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What is aeration in sewage treatment?
What is aeration in sewage treatment?

Aeration is a fundamental component of conventional sewage treatment, because without it the biodegradation of many pollutants wouldn't take place as it should...

Issued by WEC Projects 20 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?
#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?

Experts provide insight in to the emerging trends in African energy and infrastructure projects.

1 day ago

Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report
Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report

Now with almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide quenching a growing thirst for freshwater, the technology is also creating a salty dilemma...

2 days ago

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How to negotiate infrastructure deals with China: four things African governments need to get right

"You don't negotiate with China!" I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing...

By Folashade Soule 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations
#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations

Urbanisation continues to be one of the most powerful megatrends reshaping our world. It is a shift that is creating countless problems, but even more opportunities...

By Elaine Jack 7 Jan 2019

AfDB approves €115m in funding for Rwandan water and sanitation programme
AfDB approves €115m in funding for Rwandan water and sanitation programme

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved €115m in additional funding to support Rwanda's Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme...

24 Dec 2018

Water-energy joint strategy key to SA's sustainable development
Water-energy joint strategy key to SA's sustainable development

South Africa is once again walking the knife edge of an energy security crisis...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 20 Dec 2018

Utility management in East Africa - leapfrogging into the future
Utility management in East Africa - leapfrogging into the future

Urban areas in East Africa are struggling to meet the high demands for electricity, water and sanitation, and poor, inefficient utility delivery continues to plague countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania...

By Marleze van Loggerenberg 12 Dec 2018

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game
Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

When you think of a country's water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers. There's also groundwater...

By Gaathier Mahed 11 Dec 2018

Did fear-mongering help Cape Town avert Day Zero?
Did fear-mongering help Cape Town avert Day Zero?

According to the findings of a study by researchers from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), threats about Day Zero when taps would run dry had a far greater impact on Capetonians' water usage than water restrictions...

5 Dec 2018

PIDA Week ends with call for Africa to accelerate infrastructure projects
PIDA Week ends with call for Africa to accelerate infrastructure projects

The fourth Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 26-28 November...

3 Dec 2018

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4 ways our cities can cut transport emissions in a hurry: avoid, shift, share and improve

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5? as early as 2030...

By Hussein Dia 30 Nov 2018

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Eastern Cape villagers say they've been left out of huge water project

Villagers who live close to the Xonxa Dam on the Witkei River in the Eastern Cape have accused the authorities of using their water to supply Queenstown while they are drinking dirty water...

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 30 Nov 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa
'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

By Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

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Kathu solar plant synchronised to the grid

The first synchronisation of Kathu Solar Park to the national grid took place on 18 November 2018...

28 Nov 2018

Mashudu Mphafudi, director in the finance & banking practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Private healthcare is ripe for transformation

It's no secret that a small number of 'big names' dominate the private healthcare and medical aid industries...

28 Nov 2018

Ian Matthews, head of business development & special projects, Bravura
Thuma mina. How Ramaphosa must sweeten the pot for the private sector

In his quest to stimulate the country's economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been actively courting the private sector to enter into meaningful partnerships with government by establishing an infrastructure fund...

28 Nov 2018

CT signs R1.3bn loan with German bank to upgrade wastewater treatment plants
CT signs R1.3bn loan with German bank to upgrade wastewater treatment plants

The City of Cape Town recently signed an urban wastewater management loan with the German government-owned KfW Development Bank...

27 Nov 2018

RisCura, Africa Investor to launch infrastructure performance index
RisCura, Africa Investor to launch infrastructure performance index

RisCura and Africa Investor have partnered to launch Africa's first infrastructure performance index in early 2019...

19 Nov 2018

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'The Governator' to headline W12, Future of Water conference in CT next year

Former governor of California, climate change activist and philanthropist, Arnold Schwarzenegger will join global leaders at the inaugural W12, Future of Water conference...

19 Nov 2018

Institution to fast-track water use licences
Institution to fast-track water use licences

Water and sanitation minister Gugile Nkwinti is to establish an institution to accelerate the issuing of water use licences...

13 Nov 2018

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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

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