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Eskom reserves right to discipline striking employees

Eskom reserves right to discipline striking employees

Eskom Group Executive for Human Resources Elsie Pule says the utility has reserved its right to discipline employees who participated in recent unlawful strike action. The utility on Wednesday declared a dispute with trade unions National Union of Mineworkers (NUM),...

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Ekurhuleni distances itself from wheelie bin scam

Ekurhuleni distances itself from wheelie bin scam

The City of Ekurhuleni has distanced itself from a 240 litre wheelie bin tender scam doing the rounds. According to the city, the perpetrators of this criminal act allegedly send possible service providers an appointment letter bearing the city’s logo, together with a...

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Has Emfuleni Municipality’s basic fleet been repossessed?

Has Emfuleni Municipality’s basic fleet been repossessed?

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse claims that the Emfuleni Municipality’s basic services fleet, including essential service vehicles, has been repossessed. According to OUTA the municipality allegedly defaulted on payments and all vehicles including vehicles from the...

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President launches PPP for safe sanitation in schools

President launches PPP for safe sanitation in schools

President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched a public-private partnership that will provide safe sanitation for schools. The Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) initiative is a partnership between government, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Nelson Mandela...

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Sedgefield waste water works upgrade completed

Sedgefield waste water works upgrade completed

Upgrade works on the Sedgefield Waste Water Treatments Works (WWTW) in Knysna have finally been completed. The project, which cost approximately R19.5 million and was funded by the Municipal Infrastructure Grant, was completed in two phases. The first phase was...

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Rewarding engineering excellence

Rewarding engineering excellence

The consulting engineering industry came together last night for the 2018 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards – a celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the engineering industry. The annual awards event serves as a...

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DWS committed to implementing Nehawu agreement

DWS committed to implementing Nehawu agreement

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) says it remains committed to implementing the agreement signed with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) earlier this year. In the agreement signed in March, the department committed to...

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Featured Articles

Planning and managing landfills for sustainability

Planning and managing landfills for sustainability

Although there is a growing trend in reducing the volume of waste produced – as well as the alternative use of waste as a measure to reduce the need for landfill space – municipal landfills will still be required for years to come. However, most municipalities are...

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New horizons for Much Asphalt

New horizons for Much Asphalt

IMIESA speaks to Bennie Greyling, managing director of Much Asphalt, about current and future opportunities as the company repositions itself for local and international expansion, and potential product diversification. What changes does Much Asphalt expect following...

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Feeding monsters

Feeding monsters

Piet Steyn, managing director of Oilkol, remembers a time in the late 1950s and 60s when people used to drag trolleys behind them through the streets collecting waste. Over 60 years later, has all that much changed? These people, who were mostly unemployed, collected...

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Controlling quality is the key to success

Controlling quality is the key to success

As a leading supplier of cement, aggregate and readymix concrete products, AfriSam’s focus is on quality control and the ongoing monitoring of its products’ performance, providing a foundation of trust for customers. This means ongoing process control testing of...

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Industry News

Utility Systems scoops award for innovation

Utility Systems scoops award for innovation

USC Metering, trading as Utility Systems, has scooped the coveted ‘2018 Best Practices / Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award’. The award, bestowed by Frost and Sullivan, will be handed over at a gala banquet in Cape Town during September 2018. The...

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KSB announces B-BBEE breakthrough in SA

KSB announces B-BBEE breakthrough in SA

KSB Pumps and Valves has achieved Level 1 B-BBEE status following the acquisition of a 30% stake in the South African business by Insikazi Synergies, a 100% black women-owned company. This is a first for the multi-national KSB Group, a German listed company which...

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