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What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

Populations in cities are growing, putting pressure on resources like water

By Dian Spear 17 Jul 2017

Partnerships to boost SA's water security

South Africa has committed to work with all international agencies and governments to ensure water security

14 Jul 2017

Matla a Metsi Joint Venture to supervise design and construction of Polihali Dam in Lesotho Highlands Water Project

The Matla a Metsi Joint Venture was recently announced the successful bidder on the design and construction supervision of the Polihali Dam - one of the two main water transfer components of phase two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project

13 Jul 2017

CT's emergency water plans making progress

The City of Cape Town says plans of potentially partnering with the private sector to create a short-term emergency water supply using desalination, storm water capture or aquifer extraction are progressing well

12 Jul 2017

Water shortages in Cape Town are here to stay. What the city can learn from others

Water access is a key challenge for urban futures

By David Olivier 11 Jul 2017

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked

WASHINGTON, US: Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported Thursday, 6 July

10 Jul 2017

Cape Town to host top water loss conference

At the rate Cape Town's winter rainfall is going, another hot, dry summer will make this year's drought look like a Sunday School picnic

By Dave Chambers 10 Jul 2017

Cape Town needs a new approach to manage water

Cape Town is facing one of its worst droughts in over a century

By Lucy Rodina 4 Jul 2017

Stricter water restrictions for Cape Town now in effect

The City of Cape Town has implemented Level 4b water restrictions with effect from July 2017 as dam levels remain critically low and reserves need to be built up during winter for the expected harsh summer months ahead

3 Jul 2017

The internet of everything water

Imagine a world where your spice cabinet reminds you to buy salt, or your cell phone sends a text message about the amount of water left in your water tank

By Ihuoma Atanga 28 Jun 2017

Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South Africa

South African power utility Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with the developers of new renewable energy power stations

By Hartmut Winkler 28 Jun 2017

Cape Town considers implementing further water restrictions

As dam levels remain critically low, rainfall uncertainty great, and consumption levels still too high, the City of Cape Town is preparing for the imminent implementation of Level 4b water restrictions

27 Jun 2017

Salt water set to ease Cape Town dam crisis

By the end of August, Capetonians will no longer be totally reliant on their struggling dams for water

26 Jun 2017

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International

One dead as under-construction Singapore highway collapses

SINGAPORE: One man was killed and 10 others injured in Singapore on Friday, 14 July, when a partially-built elevated highway they were working on collapsed, authorities said, a rare construction accident in the city-state.

17 Jul 2017

SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine

Three South African engineering firms were instrumental for designing and building headgear, shaft collar and winder house for a new service shaft at the Philsaga Mining Corporation in the Philippines owned by Medusa Mining.

6 Jul 2017

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

India houses the largest proportion of the global poor with no access to adequate housing and electricity.

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

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