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Augmentation of the ’61 Pipeline

Due to increasing water demands, Umgeni Water has decided to augment the capacity of the ’61 pipeline system that feeds the greater Edendale area and the Outer West area of eThekwini Municipality. The augmentation will also accommodate future...

A good start to the year for DOHS

Corruption robs the poor of their dignity, Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale stated at the recent launch of Klarinet Integrated Housing Project. The R3,5 billion mixed housing project will produce 12 000 houses over the medium to long...

Water scheme to service rural communities

Umgeni Water’s Mhlabatshane Bulk Water Supply Scheme in the Ugu District Municipality will eventually supply 100 000 people with potable water. The vision of providing potable water to over 100 000 people in scattered rural and peri-urban...

Rebuilding Route 33

Multi-disciplinary contractor, Edwin Construction, is playing a key role in expanding South Africa’s road network as it presses ahead on strategically important projects in the Limpopo and Free State provinces. Traffic volumes along Route 33 (R33)...

New bridge over Hennops River

The construction of a 100 metre long bridge over the Hennops River forms part of a 22 month contract awarded to Esorfranki Civils for the building of a 4.2 km dual carriageway. Piling for the new bridge, being undertaken by Esorfranki Geotechnical,...

Rural roads upgrade gathers pace

Upgrading of hundreds of kilometres of rural roads is pushing ahead. Following on extensive upgrading projects in rural and urban areas of Limpopo Province, the focus has currently moved southward, with North West, Northern Cape and Free State...

Power roller screed

Spin Screed, a lightweight power roller screed, has been introduced to the local market by Compaction Methods. The company has officially been appointed distributor for the African region by United States-based Spin Screed Incorporated. Compaction...

The hidden danger

A bridge over Yitong River in Changchun city, the capital of Jilin province in Northeast China, lays in ruins after collapsing on 29 May 2011. Two people were injured. In Africa, the integrity of some bridges are questionable, particularly those...

Recycling strategy needed for construction industry

IMS Engineering believes that it is time there was a coherent strategy for construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling in South Africa. South Africa needs to follow many European countries which have established well-organised, highly...