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Moody’s downgrades 5 SA municipalities as revenue collection declines

International ratings agency, Moody's Investors Service, recently took rating actions on five South African Regional and Local Governments (RLGs) and one Government-Related Issuer (GRI).
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Power outages and water shortages highlight urgent need for reform

Countries in North Africa and the Middle East need urgent reform in their power and water sectors. Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria have seen an upsurge in protests to power outages, water shortages or in some cases, both.
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Vaal River sewer spillage tender process to be finalised

The South African Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is finalising critical tenders to address sewer spillages into the Vaal River and its surroundings.
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Mapping Africa’s groundwater recharge for the first time

The rate at which groundwater is replenished is often unknown making regional water security difficult to assess. A new study sets out to address this and help policymakers.

National Water and Sanitation Master Plan

The National Water and Sanitation Master Plan is a summation of the priority issues confronting South Africa's water and sanitation sectors.

Water concerns: Pandemic could starve WASH sectors of resources

Paul Yillia is the moderator of the live discussion on “The impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s water sector” on Thursday, 14 May, during the Virtual African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa.

Research on water security does not reflect water scarcity reality

Research on water security does not reflect water scarcity reality.

S.Africa: Water resilience innovations compete for top prize

In South Africa, the GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Innovations for Water Resilience Competition, saw seven water technology innovators battle...

Technology is your utility’s best friend

Ahead of the African Utility Week conference, ESI Africa spoke with Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Director of the Africa Utilities Technology Council (AUTC), to voice his...

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