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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... 


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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... 


R2.3-billion contract for BRVAS approved
20th January 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The City of Cape Town Council approved the R2.3-billion Water Supply Agreement (WSA) with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on October 27, 2022 for the Berg River to Voëlvlei... 


Treatment system upgraded
20th January 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Water purification and preservation company Watericon commissioned 11 storage containers around the island of Mauritius early this year.   Watericon has received a yearly tender to install and... 


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Circular economy enables value-added by-products
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Nature-based solutions assist in creating a more circular economy and by-products from the treatment can create further value for the water treatment industry, says Rhodes University’s Institute... 


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EBRU’s systems to be used commercially
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Rhodes University’s Institute for Environmental Biotechnology’s (EBRU’s) ongoing research on nature-based water treatment solutions has showcased two possible systems for commercial use that can... 


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Revamp for two water treatment works
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineering solutions provider Bosch Projects has been appointed by the Blue Crane Route municipality (BCRM) as consultants for the refurbishment of the water treatment works (WTW) for... 


Cape Town plans seven-fold budget increase to protect sewer pump stations
18th January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The City of Cape Town has approved a seven-fold budget increase, from R70-million in 2022, to R400-million in 2024, and to R500-million in 2025, to upgrade pump stations and boost protection from... 


Intermittent rainfall continues to improve national dam levels
16th January 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s water reservoirs last week improved marginally following intermittent rainfall. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) says that the overall national storage capacity of the... 


Zambia to engage Zimbabwe over use of hydro plant at Kariba Dam
10th January 2023 By: News24Wire

Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema says he will engage his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in a private "family conversation" over the use and management of the hydro plant at Kariba... 


Water engineers allegedly robbed, held hostage in uMkhanyakude district
21st December 2022 By: Donna Slater

Richards Bay-based water board Mhlathuze Water says it is with “shock and regret” that it has learnt of the hijacking and robbery of an engineering consultant engaged by it to assist in the... 


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Zandvliet WWTW upgrade reaches milestone
16th December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Cape Town’s Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) upgrade has reached its biggest milestone with the completion of the new membrane biological reactor (MBR). Construction on site began in... 


Progress made in sewage spillages
16th December 2022

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has applauded the progress made in attending to the sewage spillages in Matjhabeng local municipality in the Free State and committed to continuous... 


Company creates guideline to conserve water
16th December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

National support programme the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC SA) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have constructed a detailed water assessment... 


An image of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
LHWP Phase 2 to reach completion in 2028
16th December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

About 17 990-million cubic metres of water have been transferred to South Africa since the commissioning of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase 1 in 2004. This has earned Lesotho... 


Progress being made under Operation Vulindlela
15th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Presidency and the National Treasury on December 14 released a progress report on the implementation of economic reforms during the third quarter to mark two years since the establishment of... 


Zimile builds water reservoir and tower for KwaThema communities
15th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multidisciplinary professional engineering firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has completed a project that secures water supply and storage to the communities of KwaThema, in Gauteng. The project,... 


Midvaal municipality completes R22m pipeline
12th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Midvaal local municipality has completed a R22-million water pipeline project that will enable Risiville, which borders on the Emfuleni local municipality, to have its own water supply.... 


Durban among several KwaZulu-Natal areas facing water crisis as loadshedding downs infrastructure
12th December 2022 By: News24Wire

Hundreds of thousands of KwaZulu-Natal residents and holidaymakers are likely to celebrate Christmas without running water as electricity-powered engines are unable to pump water due to load... 


Coega Development Corporation adopts sustainability framework
6th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The board of industrial park management agency the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has adopted a sustainability framework that will guide the organisation’s projects, investments and... 


Drakenstein municipality awarded R1.4bn grant for wastewater upgrades
6th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Drakenstein municipality has been awarded a R1.4-billion Budget facility for Infrastructure (BFI) grant over the next three financial years. National Treasury awards these grants to selected... 


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