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Hydraulic capacity increase for Kimberley WWTW

Upgrade of the Ritchie WWTW was commissioned by Sol Plaatje Municipality as it is currently hydraulically overloaded and only running on a capacity of 0.5 Mℓ/d.  Vela VKE’s Bloemfontein office is currently responsible for the design and site...

New reservoir for Bloemfontein

Construction of the 45 Mℓ Longbridge Reservoir with pipeline links to neighbouring suburbs is currently underway. The Mangaung city council identified the need for additional storage capacity in the south of Bloemfontein. Funded by the Development...

Bombardier dispels accusations of corruption

In an article published by the Mail & Guardian, Gautrain concession company, Bombardier, was accused of drawing up a “sleazy ‘capture plan’ to win over decision-makers and gained inside information on its competitor’s bid while...

No water – no problem

Water scarcity has become a global debate. As such, the following quote is very apt: “The next war in the Middle East will be fought over water, not politics – 1985”. The same man was also quoted as saying: “Water will be more important than oil...

Geosynthetics presentation wins SAIBD accreditation

Kaytech Engineered Fabrics is pleased to announce that the South African Institute of Building Design (SAIBD), has validated their Filtration and Drainage with Geosynthetics presentation for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. This...

Government seeks to overturn court ruling on e-tolls

Government’s plans to invest R3.2 trillion in economic infrastructure hinges on its ability to get citizens to buy into its vision, according to analysts who also highlighted the threat to government spending after e-tolling was blocked in Gauteng....

Investors nervous over SANRAL’s debt

Holders of South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) bonds were “very concerned” about a possible further downgrade to the agency’s debt, according to SANRAL CFO, Inge Mulder. Investors were also concerned that a long delay to the implementation...

NERSA approves independent power licences

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has approved the licensing of 28 independent power producers as preferred bidders for the first phase of the government’s renewable energy programme. The regulator said last Thursday the...