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Top trends energising Africa’s power sectors

Top trends energising Africa’s power sectors

An optimal energy mix for Africa relies on a variety of generation technologies. In fact, in a 2015 report McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490 billion of capital...

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Over 1,000 train collisions took place in SA in 2018

Over 1,000 train collisions took place in SA in 2018

Newly appointed Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula has revealed that over 1,000 train collisions took place on the country's railways last year. This was a 2% increase from 2017. Mbalula released a safety report compiled by the Railway Safety Regulator last week. He...

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Garbage collection protests flare up in uMlazi Township

Garbage collection protests flare up in uMlazi Township

Disgruntled refuse removal workers blocked Mangosuthu Highway in uMlazi on Tuesday, for a second consecutive day. On Monday, protestors barricaded the highway with broken glass bottles, concrete pillars, a bus stop shelter and refuse. This was repeated again on...

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Remediating Middle Lake Dam

Remediating Middle Lake Dam

The data reported from a ground-penetrating radar survey will help to pinpoint anomalies in the concrete spillway structure at Middle Lake, which recently suffered significant erosion damage. This emergency situation required urgent action to reduce the risk of...

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Under pressure

Under pressure

South Africa continues to lose millions of litres of water every year due to pipe leaks and bursts. Pressure management is one of the most important interventions that should be considered when attempting to drive down water losses. The common factor in every water...

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Sinotruk builds the perfect waste truck for Africa

Sinotruk builds the perfect waste truck for Africa

Overloading has become standard practice for much of the local waste collection industry. A new vehicle from Sinotruk has been designed with overloading in mind, overcoming the negative effects associated with this common practice. It is no secret that most waste...

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All-terrain water storage

All-terrain water storage

For the past 20 years, SBS, has been actively contributing to South Africa’s water security with its range of Zincalume® water storage reservoirs. Mava Gwagwa, new business and key accounts director, SBS Tanks, discusses how access to water shapes a positive future....

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Industry News

While the SA construction industry remains volatile, safety at heights is always a trend at A-OSH EXPO For those who live or work in the Johannesburg area, the views of the Sandton and Rosebank skylines, which are both key business areas in the city, seem to be...

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Solving the Eskom dilemma

Solving the Eskom dilemma

By Mzukisi Kota* Restructuring Eskom into separate functions is a sensible solution to many of its problems. We believe it can be done in a way that should be acceptable to unions but will not prejudice its lenders and the sovereign debt rating. The next step after...

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IIoT a focus at Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa

IIoT a focus at Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa

A delegation of local and international engineering professionals together with a line-up of thought-leaders in Africa’s extractive, construction, energy, food processing, agriculture, water and wastewater, and power generation industries will be at the Pumps, Valves...

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