It is essential for the private sector to proactively contribute more towards the upliftment of water infrastructure and services in South Africa, said water engineering company Talbot economist Mike Smith and Talbot strategic director Helen Hulett during a seminar on South Africa’s water “crisis”, held in Sandton, last month. Smith said that, without urgent intervention, water-shedding was likely to flank load-shedding in the near future – further deterring foreign and local investment in the country.

Source: Water ‘crisis’ needs private-sector intervention