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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...

Augmentation of the ’61 Pipeline

Due to increasing water demands, Umgeni Water has decided to augment the capacity of the ’61 pipeline system that feeds the greater Edendale area and the Outer West area of eThekwini Municipality. The augmentation will also accommodate future...

Building water management capacity for Africa

Building water management capacity for Africa – TIGER Initiative A TIGER Initiative training course on Advanced Earth Observation Methods in Water Management was organised and co-hosted by the Water Research Commission (WRC), Department of Water...

Security of water supply in South Africa?

The Department of Water Affairs is the custodian of South Africa’s water resources. It is primarily responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy governing this sector. It also has override responsibility for water services provided...

New record set at De Hoop Dam

In November 2011, Ash Resources played a crucial role in supporting the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) and broke a new record concrete pour, using innovative concrete technology at the De Hoop Dam site. Water&Sanitation Africa reports on...