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Nelson Mandela Bay must increase water restrictions
Nelson Mandela Bay must increase water restrictions

The Department of Water and Sanitation has advised the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro to increase water restrictions from 25% to 30%...

11 Jul 2018

Western Cape water restrictions remain in place
Western Cape water restrictions remain in place

The Western Cape Department of Water and Sanitation says the prevailing water restrictions will remain in force until dam levels reach more than 85%...

10 Jul 2018

Schneider Electric commits to 4IR skills development in SA
Schneider Electric commits to 4IR skills development in SA

Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric participated at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) Regional Roundtable with President Cyril Ramaphosa...

4 Jul 2018

9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note
9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note

Cape Town City Council has just approved a range of amendments to the water by-laws as part of its campaign to limit water consumption...

2 Jul 2018

SA needs billions for infrastructure investment
SA needs billions for infrastructure investment

Infrastructure investment needed in South Africa far exceeds the available fiscal resources...

2 Jul 2018

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Day Zero off the cards in 2019 for Cape Town

The levels of the dams supplying water to Cape Town have been rising consistently and significantly...

29 Jun 2018

New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched
New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched

Hogan Lovells has launched its new report, Africa and Renewables: Wholesale change or short term surge?...

25 Jun 2018

Small Projects IPP developers left in the dark with no answers
Small Projects IPP developers left in the dark with no answers

Small power developers that invested in securing contracts in the government's renewable energy procurement programme are in the dark about...

25 Jun 2018

Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa
Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa

The NDP notes that to "achieve sustainable and inclusive growth by 2030, South Africa needs to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure"...

By Mathieu du Plooy 21 Jun 2018

How traffic signals favour cars and discourage walking
How traffic signals favour cars and discourage walking

Traffic signals give priority to motor vehicles over pedestrians. This inequality undermines many of the stated goals of transport, health and environment policy...

By David Levinson 14 Jun 2018

ASAQS in talks with government for greater support on large projects
ASAQS in talks with government for greater support on large projects

In order to get stalled infrastructure development projects back on track, SA's quantity surveyors are aiming to play a more crucial role...

13 Jun 2018

First waste management report for Africa released
First waste management report for Africa released

The United Nations Environment and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have released a report outlining the state of waste management in Africa...

12 Jun 2018

Nature's traffic engineers have come up with many simple but effective solutions
Nature's traffic engineers have come up with many simple but effective solutions

As more and more people move to cities, the experience of being stuck in impenetrable gridlock becomes an increasingly common part of the human experience...

By Tanya Latty 11 Jun 2018

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How to make public private partnerships work for you

The public private partnerships model began to be considered by the South African Government as one of the methods to deliver infrastructure projects in the 1990s. There has been a steady growth of these partnerships since then...

By Ramodise Mekoa 8 Jun 2018

Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across
Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across

Cities worldwide face the problems and possibilities of "volume": the stacking and moving of people and things within booming central business districts. We see this especially around mass public transport hubs...

By Andrea Connor and Donald McNeill 8 Jun 2018

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs
Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa's power sector has reached a record-high...

By Philipp Trotter and Sabah Abdullah 31 May 2018

The connected, information-enabled utility of the future
The connected, information-enabled utility of the future

Are utilities ready for changes brought on by digital disruption?

By Joanne Shields 31 May 2018

Billion-rand opportunities available in SA's green economy - GreenCape
Billion-rand opportunities available in SA's green economy - GreenCape

GreenCape released its free annual market intelligence reports this week...

30 May 2018

Report: SA doesn't need R19bn coal IPP projects
Report: SA doesn't need R19bn coal IPP projects

Government's plans for two new IPP coal plants would cost South Africa an additional R19.68bn compared to a least-cost energy system...

30 May 2018

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Cape Town's dam levels higher than this time last year

In the last couple of weeks the amount of water in the dams supplying Cape Town has overtaken 2017's levels...

29 May 2018

How drone technology is improving Gauteng construction efficiency
How drone technology is improving Gauteng construction efficiency

The construction of schools, clinics and libraries will be monitored using drone technology...

24 May 2018

Strandfontein desalination plant starts delivering water into supply system
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...

22 May 2018

Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya
Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya

Taxi-hailing service, Uber has introduced Uber Movement in Kenya, a digital data-sharing website...

22 May 2018

People in the HaMakuya community go without potable water for months. Melissa McHale
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 22 May 2018

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

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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?
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

Vissershok Landfill is one of the few Western Cape waste sites that is fully operational and compliant with regulation. Photo: Eryn Scannell
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
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

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