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Innovation drives Drakenstein PAT station

Deemed a first of its kind in South Africa, the Leliefontein Pump-As-Turbine Station in Drakenstein Municipality generates electricity while transferring water. Originally intended to be a booster station to supply water to Wellington during summer...

The advantages of PVC-O pipelines

Lightweight and requiring no specialised skills to install, TOM® 500 PVC-O is ideally suited for community projects in addition to providing longer-term savings for water utilities. Sizabantu Piping Systems recently supplied the piping for the...

Infrastructure designs start with surveys

Municipal infrastructure projects are often derailed due to insufficient attention  given to the existing land rights and development restrictions at the feasibility stage. Craig Silva expands on the critical role geomatics professionals play in...

Advancing infrastructure products by design

Developing durable and functional infrastructure products requires in-depth analysis and experience. It’s all in the detail and depends on cutting-edge technology. The Structa Group of companies manufactures and supplies a range of...

Tshwane’s plans for a waste management revamp

South Africa’s waste management approach faces numerous challenges, particularly as environmentalists call for traditional waste processing measures to be done away with. Limited resources, population growth and poor infrastructure are increasingly...

Recycled plastic for South African roads

In a groundbreaking, market-leading initiative, Shisalanga Construction – a majority owned subsidiary of Raubex Group Limited – has paved a South African road using a locally recycled plastic compound as part of the asphalt formula ingredient. On...