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No maintenance spells sure disaster

Like any other valuable asset, failing to maintain lighting and telecoms infrastructure will cost you more – and it may also cost someone their personal safety or their life. When it comes to structural integrity and electrical fitness of lighting...

Government programme brings vibrancy to rural areas

In all the villages where the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) is currently being implemented, a sense of vibrancy is evident. According to the Rural Development and Land Reform Mid-Term Review, great strides have since been made...

Valves supplied for major order in record time

KEW Foundries has just completed a multi-million rand order for Gunric Valves, to cast seven valve body and disc sets for use by a large water utility. The biggest butterfly valves that this leading manufacturer of high quality valves has supplied...

Gordhan delivers SANRAL commitment

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says that the facts around the R20 billion Gauteng e-tolling saga will be presented to Parliament. Answering the debate on his budget vote speech on Friday, Gordhan accused opposition parties of just trying to score...

Is container housing a viable solution?

A pioneering development in Windsor East north of Johannesburg is offering affordable housing with a difference in the form of ‘container living’. The development initially caused a stir in the Windsor East suburb when steel shipping...

Alli denies claims over Wild Coast toll plan

SANRAL CEO Nazir Alli has vehemently denied allegations of breaching transport policy and good governance made by John Clarke, a social worker, in a complaint he has filed with the public protector about Sanral’s dealings with bidding companies on...

Limpopo looters brought to book

Law enforcement processes and other forensic investigations were under way in Limpopo, “ensuring that any wrongdoing is identified and necessary action taken against individuals involved”, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in Parliament on...

Sexwale ruffles private sector’s feathers

The Master Builders South Africa (MBSA), a national organisation representing the building industry, is none too pleased with Tokyo Sexwale’s proposal for a state construction company. “We are very concerned with the proposition tabled...

Smart grids – intelligent electricity networks

Smart grids. Smart metering. If you are the kind of person who is regularly to be found around conferences where utilities and especially power supplies issues are discussed, you will be familiar with these words. In fact, you may even be one of...