Infrastructure News

[Cover Story] Moving with technology

Proudly South African original equipment manufacturer (OEM)–the APE Pumps and Mather+PlattGroup –uses technology and its expertise to extend every pump’s life, repairing components where practical. WASA catches up with the team about some of their...

AA+ rating for Rand Water

Global credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings has given Rand Water an AA+(zaf). This denotes expectations of a very low default risk, with a very strong capacity for payment of financial commitments that is not significantly vulnerable to foreseeable...

Drought – never waste a good disaster

Over the past few weeks, many celebratory videos and photos have been shared of overflowing supply dams for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM). Kirsten Kelly talks to Matthew Hills, an engineer at NMBM about avoiding dry taps, the...

Sustainability

The Toyota Hilux of water management services

A subsidiary of the uMngeni-uThukela Water (UUW) Group, Umgeni Water Services (UWS) was established in 1997 to hold UUW’s shareholding in the Durban Water Recycling company. It has also won the concession to manage and operate the reuse plant at...

[Product of the month] A storage tank’s best friend

VEGA South Africa’s 6 000 m2 head office and warehouse in Lanseria is equipped with a water storage solution, comprising two 10 000-litre JoJo Tanks as a backup system during water shortages. The VEGAPULS 31 radar level sensor and VEGA MET series...

Pitfalls in water storage tank selection

Back-up water storage tanks are often only considered when there is already a crisis, such as warnings of impending water restrictions, infrastructure damage caused by a flood, or notice of extended periods of water interruptions due to planned...

Industry News

Chemical-free underground toilets for mines

Leon Du Casse, managing director of Bio Sewage Systems, used to own a plastic recycling company. His interest in water was piqued when dealing with wastewater created from washing plastic items to remove pollutants. Today, Du Casse is at the helm...

Flushing solution for nonsewered sanitation

WEC Projects’ NEWgenerator system is a promising alternative to dangerous pit and chemical toilets, particularly in areas where water is scarce. It addresses sanitation, access to water, and energy independence. Kirsten Kelly interviews Wayne...

Metro News

Engineering

Meet the directors of PERI South Africa

This dynamic new leadership team is united in its commitment to uphold PERI’s core mission of making construction more efficient, safer and faster. PERI South Africa is confident that this new team will drive continued success and contribute...

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