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Aveng chairman tells of tough times

Aveng Group chairman Angus Band has told shareholders the Johannesburg-listed infrastructure firm continues to experience “adverse” market conditions, notably in the construction and steel sectors. He says the group’s potential order...

SA may run short of water, indaba hears

South Africa is way ahead of the US when it comes to water policies and preserving water but lacks the skills to implement these policies. This was the view of some of the foremost local and international experts on water sustainability at a water...

SA not as bad as The Economist thinks

While the financial crisis deepens in other parts of the world, the African growth story has just begun, but it’s not clear what role SA will play. The narrative on South Africa has been souring rapidly and when The Economist displayed the...

The municipal engineer of the future

Byline: Jannie Pietersen: Excerpt from IMESA’s 2012 presidential address Caption: While traditional technical skills are vital for the municipal engineer they key issue going forward is the development of non-technical and interpersonal skills....

Urbanisation changing the face of town planning

Caption: GIBB’s technical executive for urban and rural planning, Nico Kriek In the 1900’s only 10% of the world’s population resided in cities, this figure escalated to more than 50% in 2010 and in 2050, 75% of the world’s population will reside...

Unlocking infrastructure delivery

Restoring the ethical balance in construction Caption: From left to right – Craig Lemboe, Dean Mogale, Graham Pirie, Naren Bhojaram and Justice Malala CESA recently hosted a successful conference at the ICC in Durban from 4 to 6 November...

Hartbeespoort Dam garners more investment

The Department of Water Affairs has announced that following the successful conclusion of the first phase of the Integrated Biological Remediation Programme at the Hartbeespoort Dam, it would be spending a further approximately R258.5 million on...

Top Responsible Care Achievers 2012

The 2012 Responsible Care and the Responsible Care Haulier trophies were awarded by the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) during the AGM of the Association. The Responsible Care Awards recognise and encourage member companies in...