Exploring alternative water sources in South Africa

Getting serious about desalination

Jacques Laubscher, GIBB Technical Executive: Integrated Infrastructure   In South Africa, it seems that whenever drought starts to bite, talk of desalination returns to the national debate. In principle, everyone supports the idea of desalinating sea water or sewage wastewater… Continue Reading →

Business Day interview with GIBB Technical Executive, Teboho Mofokeng on desalination

GIBB Technical Executive, Teboho Mofokeng talks about being a woman in the engineering industry.

Encourages people to consider waste as a valuable resource

Caption: The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa’s (IWMSA) Eastern Cape branch hosted the ‘Green is the new Gold’ conference in the splendid World of Windows venue at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium last week. Back Row (Guest Speakers):… Continue Reading →

Behavioural change in the home is key to saving water

http://www.702.co.za/articles/264266/behavioural-change-in-the-home-is-key-to-saving-water On Thursday, the Department of Water and Sanitation together with Sunlight and engineering consulting firm, GIBB held a round-table discussion in the quest for alternative water resources. Some of the issues covered during the discussion include restoring and sustaining… Continue Reading →

Water scarcity to put SA under dire strain

 With the winter months here and a forecast of low rainfall in South Africa the already water scarce country could be under dire strain. However, there could be some hope for water users. A roundtable looking at alternative sources for… Continue Reading →

Desalination could be necessary to mitigate S Africa’s water woes

With freshwater resources in South Africa almost fully utilised and heavily stressed – especially in the Western Cape, where drought conditions have left dam levels at 25% – water scarcity conditions are set to increase in the country, especially in… Continue Reading →


As temperatures drop, sometimes to below freezing point in South Africa, winter represents cruel and cold nights for many who don’t have the means to stay warm. With the cold winter grip set to continue GIBB staff set out to… Continue Reading →

Lesotho hydropower facility Phase II to kick off developments this month

In Southern Africa, Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) has secured a joint venture to begin works of one of its two main water transfer facilities. The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed the Matla a… Continue Reading →

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