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Eskom cuts power to local municipality over unpaid debt

Eskom cuts power to local municipality over unpaid debt

Eskom this week announced its intentions to cut power to the Mafube Local Municipality after it failed to pay its outstanding debt. According to the utility the scheduled interruptions, which began this week, will continue until a satisfactory payment agreement has...

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Another Eskom executive resigns

Another Eskom executive resigns

Thava Govender has resigned as Group Executive of Generation for Eskom. Govender, who is set to leave the utility at the end of October, is also Acting Group Executive of Risk and Sustainability. Govender has worked for Eskom for 27 years and during this time held...

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Turffontein storm water upgrade nears completion

Turffontein storm water upgrade nears completion

Construction on the Turffontein storm water upgrade is nearing completion with Phase 1B already 80% complete. The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) completed phase 1A and are busy with phase 1B of the project. The project is in line with the Johannesburg Roads...

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Planning kicks off on Bonteheuwel Housing Project

Planning kicks off on Bonteheuwel Housing Project

The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority has started with the environmental and land use planning process for a proposed housing project in Bonteheuwel. This was revealed following a recent public meeting at the Bonteheuwel Civic Centre. The...

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Study to shed light on improved access to solar energy

Study to shed light on improved access to solar energy

The City of Cape Town is partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Southern Africa Energy Program (SAEP) to investigate appropriate mechanisms to unlock access to solar energy for more of Cape Town’s residents. This forms...

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Ekurhuleni prioritises training of water stewards

Ekurhuleni prioritises training of water stewards

The City of Ekurhuleni is set implement an Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) that will train water stewards. The programme will see 300 youth enter a three-year apprenticeship intended to create sustainable artisanal jobs and phase out dependency on external...

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Featured Articles

Smart water management

Smart water management

Water service authorities are seeing an increasing need to install water management devices to address growing water challenges. WASA speaks to Marcus Thulsidas, business development director, Utility Systems, about how the company’s smart electronic water control...

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Building social justice and communities

Building social justice and communities

The Independent Development Trust (IDT) is making a major difference through the implementation of strategic projects, which will help shape current and future societies that are integrated, inclusive and equipped with the skills to compete in the local and...

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The answer to reuse

The answer to reuse

One of the most robust, versatile and widely used unit operations in the treatment of wastewater worldwide is dissolved air flotation. With a growing market for wastewater reuse, the demand for these systems is expected to rise accordingly. The importance of dissolved...

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The future with Grundfos for Well Drillers

The future with Grundfos for Well Drillers

Grundfos for Well Drillers is a beneficial programme providing the best knowledge, training and tools to ease workflows and grow businesses. It’s about working smarter, thanks to product innovation. Ambition is a core value instilled in the work and culture at...

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Industry News

Climate conscious insurers pulling out of coal mining

Climate conscious insurers pulling out of coal mining

With rising concerns about global warming and a push toward ethical underwriting, global insurance companies are taking steps to distance themselves from coal in the wake of climate change concerns.  Late last year, insurance giant Zurich announced that it would stop...

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