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Privatisation of waste management

Looking back at waste management over the last 25 years, there have been many changes South Africa has experienced. Many things have changed for the good but unfortunately despite these positive changes, there some aspects that never change and, in...

Bethlehem hydro leads the way

The Bethlehem hydro project obtained the first, non-consumptive, water-use licence for a hydro power station under the Water Act. Water&Sanitation Africa looks at the highlights of this groundbreaking project. The Bethlehem hydro is a truly...

Level of dams

The full-supply capacity (106 m3) and level of some of South Africa’s dams, as at 30 August 2010. Limpopo Hartbeespoort (NW) (186.44) 98.3% Olifantsnek (NW) (13.67) 99.4% Buffelspoort (NW) (10.25) 100.4% Bospoort (NW) (15.79) 94.1% Lindleyspoort...

Tank level gauges

A leading Australian line of liquid level indicators for storage tanks and reservoirs has recently been launched in South Africa. Yaktek level indicators, available from Rainbow Reservoirs, provide a precise read-out that does not need to be...

A waterless sanitation option

A locally made product, the FreeFlo® urinal valve, has the potential of saving the average office building over 1 million litres of water each year. These valves require absolutely no water and feature an airtight seal and deodorising dome to keep...

JHB Water to Upgrade Soweto Infrastructure

Johannesburg Water is set to resume its infrastructure upgrade and rehabilitation programme for Soweto. This programme is part of the overall infrastructure renewal programme across the city. WaterandSanitation Africa reports. Currently, the City...

Sustainable acid mine water treatment technology

To address the rising problem of acid mine water in Gauteng, a leading South African water technology company has signed a partnership agreement with Mintek. Water&Sanitation Africa finds out more about the long-term approach to sustainable...

Water Lifeline Project

The uMgungundlovu District Municipality (uMDM) has secured a multimillion-rand funding package for its Water Lifeline Project from the Netherlands-based Facility for Infrastructure Development ORIO. Jeffares & Green, technical director: Neal...

Achieving a water-saving culture

The Msunduzi Municipality has made great strides when it comes to saving water over the past year. Having embraced the Department of Water Affairs’ policy that “Water Is Life”, the Municipality formulated a five-year Water Conservation and Water...