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Eskom intensifies pressure on Free State municipalities

Eskom intensifies pressure on Free State municipalities

Eskom on Monday announced that it would be cutting electricity supply to three Free State municipalities after they failed to honour their repayment agreements. The utility said supply interruptions to the three defaulting municipalities were suspended on 28 June 2018...

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Coega SEZ fast becoming an automotive hub

Coega SEZ fast becoming an automotive hub

The Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Eastern Cape is fast becoming a hub for the automotive industry. The SEZ is home to an automotive sector valued at over R12 billion with numerous brands including FAW, BAIC, ISUZU Parts Distribution Centre, Faurecia, Rehau,...

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SA energy sector receives $10bn boost from Saudi Arabia

SA energy sector receives $10bn boost from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has made a $10 billion investment pledge into the South African energy sector during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent State visit to the country. Ramaphosa said the commitment from the Kingdom is a demonstration of confidence in the South African...

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CoGTA takes charge of indebted Great Kei Municipality

CoGTA takes charge of indebted Great Kei Municipality

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has taken over the running of Great Kei Municipality after its failure to fulfil executive obligations. The Eastern Cape municipality has an estimated debt of around R28 million and according to...

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Cape casino not gambling with water supply

Cape casino not gambling with water supply

In an effort to ease the pressure on public water sources Sun International’s GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town has announced the completion of a water purification plant on the property. The plant, which will treat borehole water to potable...

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Grayston bridge inquiry preps for closing arguments

Grayston bridge inquiry preps for closing arguments

The Department of Labour says the commission of inquiry appointed to probe the Grayston Drive pedestrian bridge collapse has completed hearing oral evidence and is now awaiting written closing arguments. “The commission now awaits the submission of written heads of...

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Featured Articles

Innovations in water storage

Innovations in water storage

The roll-out of a series of desalination plants has given Cape Town a new lease on life and a chance for the city’s depleted dams to bounce back from the extended drought. Cape Town has become a hot topic for water engineering over the past 18 months. Scientists at...

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Building future water capacity

Building future water capacity

It’s not every day or year that Johannesburg Water (JW) gets to launch two water reservoirs in less than six months. The Orange Farm and Diepsloot reservoirs were launched in January and March 2018, respectively. These are big, wide concrete structures that form...

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ERWAT shares new thoughts on wastewater

ERWAT shares new thoughts on wastewater

IMIESA speaks to Tumelo Gopane, managing director, East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT), about the company’s future strategy and its pivotal role in changing the landscape of wastewater treatment in South Africa. Home to more than 3.5 million residents, the City of...

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The latest in treatment solutions

The latest in treatment solutions

As South Africa’s water challenges grow and water quality deteriorates, there is a much greater need for research and development in the water and wastewater treatment space, says Henk Smit, managing director, Vovani Water Products. South Africa’s water availability...

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Industry News

Partnering for skills development in energy

Partnering for skills development in energy

Schneider Electric South Africa has signed a statement of intent with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to expand their Access to Education training collaboration. The Access to Education initiative seeks to address the large need for practical...

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JBCC revises standard form of building contract

JBCC revises standard form of building contract

The Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC) has completed a revision of the industry’s most essential documentation: the JBCC Principal Building Agreement. The revised agreement includes new stipulations to expedite prompt payment, as well as a rewording of aspects...

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Aggregate association acts on quality issues

Aggregate association acts on quality issues

Surface mining industry association Aspasa says it is moving rapidly to formalise quality standards for sand and stone that are set benefit both producers and their customers. Since the establishment of a special technical committee on quality management, the...

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POWER-GEN Africa gives students a platform to shine

POWER-GEN Africa gives students a platform to shine

In honour of Nelson Mandela Day Africa’s premier power industry event will give South African students an opportunity to showcase their work and engage with leaders in the power field this month. The Gen-X Theatre pioneered by POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa advisory...

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