Water Snippets

Nkwinti extends TCTA board’s term to 30 April

Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti has extended the term of the current Tans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) board to 30 April.

The current term of the board started on 1 December 2015 and ended on 30 November 2018. One extension had already been granted to 28 February.

Engineering News, 19 February 2019

Saving Africa’s water resources drop by drop

Apart from the normal rehabilitation, expansion and installation of new water supply systems in growing towns, Malawi’s Blantyre Water Board is undertaking an innovative resource management project.

ESI Africa, 26 February 2019

Saudi energy developer inks deals to advance power generation

Saudi Arabia-based energy developer, ACWA Power, has signed strategic deals with two Chinese entities, Silk Road Fund and Huawei, to lay the ground for collaboration in further investments and in technological advancements of power generation and water desalination plants.

ESI Africa, 26 February 2019

Water sector’s answer to drought and finance

The Swaziland Water Services Corporation (SWSC) is one of the leading African parastatals in water conservation strategies.

The SWSC has managed to reduce its non-revenue water from around 50% in 2010 to a current 22%. In line with a strategic plan, the corporation aims to reduce non-revenue water to below 20% by the end of our strategic period.

ESI Africa, 26 February 2019

Africa’s first sea water solar desalination plant reaches milestone

The plant, located in Witsand, Western Cape Province, has been fully operational since December 2018, solving the water crisis in the area and providing the local population a steady water supply.

The project, co-funded by the French Treasury and the Province of the Western Cape, has been fully developed and completed in less than 18 months by Turnkey Water Solutions (TWS) and Mascara Renewable Water, together with a strong team of local consultants and contractors. 

ESI Africa, 28 February 2019

City of Cape Town invites public comments to draft water strategy

The City of Cape Town’s Draft Water Strategy is open for public comments and recommendations. 

The metro explained that the primary purpose of this strategy is to ensure that city is more resilient to future droughts.

ESI Africa, 1 March 2019

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