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Enforcement unit in the pipeline for Cape railway lines

Enforcement unit in the pipeline for Cape railway lines

The City of Cape Town, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), and the Western Cape Government have signed a memorandum of agreement which will see the formation of a dedicated enforcement unit dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of Metrorail...

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Mahindra opens first assembly plant in SA

Mahindra opens first assembly plant in SA

Indian car manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra has successfully opened its first assembly plant in South Africa. The new modular assembly plant, which imports car parts and builds the final product, is located in Durban and according to Rajesh Gupta, chief executive of...

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Joburg prioritises infrastructure in R59bn budget

Joburg prioritises infrastructure in R59bn budget

Service delivery and infrastructure issues are high on the City of Johannesburg’s agenda for the 2018/2019 financial year according to the City’s MMC for Finance Funzela Ngobeni. Tabling the City’s R59 billion budget for the 2018/2019 financial year in the...

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Lenasia residents brace for evening water cuts

Lenasia residents brace for evening water cuts

Residents living in Lenasia will be without water in the evenings for the next month as Johannesburg Water undertakes a water balancing exercise in the area. MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services Department Nico de Jager says this is necessary to address the...

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Transnet tears down Richards Bay Lighthouse

Transnet tears down Richards Bay Lighthouse

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has erected a temporary light and structure on the site of the old Richards Bay lighthouse to guide vessels navigating the surrounding waters. This follows the recent demolition of the 39-year-old lighthouse due to severe...

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How much good is recycling really doing?

How much good is recycling really doing?

While recycling figures rise and South Africans gain a general understanding of the benefits of recycling, Mpact Recycling managing director, John Hunt, says people may not realise just how much good they are doing. According to the Paper Recycling Association of...

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Leading the way in green events

Leading the way in green events

As more business strive to embrace sustainability the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) is calling on companies to demonstrate their commitment  to going green both on and off company premises. Jan Palm, President of the Institute of Waste...

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Irregular expenditure by SA’s municipalities up 75%

Irregular expenditure by SA’s municipalities up 75%

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says audit outcomes for municipalities have continued to regress with irregular and wasteful expenditure ballooning more than 70% for the 2016/17 year. Releasing the audit findings of the country’s 257 municipalities at Parliament on...

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Featured Articles

The water storage leader

The water storage leader

Water security is a top priority, directly impacting on South Africa’s ability to maintain and grow its economy and meet infrastructure targets. WASA talks to James Preston, marketing manager, SBS® Tanks, about recent projects and the company’s constant quest for...

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The value proposition

The value proposition

Tracing its roots back to 1869, Ammann is one of the world’s most respected OEMs, leading on all continents with innovative solutions for the construction industry. IMIESA talks to Rocco Lehman, managing director of Ammann South Africa, about local developments. Is...

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Value added, one drop at a time

Value added, one drop at a time

Water is a hot topic at the moment, largely due to the ongoing water crisis in the Western Cape where businesses and consumers are taking extraordinary measures to keep the taps running. While consumers are required to consume no more than 50 ℓ per day, businesses are...

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A safer, smoother Cape Town commute

A safer, smoother Cape Town commute

In one of the largest contracts undertaken by Western Cape contractor Martin & East, the busy N1 highway between Durban Road and the R300 near Cape Town is getting a third lane in both directions, with a special blue stone supplied by leading construction materials...

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Industry News

The mechanics of giving

The mechanics of giving

In the spirit of giving and goodwill KSB pumps recently helped the University of Pretoria to construct a large controlled-temperature test unit, which will form the backbone of ongoing research at the university. The impressive unit, which is designed to assist with...

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Early Bird Registration opens for WasteCon 2018

Early Bird Registration opens for WasteCon 2018

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) has released the provisional programme for WasteCon 2018. This year’s event will include plenary sessions, presentations and parallel sessions including three workshops conducted by leaders in their...

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Surface mining association calls for quality input

Surface mining association calls for quality input

Surface mining industry association, Aspasa, is calling on its members and other industry players to get involved with its process of formulating its own quality management system. The association already has a health and safety, and environmental management systems...

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