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DWS outlines applications for hydropower generation water use
12th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to open applications for the water-use licences for hydropower generation, with a stakeholder session outlining the process moving forward... 


Expert panel advises City of Cape Town on permanent desalination plans
11th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

An independent advisory panel (IAP) has been established by the City of Cape Town and the Water Research Commission (WRC) to deliver expert advice on the technical, scientific, socioeconomic and... 


DWS calls on IPPs to apply for hydropower generation water use licences
5th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to open applications for independent power producers (IPPs) to apply for water use authorisations to use its water resources, water courses... 


Speakers who participated in a Creamer Media-hosted webinar on challenges in water infrastructure and treatment
Water challenges a consequence of a multitude of external issues
30th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

While South Africa’s water sector challenges are vast, and longstanding, many external factors are impacting on the country’s ability to provide reliable clean quality water to all its citizens.... 


Companies, unions need to develop frameworks for dealing with impact of energy, water outages
29th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Employers, their employees and trade unions need to develop framework agreements that set out how a company and its employees will respond to the impact of high levels of loadshedding, or even a... 


DWS welcomes the arrest of a senior manager for double dipping salaries
28th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on Tuesday welcomed the arrest of a director who was allegedly “double dipping” by way of earning a salary from both the DWS and the Moses Kotane local... 


Kenya weighs $2.4bn of dams to boost water availability
28th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Kenya plans to seek investors to help build seven dams at a cost of $2.4-billion, according the National Treasury’s Public Private Partnerships Directorate. The government plans to sign... 


DWS signs cooperation MoUs with two European countries
27th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between South Africa and Finland, while a standing MoU has been renewed with the Netherlands during the United Nations 2023 Water conference,... 


City of Cape Town approves Potsdam WWTW upgrade contracts
22nd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee has approved two major construction contracts linked to the R5-billion upgrade of Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW). The upgrade of the WWTW will... 


The Coca-Cola Foundation, partners rehabilitate 11 500 ha in ongoing water conservation projects
22nd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Coca-Cola in South Africa, along with its partners, has collectively rehabilitated and improved land management practices across more than 11 500 ha as it reaffirms its commitment to conserving... 


World needs to treat 8.56bn m3/y additional wastewater to meet SDGs
22nd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As the United Nations (UN) prepares to review the progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), new research has revealed that global wastewater treatment capacity needs to increase by... 


City of Tshwane
These parts of Tshwane could be without water due to upgrades
20th March 2023 By: News24Wire

Residents in parts of Pretoria could be left without water while Rand Water carries out upgrades to bulk water meters that supply water to three reservoirs on Thursday and next week. On Thursday,... 


An image of Siza Water Sheffield wastewater treatment plant situated north of Ballito in KwaZulu-Natal
Programme designed to propel forward economic fortunes
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The public service is opening up opportunities for public–private partnerships (PPPs) to supply water to municipalities.  This was identified during a seminar held on February 2, 2023 by the... 


App to determine water potability
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

South African charitable trust the Claude Leon Foundation is funding two research chairs, one of which will conclude research on a potable water test-strips application (app) to promote realisation... 


An image of Rand Water's bulk water
Power outages dimming water supply efficiency
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Purification works and booster stations are expected to be exempt from loadshedding; however, the recent power outages across bulk water utility Rand Water’s entire value chain have created... 


R120bn portfolio boosts Cape Town’s water infrastructure
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The City of Cape Town has launched its R120-billion infrastructure portfolio for economic growth, of which around 38%, or R45-billion, will be allocated to addressing water and sanitation... 


An image of ABB power and water local division sales manager Joyce Moganedi
Scada systems vital in sector
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) systems afford customers the flexibility to monitor, control and overall manage specific processes in water plants. The current water crisis in... 


An image of the constructed wetland
Constructed wetlands to be completed by this month
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

A system of three constructed wetlands (CWs) was built in gravel-like beds to establish a microbial consortium using plants that essentially ‘eat’ chemical components in discarded wastewater. The... 


An image of NCPC-SA project manager Lindani Ncwane
Guideline to improve agro-processing water efficiency
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has created an Industrial Water Efficiency Guideline following its assessment of water efficiency between 2013 and 2020 in the... 


DWS consults on Draft Water, Sanitation Services Policy on privately-owned land
16th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on Thursday hosted its final national consultations on the Draft Water and Sanitation Services Policy on Privately Owned Land. Approved by Water and... 


Constitutional Court ruling a crucial victory for water rights holders, says AgriSA
15th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Constitutional Court has conclusively ruled that water rights holders are entitled to transfer such rights in accordance with the provisions of the National Water Act, dismissing the appeal by... 


IBM launches RFP to help accelerate global water management solutions
15th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

IBM has opened the applications for the next cohort of the IBM Sustainability Accelerator, which will focus on water management solutions. The programme applies IBM technologies, including hybrid... 


Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
Mchunu speaks out against vandalism; Rand Water to invest R28bn in new reservoirs by 2028
14th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has expressed deep ire for water infrastructure vandals, using his podium at a media briefing, in Pretoria, on March 14, to warn them that they would not... 


Screenshot of Academy of Science of South Africa Council's Professor Thokozani Majozi
ASSAf publishes Water Security Statement
14th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on Tuesday published its Water Security Statement ahead of the United Nations (UN) 2023 Water Conference, to be hosted in New York, US, from March 22... 


DWS calls on water users to update, register user information
10th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is calling on all water users to register or update their water user information in its Water Use Registration Programme. The Water Use Registration... 


South Africa, eSwatini conclude Komati River Basin Treaty public consultations
10th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The governments of South Africa and the Kingdom of eSwatini have concluded public consultations to obtain inputs from sector stakeholders in both countries to review of a Treaty on the Development... 


Expanded Greater Brandvlei Irrigation Scheme is an opportunity for inclusive growth in the wine sector
8th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The completion of the Brandvlei dam infrastructure project, near Worcester, is expected to bring about enterprise development, transformation, job creation and socioeconomic development. First... 


Infrastructure backlog, waning service delivery driving people to cities – TIPS
6th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

There is a massive infrastructure backlog in historic labour-sending regions, or former homelands, and the share of households with piped water inside the house has declined in the Free State,... 


Central basin AMD site impacted by ongoing rainfall
6th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The treatment site of the Central Basin Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) plant has been significantly affected by the recent increased rainfall in Gauteng, the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) said on... 


Image of Woodlands Dairy water recycling plant
Woodlands Dairy water recovery plant saves 217 000 cubic metre water
1st March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African dairy manufacturer Woodlands Dairy has successfully commissioned a water recovery plant which has saved about 217 000 m3 of water. The plant, commissioned in March 2017, had recovered... 


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