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Rand Water Zuikerbosch Water Purification Plant
Power trips at Rand Water an Eskom issue, says entity's chief as water woes continue
5th July 2023 By: News24Wire

Water outages in Johannesburg and Tshwane are a result of loadshedding, says Teboho Joala, Rand Water's chief shared services officer and acting managing director. On Sunday, the municipalities... 


Rand Water's Vereeniging water treatment operations
Court intervenes in Vaal broken wastewater treatment works
4th July 2023 By: News24Wire

The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ruled the unabated flow of raw sewage into the Vaal River contravenes various environmental acts and must be prevented. It has given Water and Sanitation... 


AfWASA restructures its Scientific and Technical Council
3rd July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The African Water and Sanitation Association (AfWASA), which rebranded from the African Water Association in February 2023 to include sanitation utilities and other related organisations, has... 


Water Tap
Power outages at Rand Water affecting water supply in Joburg, Tshwane
3rd July 2023 By: News24Wire

A set of power failures at Rand Water last month is still affecting water supply to Johannesburg and Tshwane. The water entity - which purifies and distributes bulk water to municipalities,... 


A pile of pipes behind a fence covered in a Denso Ultraflex 1250 tape, a specially formulated anti-corrosion system.
Manufacturer secures large high pressure valve order
30th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings branch has secured a multimillion-rand order for high pressure valves with the Chris Hani district municipality, in... 


Cape Town to complete 28km sewer upgrade by 2025
29th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town is on track to complete the full 28 km of pipeline rehabilitation, under the R715-million Cape Flats Bulk Sewer upgrade, by 2025. The rehabilitation will benefit 300 000... 


Driefontein wastewater treatment works expands to maximum potential
Driefontein wastewater treatment works expands to maximum potential
28th June 2023

Metropolitan water utility Joburg Water has announced it will expand the capacity of the Driefontein wastewater treatment plant, in Krugersdorp, from 55 Ml to 80 Ml to account for a growing... 


Rand Water's Vereeniging works
Rand Water to pursue legal recourse in deadlock with nonpaying municipalities
28th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Water utility Rand Water is facing a significant challenge in relation to outstanding debts owed by various municipalities and has reached a deadlock with no alternative but to pursue legal... 


Reconfiguration of Umgeni and Mhlathuze Water continues
27th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mhlathuze Water, in KwaZulu-Natal,  is set to be disestablished on June 30, as the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) progresses the reconfiguration of its various water boards. Mhlathuze... 


South Africa plans $1.5bn water fund with climate finance
22nd June 2023 By: Bloomberg

A South African State development bank plans to create an almost $1.5-billion water infrastructure fund and is seeking finance from the Green Climate Fund. The Development Bank of Southern Africa... 


Huawei corporate communications VP Edison Xie
eLTE private network at Ghana hydropower facility most challenging African project yet for Huawei
21st June 2023 By: Darren Parker

The evolved long-term evolution (eLTE) broadband private network that Chinese information and communication technology company Huawei installed for the Bui Power Authority’s (BPA’s) hydropower... 


Wind, solar and hydrogen storage infrastructure
Netherlands, Denmark to help create $1bn South African hydrogen fund
20th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-backed firms from the Netherlands will help create a $1-billion green hydrogen fund for investment in South African projects as part of Dutch and Danish investments in renewable energy... 


parched land with dead tree
Meteorologists say drought not an inevitable outcome of El Niño
20th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Researchers in South Africa and around the globe have indicated that the regular monitoring of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (Enso) system suggests a strong El Niño is currently developing.... 


5 MW floating solar plant at the Bui dam in Ghana
Ghana authority to expand solar and hydro capacity
20th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Ghana’s Bui Power Authority (BPA), with the collaboration of the grid operator, is planning on constructing a new 50 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, in Dagbon, in the north of the country. This is... 


Water Tap
Reprieve for Joburg residents as Rand Water puts lengthy outage plan on hold
19th June 2023 By: News24Wire

Residents of Johannesburg can relax for now, knowing that their taps won't run dry this week after Rand Water postponed planned maintenance that was going to result in a two-day water outage.... 


USAID commits $3m for water and sanitation investment projects in Africa
19th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

In an effort to accelerate preparation of water and sanitation investment projects in Africa, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $3-million to the African... 


DWS reiterates race quotas for water use will only apply to new applications
15th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body Agri SA says it had a constructive meeting with officials from the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on the recently published draft regulations regarding procedural... 


DWS imposes restrictions on Bloemfontein water supply
15th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has imposed an 18% restriction on the Greater Bloemfontein Water Supply System following confirmation by a yearly operating analysis that restrictions... 


Joburg Water's Driefontein Wastewater Treatment plant
Joburg Water to expand Driefontein Wastewater Treatment plant
14th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Metropolitan water utility Joburg Water has announced plans to expand the capacity of the Driefontein Wastewater Treatment plant, in Krugersdorp, from 55 Megalitres to 80 Megalitres, as well as to... 


JRA launches second phase of major stormwater project
12th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The second phase of the Klein Jukskei bond stream bulk stormwater project in Ferndale, in Johannesburg, is set to get underway on June 20, with completion expected to be completed by mid-September... 


Fundamental economic reforms gathering pace, Ramaphosa says
12th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The latest report from Operation Vulindlela, a joint project of the Presidency, the National Treasury and other key government departments, outlines progress in implementing far-reaching,... 


Amplats hands over water projects to Thabazimbi communities
8th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mining group Anglo American Platinum has handed over three new water infrastructure projects to the residents of Thabazimbi, in Limpopo. As part of the company’s social and labour plan commitments... 


Rand Water to embark on 40-hour maintenance in Ekurhuleni
7th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water is preparing to implement planned 40-hour maintenance on its H5 pipeline from June 9 to 12, impacting water provision to some parts of the City of Ekurhuleni. The planned maintenance,... 


Tap with a drop of water
DWS’s interim Blue, Green and No Drop Watch reports show deterioration of South Africa’s water sector
6th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Correction action plans for only 168 of the 344 municipal wastewater systems that were found to be in a critical state by the 2022 Green Drop report have been submitted to the Department of Water... 


Stored water
South Africa seeks water investment with new procurement office
6th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is setting up an office to facilitate private investment in the water industry in a bid to arrest its collapse and emulate the success of the nation’s electricity procurement agency... 


South Africa says cholera cases reported in five provinces
5th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Cholera cases have been reported in five of South Africa’s nine provinces, according to the Department of Health. The department, in a response to queries, said it will issue a full statement... 


Municipalities owe Rand Water nearly R5bn
2nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Municipalities across Gauteng owe water utility provider Rand Water just under R5-billion for water. While some municipalities have responded to Rand Water’s call for them to pay for the water... 


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TCTA unpacks progress being made on key bulk water projects
2nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has come a long way since being established in 1986 to fund and implement the South African portion of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), gaining... 


Tshwane mayor Cilliers Brink
Rooiwal set for R4bn upgrade, DBSA selected as implementing agent
1st June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), the City of Tshwane (CoT) have embarked on a partnership that will see the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) implement the extensive upgrade... 


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Kusini to equip communities with water skills, unlock economic opportunities
31st May 2023

Social enterprise Kusini Water is accelerating its Water Champions programme to train unemployed youth and unlock economic opportunities in communities, as it works to provide water access across... 


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