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Water experts explore solutions to sector challenges

Water and sanitation industry players have been urged to tap into new local technologies and solutions that will address the service delivery challenges that plague the sector...

12 Nov 2018

Crisis proofing South Africa's water security
Crisis proofing South Africa's water security

No country or city can afford to be without a reliable source of water...

By Kevin Winter 9 Nov 2018

Are prepaid systems the solution to sustainable water management?
Are prepaid systems the solution to sustainable water management?

Unless there is a drastic overhaul in water planning and conservation in South Africa, demand for this critical, but scarce, resource will surpass supply by 2020...

By Shannon Vermaak 8 Nov 2018

Using borehole water for your business? Why ensuring quality is key
Using borehole water for your business? Why ensuring quality is key

The extreme drought and severe water shortage in the Western Cape had a significant impact on industries that rely on water for their operations...

6 Nov 2018

Taps often run dry in Eastern Cape village
Taps often run dry in Eastern Cape village

Villagers in Ntshingeni outside Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape say their standpipe taps run dry for weeks at a time...

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 1 Nov 2018

Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties
Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties

The supply of electricity to the property may also be disconnected and only reconnected once the city is satisfied that the SSEG system is either disconnected, decommissioned or authorised...

31 Oct 2018

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No risk of drought this summer

Hydrologists from the Department of Water and Sanitation say the country will not experience drought over the next three months...

31 Oct 2018

Corrupt officials in Giyani Water Project to feel the heat
Corrupt officials in Giyani Water Project to feel the heat

The Giyani Water Project, which has returned to the spotlight due to media reports, has been plagued with malfeasance....

25 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

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Channelling FDI in the right direction

President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned triumphant from his international investment roadshow, having secured billions of dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI)...

By Deepa Vallabh 19 Oct 2018

SACPCMP Conference to unlock the future potential of the construction industry
SACPCMP Conference to unlock the future potential of the construction industry

The 6th annual Project and Construction Management (PCM) Conference will be dedicated to transformation and empowerment in unlocking the future potential of the construction industry...

Issued by SACPCMP 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Why a knowledge sharing platform is vital to address SA's water security challenges
Why a knowledge sharing platform is vital to address SA's water security challenges

The question of information sharing around innovations in the water sector is a contentious one...

By Sarah Ravhudzulo 11 Oct 2018

CoCT to double capacity of Potsdam wastewater treatment plant
CoCT to double capacity of Potsdam wastewater treatment plant

The next six years will see capacity of the Potsdam wastewater treatment plant in Milnerton go from 47 million litres per day to a total of 100 million litres per day...

5 Oct 2018

Infrastructure Africa 2018 looks to unlock opportunities in African build projects
Infrastructure Africa 2018 looks to unlock opportunities in African build projects

The seventh annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum is set for 9-10 October at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

4 Oct 2018

Rooftop solar installation at Black River Park in Cape Town
The rise of customer centri(cities) in South Africa

Last month I was invited to present the benefits of the green economy to over 50 mayors as part of a themed panel discussion on 'Municipal finances as a catalyst for the local economy'...

By Songo Didiza 28 Sep 2018

Mineral Resources focuses on gas and oil
Mineral Resources focuses on gas and oil

The Department of Mineral Resources, which has withdrawn the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment (MPRDA) Bill, is to bring its focus on gas and oil to Cabinet...

20 Sep 2018

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Conference to highlight critical role of groundwater in SADC

The first annual Groundwater Conference is themed 'Adapting to climate change in the SADC region through water security - a focus on groundwater'...

12 Sep 2018

From economic and water poverty to prosperity
From economic and water poverty to prosperity

We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth...

By Dr Shafick Adams 11 Sep 2018

Lower water restrictions for Cape Town come October
Lower water restrictions for Cape Town come October

With Cape Town's dam levels nearing 70% of storage capacity, the city has announced that it will be conservatively lowering water restrictions and associated tariffs...

10 Sep 2018

Why linking rural and urban areas matters for development: a Ghana case study
Why linking rural and urban areas matters for development: a Ghana case study

There's rapid urbanisation happening across Africa. But the rural population hasn't stopped growing...

By Seth Asare Okyere, Anastasia Amoako-Arhen, Matthew 10 Sep 2018

SA, China sign agreement on water resources
SA, China sign agreement on water resources

South Africa and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the field of water resources...

6 Sep 2018

Heavy rainfall recently devastated large swathes of Kerala, India. Prakash Elamakkara/EPA
Nature's whims cause water crises. Its infrastructure can stop them

Across Asia, man-made structures have stood powerless to avert tragedy after tragedy during 2018's rainy season...

By Karen Villholth 4 Sep 2018

Transitioning to a circular economy in the South African water sector
Transitioning to a circular economy in the South African water sector

The concept of a circular economy has received significant attention on various platforms...

By Dr John Ngoni Zvimba 3 Sep 2018

What the construction sector's dire state of affairs means for companies and the economy
What the construction sector's dire state of affairs means for companies and the economy

The recent suspension of the shares of two South African construction companies, after they filed for business rescue, is a reflection of the distressed state of the country's construction sector...

By Clive Rumsey 30 Aug 2018

Bonkolo Dam in Queenstown is at less than 10% capacity. Photo supplied by Chris Hani District Municipality.
Taps run dry as drought grips Queenstown

People in the Queenstown area of the Eastern Cape have been struggling to get water for months...

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 21 Aug 2018

Cape Town dam levels above 60%
Cape Town dam levels above 60%

For the first time since 2016, dam levels in the City of Cape Town have passed the 60% mark...

21 Aug 2018

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