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New WWF Nedbank Green Trust water project brings KNP, smallholder farmers togetherArticle

Reuben Leyane's 25-hectare farm is on the Sabie River, 1,5km from the Kruger National Park (KNP) fence and 12,5km from the town of Hazyview...

18 Feb 2019

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

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

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 1 Nov 2018

Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered
Historic agreement signed, sealed, deliveredArticle

Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country...

8 Oct 2018

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

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

Dr Shafick Adams 11 Sep 2018

Water access may be more important than electricity for sub-Saharan Africa
Water access may be more important than electricity for sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

For nearly two decades, the United States has strongly pushed for the electrification of rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa...

Louise Grogan and Tselmuun Tserenkhuu 31 Aug 2018

Khayelitsha residents install their own communal taps
Khayelitsha residents install their own communal tapsArticle

Residents of Siyahlala informal settlement, Khayelitsha, have started to install their own water pipes...

Vincent Lali 23 Jul 2018

FAO calls for greater resilience against drought in Africa
FAO calls for greater resilience against drought in AfricaArticle

Farmers and herders face mounting challenges as water becomes scarcer, land more degraded and eroded, and soils more fragile. Yet, there is still too much focus on recovering from drought rather than being less susceptible to it...

15 Jun 2018

This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018
This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018Article

This year's Sustainability Week, set for 5-7 June at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane, will cover sustainable development in Africa at various scales, from Africa's capital cities to the people who sustainable development affects.

18 Apr 2018

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Africa Rising: How Geospatial data analytics is transforming governance on the continentArticle

In Africa, the potential of data to improve governance is just beginning to make itself felt...

Dustin Homer 6 Mar 2018

W Cape gets tough on enforcing water restriction lawsArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Western Cape is rolling out phase two of the enforcement and monitoring blitz as part of drought interventions...

21 Feb 2018

People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working
People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's workingArticle

The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand...

Ellis Adjei Adams 21 Feb 2018

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

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

Shafick Adams 21 Nov 2017

#InnovationMonth: This simple solution rolls a long way in ensuring water access in rural communities
#InnovationMonth: This simple solution rolls a long way in ensuring water access in rural communitiesArticle

More than 20 years since its inception, the low-tech Hippo Roller continues to have a profound impact on communities facing water insecurity...

Sindy Peters 27 Sep 2017

Water shortages in Cape Town are here to stay. What the city can learn from others
Water shortages in Cape Town are here to stay. What the city can learn from othersArticle

Water access is a key challenge for urban futures...

David Olivier 11 Jul 2017

From funders to partners: The changing face of commercial agri-finance in South Africa
From funders to partners: The changing face of commercial agri-finance in South AfricaArticle

Over the past three decades, the South African agriculture financing landscape has undergone some significant shifts, the two most apparent of which have been...

Zhann Meyer 22 Jun 2017

WhereIsMyTransport named NewCities Global Urban Innovator
WhereIsMyTransport named NewCities Global Urban InnovatorArticle

South African startup, WhereIsMyTransport, has been selected as one of NewCities' eight Global Urban Innovators...

5 May 2017

Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary
Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentaryArticle

On World Water Day 2017, Red Bull TV released a new feature-length documentary that captures the story of former pro surfer Jon Rose and his mission to bring clean water access to those in need...

Sindy Peters 27 Mar 2017

Three cities that tackle modern civic problems successfully
Three cities that tackle modern civic problems successfullyArticle

Take a look at how city planners have found ways to manage 21st-century urban obstacles in these three cities...

Emile Uys 14 Oct 2016

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Female farmers suffer most in Southern Africa droughtArticle

While women grow the majority of food in this region, public programmes and policies are skewed towards providing water for male livelihood activities...

3 Oct 2016

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USAID announces $127 million drought aid to Southern AfricaArticle

Additional humanitarian funding from USAID will be provided through UN and NGO partners to help address the needs of those affected by the drought...

29 Jul 2016

Packaged waste treatment plants, similar to this, are providing a cost-effective and environmentally friendly on-site solution for South African abattoirs struggling with the safe disposal of slaughter waste.
Bacterial technology: turning waste into waterArticle

A Port Elizabeth-based eco-solutions company is piloting an organic solution for ridding abattoirs of animal waste which, in the process, both saves and creates wash water...

17 Mar 2016

Engineers don't just build things, they can help save the world
Engineers don't just build things, they can help save the worldArticle

Engineers like to claim their primacy as problem solvers. But while this ability will always be critical for engineers, there is more to engineering than just solving problems...

Petr Matous and Abbas El-Zein 12 Nov 2015

Development data hub launches in Uganda
Development data hub launches in UgandaArticle

An internet portal offering free access to information on development indicators has been launched to bursts of applause from government policymakers and private researchers...

Moses Mugalu 9 Jul 2015

Jacobs Engineering to present international symposium
Jacobs Engineering to present international symposiumArticle

Jacobs Engineering SA will be presenting the first Engineering Symposium for Africa around the theme of 'Engineering and Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Development in Africa' in Marrakesh, Morocco on Thursday, 21 May 2015...

10 Apr 2015

Ford committed to decrease water footprint
Ford committed to decrease water footprintArticle

Ford's 'Sustainability Blues' event, which formed part of this year's trend conference in Michigan in the USA, focused on water conservation, a main pillar in the vehicle manufacturer's global green mission.

3 Jul 2014

Water critical to development - dti
Water critical to development - dtiArticle

Water is a critical element to sustainable socio-economic development and the eradication of poverty, says Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe said.

24 Apr 2013

Saving the world a drop at a time
Saving the world a drop at a timeArticle

Imagine taking a bath anywhere at any time without using the traditional method of water. A young South African entrepreneur has developed a product that will allow people who have limited access to water to maintain their standards of hygiene.

Bhekumuzi Mdakane 10 Jan 2013

Water Aid opens office in SA
Water Aid opens office in SAArticle

The international charity organisation, Water Aid, has opened its regional office in South Africa in an effort to improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world's neediest communities.

26 Jul 2012

Government brings safe drinking water to Mbashe area
Government brings safe drinking water to Mbashe areaArticle

The Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, the Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, and the Executive Mayor of the Amathole District Municipality, Nomasikizi Konza, launched the Accelerating Sustainable Water Services Delivery project on 30 March 2012, in Mbelu, Eastern Cape.

3 Apr 2012

Vale purchases controlling stake in Mozambican logistics company
Vale purchases controlling stake in Mozambican logistics companyArticle

Brazilian mining giant Vale, holder of the Moatize coal concession, has purchased a 51% stake in the Mozambican logistics company SDCN, Reuters has reported.

8 Oct 2010

Diageo invests further in Ethiopian water project
Diageo invests further in Ethiopian water projectArticle

ADDIS ABABA: Diageo, premium drinks company that owns Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, Guinness, and other global brands, is investing a further Birr 900,000 (US$70,000) in a water and sanitation project in Kechene in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

22 Jan 2010

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