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New #ForWaterForLife podcast series launched
New #ForWaterForLife podcast series launchedArticle

A new podcast series has launched this September featuring stories about water across South Africa, and the water heroes and activists behind them...

7 Sep 2020

How optimal water use can support food security, reduce waste in Africa
How optimal water use can support food security, reduce waste in AfricaArticle

While wastewater reuse presents a sustainable solution in supporting food security amid looming water shortages, the infrastructure costs present a barrier to widespread adoption in South Africa...

27 Aug 2020

Women making waves in water conservation with RAIN
Women making waves in water conservation with RAINArticle

Through its Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), the Coca-Cola Foundation is supporting women-inspired partnerships in South Africa create positive impacts on the environment and livelihoods...

25 Aug 2020

Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipation
Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipationArticle

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...

Bonani Madikizela 13 Aug 2020

Lesotho Highlands Project to deliver water to SA in 2026
Lesotho Highlands Project to deliver water to SA in 2026Article

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

New partnership to fight impact of climate change in vulnerable communities
New partnership to fight impact of climate change in vulnerable communitiesArticle

Accredited as an implementing partner, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will work with the Adaptation Fund on projects to help vulnerable countries fight the harmful effects of climate change...

6 Jul 2020

Strandfontein temporary desalination plant being decommissioned
Strandfontein temporary desalination plant being decommissionedArticle

Commissioned in May/June 2018 as one of the City of Cape Town's emergency projects in response to the prospect of Day Zero, the Strandfontein temporary desalination plant was to function as an emergency water supply...

23 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

Government identifies 17 parcels of land for Covid-19 resettlement
Government identifies 17 parcels of land for Covid-19 resettlementArticle

Government has identified 17 land parcels for resettlement purposes for people who stay in informal settlements should the need arise, as the country deals with the spread of Covid-19...

30 Mar 2020

Being water-smart must become the new normal for business
Being water-smart must become the new normal for businessArticle

It requires seeing and doing things differently to reduce, reuse and "create water"...

Ettienne Thiebaut 20 Mar 2020

Nico Muller, CEO of Implats
Curveballs and brave decisions: in conversation with Implats' Nico MullerArticle

With curveballs like coronavirus and load shedding, businesses need to learn to be responsive...

13 Mar 2020

A sanitation game changer for Africa and the world
A sanitation game changer for Africa and the worldArticle

Millions of South Africans are among the four billion-plus people that are without decent and sustainable sanitation in the world. And our horror stories are well documented...

Jay Bhagwan 24 Feb 2020

Santam, Sanlam donate R3m to alleviate impact of drought on farming communities
Santam, Sanlam donate R3m to alleviate impact of drought on farming communitiesArticle

The donation will assist commercial and emerging farmers currently impacted by the devastating drought that has hit large parts of the country...

11 Feb 2020

Heavy rains improve dam levels
Heavy rains improve dam levelsArticle

Dam levels in parts of South Africa have slightly begun to improve as a result of persistent rain...

16 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

#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns
#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returnsArticle

There is a direct link between the stability of an economy and ongoing development - and currently, the local construction and property industries are undeniably experiencing a lull...

Johan Piekaar 2 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

Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel reopens
Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel reopensArticle

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel has been re-opened with water already reaching the Saulspoort Dam in Bethlehem in the Free State...

9 Dec 2019

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Agri SA encouraged by launch of Water Master PlanArticle

Following minister Lindiwe Sisulu's launch of the National Water and Sanitation Master Plan (NW&SMP) in Pretoria this week, Agri SA has said that it is ready to engage on the plan...

29 Nov 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

Water levels drop below half in three provinces
Water levels drop below half in three provincesArticle

The current hot temperatures in major parts of the country have plunged three provinces to stress levels as their dam levels dropped to below half in the past two weeks...

8 Nov 2019

Panic over water in South Africa's economic hub is misplaced
Panic over water in South Africa's economic hub is misplacedArticle

It has been a hot, dry October in much of the interior of South Africa. And the rains have started later than usual...

Mike Muller 28 Oct 2019

Why South Africa's wetlands are in urgent need of rescue
Why South Africa's wetlands are in urgent need of rescueArticle

With South Africa facing pressing water security issues, there is an urgent need for wetlands to be rehabilitated and preserved, says SRK Consulting's principal hydrologist Dr Simon Lorentz...

21 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

#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront
#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefrontArticle

International model and activist, Georgie Badiel-Liberty was recently in Cape Town to participate in the Doha Debate and talks to us about the important work she is doing through her foundation to create awareness around the world water crisis...

Juanita Pienaar 12 Sep 2019

Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate
Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climateArticle

In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country's national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change...

Meron Teferi Taye and Ellen Dyer 2 Sep 2019

From cradle to grave: How Levi's is tackling water sustainability
From cradle to grave: How Levi's is tackling water sustainabilityArticle

Having never been inside an actual factory before, never mind a clothing factory, I had imagined mega-machines and giant conveyor belts - nothing but cold hard steel moving fabric about...

