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Water hyacinth at the Hartbeestpoort dam
South African scientists use bugs in war against water hyacinth weed
1st March 2023 By: Reuters

The Hartbeespoort dam in South Africa used to be brimming with people enjoying scenic landscapes and recreational water sports. Now, the visitors are greeted to the sight of boats stuck in a sea of... 


Rand Water unveils 210 Ml Vlakfontein reservoir
Rand Water unveils 210 Ml Vlakfontein reservoir
1st March 2023

Rand Water has unveiled a new 210 megalitre post-tensioned concrete reservoir in Benoni, Ekurhuleni, deemed to be the largest of its type in South Africa. Natasha Odendaal tells us more. 


Rand Water CE Sipho Mosai
Opinion: Perfecting the art of water delivery for future generations
27th February 2023

In this article, Rand Water CE Sipho Mosai writes about water shortages and how to improve water delivery for future generations. 


A burst water pipe
Strategic Water Partnerships Network joins forces with Johannesburg Water to reduce consumption
27th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

To help reduce water consumption in Johannesburg by a targeted 37 123 megalitres a year, as well as narrow the current 31% water loss rate in the city, the Strategic Water Partnerships Network... 


City of Cape Town calls for sustainable products to help remediate inland water bodies
24th February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate is calling on service providers to submit information and products that are commercially available to help remediate natural water bodies... 


Loadshedding to persist as EAF worsens, CSIR says
22nd February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Research by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has indicated that the energy availability factor (EAF) of State-owned power utility Eskom has worsened, with this manifesting... 


A water tap
Water projects take centre stage in govt’s planned infrastructure spend
22nd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Budget facility for infrastructure has approved municipal water infrastructure projects to the value of R3.7-billion. These projects are ready for implementation once the 2023... 


TFR's operations
Sanral, Transnet, Denel among SOEs to receive fiscal support in 2023/24
22nd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As State-owned entities (SOEs) continue to rely on government bailouts and dominate the guarantee portfolio of the fiscus, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has announced conditional in-year... 


KZN planning Lekgotla focuses on energy, water and tourism
20th February 2023 By: Yvonne Silaule

Resolving the energy crisis, growing the tourism sector and ensuring water security in KwaZulu-Natal were among the priorities discussed during the provincial planning Lekgotla last week. The... 


Rand Water to embark on 30-hour maintenance shut down
20th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water is preparing to implement a 30-hour planned maintenance project from 03:00 on February 24 until 09:00 on February 25. The scheduled maintenance, which will include the implementation of... 


Water being poured
DWS extends draft NWRIA public comment deadline
20th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The deadline for public comments on the Draft Bill for the National Water Resource Infrastructure Agency (NWRIA) has been extended until March 17. Gazetted on September 16, 2022, the draft... 


IWMI supports Zambia with post-flood recovery strategy
20th February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Following floods that affected more than 20 000 people across Zambia, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is working with the Zambian government for improved knowledge generation... 


The new Vlakfontein reservoir in Benoni, Gauteng
Rand Water unveils 210Mℓ reservoir
17th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water on Friday unveiled South Africa’s – and potentially the world’s – largest post-tensioned concrete reservoir, in Benoni, Ekurhuleni. The new 210 megalitre cylindrical and circular... 


World’s largest man-made dam weighs using floating solar panels
17th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

The authorities in charge of the world’s largest man-made lake are considering using floating solar panels to generate power after plummeting water levels deepened power outages in Zambia and... 


Wastewater treatment system installed on site
Private sector provides infrastructure solutions
17th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

A local premium prepared food and beverage business has secured the services of Pretoria-based engineering consultant BBEnergy to use water more responsibly and improve management systems by... 


Kariba lake levels start to recover
16th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The lake levels at Kariba dam, which had been in recession in the last quarter of 2022, has been rising steadily following the onset of rains on and around the lake and Zambezi River upper... 


Kgosientso Ramokgopa
Ramaphosa’s investment czar says South African infrastructure in dire state
15th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

The head of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s infrastructure and investment office warned that the nation’s power, rail and water reticulation systems are in a dire state and that fixing... 


DFFE clarifies coastal waters discharge permit responsibilities as calls to appeal Cape Town permits increase
13th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) says the Coastal Waters Discharge Permits (CWDPs) issued to the City iof Cape Town were preceded by marine-impact assessment studies... 


LHWP II Commercial Centre in the preparatory stages of construction
10th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Preparatory stages of construction of the Polihali commercial centre at Masakong are under way after the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) awarded the M11.3-million contract to Unik... 


DBSA, SADC Water Fund launch Kazungula water supply project
3rd February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Water Fund implementing partner, is launching an €8.8-million basic water and sanitation project in... 


Reconfiguration of water entities meant to improve water provision to communities, says Mchunu
1st February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The efforts of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) to reconfigure South Africa’s water boards, and ensure the provision of water and sanitation services for all, is “moving with speed”,... 


Johannesburg residents in for 3 more days of pain before water issues ease
31st January 2023 By: News24Wire

Johannesburg Water says it will take more than 72 hours for the water infrastructure attached to the Eikenhof system to recover after the power failure on Sunday. Bulk water supplier Rand Water has... 


Rand Water purification and pumping station
Tshwane water crisis: Mayor and Rand Water CEO meet to discuss 'supply challenges'
31st January 2023 By: News24Wire

City of Tshwane Mayor Randall Williams said he had "constructive engagements" with Rand Water on Monday night amid the ongoing water crisis in the metro. The Tshwane metro has suffered water cuts... 


A water tap
Cape Town residents urged to reduce water consumption as loadshedding bites
31st January 2023 By: News24Wire

The City of Cape Town is urging residents to use less water as high stages of load shedding are having an impact on water supply operations. Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis is urging residents and... 


Rand Water battling supply challenges amid power failures, high consumption
30th January 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water is battling water supply challenges amid power failures and high water consumption during Gauteng’s heatwave. On January 29, water pumping from Rand Water’s Eikenhof booster station was... 


Bongani Mthombeni-Möller
Opinion: Better infrastructure can help South Africa escape low growth
27th January 2023

In this article, Royal HaskoningDHV smart mobility director Bongani Mthombeni-Möller writes about the infrastructure challenges facing South Africa and what can be done to solve these for the... 


DWS reiterates commitment to eradicate fraud, corruption
25th January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on Wednesday reiterated its commitment to eradicate years-long fraud and corruption stemming from the gross misconduct of officials. While... 


grapes in hands
Weather, loadshedding contribute to smaller wine grape crop
25th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

The 2023 wine grape harvest – from January to April – is expected to deliver a smaller crop than in 2022, viticulturists and producer cellars have indicated in the latest crop estimate.... 


Graf acquires majority stake in RBB
25th January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Germany-based water management product developer, manufacturer and marketer firm Graf Group has acquired a majority stake in Luxembourg-based rotational moulding and wastewater treatment specialist... 


Rand Water's treatment works in Vereeniging
Close the taps in Tshwane or 'water supply system could collapse'
24th January 2023 By: News24Wire

Rand Water's overall reservoir storage capacity has dropped from 60% to 30% and the supply system could collapse if the water levels do not recover. This is according to the Tshwane MMC for Utility... 


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