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Metropolitan Municipalities

Green-minded design and construction

“It’s good to see how the SA property industry can move to a more sustainable way of operating. The green features will improve the energy and environmental performance of the building, and will also ‘lock in’ superior long-term performance for...

Eradicating excessive waste production

“We have at least eight years to go before we run out of landfill space in the City of Johannesburg.” Shadrack Kapiwa, Pikitup’s GM for Communications and Stakeholder Management City of Johannesburg’s solid waste management service provider and the...

Recycling villages

An exciting recycling initiative was launched in the Katorus and Greater Alberton areas, which will initially be piloted by Monde School in Kathelong and will provide surrounding communities with the facilities to recycle. Adding sustainability to...

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...

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...

The hydraulic optimisation of Amanzimtoti WWTW

A project that optimises the hydraulic efficiency of the Amanzimtoti Waste Water Treatment Works has recently been completed. SSI Engineers and Environmental Consultants (SSI) were awarded the contract by eThekwini’s Water and Sanitation...