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Vaal water system intervention - mission critical

The Vaal water system is not only the lifeblood of Gauteng, it is one of the most strategic water assets in the country, on this African continent and a water management area of global significance...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 17 Jun 2021

Colossal Concrete Products acquires Aveng Infraset's Brakpan, De Aar plants

Mahuma Investment Holdings (MIH) and Randvest Capital Investments, along with two other investors, have acquired Aveng Infraset's Brakpan and De Aar facilities...

17 Jun 2021

Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian dam

Arab states are calling on the UN Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia's plan to fill a giant dam it is building on the Blue Nile...

By Mahmoud Mourad, Nayera Abdallah and Raya Jalabi 17 Jun 2021

Australia's Fortescue in talks on giant Congo hydro project

Australia's Fortescue Metals Group said on Tuesday, 15 June, it was in talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to develop a hydroelectric power project...

By Melanie Burton and Hereward Holland 15 Jun 2021

Sudan says it is open to conditional interim deal on Ethiopia dam

Sudan is open to a partial interim agreement on Ethiopia's multi-billion-dollar dam on the Blue Nile, with specific conditions, irrigation minister Yasir Abbas said...

By Khalid Abdelaziz 15 Jun 2021

Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

Dam levels in Integrated Vaal River System decline

The dam levels within the Integrated Vaal River System (IVRS), with the exception of four dams, have fallen this week while one remains unchanged for the second consecutive week...

10 Jun 2021

Sibiya says KZN SMMEs to benefit from infrastructure projects

KwaZulu-Natal Human Settlements and Public Works MEC Jomo Sibiya has assured local emerging companies in the construction sector...

3 Jun 2021

Mozambique launches construction of $1bn power plant, transmission line

Mozambique on Monday, 31 May, began construction of gas-to-power plant and transmission line projects worth $1bn in the southern province of Inhambane...

1 Jun 2021

Taking a step back: How we can truly realise our future smart cities

Most people enjoy a bit of science fiction, a little make-believe about what could be possible in an imagined future where scientific or technological advances...

By Sithole Mbanga 28 May 2021

Water - not an infinite resource in Kenya

Everyone takes water for granted and this begets complacency. Water may seem like a limitless resource, considering that most of the planet is covered in it. But...

By Simon Thomas 27 May 2021

AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security

The African Development Bank's new policy on water prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth...

27 May 2021

Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority raises over R15bn for Lesotho water project

South Africa's Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has raised just over R15bn in capital markets to continue construction of the Lesotho Highlands water project...

By Wendell Roelf 26 May 2021

Why full dams don't mean water security: a look at South Africa

After good summer rains, the dams that supply water to Johannesburg and much of South Africa's economic heartland are full...

By Mike Muller 25 May 2021






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