of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) are reviewing complaints and concerns in the public domain over the use of chemicals as part of a... 


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Good governance key to addressing water infrastructure challenges
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Transparency, accountability and good governance practices are critical to address the current water infrastructure crisis in South Africa, emphasises Talbot, a sustainable water solutions company.... 


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S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


Critical infrastructure blackouts top business risk in SA – Allianz
16th February 2024

For the second consecutive year, international financial services provider Allianz’s Risk Barometer indicates that critical infrastructure blackouts, attributed to power outages and the failure of... 


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Rand Water kicks off programme to weed out water lettuce in the Vaal river
15th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water on Thursday released the first batch of weevils and hoppers as biocontrol agents to start eliminating the invasive water lettuce in the Vaal river. The programme, which formed part of... 


Significant progress made on R292m Sir Lowry's Pass river upgrade
14th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Since breaking ground on the R292-million major upgrade of the Sir Lowry’s Pass river a year ago, the City of Cape Town is on track to complete the project in 2026. The upgrades, in an effort to... 


Proposed water amendments needed, but inconsistencies, enforcement need to be fixed
14th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While some of the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) recently proposed water amendments, which have significant implications for water resource management and public access to water, are... 


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Loadshedding, logistics, water crises key themes of SoNA 2024
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses some of the key themes that emerged during President Cyril Ramaphosa's final State of the Nation Address of the current administration and how... 


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Waning perceptions of drinking water quality underline need for urgent intervention
9th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While the majority of South Africans perceive their water to be safe to drink, their confidence in water services and quality has been deteriorating over the last decade, a water services barometer... 


DWS, Salga, Cogta to review water service delivery mechanisms in municipalities
5th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), the Department of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) and the South African Local Government Association (Salga) are establishing a... 


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Clear commitment to reform implementation needed in SoNA – Mavuso
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to show a clear commitment to the hard work of reform implementation during his... 


New regional representative announced for IWMI Southern Africa
29th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Circular economy and water innovation expert Dr Henry Roman has been appointed as the International Water Management Institute’s (IWMI’s) regional representative for Southern Africa and country... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
South Africa must build renewable energy momentum, and then move on to other sectors – Mavuso
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The rapid pace at which South Africa is building renewable energy projects, driven by private sector investment, is viewed as positive in the global context, including at the recently held World... 


Water summit concludes with multistakeholder resolutions to tackle issues
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is offering comprehensive and collaborative support for underperforming water services authorities (WSAs), mayors and municipalities, Water and... 


AfDB pledges to quadruple financing for climate adaptation
19th January 2024

Development funding institution African Development Bank (AfDB) recently pledged to quadruple its financing for climate adaptation to reach $25-billion by 2025 through the promotion of... 


Water reuse increases potable water supply
19th January 2024

Water reuse will add about 7% to Cape Town’s total bulk potable water supply by 2040 as part of Cape Town’s Water Strategy. The programme aims to add 300-million litres of water a day from new... 


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