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SH140 billion allocated for Tanzanian water

The Tanzanian government, in an effort to improve water supply for industrial and domestic consumption, aims to spend SH140 billion on projects in the Tanga and Kilimanjaro regions. According to Prof. Jumanne Maghembe, at least 38 villages in...
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Botshelo Water to be de-established

Botshelo Water will be de-established in line with the recommendations of the National Water Review Strategy to reduce water boards as a way to improve their efficiency. This follows an announcement earlier this year by the Department of Water...

DWS launches new water education project

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has launched a new water action project — an intensive education programme that addresses water, environmental issues and careers. This new water action project, implemented by WESSA Eco-Schools, will...
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Infrastructure attracts major investment in SA

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Africa rose by 4% to $57 billion in 2013, driven by international and regional market-seeking and infrastructure. In Southern Africa, flows almost doubled to $13 billion, mainly due to record-high flows to...
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Clariant closes sale of its African business

Clariant has closed the sale of its water treatment business in Africa to AECI. The total value of the divestment amounts to 34 million Swiss francs (±R410 million) at closing. The transaction was subject to certain precedent conditions, as well as...

Why you should be a registered engineer

South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa and remains rich with promise. Having been admitted to the BRIC group of countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China in 2011, known as BRICS, this confirms South Africa’s trajectory to continued...
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Zuma sets up service delivery task team

President Jacob Zuma has announced the establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Service Delivery Task Team. The purpose of the Inter-Ministerial Service Delivery Task Team is to fast-track service delivery in areas where there are bottlenecks, quickly...
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eGovernance the future of service delivery

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has unveiled plans to introduce eGovernance – a more technological way to deliver services to citizens. Briefing Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications on Tuesday,...