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Black construction companies urged to help address housing shortage
Black construction companies urged to help address housing shortageArticle

Emerging black construction companies owned by women, youth, military veterans and people with disabilities should take the lead in rolling out alternative building technology (ABT).

1 Apr 2021

Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water management
Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water managementArticle

World Water Week, which took place between 15 and 22 March 2021, provides an opportunity to rethink where we are as a nation. It provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our journey...

Professor Anthony Turton 26 Mar 2021

New training yard handed over as water department plans to train more artisans
New training yard handed over as water department plans to train more artisansArticle

A partnership between South Africa and Japan will see the Department of Water and Sanitation train artisans to deal with water losses in communities...

23 Mar 2021

Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solution
Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solutionArticle

In just the last five years South Africa has faced two of the biggest challenges imaginable. We are in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic and...

Michael Franze 19 Mar 2021

Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures
Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futuresArticle

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

Woolies commits R2m to water security in schools
Woolies commits R2m to water security in schoolsArticle

Celebrating National Water Week, which runs from 15 to 22 March this year, Woolworths has committed R2m to water security and sanitation in schools...

15 Mar 2021

How technology offers a very real solution to SA's aging water infrastructure
How technology offers a very real solution to SA's aging water infrastructureArticle

In the wake of National Water Week, the spotlight is again placed on the country's water infrastructure and its numerous challenges. Here's how tech can help...

Jacques Squire 15 Mar 2021

Infrastructure spend, project execution - don't write the public sector off just yet
Infrastructure spend, project execution - don't write the public sector off just yetArticle

There is no question that the public sector and the state-owned companies (SOC) cluster in South Africa has come under enormous scrutiny from all sides...

Bakang Letshwiti 4 Mar 2021

Why South Africa needs a new water agency
Why South Africa needs a new water agencyArticle

In his 2021 SONA, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the establishment of a National Water Resources Infrastructure Agency would be accelerated...

Mike Muller 3 Mar 2021

Lanseria smart city
#SONA2021: Ramaphosa's dream of a smart cityArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the progress of the country's infrastructure plan to stimulate the economy and promote growth during his State of the Nation Address (Sona), which includes smart cities...

12 Feb 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
#SONA2021: Ramaphosa outlines 4 key prioritiesArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2021 State of the Nation Address (Sona) laid out the top four priorities for the future of the country...

12 Feb 2021

'SA's dams built to withstand floods' - Dam Safety Regulation Unit
'SA's dams built to withstand floods' - Dam Safety Regulation UnitArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation has assured the public that the country's large dams are not likely to collapse...

9 Feb 2021

Water solutions to aid the most vulnerable in Kenya
Water solutions to aid the most vulnerable in KenyaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly illustrated how multiple water security risks affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across Africa, Kenya included. The pandemic has compounded the severity of the impacts resulting from water-related climate hazards, such as floods, droughts and cyclones.

Simon Thomas 31 Dec 2020

SAICE inaugurates Vishal Krishandutt as its 118th president
SAICE inaugurates Vishal Krishandutt as its 118th presidentArticle

Vishal Krishandutt was recently inaugurated as the South African Institution of Civil Engineering's (SAICE) 118th president...

4 Dec 2020

The PepsiCo Foundation to invest R6m in water and sanitation projects in SA
The PepsiCo Foundation to invest R6m in water and sanitation projects in SAArticle

For its inaugural investment in Sub-Saharan Africa, The PepsiCo Foundation will introduce programmes to improve access to water and sanitation for thousands of people in South Africa...

24 Nov 2020

2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recovery
2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recoveryArticle

The recently held sixth annual Water Stewardship Event looked at how strengthened water sector governance and stewardship practices could provide a pathway for a green and inclusive recovery from the impacts of Covid-19...

