Head of the Western Cape Health Department, Keith Cloete says rolling blackouts have taken a toll on the morale of healthcare workers and have placed medical infrastructure under strain. He was speaking during a virtual briefing hosted by Premier Alan Winde. Cloete has outlined intervention plans, including back-up power, measuring of[…]
Earlier this week Premier Alan Winde joined for a site visit to Rosendaal High School in Delft, where the Western Cape Education Department are constructing a new Junior High School campus as part of their unprecedented school infrastructure delivery programme, which aims to deliver 842 new classrooms with at least[…]
NATIONAL The South African Institution of Civil Engineering has warned of infrastructure collapse in South Africa as a result of extreme weather patterns. Government neglect has also been a major factor. In its 2022 Infrastructure Report Card, the Institution paints a bleak picture of the state of roads, rail, water and other[…]
Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has promised the community of oThongathi, North of Durban, that they will have consistent supply from mid-September. The community held a protest over the inadequate supply of water on Thursday, where they burnt donated water tanks. Affected by April floods The area was one[…]
The City of Cape Town says it has various plans in place to repair and replace critical water infrastructure that will assist with retaining water. Authorities are calling for support from Western Cape residents to save as much water as possible, with the province having recorded below-average rainfall so far[…]
Concerns are mounting regarding the Mother City’s coastal properties as rising sea levels caused by global warming could call for a retreat to high lying areas. The Milnerton coast in particular is fighting against being swallowed by the ocean, and stormy weather has lead to heavy erosion of parts of[…]
Five years since the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, and not much has changed for the residents of the impoverished township. The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) says that the community of Makhaza in Khayelitsha continues to face obstacles from national, provincial and local government as far as accessing justice is concerned.[…]
Over a third of SA’s water supply is being lost due to aged and leaking infrastructure before it can be used. That’s according to CSIR principal researcher and research group leader for resource-specific scientific measures Marius Claassen. Claassen, speaking during a panel discussion on Thursday ahead of World Water Day,[…]
Improvements to water and energy infrastructure must continue in the new year, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday. “[In 2014], we celebrated the milestone of 11 million connections to electricity since 1994,” he said in his new year’s statement. “This successful programme has brought into sharp focus the need to[…]
The energy department warned that South Africa faces unplanned power outages unless R68 billion was invested in the electricity maintenance infrastructure backlog, the Star reported on Wednesday. The backlog went from R38b in 2006/2007 to R68bn according to a study, the department told Parliament on Tuesday. Energy department acting director[…]
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