Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO intensifies response to looming health crisis in the greater Horn of Africa as food insecurity worsens

The health risks in the region are increasing, while access to health care is deteriorating

WHO is scaling up its operations in eastern Africa as the region faces acute food insecurity caused by conflict, extreme weather events – including the worst drought in 40 years – induced by climate change, rising international food and fuel prices and the impact of the pandemic. Over 80 million…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Algoa Water Supply System gets boost from rainfall, albeit minimal

Kouga Dam is up from 12.8% to 14.1%, Impofu Dam is at 10.4% from last week’s 10.3% and Kromrivier Dam has gone up from 8.6% to 14.2%

The Algoa Water Supply System has received a minimal boost from the rainfall experienced in the Nelson Mandela Metro recently, increasing from a low 12.0% to 13.4%. This is according to a weekly report on dam levels issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation in the province early this…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Partnerships and development — two new European Investment Bank (EIB) reports outline a stronger commitment to global action

This two-volume package outlines through projects, initiatives and technical advice how EIB Global is raising its commitments and increasing cooperation with the public and private sectors

EIB Global Report: The Impact (https://bit.ly/3n3Oq89) details the results and numbers behind development activities outside the European Union and discusses the many challenges facing the economy and societies worldwide, including climate change, the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic; EIB Global Report: The Story (https://bit.ly/3QOXoDU) illustrates the foundations of the…

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    • L - R : Kelvin Chitumbo-Director National Water Supply & Sanitation Council (NWASCO) , Ms. Diana Mukwaba-Nkana Water Managing Director , Hon. Mr.Mike E. Mposha-Minister of Water & Sanitation , Mr. Gilbert Lungu-Cellulant Zambia Country Manager & Mr. Luckson Simumba-Chambeshi Water Managing Director
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Cellulant Partners with 5 Water Utility Companies in Zambia to Provide Seamless Digital Payment Solutions to Over 300,000 Customers

This partnership will allow customers in the province to conveniently pay their water bills with their preferred mobile money and selected bank accounts

Cellulant (www.Cellulant.io) Zambia is pleased to announce a digital payment partnership with five leading Zambian water utility companies; Nkana Water, Kafubu Water, Mulonga Water, Chambeshi Water and Western Water. This partnership will allow customers in the province to conveniently pay their water bills with their preferred mobile money and selected…

Source: FINISH |

Finish and World Wide Fund for Nature SA (WWF) release 28 million litres of water

The partnership, focusing on protecting strategic water catchment areas, makes significant socio-economic impact in South Africa

As the 30th driest country in the world, South Africa is expected to fall short of the amount of water needed to sustain it and us by 17% by 2030. In a bid to circumvent this by improving the accessibility of clean quality water for South Africans, Finish (www.Finish.co.za) first…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

Water and Sanitation holds a successful Baswa le Meetse (BLM) Educators Districts Workshops in Free State

DWS held a successful Baswa le Meetse (BLM) Educators Districts Workshops

Department of Water and Sanitation Free State Region held Districts Educators Workshops in the province. The workshops were to inform educators and adjudicators about new guidelines for (BLM) Baswa le Meetse Competitions. The District Educators Workshops took place in Fezile Dhabi District at Kroonstad and Sasolburg. Thabomofutsanyana District in Qwa-Qwa.…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

Department of Water and Sanitation hosts Water Care Forum which aims to improve the delivery of water

This year’s Forum focuses on the recent Green Drop report and Blue Drop progress report and ways on how to improve drinking and wastewater quality by struggling municipalities

The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Western Cape remains committed to foster intergovernmental relations through enhancing collaborative work with all spheres of government. This is done as a way to improve and enhance the delivery of water and sanitation services in the province. This was evident during a…

Source: Dow |

Dow Expands Flexible Packaging Recycling Effort Across Africa

The initiative aims to increase flexible packaging recycling in Africa to establish a market for recycled contents to help address the waste issue

Following a successful pilot phase in Nigeria, Dow expands its flexible packaging recycling initiative – Project REFLEX – into new markets in Africa (www.Dow.com); Post-consumer recyclate (PCR) produced during the pilot phase is being trialed by a large brand-owner for use in some of their packaging applications; Dow aims to divert 10,000 Metric…

Source: Department of Water and Sanitation, Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Water and Sanitation on water storage in Northern Cape

Latest update on water storage in Northern Cape

The weekly state of reservoirs report of the Department of Water and Sanitation indicates a week on week decline in water storage in the Northern Cape. This is expected, says spokesperson for the Department of Water and Sanitation Mr. Sputnik Ratau. “The Department of Water and Sanitation is closely monitoring…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya: Health CS urges food processing companies to comply with safety and quality requirements

In Kenya, over 70% of all episodes of diarrhoea are attributed to ingestion of contaminated food and water

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe is urging food processing companies operating in the country to observe the highest standards of production to ensure better health and well-being of the population. Speaking in Nairobi during the launch of a sustainability report for bio foods products limited, the health CS said unsafe…