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R2.4bn programme to light up Ekurhuleni

Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina has announced a R2.4bn programme for the electrification of informal settlements across Ekurhuleni, with over 16,000 households to be completed by the end of this financial year...

19 Apr 2017

Footage reveals flood of sewage into Swartkops River

Drone footage taken late last week has revealed massive sewage spill pollution flowing from the Kelvin Jones Waste Water Treatment Plant into the heavily polluted Swartkops River...

By Estelle Ellis 19 Apr 2017

Nelson Mandela Bay may get water relief

In a bold initiative directed at relieving ongoing water shortages, discussions have begun around establishing the region's first large-scale, commercial desalination plant...

By Shaun Gillham 19 Apr 2017

Veolia upgrades pump station in KZN

Contracted by the Newcastle Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, Veolia Water Technologies South Africa recently upgraded the outdated Ncandu pump station...

13 Apr 2017

Phase two of Lushushwane Water Project kicks off

Water and Sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane has performed a sod turning to mark the commencement of phase two of the Lushushwane Bulk Water Supply Project at Bettysgoed Village, in Mpumalanga...

10 Apr 2017

Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN

The world added a record 138.5-gigawatts of renewable power capacity in 2016 despite a 23% drop in investment, reflecting the falling cost of clean energy, the UN announced on Thursday, 6 April...

10 Apr 2017

CER challenges IRP after cabinet reshuffle

The battle lines are even clearer between vested interest in coal and nuclear and the renewable energy supporters in South Africa after the cabinet reshuffle...

4 Apr 2017

LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access set for Nairobi

The inaugural LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access will take place at the Hotel InterContinental Nairobi on 22 and 23 May 2017, in partnership with the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)...

31 Mar 2017

CT water remains safe for drinking, says city

According to the City of Cape Town, its water remains safe to drink...

30 Mar 2017

Khobab's first wind turbine is up

The first of Khobab Wind Farm's 61 wind turbine generators has been lifted, ahead of schedule, on 22 March 2017.

28 Mar 2017

Plan to stave off water war in SA

Former World Bank vice-president Ismail Serageldin famously predicted that "the wars of the 21st century will be fought over water"...

By Dave Chambers 23 Mar 2017

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8-billion people...

By Tamara Avellán 22 Mar 2017

Stormwater harvesting could help South Africa manage its water shortages

In 2016, South Africa experienced one of the worst droughts in decades...

By Kirsty Carden and Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes 22 Mar 2017

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Transforming the built environment

The Tour & Taxis building in Brussels, Belgium is a brick, glass and wrought iron example of 19th-century architecture. The massive formerly industrial site is now home to cultural events and business offices. Its new purpose deserves a new design. Vincent Callebaut Architecture recently released plans to turn the concrete heritage site into a green, sustainable, modern piece of architecture in line with the goals of conservation in urban spaces.

By Jamie Matroos 5 Apr 2017

Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall

The City of Paris on Tuesday, 28 March, dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall.

29 Mar 2017

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