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Industry innovators beyond the imaginable

With various technologies at the fingertips of every enterprise, it’s becoming increasingly important to innovate in order to stay ahead of the pack. Fresh ideas and new technologies are birthed when businesses dare to venture beyond what is imaginable. As market leaders in asphalt and road construction, Shisalanga Construction strives to...


The programme makes every project count

Building and infrastructure projects provide a vital catalyst for positive socio-economic development, employment and skills development. IMIESA speaks to Cyril Gamede, CEO, Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), about the roll-out of the CIDB’s Best Practice Project Assessment Scheme, known simply as the BUILD programme, which sets out...


Repairing concrete with concrete in sewer systems

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas build-ups within wastewater networks are the main cause of accelerated biogenic corrosion in concrete structures. Unless countered, H2S will significantly shorten the life of infrastructure assets, but there’s a proven solution using specialty calcium aluminate cements and aggregate products developed by French...


Increasing dam storage capacity through the NatSilt Programme

South Africa has a history of building dams to address water security needs and to provide essential bulk water supply to its population. Several large dams are steadily losing storage capacity each year due to soil erosion and land clearance, with many smaller farm dams now full to the brim with silt. Dams disrupt normal surface water and...


Clear roadmap needed on infrastructure spending

The adage of being caught between a rock and a hard place is an understatement when compared to the balancing act required of South Africa’s financial plan for the year. By John Matthews – Chairperson: Construction Alliance South Africa The reality is that an under-performing economy and the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic mean less will raised...


Liquidations in construction reach the highest level in 2 years

Liquidations in the construction sector during the month of November reached the highest level in the last 2 years, as the sector remains constrained by the lack of private sector confidence and public sector financial vulnerabilities, aggravated by sustained COVID-19 regulations. According to Stats SA, 14 construction businesses were liquidated...


Covid-19 could accelerate technology adoption in construction

The year 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as one of unprecedented global lockdowns, followed by a radically transformed business landscape – all brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. In South Africa, the pandemic exacted a heavy toll on the construction industry, leading to severe financial hardship and even closure for many companies....


COVID-19 pandemic offers African aviation a chance to reset

African aviation
Africa’s aviation industry represents a huge market that the continent’s airlines need to exploit more fully, with technology and AI offering the way forward for expansion, regional development experts. “Technology and smart technologies are offering this fantastic opportunity, so let’s make use of AI, let’s make use of the Internet of Things,...

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The official magazine of the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) IMIESA promotes the knowledge and practice of infrastructure development, maintenance and service delivery in southern Africa.

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The official magazine of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) and is endorsed by 12 industry associations. ReSource is only integrated resources and waste management magazine in southern Africa.

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Water & Sanitation Africa

The official magazine of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA), the magazine publishes content dealing with the supply, governance, financing, treatment and measurement of water and sanitation in southern Africa.

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