When we know better, we do better. Local economic development in South Africa are moving toward the concept of place-based policies, which is primarily about the creation of policies starting with the assumption that people know better and that successful policies require engaged societies which participate in the development of their own priorities and policies. The energy and water transition is a pathway toward transformation of the energy and water sector to zero-carbon b
The interdependency of water and energy is set to increase rapidly, with significant implications for a just transition both in energy and water supply. Each resource faces rising demands and constraints in many regions because of economic, population growth and climate change. Water is used to generate energy and in turn energy is used to provide water. South Africa has had lots of rain, dams are full, but the water crisis persists. The normal national water storage percenta
The World Economic Forum estimates that 24% of sub-Saharan Africans have access to electricity and the energy generation capacity of Africa (excluding South Africa) is a mere 28 Gigawatts, equal to that of Argentina alone. In fact, research by McKinsey found that Africa’s potential energy generation capacity may be more than 10 terawatts including solar. Experience has shown that renewable energy sources are the most effective and an integral part in the quest for a just ener
In order to prevent waterborne pollution, wastewater treatment systems have to be specifically designed to effiently treat sewage. Insufficient treatment causes fecal sludge and other forms of water impurities, that spread disease and drive antimicrobial resistance. Having the right wastewater professionals to design your plant is of utmost importance to efficiently convert it into effluent that can be returned to the water cycle without harming biodiversity and aquatic life.
Have you’ve ever found yourself wondering what exactly a turnkey concept is? Turnkey (the adjective) means fully equipped, or ready-to-go, as in the case of our water and power technology, that is designed to be a full-package deal. As end user you save on costs and get a system that is tried, tested, and true. Providing wholistic contemporary services is very complex matter, that requires an accomplished service provider and engineers that understand the African project land
Airport infrastructure is vital to facilitate aviation operations and is a very important part of the South African economy. SA facilitates some of Africa’s busiest airports and it’s service providers employed about 472 000 people. The remarkable growth of the aviation sector in Africa has led to a drastic increase in water consumption. Airports also generate sizable amount of wastewater that may include hazardous contaminants and chemicals. Airport operations in South Africa
The Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance will be the prime focus for Africa centered developers and sponsors in the renewable energy and water sectors. ESG will change the way water and energy investment is implemented and will continue to take up major real estate in the public eye and it is important to show knowledge of what is expected in the responsible investing market so as to ensure speedy project development as well as enhance bankability. Why incorporate
There are many advantages to using reverse osmosis systems and is currently the best method for water softening. The semipermeable membrane blocks harmful particles and pathogens. It gives us clean, pure and pathogen free water by blocking harmful contaminants. And, by additionally incorporating a renewable energy source like Solar Photovoltaics to back-up your system, you eliminate the need to worry about the menacing factors experienced during power cuts, that inevitably af