V&A desalination debacle: Seawater 400% more polluted than City of Cape Town's tender data indicated

2019-05-27 06:23

Quality Filtrations Systems maintains that seawater feeding into the desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront is polluted by raw sewage from the Green Point outfall pipe and is sometimes up to 400% dirtier than specifications the City gave companies that tendered to build the plant.

Rand Water hits three Gauteng metros with water restrictions

2019-05-24 20:01

High water consumption has resulted in restrictions applied in three Gauteng metros.

Makhanda, Gift of the Givers meet to resolve financial stalemate

2019-05-22 19:46

The Makana Municipality and charity organisation Gift of the Givers will be going back to the drawing board after a financial impasse forced the two apart following a 13-week partnership.

It's easier to get a McDonald's burger than clean water in some rural towns, Africa Utility Week hears

2019-05-18 19:04

It is easier to get a McDonald's hamburger in some rural South African towns than it is to get clean drinking water, says the Water Research Commission.

Woman allergic to water reveals tragic reality of rare condition

2019-05-17 19:31

A British woman with an extremely rare allergy to water has revealed the heartbreaking struggle of her day-to-day life.

V&A Waterfront desalination plant owner ends contract with City of Cape Town, plans to sue

2019-05-15 17:23

V&A Waterfront desalination plant owner, Quality Filtration Systems, has terminated its water supply contract with the City of Cape Town and will pursue legal action.

Dirty sea water brings Cape Town desalination plant to a halt

2019-05-07 12:57

The desalination plant on the Waterfront is not operating and the company that runs it is in a legal dispute with the City of Cape Town, reports GroundUp.

Major 54-hour Rand Water shutdown 'postponed until further notice'

2019-04-29 12:38

A planned 54-hour shutdown by Rand Water that would have been with effect from Monday has been postponed until further notice.

Blue Scorpions shut down Constantia man's water-selling operation

2019-04-12 05:51

The Department of Water and Sanitation's "Blue Scorpions" have issued Constantia resident Paul Baise with a directive to stop selling water from a mountain stream.

Constantia man selling mountain water by the truckload faces legal battle

2019-04-08 11:06

A legal battle is looming relating to a Constantia man who has been selling water - by the truckload - from a mountain stream.


Makhanda's water woes stabilised, Gift of the Givers set for some cash back

2019-05-24 21:39

Government has agreed to compensate charity organisation Gift of the Givers to a value yet to be determined, for its interventions to alleviate the drought in Makhanda.

Makana water saga: EC govt awaiting consolidated report on work done by Gift of the Givers, water dept

2019-05-23 19:29

The provincial government in the Eastern Cape is awaiting a consolidated report by the Department of Water and Sanitation and charity organisation Gift of the Givers on the water intervention undertaken in drought stricken Makana Local Municipality.

Two SA companies honoured at African Utility Week

2019-05-20 20:06

During African Utility Week, which took place in Cape Town last week, the winners of the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards 2019 were announced.

Community input important in big business contribution to Africa's water challenges - Coca-Cola executive

2019-05-18 13:58

Big companies may have funds to help address water challenges in Africa, but they must get community input in the process, says a Coca-Cola executive.

We would return to Makana, says Gift of the Givers about water crisis

2019-05-16 19:53

A senior Gift of the Givers official said that given the opportunity, they would return to the Makana community to help restore full water services, this despite a financial impasse with government.

Water restrictions lifted in KZN's main water system

2019-05-13 17:24

Restrictions for one of KZN's main water systems have been lifted, but authorities want consumers to continue using water sparingly.

African Utility Week expected to attract more than 10 000 professionals

2019-05-06 15:37

The African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition will take place in Cape Town in partnership with the SA Ministry of Energy.

'It's such an awesome feeling to hear and feel the rain': Relief for Beaufort West, but flood warning issued

2019-04-23 10:59

The townsfolk of Beaufort West are thrilled about recent rain, which will hopefully help break a catastrophic drought, the municipality's spokesperson says.

Gift of Givers aids drought-stricken Amathole municipality with bottled water in truckloads

2019-04-10 22:28

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers is lending a helping hand to the Amathole District Municipality, providing four truckloads of bottled water to ease the drought that has impacted the region since 2015.

Water thieves wash cars

2019-04-05 14:38

Some of the city’s CBD streets have become a car wash of sorts following several weeks of people using fresh water from broken municipal pipes to wash their vehicles.

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