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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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

Eskom completes Majuba repair

In 2014, in the midst of loadshedding, poor leadership and serious delays in the construction of two of its new-build power stations, a coal silo collapse at the Majuba power station simply added to Eskom's woes. Yet, the state-owned utility has pulled off a feat of efficiency by completing a permanent coal-handling solution in record time.

2 days ago

Groundwater can help alleviate CT's water shortage

The aquifers in the greater Cape Town area could offer some relief if the current drought conditions endure...

20 Mar 2017

Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mix

In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 16 Mar 2017

Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear

Eskom and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) have signed a collaborative agreement on South Africa's nuclear new build programme...

16 Mar 2017

Gauteng increases mental health spending after Esidimeni crisis

Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy tabled a R108bn budget for the province, which included R10bn added to the baseline of departments to meet increased demand...

By Genevieve Quintal 8 Mar 2017

City of Cape Town declares drought local disaster

As at Monday, 6 March 2017, dam levels dropped to 31.5%, down 1.6% from last week. Effectively, dam levels are at 21.5% as the last 10% of a dam's water is mostly not useable...

8 Mar 2017

Judgement reserved in Thabametsi climate case

Judgment in South Africa's first climate change case around the impact of proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo was reserved last week...

6 Mar 2017

Water millions wasted

While thousands of residents in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal struggle daily to get water, the Umkhanyakude municipality has squandered nearly R1bn, some of it earmarked for water projects...

By Bongani Mthethwa 6 Mar 2017

South Africans cannot afford to ignore the water crisis

While the maintenance and development of infrastructure is an important element of addressing South Africa's water scarcity issues, changing peoples' attitude to water usage and effectively managing the demand for water are equally critical...

By Sean Molloy 3 Mar 2017

Desalination could be the answer to Western Cape drought

The Western Cape government could be the first to build a water desalination plant...

3 Mar 2017

De Lille calls for drought-hit Cape Town to be declared disaster area

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille wants the city to be declared a disaster area because of the drought...

By Aphiwe Deklerk 1 Mar 2017

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