The future of SA utility management into 2022 and beyond
The future of SA utility management into 2022 and beyond

Now, more than ever, attention in South Africa has shifted to how best generate electricity at affordable rates and how to optimise utility management during these uncertain times. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) recently...

By Hennie Moodie 5 hours ago

'Core' building sector index rises in 4Q2021
'Core' building sector index rises in 4Q2021

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index was marginally lower in 4Q2021 at 34 after slipping to 35 in 3Q2021. The "core" building sector index, excluding the hardware retailers and building material manufacturing sector, rose to 27 from 20 in 3Q2021....

9 hours ago

South African groundwater project shows the power of citizen science
South African groundwater project shows the power of citizen science

About 30% of the water on the planet is under the ground, out of sight and not easily accessed. Little is known about this "invisible" groundwater. This is especially so in remote areas, such as the part of South Africa's Limpopo province where a...

By Jacqueline Goldin 9 hours ago

Testing the waters of wastewater
Testing the waters of wastewater

In the context of global warming, the development of unconventional water resources is becoming increasingly important, especially in African countries constantly affected by water challenges like access to clean drinking water.

By Chris Ashmore 1 day ago

Adopting nature-based approaches in tailings dam design
Adopting nature-based approaches in tailings dam design

Speaking at the recent Environmental Engineering Division Conference of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Justin Walls, principal civil engineer in mine closure at SRK Consulting, highlighted the growing interest in tailings...

26 Nov 2021

Better service delivery in SA starts with digital twins
Better service delivery in SA starts with digital twins

The just-concluded local government elections in South Africa has shone a spotlight on what is working in our towns and cities - and, more importantly, what is not. With the dust settling on who will be running our country's numerous hung...

By Bonga Ntuli 25 Nov 2021

#WaterStewardship: Protecting South Africa's 'water factories'
#WaterStewardship: Protecting South Africa's 'water factories'

Speaking at the 7th annual Water Stewardship Event held virtually this week, Yakeen Atwaru, director of resource directed measures at the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), shared some stark figures: 3 million people in South Africa do not...

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 24 Nov 2021




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