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Life after 'day zero' in CT
Life after 'day zero' in CT

People will have to make do with 25 litres of water per day for washing, cooking and personal hygiene if dam levels drop below 13.5% in Cape Town...

By Tanya Farber and Anthony Molyneaux 17 Nov 2017

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Cape Town delays Day Zero

The City of Cape Town has given a new date for Day Zero - the date the city will run out of water unless its residents curb their consumption even further...

By Neels Blom 16 Nov 2017

Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects
Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects

The City of Cape Town has reprioritised R2bn of its budget to fund seven additional water projects...

15 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association...

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

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New hazmat dump for PE

After more than a decade of deliberations and red tape, a second highly hazardous landfill for Nelson Mandela Bay has been approved by the Department of Environmental Affairs...

By Estelle Ellis 9 Nov 2017

Informal settlements in Cape Town only use 4.7% of the city’s water.
Cape Town water crisis: seven myths that must be bust

One of South Africa's biggest cities, Cape Town, is gripped by a rising panic...

By David W. Olivier 8 Nov 2017

Summit to showcase investment opportunities in water
Summit to showcase investment opportunities in water

South Africa will this month host a summit to profile investment opportunities in water infrastructure...

7 Nov 2017

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Motlanthe: Strong economic growth deepens inequality

Some 23 years down the line, democracy isn't all it's cracked up to be when it comes to levelling inequality...

By Nicci Botha 30 Oct 2017

Engineering student develops solution to CT water crisis
Engineering student develops solution to CT water crisis

Nkosinathi Nkomo, a civil engineering student at the University of Cape Town has come up with a solution to the water crisis in Cape Town...

27 Oct 2017

Gigaba ignoring Cape Town water crisis‚ says De Lille
Gigaba ignoring Cape Town water crisis‚ says De Lille

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is giving Cape Town's water crisis the silent treatment, says mayor Patricia de Lille...

By Aphiwe Deklerk 27 Oct 2017

There is an answer to Cape Town's water emergency
There is an answer to Cape Town's water emergency

Day Zero is coming. It is the day in March 2018 when greater Cape Town runs out of water, when crisis becomes disaster...

By Neels Blom 26 Oct 2017

Nelson Mandela Bay proposes to beat drought with R7bn infrastructure investment
Nelson Mandela Bay proposes to beat drought with R7bn infrastructure investment

If given the thumbs-up by the National Disaster Fund, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality plans to pump more than R7bn into infrastructure aimed at relieving drought conditions...

By Riaan Marais 24 Oct 2017

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities
#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

The future of large public utilities, such as Eskom, is uncertain...

By Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2017

Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?
Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?

The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 17 Oct 2017

Water Stewardship Summit focuses on closing SA's R30bn annual water infrastructure gap
Water Stewardship Summit focuses on closing SA's R30bn annual water infrastructure gap

Water, infrastructure and financial sector stakeholders met in Johannesburg recently for the third annual Water Stewardship Summit, addressing funding models to improve South Africa's water security...

16 Oct 2017

Business bodies call for Eskom CEO to be reinstated
Business bodies call for Eskom CEO to be reinstated

Business lobby groups and the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) have called for the reinstatement of former acting Eskom CEO Johnny Dladla as concerns grow around the capture of Eskom...

By Sunita Menon 11 Oct 2017

How Cape Town can win support for the next round of water cuts
How Cape Town can win support for the next round of water cuts

Dams in South Africa's Cape Town are half of what they were this time last year as the city continues to battle drought...

By David Olivier 11 Oct 2017

Landfill 2017 to host leaders in waste and environmental management
Landfill 2017 to host leaders in waste and environmental management

Landfill 2017 is set to take place 18-20 October at Buffelsdraai Regional Landfill site in KwaZulu-Natal...

6 Oct 2017

Conference to consider harnessing groundwater as an alternative water supply in SA
Conference to consider harnessing groundwater as an alternative water supply in SA

Hosted by the Ground Water Division of the Geological Society of South Africa, the 15th Biennial Groundwater Conference is set to take place 14-18 October in Stellenbosch...

5 Oct 2017

'New era' in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables
'New era' in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables

The renewable energy sector is growing faster than expected, driven largely by a "new era" in solar power and strong expansion in China, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 4 October...

5 Oct 2017

Water crisis can be good for business
Water crisis can be good for business

As the water crisis intensifies, South African companies are working furiously to meet demand for smart water restrictors..

By Taschica Pillay 5 Oct 2017

Detailed planning, scheduling key to avoiding power project cost overruns
Detailed planning, scheduling key to avoiding power project cost overruns

Cost overruns and schedule delays are key concerns for developers of infrastructure projects across Africa...

By Joseph Mahendran 4 Oct 2017

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Interim board named at Umgeni Water Board

Cabinet has endorsed the appointment of an interim board at the Umgeni Water Board in order "to stabilise the governance issues" at SA's second largest water utility...

By Linda Ensor 2 Oct 2017

SA, Cuba extend water agreement to 2023
SA, Cuba extend water agreement to 2023

The South African Government and Cuba have extended the SA-Cuba cooperation agreement in the field of water resource management and water supply to 2023...

27 Sep 2017

A person takes recyclable material to the drop-off waste site in Retreat visible on the left. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Retreat residents want city to dump rubbish site plan

Cape Town plans to greatly expand its drop-off facility for bulky waste and recyclables...

By Zoe Postman and Denise Patterson 26 Sep 2017

NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing
NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing

NEPAD gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Monday, 18 September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda initiative...

19 Sep 2017

SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference focuses on sustainability and invention
SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference focuses on sustainability and invention

The SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference took place in Gauteng earlier this month, covering issues relating to plastic piping, water infrastructure and engineering...

13 Sep 2017

How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources
How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources

Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 6 Sep 2017

How smart meters can save water in drought-ridden Cape Town
How smart meters can save water in drought-ridden Cape Town

The water crisis in South Africa's Western Cape is cause for grave concern...

By MJ (Thinus) Booysen 4 Sep 2017

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