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The Waterval Waste Disposal Facility, located in Rustenburg, is a large general waste facility for which construction began in January 2013.

The facility will initially consist of two general waste cells, a rubble disposal cell, a leachate pond, a contaminated stormwater pond as well as various buildings and infrastructure.

Golder Associates Africa was appointed to license, design and supervise the construction of the facility. Envisaged to set a benchmark in solid waste management in South Africa, the facility design has also taken future development into consideration in the form of space for materials recovery and composting facilities.

This paper focuses primarily on the construction supervision aspect of the project, looking at the construction quality assurance of the geosynthetic installations and specific construction challenges encountered.

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