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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...

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...

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...

UV LED curing: the future of pipe rehab

South Africa now has a highly competitive alternative to traditional cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) projects thanks to the power of UV.   Unveiled at IFAT Africa 2019, Nu-Flow South Africa is changing the way building, sewer and water pipeline systems...

Nyeleti Consulting: Two decades of excellence

A visionary leader in its field, Nyeleti Consulting celebrates its 20th birthday in 2019. IMIESA speaks to executive director Pine Pienaar about the company’s successes and future ambitions. What sets Nyeleti apart from the competition? PP  Nyeleti...

Remediating Middle Lake Dam

The data reported from a ground-penetrating radar survey will help to pinpoint anomalies in the concrete spillway structure at Middle Lake, which recently suffered significant erosion damage. This emergency situation required urgent action to...

SPRAS: The new approach to wastewater

The rapid rate of urbanisation, combined with steady population growth, is placing pressure on existing wastewater treatment plants, pushing up processing and maintenance costs, as older facilities struggle to keep pace with rising inflows. IMIESA...