23 Nov 2020

Mike Adsetts, deputy chief investment office, Momentum Investments
A systematic approach to ESG investing imperative to manage costly trade offsArticle

With Covid-19 having accelerated the need for socio-economic development, sustainability and societal impact continue to gain traction and recognition among the investment management and investor communities alike...

18 Sep 2020

How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times
How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered timesArticle

There's an old and somewhat overused saying attributed to Winston Churchill that is nevertheless appropriate in these uncertain times: never let a good crisis go to waste...

Muhammad Nabil 11 Jun 2020

How smart water solutions could help solve Africa's water challenges
How smart water solutions could help solve Africa's water challengesArticle

Africa is not readily associated with water but, due to its varying geography, it is both a dry continent as well as a wet continent...

29 May 2020

BT-Industrial signs up as SAPPMA member
BT-Industrial signs up as SAPPMA memberArticle

BT-Industrial (BTI) recently signed up as a member of the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association...

13 May 2020

Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town's coast
Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town's coastArticle

Several of the beaches most loved by Capetonians for surfing, swimming and sunset picnics are polluted enough to fail the minimum water quality guidelines over the last two years...

Steve Kretzmann 30 Apr 2020

SAPPMA urges government to invest in water infrastructure amid Covid-19 outbreak
SAPPMA urges government to invest in water infrastructure amid Covid-19 outbreakArticle

The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in South Africa has once again highlighted the dangers that the country's lacking water infrastructure pose...

27 Mar 2020

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#Everydropcounts: Driving water conservation through adjusted pricing modelsArticle

South Africa remains under pressure when it comes to efficient water use and conservation, where limited supply is increasingly stressed by rising demand, aged and insufficient infrastructure and lack of consumer awareness...

Karen King 23 Mar 2020

Time for SA to join the smart cities revolution
Time for SA to join the smart cities revolutionArticle

Smart cities use information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance liveability, workability and sustainability, thereby improving the life of its residents...

28 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Route to water prosperity - new perspectives for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Route to water prosperity - new perspectives for 2020Article

The quickest win of all lies in reticulation efficiency. We currently lose about 25% of treated, expensive drinking quality water to leaks in our cities and towns...

Dhesigen Naidoo 6 Jan 2020

Investing in implementation models for water security and resilience
Investing in implementation models for water security and resilienceArticle

As we consider recent water shortages, droughts and flooding, it is evident that the water sector is slow to innovate...

Chantal Ramcharan-Kotze and Johann Lubbe 19 Dec 2019

Still time to address SA's water infrastructural woes, says SAPPMA
Still time to address SA's water infrastructural woes, says SAPPMAArticle

In a recent open letter, President Cyril Ramaphosa painted a grim picture of the country's threatening water woes...

13 Dec 2019

Dam owners urged to stick to the rules
Dam owners urged to stick to the rulesArticle

Water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on dam owners across the country to adhere to dam safety legislation in the wake of extreme weather patterns...

18 Nov 2019

How a 'brown revolution' can secure our water future
How a 'brown revolution' can secure our water futureArticle

There has been a lot of concern and complaints but very few solutions for our water-stressed country that's coupled with perverse water-use behaviours...

Jay Bhagwan 13 Nov 2019

Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?
Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?Article

Our continent is hurtling towards an uncertain future that is being shaped by the forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Pedro Guerreiro 11 Nov 2019

South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's needed
South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's neededArticle

A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa's Northern and Eastern Cape provinces has seen a number of small towns threatened by total water supply failures and livestock farmers facing financial ruin...

Mike Muller 8 Nov 2019

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Invasive alien plants and their impact on water useArticle

Experts warn that in addition to the energy crisis, South Africans face another looming disaster in the form of severe water scarcity. The Department of Water and Sanitation warned that unless urgent actions are taken, South Africa will experience a water shortage of approximately 3,000 billion litres by 2030...

