South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on Monday, 22 May, as the province battles its worst water shortage for 113 years.
Low business and consumer confidence are placing the property sector under pressure.
Sunita Menon 1 day ago
The ever-vibrant and inspirational Thebe Ikalafeng delivered one of the keynote talks at the recently concluded 2017 African Utility Week. His key message was that the utilities sector across the continent needs to start building great brands and, in turn, deliver on the promise of those brands.
Sindy Peters 19 May 2017
The City of Cape Town, on Friday, 19 May, announced the appointment of Craig Kesson as its first chief resilience officer (CRO). As part of 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), the announcement was made during the city's resilience agenda-setting workshop.
Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd has announced the development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort which will see the cluster of tropical islets forming Zanzibar undergo a mega transformation in terms of social upliftment and tourism.
The finalists in this year's Women in Construction Awards have been announced. The initiative aims to celebrate the achievements of women within Africa's construction, cement and concrete sectors, in addition to recognising organisations that support and contribute to their development in the industry.
Amidst what has been labelled the worst drought in Cape Town in 100 years, a city official told delegates at the 2017 African Utility Week conference that there was no way they could reasonably have anticipated the severity of it.
Alicestine October 18 May 2017
Seán Mfundza 18 May 2017
Brian Molefe, Eskom's reinstated CEO, was a no-show to deliver the keynote address at African Utility Week. This is hardly surprising, given his track record of not pitching at this particular event when there's a bullet to be dodged.
Nicci Botha 17 May 2017
Uganda's Minister of Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris kicked off proceedings in the Water track on the first day of this year's African Utility Week. The first session's focus was on water scarcity in Africa.
Sindy Peters 17 May 2017
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has stressed the need to urgently maintain infrastructure, repair leaks rapidly and to operate water systems more efficiently in South Africa, if the country wants to curb losing R7bn annually to water losses.
With dam levels now at 21,2% (storage levels) and the last 10% of water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at 11,2%. The City of Cape Town has warned all residents and businesses to cut non-essential municipal water use immediately.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is updating its global property measurement standard to ensure it incorporates new internationally agreed benchmarks for residential property management. The new edition will also reflect the views and opinions of professionals and their clients around the world.