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More lanes around Ben Schoeman

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, with the assistance of SANRAL, says it is putting all efforts into alleviating traffic congestion around the sink hole on the Ben Schoeman freeway just south of Jean Avenue in Centurion. The sinkhole...

Light at end of tunnel for SA’s civil engineers

The civil engineering industry is reporting a 28% increase in turnover for the first quarter of this year and a healthy order book for the next quarter — signalling that the decline may finally be over for the sector. Over the past three years...

Use electricity sparingly, warns Eskom

South Africans need to use electricity more sparingly this week because the system is “tight”, Eskom said last Thursday. “The system is tight and customers are urged to switch off all non-essential appliances, particularly over...

SACP wants banks to build homes

The SA Communist Party (SACP) has called for a radical transformation of the country’s financial sector including passing legislation that would force banks to finance low-cost housing projects for the poor. The party, which opened its 13th...

Designing an innovative way to support WSAs

Water Services Authorities such as the Cacadu and Siyanda District municipalities have a responsibility to ensure delivery in their area of jurisdiction, as mandated by the Municipal Water Services Act (No. 108 of 1997). However, many of these...

A sustainable way forward for the Western Cape

The West Coast District Municipality (WCDM) is getting to grips with the management of the coastal zone in a sustainable and integrated way – appointing consulting engineers and scientists to assess the current situation and propose a strategy...