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Hybrid water treatment system project wins award

The Malmesbury Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) treats wastewater from Malmesbury. The original WWTW prior to a much needed refurbishment and upgrade project was not only overloaded but also discharged sub-standard effluent. In order to remedy...
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FETWater Phase III programme underway

The Water Research Commission (WRC) has been appointed by the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) as the implementing agent for the Framework Programme for Education and Training in Water (FETWater) Phase III programme that will run until 30...
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Sewage spillage pollutes water in Bloemhof

The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) is dealing with the sewage spillage into the Vaal River in the Bloemhof area in the North West. The DWA is, together with colleagues from the Lekwa Teemane Local Municipality, the district municipality and the...
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Skills shortages affect SA water sector

The water sector is experiencing a critical scarce skills shortage, owing to an insufficient skills base and fierce competition in the labour market for skilled personnel, said the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) acting director- general Trevor...
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Work on sanitation plan underway

Delegates worked on a Peoples Plan for Sanitation and Dignity at the recent National Sanitation Summit in Salt River. The summit attracted delegates from informal settlement organisations and civil society with the aim of developing a plan that...