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State-owned construction firm mooted

The Department of Human Settlements (DOHS) is considering establishing a state-owned construction company. This is according to a statement made by the Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale on Wednesday. Sexwale outlined that when houses are...

eThekweni recovers R1.2m in water losses

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, the best performing municipality in KwaZulu-Natal with regard to Blue Drop accreditation, has made the news yet again. Following the Blue Drop Awards on 7 May, the municipality has announced that it has...

Koos Smit takes up the hot seat at SANRAL

With the controversial e-tolling saga underway, it seems the SANRAL board has reached a decision on who will replace former CEO Nazir Alli in the hot seat. Following Alli’s resignation on Monday, Engineering Executive and long-standing SANRAL...

Local landfills at critical stage warns IWMSA

With waste to landfill becoming an ever critical concern, particularly in certain regions, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) calls to attention the necessity for managing all waste streams, especially that of organic...

Municipal water service tariffs

A recent Water Research Commission study looking into municipal water tariffs of 15 South African municipalities reports that the primary driver of water service tariffs is the quest to balance tariff revenues with explicit financial costs. Given...