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Top 6 African cities leading the way to a green future

Top 6 African cities leading the way to a green future
With more than half of the world’s population living in cities, urban areas will play an important role in accelerating the global uptake of renewables – particularly in Africa. The continent is home to the fastest-growing urban population in the world, with African cities expected to be...

Critical infrastructure attacks: Why South Africa should worry

  By Karen Allen, Senior Research Adviser, Emerging Threats in Africa, ISS Pretoria Cyber criminals infiltrated a water treatment plant in Florida, United States, last month, trying to alter the chemical composition of the water supply. The real-world consequences of such a cyber attack are frightening. With increased digitisation...

Why South Africa needs a new water agency

Why South Africa needs a new water agency
By Mike Muller, University of the Witwatersrand In his State of the Nation Address in February 2021, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the establishment of a National Water Resources Infrastructure Agency would be accelerated. It has been many years in the making. The agency...

Africa likely to be most affected by looming water shortage, UN warns

Africa likely to be most affected by looming water shortage, UN warns
The UN warns that the world could face a 40 per cent water shortage by 2030, with Africa – which already suffers from greater levels of water stress than other regions – likely to bear the brunt. The economic impact of the shortfall in water...

Mitigating energy players’ risk exposure in a post-COVID-19 landscape

Mitigating energy players' exposure in a post-COVID-19 landscape
By Grace Goodrich, Field Editor TRM Risk Management (TRM) is a pan-African risk advisory business that specializes in advising energy clients and placing insurance policies for the largest and most complex risks on the continent. The Hills’ 25 years of combined insurance Broking & Underwriting experience...

Tackling Non-Revenue Water with HDPE pipes

Tackling Non-Revenue Water with HDPE pipes
In Brief Overcoming challenge of Non Revenue Water is a big task in Africa HDPE pipes can not only help address the issue of non-revenue water but also a great investment especially for water utilities High-density polyethylene (HDPE ) pipes have gained prominence in recent...

Profile:Water and Pumps International-Watering Africa

Profile:Water and Pumps International-Watering Africa
Water and Pumps International ltd had a concept that “from small beginnings are great things wrought”. With a big but precise and clear vision, behold we started! With the strength of purpose, grim determination and a distinctive level of commitment, making a visible and...

Solar power is making huge inroads across Africa, but coal is creating headaches

Solar power is making huge inroads across Africa, but coal is creating headaches
May was a big month for solar power announcements in Africa. Algeria endorsed a huge 4GW, five-year solar plan that will install 10 times the nation’s solar power capacity for an investment of $US3.2 billion to $US3.6 billion. Further south, there were significant developments on...

How COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping cities

How COVID-19 pandemic reshaping cities
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to cities, businesses and people having to adapt to a changing world. Although there are still unknowns, COVID-19 has given rise to new ways of working and living that have encouraged people to appreciate what is around them and brought...

Integrated Resource Plan allows South Africa to transform its energy mix

Integrated Resource Plan allows South Africa to transform its energy mix
Following South Africa’s approval of its revised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019), the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) is optimistic about investment prospects and energy sector growth in the country. “The approval of the revised IRP2019 is a breakthrough for South Africa, which has huge energy investment potential,”...

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