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My Smart City app launched to help citizens report ward-related issues
My Smart City app launched to help citizens report ward-related issues

Acumen Software has launched the first phase of its free My Smart City citizen's platform for City of Johannesburg and City of Cape Town residents...

28 Jul 2021

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Eskom working on replacing failing infrastructure

Eskom has committed to replacing its ailing infrastructure in Gauteng after experiencing an increased number of "pole-mounted" transformers and mini-substations that fail due to network overload...

28 Jul 2021

Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete
Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete

Ethiopia has completed filling the reservoir of its huge dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year and the plant may start generating power in the next few months...

By Dawit Endeshaw 20 Jul 2021

KZN communities urged to report water infrastructure damage
KZN communities urged to report water infrastructure damage

The Department of Water and Sanitation in KwaZulu-Natal has called on residents to avoid the vandalism of water infrastructure, as dam levels in the province...

15 Jul 2021

Africities 2022 offers opportunity to examine water issues
Africities 2022 offers opportunity to examine water issues

Kisumu County, Kenya, will host Africities 9 from 26-30 April 2022, under the auspices of the Pan-African Organisation of UCLG Africa...

By Simon Thomas 14 Jul 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal
UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

UN Security Council members on Thursday, 8 July, backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of...

By Michelle Nichols 9 Jul 2021

Tunisia pushing UN action on Ethiopia dam, Ethiopia opposed
Tunisia pushing UN action on Ethiopia dam, Ethiopia opposed

Tunisia has proposed the UN Security Council push for a binding agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the operation of a giant hydropower dam within six months...

By Michelle Nichols 8 Jul 2021

UN urges Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to recommit to dam talks
UN urges Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to recommit to dam talks

The United Nations called on Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on Tuesday, 6 July, to recommit to talks on the operation of a giant hydropower dam...

By Doyinsola Oladipo 7 Jul 2021

Water shortages in Gauteng amid pump station explosion
Water shortages in Gauteng amid pump station explosion

The City of Ekurhuleni has warned residents and businesses in various parts of the metro of water supply interruptions after a Rand Water pump exploded...

7 Jul 2021

Water is the foundation of the Big Four Agenda
Water is the foundation of the Big Four Agenda

The Big Four Agenda, announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in late 2017, has four main pillars. Enhancing manufacturing, food security and nutrition...

By Simon Thomas 6 Jul 2021

Egypt notified that Ethiopia has resumed filling of giant dam
Egypt notified that Ethiopia has resumed filling of giant dam

Egypt's irrigation minister said on Monday, 5 July, he had received official notice from Ethiopia that it had begun filling the reservoir behind its giant hydropower dam...

By Momen Saeed Atallah, Omar Fahmy and Nafisa Eltahir 6 Jul 2021

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Bakwena N4 construction project completed ahead of schedule

The R582m N4 dualling project opened ahead of the expected completion date for the entire new section which was set for the end of July 2021...

5 Jul 2021

UN Security Council to meet on Ethiopia dam
UN Security Council to meet on Ethiopia dam

The United Nations Security Council plans to meet to discuss a dispute between Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt over a giant dam built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile...

By Michelle Nichols 2 Jul 2021

R15m Ga-Mopedi water project completed
R15m Ga-Mopedi water project completed

The R15m Ga-Mopedi bulk water project has been completed in the Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality in the Northern Cape...

1 Jul 2021

7 reasons why rural sanitation, wastewater management is vital for SA
7 reasons why rural sanitation, wastewater management is vital for SA

We live in a digital and connected world where we can fashion medicine through genetics and send rockets into orbit like clockwork. Yet over two billion people still lack access to basic sanitation...

By Chetan Mistry 30 Jun 2021

Ghana to fund new highway stretch with loan from Standard Chartered
Ghana to fund new highway stretch with loan from Standard Chartered

Ghana's finance ministry has signed a loan agreement worth €280m with Standard Chartered to fund a new section of highway...

By Christian Akorlie 29 Jun 2021

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Kenya's huge railway project is causing environmental damage. Here's how

Oil spills, cracked buildings and pollution. Just some of the environmental effects of Kenya's massive railway project...

29 Jun 2021

Sudan rejects Ethiopian plan to fill giant dam a second time - senior official
Sudan rejects Ethiopian plan to fill giant dam a second time - senior official

Sudan has rejected an Ethiopian proposal to manage the filling for a second time of a giant dam that it is building on the Blue Nile, a senior official said on Sunday, 27 June...

By Khalid Abdelaziz 28 Jun 2021

Tanzania considers reviving $10bn port project
Tanzania considers reviving $10bn port project

President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Saturday, 26 June, that Tanzania will look to revive a $10bn stalled port project on the eastern coast of the country...

By Nuzulack Dausen 28 Jun 2021

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Can VAT be levied on penalties in a construction contract?

When projects in the construction run over their deadline, penalties are imposed at an agreed rate from the contractual stipulated date to the actual date of completion...

By Gerard van Beek 25 Jun 2021







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