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Kangnas Wind Farm energises main transformer

The 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm, on the outskirts of Springbok, successfully energised its main transformer this week...

2 days ago

Time to rethink Cape Town's unfinished elevated freeway

Demolishing freeways in highly densified urban areas is a massive and costly undertaking. It requires a clear vision, bold risk taking, and a re-ordering of municipal priorities...

By James Wilson 22 Sep 2020

Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into action

South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health crisis which exacerbated our existing economic woes. Infrastructure-led economic growth is generally considered to be a very effective way...

By Charles Marais 15 Sep 2020

Cape Town to host 2024 World Waste Congress

South Africa has been selected to host the 2024 International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Annual Congress and General Assembly...

14 Sep 2020

Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farm

It is back to the drawing board for a giant new wind farm project on the West Coast, following an appeal decision by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy...

By John Yeld 9 Sep 2020

Looming water restrictions amid high demand season

Rand Water is planning to curb water demand from August 2020 until January 2021...

31 Aug 2020

Vaal Dam drops to unprecedented levels

Vaal Dam levels have declined further this week, says the Department of Water and Sanitation...

28 Aug 2020

Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipation

On the 9th of August 1956, courageous women of South Africa decided they had experienced enough oppression and exclusion in the economy, which subjected them to living in abject poverty...

By Bonani Madikizela 13 Aug 2020

Construction of Tsomo Ngqamakhwe bulk water pipeline to commence

Construction of the Tsomo Ngqamakhwe bulk water pipeline in the Eastern Cape is set to commence, according to the Department of Water and Sanitation...

11 Aug 2020

Hot water generation - best solutions for SA commercial sector

The national building regulations specify that at least 50% of the annual hot water generation volume be provided by means other than electrical resistance heating elements...

By Dr Andries Nel 5 Aug 2020

How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation

Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

By Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

Infrastructure Commission to fast-track projects valued at R340bn

Government will in the coming months expedite the implementation of at least 50 infrastructure projects with a total investment value of more than R340bn...

31 Jul 2020

Creecy poised for West Coast wind farm decision

A recommendation by department officials on whether to uphold appeals against a massive wind farm project proposed for the West Coast Peninsula was due to have landed on the desk of...

By John Yeld 31 Jul 2020

Lesotho Highlands Project to deliver water to SA in 2026

According to human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu, the Lesotho Highlands Water Project's second phase is expected to deliver water to South Africa by 2026...

24 Jul 2020

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