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Bethlehem hydro leads the way

The Bethlehem hydro project obtained the first, non-consumptive, water-use licence for a hydro power station under the Water Act. Water&Sanitation Africa looks at the highlights of this groundbreaking project. The Bethlehem hydro is a truly...

JHB Water to Upgrade Soweto Infrastructure

Johannesburg Water is set to resume its infrastructure upgrade and rehabilitation programme for Soweto. This programme is part of the overall infrastructure renewal programme across the city. WaterandSanitation Africa reports. Currently, the City...

The hydraulic optimisation of Amanzimtoti WWTW

A project that optimises the hydraulic efficiency of the Amanzimtoti Waste Water Treatment Works has recently been completed. SSI Engineers and Environmental Consultants (SSI) were awarded the contract by eThekwini’s Water and Sanitation...

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...