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

Image source: Ndumberi Riabai Borehole Construction, Flickr, CC BY 2.0
'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
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
#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
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
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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Desalination: global examples show how Cape Town could up its game

Day zero is looming for Cape Town and a dedicated and efficient long-term solution to South Africa's water woes must be found...

By Werner van Zyl 9 Feb 2018

No Day Zero, says water minister Nomvula Mokonyane
No Day Zero, says water minister Nomvula Mokonyane

Cape Town's use of the term "Day Zero" came under fire from water and sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane in Parliament...

9 Feb 2018

South Africa needs good water management - not new water laws
South Africa needs good water management - not new water laws

Because water is shared by everyone, there have to be some rules to govern the way it is used...

By Mike Muller 8 Feb 2018

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Makwetu flags R469m impairments at Rand Water

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu has flagged material impairments in the financial statements of Rand Water, one of the country's biggest water boards, to the value of R469m...

By Khulekani Magubane 7 Feb 2018

Not all spring water in Cape Town is safe
Not all spring water in Cape Town is safe

Beware: Not all of the spring water being collected by residents in Cape Town is safe for drinking...

By Tanya Farber 7 Feb 2018

Projects in pipeline to deal with drought
Projects in pipeline to deal with drought

Drilling more boreholes, changing building bylaws, constructing three desalination plants and finishing phase three of the Nooitgedacht Water Treatment Works...

By Siyamtanda Capa 7 Feb 2018

It's business as usual for some in drought-stricken Kouga
It's business as usual for some in drought-stricken Kouga

The drought-stricken Kouga Municipality in the Eastern Cape is trying to avoid 'Day Zero' when the taps will run dry. But for many residents it is business as usual...

By Joseph Chirume 6 Feb 2018

Why treating water scarcity as a security issue is a bad idea
Why treating water scarcity as a security issue is a bad idea

Helen Zille, the Premier of the Western Cape in South Africa, has made two startling claims about the water crisis in the province...

By Joelien Pretorius 6 Feb 2018

Delegates at the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference currently underway at the University of Cape Town. Photo: Andy Mkosi
Water crisis: Are bigger dams the answer?

Why is Cape Town experiencing a water crisis? How does one answer that without ignoring history and simplifying the facts?...

By Sean O'Toole 5 Feb 2018

Cape hospitals invest in water supplies
Cape hospitals invest in water supplies

Private hospitals are not taking any chances with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's promise that water supplies to their facilities will be maintained in the event of Day Zero...

By Tamar Kahn 2 Feb 2018

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Gauteng urged to stop sending water to the Cape

Gauteng residents were urged on Thursday, 1 February, not to jeopardise their own water supply by sending truckloads of donated water to the drought-stricken Western Cape...

By Petru Saal 2 Feb 2018

Could Cape Town see its green waste drop-off sites closed?
Could Cape Town see its green waste drop-off sites closed?

NEWSWATCH: According to a tweet from organic compost producer Reliance Compost, Cape Town could see its green waste drop-off sites closed...

1 Feb 2018

New Day Zero date, 6B restrictions now in effect
New Day Zero date, 6B restrictions now in effect

Day Zero, when household taps run dry in the City of Cape Town, has been moved back four days to 16 April...

1 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Interest in energy, water infrastructure to intensify in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Interest in energy, water infrastructure to intensify in 2018

Energy is one of the sectors of our economy most closely watched by local and international investors...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jan 2018

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This is how Cape Town's water collection points will work

Save water or queue for water: that was the blunt message to Capetonians at a city council Day Zero briefing on Sunday, 28 January...

By Petru Saal 29 Jan 2018

New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards
New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards

Two new categories have been added to the fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards to honour excellence in energy or water journalism, as well as digitally advanced utilities...

26 Jan 2018

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