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Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize...

6 hours ago

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Urban communities often face many challenges in obtaining electricity access...

By Rebekah Shirley 11 hours ago

SRK encouraged by new DWS online water use licence system

Jacky Burke, leader of SRK Consulting's Water Use Licence Application (WULA) Group in Johannesburg hosted a workshop last month on the Department of Water and Sanitation's new online system...

18 Apr 2018

Recent changes in government to have significant impact on construction sector

The country is currently experiencing a palpable positive mood of change since the recent changes in government...

By Njombo Lekula 17 Apr 2018

Uganda signs $4bn agreement to build a refinery

The government of Uganda has signed the contract for the construction of the $4bn oil refinery, offering further clarity on how the country's oil resources will be exploited...

By Jeff Mbanga 12 Apr 2018

Failed sanitation at schools violates children's rights

The death of five-year-old Lumka Mthethwa who fell into a pit latrine at her school in the Eastern Cape shook us all...

By Jay Bhagwan 12 Apr 2018

Why South Africa's power utility should boost its output of in-house renewables

South Africa has exceptionally favourable conditions for solar and wind power generation...

By Hartmut Winkler 9 Apr 2018

Five key lessons other cities can learn from CT's water crisis

Postponing Day Zero in Cape Town for 2018 comes as no surprise...

By Kevin Winter 6 Apr 2018

Kickstarting the water economy - turning crisis into opportunity

Wesgro and GreenCape recently hosted a dialogue engagement to discuss how best to turn the water crisis into an opportunity for economic growth and job creation in the Western Cape...

28 Mar 2018

Residents are losing the war on waste in PE's Jacksonville

Residents in Jacksonville, Port Elizabeth, say people are illegally dumping rubbish and even dead animals on their streets. The drains are becoming blocked. They want the municipality to find a solution and conduct litter awareness campaigns...

By Joseph Chirume 26 Mar 2018

Making water infrastructure intelligent is a water wise move for Africa

Rapid urbanisation across the continent is having an effect on water demands and it is estimated that by the year 2030, the world will need 40% more water than its current accessible, reliable supply...

By Sabine Dall'Omo 23 Mar 2018

Strengthening our water resilience by combining the best of grey and green

This year's World Water Day, celebrated annually on 22 March, provides a moment for the citizens of our planet to focus collective attention on a life-giving yet increasingly limited resource that is so frequently taken for granted...

By John Dini 22 Mar 2018

Thieves delay more water coming online in Cape Town

As if the drought is not bad enough, the City of Cape Town is having to battle against thieves stealing from aquifer drilling sites, resulting in "delays of weeks at a time" to bring more water online...

By Nico Gous 20 Mar 2018

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