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National govt intervenes in water and sanitation crisis in eThekwini, KZN

LAST week, the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu hosted a media session, flanked by department heavy-weights, the eThekwini Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda, and...

Metro pilots water reuse and hydro-electric energy plants

ETHEKWINI Municipality has commissioned renewable energy and water reuse demonstration pilot plants as part of exploring sustainable solutions to address ongoing energy and water...

Dispose of e-waste responsibly, through legitimate channels

THE lack of proper regulation and enforcement around e-waste collection and recycling practices in South Africa poses a significant threat to the country's e-waste...

Sensor technology: Innovation for a water-wise world

IN alignment with the theme of this year’s World Water Week in August, “Innovative Ideas for a Water-Wise World,” Motion Tronic urged industries to...

Global truck manufacturer gives vac and jet builder go-ahead

WERNER Pumps South Africa has received accreditation as a bodybuilder by Scania South Africa for its locally manufactured high-pressure vacuum and jetting trucks. Pre-sales engineer...

R455m directed to water and sanitation projects in eThekwini

ADDRESSING a media briefing at the newly-constructed Shongweni water reservoir on August 25, eThekwini Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda, outlined developments in the city, including numerous...

Collaborative river clean-up celebrates Water Week in Clairwood

COMMITTED to environmental rejuvenation and sustainability, logistics services provider Unitrans has partnered with Adopt-a-River, uniting their efforts in a river clean-up initiative as part...

Local consultants help to create a sustainable development in Zanzibar

BOSCH Projects has played an important role in the master planning of all phases of Fumba Town - the fastest-growing real estate development in...

eThekwini Municipality reaches out to retired professionals to assist with water and sanitation crisis

ETHEKWINI Municipality has issued an Expression of Interest call for retired professional engineers and technologists to supplement water and sanitation engineering capacity and to...

Reducing stormwater impacts in renewable energy schemes

RENEWABLE energy projects in South Africa are being developed at a time of equally urgent focus on the country’s water resources; this is therefore...

Upgraded Darvill WTW employs new technologies and processes

THE Department of Water and Sanitation, through its entity, then the Umgeni Water Amanzi, has completed the upgrade of the Darvill Wastewater Treatment Works...

UKZN academics scoop three SA ‘Science Oscars’

THE University of KwaZulu-Natal’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science has won three of the acclaimed National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards for...

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R3.4bn multimodal Bayhead terminal a leap in the right direction for Durban Port

THE 640,000 sqm Newlyn PX Bayhead Rail Terminal was officially opened by President Cyril Ramaphosa on a visit to eThekwini on 4 April. It...

Sites on the N3 to be first in network of off-grid electric truck charging stations

ZERO Carbon Logistics, a subsidiary of Zero Carbon Charge, is developing 120 solar PV electric truck charging sites on national highways across South Africa....

President praises upgraded Pinetown packaging plant

ON a visit to KwaZulu-Natal on 4 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa officially reopened Tetra Pak’s plant in Pinetown following an upgrade and expansion programme...

Tapping into young STEM potential in eThekwini

THE Water and Sanitation Unit of eThekwini Municipality hosts a biennial student conference to raise awareness in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and...