Sindy Peters 19 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

Entrepreneurs called to tackle land restoration in Africa
Entrepreneurs called to tackle land restoration in AfricaArticle

The DOEN Foundation and Seedstars have joined forces to launch the DOEN Land Restoration Prize...

13 Aug 2019

Groundwater reserves in Africa may be more resilient to climate change than first thought
Groundwater reserves in Africa may be more resilient to climate change than first thoughtArticle

Groundwater reserves in Africa are estimated to be 20 times larger than the water stored in lakes and reservoirs above ground...

Mark O. Cuthbert and Richard Taylor 8 Aug 2019

Nedbank announces R25m boost to safeguard water, biodiversity and job security
Nedbank announces R25m boost to safeguard water, biodiversity and job securityArticle

Nedbank has committed R25 million towards safeguarding critical water source areas, biodiversity hotspots and rural livelihoods with a strong focus on the Eastern Cape...

1 Aug 2019

Cape Town CBD boasts 93% retail occupancy rate - report
Cape Town CBD boasts 93% retail occupancy rate - reportArticle

According to a new report, retail in the Cape Town CBD is flourishing in spite of the tight economy with the Central City's 2018 retail occupancy rate remaining steady at 93% - the same as that in 2017...

29 Jul 2019

Integral considerations for the water sector towards sustainable rural development
Integral considerations for the water sector towards sustainable rural developmentArticle

According to the latest data from Statistics South Africa, the majority of poor South Africans live in rural areas, and still have limited access to basic services and amenities such as clean and safe water, affordable and clean energy, and balanced and nutritious diets...

Dhesigen Naidoo 15 Jul 2019

Collective action needed in dealing with waste, water and food security
Collective action needed in dealing with waste, water and food securityArticle

Experts at the co-located IFAT Africa, food & drink technology (fdt) Africa, and analytica Lab Africa in Midrand this week called for urgent collective action from civil society, industry and the public sector in addressing waste and food and water security challenges...

11 Jul 2019

How micro-organisms can be used to clean SA's waters
How micro-organisms can be used to clean SA's watersArticle

Speaking at a recent Café Scientifique event, Dr Robert Huddy, molecular biologist in the Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER) of the University of Cape Town (UCT), highlighted how the country must optimise the processes involved in cleaning up industrial effluent waters...

1 Jul 2019

The Cape's plants are dying out - and local authorities need citizens' help
The Cape's plants are dying out - and local authorities need citizens' helpArticle

Almost 40 plant species have gone extinct in the Western Cape since 1900, making it one of the hot spots for plant extinction on the planet...

Sarah Wild 20 Jun 2019

Source water supply diversification - investing for the future
Source water supply diversification - investing for the futureArticle

In the water context, climate change, lower rainfall, population growth, economic expansion, storage depletion (like siltation of dams), over-allocation, pollution and so forth creates volatility in the water supply portfolio...

Dr Shafick Adams 18 Jun 2019

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Tourism revenue will preserve nature's magic and majestyArticle

Conservation is expensive and crucial. Capital, drawn by South Africa's wild mysteries and magic, can fund it, as well as socioeconomic development, writes Joe Cloete...

Joe Cloete 12 Jun 2019

Data-driven decision-making for water security
Data-driven decision-making for water securityArticle

Every day we make observations to inform our decisions - whether it is taking your loved one's temperature to establish if they have a fever or checking your fuel gauge or range on your vehicle's display. It provides us with the comfort of knowing and decision-making information...

Dr Shafick Adams 29 May 2019

Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality
Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity realityArticle

Researchers at the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town last week raised concerns over decreased expenditure on water security research...

Alicestine October 21 May 2019

Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutions
Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutionsArticle

Going back to basics, when African citizens managed the landscapes through rotational grazing, for example, are the key foundations if the continent is to achieve the long-term aspirational goals set by the UN and AU...

Bonani Madikizela 21 May 2019

Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda
Gift of the Givers pulls out of MakhandaArticle

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers unexpectedly announced on Wednesday, 15 May, its immediate withdrawal from Makana Municipality, where Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) is located...

Lucas Nowicki 17 May 2019

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Scientists to explore how ecological infrastructure investment can boost climate resilienceArticle

Scientists from a transdisciplinary research team are investigating how investments in ecological infrastructure protect society against hydroclimatic risks, including droughts and floods...

30 Apr 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

What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptation
What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptationArticle

Extreme weather events, such as Cyclone Idai that has recently devastated Beira, Mozambique, and Hurricane Harvey that hit Houston, USA, in 2017 are the types of climate extremes that cities increasingly have to prepare for...

Gina Ziervogel 4 Apr 2019

Protection of strategic water source areas should be legislated, says UCT researcher
Protection of strategic water source areas should be legislated, says UCT researcherArticle

Left unprotected, South Africa's strategic water source areas are highly vulnerable to inappropriate development...

2 Apr 2019

Weather and climate as key drivers of Africa's development
Weather and climate as key drivers of Africa's developmentArticle

World Meteorological Day took place earlier this month, commemorating the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization...

Dr Brilliant Petja 29 Mar 2019

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