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Labour dispute affects Sandton water supply

Labour dispute affects Sandton water supply

A standby labour dispute at the Zandfontein Depot in Johannesburg is affecting service delivery in the Sandton area.  “Johannesburg Water is currently experiencing a standby labour dispute at Zandfontein Depot, as such it may have an impact on service delivery...

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Young engineers making waves at Port of Saldanha

Young engineers making waves at Port of Saldanha

Young engineers are making waves in the Port of Saldanha through various engineering innovations that are improving infrastructure at the port. With Youth Month recently celebrated under the theme ‘Live the Legacy: Towards a Socio-economically Empowered Youth’, Vernal...

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Turning waste into worth with innovation

Turning waste into worth with innovation

The challenges and opportunities within the South African plastics industry topped the agenda at the third annual Innovation Forum that took place in Johannesburg recently. The event, which was organised by Plastics SA, in partnership with the Council for Scientific...

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The rise of green hospitality

The rise of green hospitality

In response to South Africa’s current environmental climate and the far reaching effects of the water crisis more hotels are adopting green practices.  In an interview with eNCA, Professor Anthony Turton, A University of the Free State (UFC) water strategist stated...

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PET industry lends support to recycling SMMEs

PET industry lends support to recycling SMMEs

The South African PET recycling sector is stepping up to assist recycling SMMEs following the new mandatory separation-at-source programme launched by the City of Ekurhuleni earlier this month.   Through the initiative, which is being led by national recycling body...

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Eskom intensifies pressure on Free State municipalities

Eskom intensifies pressure on Free State municipalities

Eskom on Monday announced that it would be cutting electricity supply to three Free State municipalities after they failed to honour their repayment agreements. The utility said supply interruptions to the three defaulting municipalities were suspended on 28 June 2018...

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Coega SEZ fast becoming an automotive hub

Coega SEZ fast becoming an automotive hub

The Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Eastern Cape is fast becoming a hub for the automotive industry. The SEZ is home to an automotive sector valued at over R12 billion with numerous brands including FAW, BAIC, ISUZU Parts Distribution Centre, Faurecia, Rehau,...

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Featured Articles

Innovations in water storage

Innovations in water storage

The roll-out of a series of desalination plants has given Cape Town a new lease on life and a chance for the city’s depleted dams to bounce back from the extended drought. Cape Town has become a hot topic for water engineering over the past 18 months. Scientists at...

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Building future water capacity

Building future water capacity

It’s not every day or year that Johannesburg Water (JW) gets to launch two water reservoirs in less than six months. The Orange Farm and Diepsloot reservoirs were launched in January and March 2018, respectively. These are big, wide concrete structures that form...

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ERWAT shares new thoughts on wastewater

ERWAT shares new thoughts on wastewater

IMIESA speaks to Tumelo Gopane, managing director, East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT), about the company’s future strategy and its pivotal role in changing the landscape of wastewater treatment in South Africa. Home to more than 3.5 million residents, the City of...

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The latest in treatment solutions

The latest in treatment solutions

As South Africa’s water challenges grow and water quality deteriorates, there is a much greater need for research and development in the water and wastewater treatment space, says Henk Smit, managing director, Vovani Water Products. South Africa’s water availability...

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Industry News

Partnering for skills development in energy

Partnering for skills development in energy

Schneider Electric South Africa has signed a statement of intent with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to expand their Access to Education training collaboration. The Access to Education initiative seeks to address the large need for practical...

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JBCC revises standard form of building contract

JBCC revises standard form of building contract

The Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC) has completed a revision of the industry’s most essential documentation: the JBCC Principal Building Agreement. The revised agreement includes new stipulations to expedite prompt payment, as well as a rewording of aspects...

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Aggregate association acts on quality issues

Aggregate association acts on quality issues

Surface mining industry association Aspasa says it is moving rapidly to formalise quality standards for sand and stone that are set benefit both producers and their customers. Since the establishment of a special technical committee on quality management, the...

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POWER-GEN Africa gives students a platform to shine

POWER-GEN Africa gives students a platform to shine

In honour of Nelson Mandela Day Africa’s premier power industry event will give South African students an opportunity to showcase their work and engage with leaders in the power field this month. The Gen-X Theatre pioneered by POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa advisory...

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