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#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief

Relief for SA's drought-ridden regions amounting to R6bn was among the proposals announced by finance minister Malusi Gigaba when he delivered the Budget Speech on Wednesday, 21 February...

By Khulekani Magubane 2 days ago

Durban's Umhlanga beach closed in wake of sewage spill

A sewage spill in the plush Durban suburb of Umhlanga has forced the closure of all its beaches...

By Suthentira Govender 2 days ago

Bright times lie ahead for black-owned concrete business

Bright by name. Bright by nature. Bright through sheer hard work and dogged determination participated in the Sasol Siyazenzela Youth Programme (SSYB) in 2015, facilitated with the assistance of female-owned Tushiyah Advisory Services...

Issued by Stone D├ęcor 2 days ago

People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working

The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand...

By Ellis Adjei Adams 2 days ago

Day Zero moved to 9 July

Good news for Cape Town, Day Zero has been shifted to 9 July, the city's deputy mayor Ian Neilson confirmed today...

3 days ago

Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town's water use: what is it, and is it working?

The City of Cape Town has introduced the idea of Day Zero to focus everyone's attention on managing water consumption as tightly as possible by cajoling water consumers into reducing usage...

By Kevin Winter 3 days ago

#SONA2018: Nation called to conserve water amid protracted drought

With a national state of disaster having been declared in three provinces, newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to the nation to continue to intensify efforts to use water wisely...

19 Feb 2018

Metro exploring new ways to reduce water and electricity losses

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is on a mission to reduce water and electricity losses through a partnership with the SA Revenue Protection Association (Sarpa)...

By Siyamtanda Capa 19 Feb 2018

'Boreholes could affect quality of PE's water'

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is banking on boreholes as a short-term solution to the drought, but water experts have warned that this could spell problems for the city in the long term...

By Tremaine van Aardt 14 Feb 2018

Cape Town should serve as a wake up call for managing water in South Africa

There has been fierce finger pointing across various levels of government in Cape Town's water crisis...

By Magalie Bourblanc 14 Feb 2018

#DayZero moved to 4 June, record low water usage achieved

Cape Town executive deputy mayor Ian Neilson today announced that Day Zero has been moved out to 4 June 2018 thanks to...

13 Feb 2018

Water experts discuss crisis in Cape Town and water management in SA

The water crisis in Cape Town and the rest of South Africa was recently placed under the magnifying glass when water experts requested a drastic change in water management in South Africa during a media conference...

By Elmarie Helberg 13 Feb 2018

Africa needs to invest more in its water professionals

The African continent is disproportionately affected by extreme climate...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 13 Feb 2018

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International

SA group seals R5bn Saudi water deal

SA-based investment company PSG Group has not had to wait long for its investment in GrahamTek, a desalination and water purification company, to start paying off. On Tuesday, 6 February, GrahamTek confirmed it had clinched a R5bn contract to build a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

By Marc Hasenfuss 8 Feb 2018

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