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Strandfontein desalination plant starts delivering water into supply system

The City of Cape Town announced on Monday, 21 May, that the temporary desalination plant in Strandfontein is now delivering...

3 days ago

Small, local solutions can crack water crises: a South African case study

World attention has recently been focused on the water crisis facing the South African city of Cape Town, a metropolis of four million people...

By Melissa McHale, David Bunn and Eddie Riddell 3 days ago

"Water must be paid for" should become 11th commandment - African Utility Week water pricing discussion

If ever there is an 11th commandment, it should be "water must be paid for", delegates were told on the last day of the African Utility Week...

By Alicestine October, Issued by African Utility Week 21 May 2018

Biomimicry and the future of utilities

Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 21 May 2018

Could Antarctic icebergs be the solution to Cape Town's water crisis?

The extensive drought in SA has brought to the fore many a creative solution...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2018

Western Cape's mounting rubbish problem

"We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space," Minister of Environmental Affairs Anton Bredell warned in a press release...

By Annie Cebulski 18 May 2018

City of Cape Town explains new water tariffs

Reduced revenue and the increased cost of water supply infrastructure mean that the City of Cape Town has to raise water tariffs...

By Aidan Jones 10 May 2018

African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

The awards recognises pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry...

8 May 2018

Making cities cooler is a no brainer - so why are we doing so little about it?

You walk through a park in a city on a warm day, then cross out to a narrow street lined with tall buildings...

By Tiziana Susca and Francesco Pomponi 2 May 2018

2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

24 Apr 2018

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...

23 Apr 2018

New Spes Bona reservoir will feed these areas in Cape Town

The new Spes Bona reservoir cost the City of Cape Town R53m...

23 Apr 2018

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 23 Apr 2018

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