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Cape breakwater project gets a much needed lift

Cape breakwater project gets a much needed lift

Cape Town’s breakwater recently received some much needed attention through a maintenance project undertake by Guerrini Marine Construction (GMC). Lifting solutions leader Johnson Crane Hire was called on to assist GMC on the project which took place on the ‘spur’...

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New cruise terminal in the pipeline for Durban

New cruise terminal in the pipeline for Durban

Transnet National Ports Authority has concluded an agreement that will see KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) finance, construct, operate, maintain and transfer a new Cruise Terminal Facility in the Port of Durban by October 2020. The R200 million-plus project is expected...

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Volvo debuts first all-electric truck

Volvo debuts first all-electric truck

Volvo Trucks has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use with the aim of taking the lead in solutions for electrified goods transport in cities. Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks, says the Volvo FL Electric is making it possible for cities that...

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Bottled water producers step up for Cape Town

Bottled water producers step up for Cape Town

This Earth Day the Western Cape is facing not one, but two, significant challenges. The first is that the City of Cape Town is running out of water and the second is a potential waste crisis as landfills rapidly reach maximum capacity. One of the factors contributing...

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R90 million road rehab project launched in Tshwane

R90 million road rehab project launched in Tshwane

The R90 million Road D670 rehabilitation project between Bronkhorstspruit and Ekangala, east of Tshwane was unveiled by Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, this week. The 19km road project, which was wholly funded by the department, was completed eight...

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Eco-Logic 2018 finalists announced

Eco-Logic 2018 finalists announced

The finalists in each environmental categories for the 2018 Eco-Logic Awards were selected recently with some major names making an appearance. The awards, which are hosted by the Enviropaedia, are set to take place on World Environment Day in Tshwane, to honour those...

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Another construction milestone at Port of Ngqura

Another construction milestone at Port of Ngqura

Transnet National Ports Authority has successfully completed the construction of a R360 million Admin Craft Basin (ACB) in the Port of Ngqura. The new structure will be home to the port’s three tugs and one pilot boat, freeing up Berth C101, which was designed to...

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Scientists stumble across plastic waste-eating enzyme

Scientists stumble across plastic waste-eating enzyme

Scientists have accidentally engineered an enzyme capable of breaking down polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that could assist in combating the world’s growing plastic waste problem. The enzyme is based on a naturally occurring bacteria first discovered in a Japanese...

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Featured Articles

Gold-standard pumping solutions

Gold-standard pumping solutions

Mine water applications require specialised pumping technology. Katrina Zlobich, business development manager, Grundfos, talks to Water&Sanitation Africa about Grundfos’ holistic offering to the mining industry. What are the challenges South Africa faces when it comes...

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Plugging the leaks

Plugging the leaks

Utility leak detection and pipeline condition assessment must form part of a continuous maintenance planning cycle. At this stage, however, few municipalities have effective assessment systems in place. IMIESA speaks to SA Leak Detection Distributors about its role in...

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Modular treatment solutions

Modular treatment solutions

With three of South Africa’s provinces having been declared drought disaster regions, the country as a whole faces a long-term water security challenge. Modular water treatment plants may provide an answer. South Africa’s urban areas generally experience water...

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The answer to water security

The answer to water security

The social and economic impact of not adequately planning for water supply is substantial. Henk Smit, managing director, Vovani Water Products, explains what the implications are and what municipalities should be doing to avoid a crisis. South Africa is a semi-arid...

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Industry News

KZN based Hino dealership wins big

KZN based Hino dealership wins big

A KwaZulu-Natal based Hino dealership has scooped top honours at the 2017 NADA/Sewells-MSXI Business of the Year Awards (BOTY). Hino Pietermaritzburg came out tops in the category for commercial vehicle dealers in the awards.  Sewells-MSXI SA analyses and evaluates...

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Excavators ready to boost economy

Excavators ready to boost economy

ELB Equipment says it is aggressively gearing its excavator offering to meet an anticipated demand upsurge as the economy turns upwards. Excavators are at the heart of any construction or mining operation and their availability is pivotal to getting projects off the...

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