Louise Stafford 28 Oct 2019

SA's most pernicious water challenges addressed at Water Stewardship Event
SA's most pernicious water challenges addressed at Water Stewardship EventArticle

The fifth annual Water Stewardship Event, which took place recently at the Crowne Plaza in Rosebank, Johannesburg, examined how South Africa's water value chain can be strengthened through partnerships...

21 Oct 2019

Overcoming systemic challenges to transform South Africa's agricultural sector
Overcoming systemic challenges to transform South Africa's agricultural sectorArticle

Gert Schoonbee, co-owner of farming company Schoonbee Landgoed shares insight on how South Africa's agriculture sector can be transformed...

Gert Schoonbee 17 Sep 2019

Dr Duncan MacFadyen, head of conservation research at Oppenheimer Generations
Why we need African science for African sustainabilityArticle

Africa's story has for many years been recorded by those who did not speak her languages, know her legends or count their families among her people...

Duncan MacFadyen 6 Sep 2019

Africa needs a digitalisation strategy to compete in the global economy
Africa needs a digitalisation strategy to compete in the global economyArticle

Siemens launches report on 'Dawn of Digitalization and its Impact on Africa'...

28 Aug 2019

Coal mines need to be taken to task over water pollution
Coal mines need to be taken to task over water pollutionArticle

Coal mines in Mpumalanga have polluted about 90% of groundwater in the Highveld region alone..

28 Aug 2019

Mpumalanga urged to intensify water-saving habits
Mpumalanga urged to intensify water-saving habitsArticle

With Mpumalanga dam levels continuing to drop, the Department of Water and Sanitation has reiterated its call on consumers in the province to intensify their water -saving habits until the next summer rains...

16 Aug 2019

Concerted effort by government, private sector needed for construction turnaround
Concerted effort by government, private sector needed for construction turnaroundArticle

While the ailing South African construction industry contributed to the worst decline in economic activity in a decade in the first quarter of 2019, also contributing to unemployment by shedding some 142,000 jobs...

23 Jul 2019

If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline?
If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline?Article

This year's SAPOA Convention was probably the most downbeat that I've attended in my many years in the building industry...

Patrick McInerney 4 Jul 2019

Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisis
Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisisArticle

The City of Cape Town calls for innovative and smart ideas that will help to mitigate the current energy crisis...

9 May 2019

Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban area
Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban areaArticle

The United Nations reports that water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Just over a third of people don't have access to safely managed drinking water. This is why the Sustainable Development Goals set out to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030.

Ana Rita Sequeira et al. 23 Apr 2019

Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priority
Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priorityArticle

This year's theme for World Water Day, held annually on 22 March, is 'Leaving no one behind', aptly revisiting access to water as a critical human right...

20 Mar 2019

Cape Town has a plan to manage its water. But there are big gaps
Cape Town has a plan to manage its water. But there are big gapsArticle

The City of Cape Town - and southwest Africa more generally - experienced its worst drought on record between 2015 and 2018...

Jasper Knight 1 Mar 2019

Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage looms
Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage loomsArticle

A countrywide water shortage is a decade away unless urgent action is taken to rehabilitate and preserve our rivers and catchment areas, fix and maintain crumbling infrastructure, and implement water re-use...

Steve Kretzmann 28 Feb 2019

Gugs roads rehabilitation project well underway
Gugs roads rehabilitation project well underwayArticle

The City of Cape Town's Transport Directorate is making great progress with its Gugulethu Roads Rehabilitation project...

25 Feb 2019

Kommetjie Road Project draws to a close
Kommetjie Road Project draws to a closeArticle

The Kommetjie Road Project, Cape Towns's biggest congestion relief projects with a total investment of R194m over three years, is now in the final year...

4 Feb 2019

5 things utilities must consider in their quest to become smarter
5 things utilities must consider in their quest to become smarterArticle

Driven by the requirement to improve operational efficiencies and revenues, cut down on wastage, and enhance customer service, water utilities around the world are turning to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) - including smart meters - and the trend is set to accelerate in 2019.

Darren Oxlee 18 Jan 2019

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