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The Collection, Purification, Testing and Distribution of Water
BY Duncan Bekker
South Africa
29 September 2017
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The Collection, Purification, Testing and Distribution of Water


The South African water sector, which employed approximately 11,600 people in 2016, is divided into two sub-sectors, water resources and water services. The water resource sector includes the development and management of water infrastructure, including dams and rivers, and the process of water abstraction, including collection and bulk piping, to supply water service providers. The water services sector meanwhile involves the treatment and supply of water to users and includes sanitation services. Municipal sales of water totalled some R30bn in 2016 while sanitation service charges amounted to R11.8bn.


Successes and Challenges


The water sector has met with some success in the continued roll-out of basic water and sanitation services to South Africa’s population of 55.2 million. Some 88.8% of the country’s 16.6 million households have access to piped or tap water, either in their premises or nearby, while 80.9% of households have access to improved sanitation in the form of a flush toilet, septic tank or ventilated pit latrine. However, dilapidated infrastructure and widespread non-payment continue to present problems. The quality of wastewater treatment has shown a marked decrease over the last year and many industry analysts suggest that South African water sector is on the verge of an infrastructural crisis exacerbated by institutional ineffectiveness and under-investment.


Report Coverage


The detailed report on the South African Water sector examines current conditions, achievements and developments as well as factors that influence the success of the sector. Profiles for 40 entities are provided. These include municipal Water Boards countrywide and companies such as Water and Sanitation Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd whose clients include metropolitan, district and local municipalities, national and provincial government departments, water boards and mines. Also profiled are companies such as DD Science CC, an independent commercial laboratory that undertakes water analysis, and SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd which is involved in wastewater treatment.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 6
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 24
4.1. Local 24
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 39
4.1.2. Regulations 39
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 41
4.2. Continental 42
4.3. International 44
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 46
5.1. Economic Environment 46
5.2. Institutional Effectiveness 46
5.3. Service Delivery Protests 48
5.4. Drought 49
5.5. Government Initiatives 50
5.6. Labour Resources 52
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 53
5.8. Environmental Concerns 55
6. COMPETITION 56
6.1. Barriers to Entry 57
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 58
8. OUTLOOK 58
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 59
10. REFERENCES 59
10.1. Publications 59
10.2. Website 60
COMPANY PROFILES 61
AMATOLA WATER BOARD 61
ANGLO OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 65
AVENG WATER (PTY) LTD 68
BEMLAB (PTY) LTD 70
BLOEM WATER BOARD 72
BOTJHENG WATER (PTY) LTD 76
BUREAU VERITAS TESTING AND INSPECTIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 78
CITY OF CAPE TOWN 80
CITY OF EKURHULENI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY 84
CITY OF TSHWANE METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY (THE) 88
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH 93
DD SCIENCE CC 97
DEKKER BIOTECH (PTY) LTD 99
EAST RAND WATER CARE COMPANY 100
ESKOM HOLDINGS SOC LTD 103
ETHEKWINI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY 107
GAMTOOS IRRIGATION BOARD 110
IMPROCHEM (PTY) LTD 113
JOHANNESBURG WATER SOC LTD 116
LEPELLE NORTHERN WATER 119
LOWER SUNDAYS RIVER WATER USER ASSOCIATION 121
MAGALIES WATER 123
MHLATHUZE WATER 126
MICROCHEM LAB SERVICES (PTY) LTD 128
MIDVAAL WATER COMPANY 130
NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY 132
NKANGALA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY 135
OVERBERG WATER 137
RAND WATER 139
REGEN WATERS CC 142
S A M E WATER (PTY) LTD 144
SEDIBENG WATER 146
SEMBCORP SIZA WATER (RF) (PTY) LTD 149
SGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 151
SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU OF STANDARDS 154
TALBOT AND TALBOT (PTY) LTD 158
TECROVEER HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 161
UMGENI WATER 163
WATER AND SANITATION SERVICES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 166
WATERLAB (PTY) LTD 169