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Cape Town keeps water consumption on the conservative side

Cape Town keeps water consumption on the conservative side

Despite declining dam levels from the warm summer weather the City of Cape Town says water consumption has remained on the conservative side for the past month. The City says the average water usage, which has remained under 600 million litres of collective usage per...

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African infrastructure gets performance index

African infrastructure gets performance index

Africa has often seen constrained investment into its infrastructure because of the lack of a benchmark. However this situation is set to change with the launch of the continent’s first infrastructure performance index. Indices and benchmarks play a critical role in...

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AfDB pours millions into Rwandan water projects

AfDB pours millions into Rwandan water projects

Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program has received a further €115 million boost from the African Development Bank to help the country give 1.5 million people access to improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services.  The funding will cover...

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Upgrade to Zandvliet WWTW to start in 2019

Upgrade to Zandvliet WWTW to start in 2019

Work on the City of Cape Town’s R1.5 billion project to upgrade the Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works is expected to start in the first half of 2019. This comes after council approved most of the upgrade work last year. The project, which has been in the pipeline...

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False Bay algal blooms not a wastewater issue – CoCT

False Bay algal blooms not a wastewater issue – CoCT

The City of Cape Town has advised residents that the algal blooms in False Bay are naturally occurring, non-toxic and not reflective of wastewater quality in the city. This comes after news outlets linked the algal blooms to issues inland. “Alarmist stories have been...

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Featured Articles

Engineered for generations

Engineered for generations

Meeting the current and future water storage needs of South Africa’s rural and urban communities is a top priority, as is implementing future drought countermeasures. Delayne Gray, managing director at SBS Tanks®, discusses the company’s innovative responses to these...

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Desalination: affordable, reliable, sustainable

Desalination: affordable, reliable, sustainable

Cape Town has put plans for a permanent desalination plant on hold following good rains and reports that the technology is simply too expensive. However, there are feasible options for effectively bolstering water supplies. The capital and operational costs of...

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Partnering with communities

Partnering with communities

Making a lasting difference, Sasol Mining is passing on sustainable benefits that are shaping and adding value, says Lucky Kgatle, senior vice president, Sasol Mining. Sasol has been part of the South African landscape since the 1950s and is one of the country’s...

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A hazardous waste winner

A hazardous waste winner

As the first high-hazardous landfill to be constructed in Vereeniging, Gauteng, in 24 years, Averda’s Vlakfontein Class A landfill has been built to the latest local and international standards. From planning through to operation, the Averda team is proving that the...

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Industry News

Klaus Endress turns 70

Klaus Endress turns 70

On Sunday 9 December 2018, Klaus Endress, current President of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group celebrated his 70th birthday. Born in 1948, Endress was the second of eight children to company founder Dr Georg H Endress and his wife Alice. After...

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Number of practising quantity surveyors declines

Number of practising quantity surveyors declines

The number of practising salaried quantity surveyors with more than 10 years’ experience has declined. This is according to the latest results from the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors annual salary survey. The survey notes that shows that the number of...

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