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R524 million set aside for KZN highway repairs

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) will spend more than half a billion rand to repair two of South Africa’s most important national...

Bulk water project to double Kokstad’s water supply

THE bulk water project in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal, which started in September 2020, is nearing completion. This will bring relief to the town which has been...

Engineering body calls for joint effort to rebuild, ease humanitarian crisis in KZN

THE South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) calls on industry bodies, the engineering fraternity, and the private sector to support efforts to relieve...

Sustainable water resource management calls for smart solutions

WITH climate change placing ever-increasing pressure on existing surface water users across Africa, groundwater offers a resilient solution says Neeren Govender, Client Director, Water,...

New software helps ‘design just about anything’ faster

INDUSTRIAL software supplier, WorldsView has announced launch of AutoCAD 2023, which it claims will enable users to “design just about anything, faster”. “AutoCAD is trusted...

Guide to the measurement of electrical and mechanical work in South Africa

What part should the quantity surveyor play in the procurement and management of Electrical and Mechanical(M&E) services? This has been a vexed question for many...

KZN floods a major ‘wake-up call’

THE catastrophic flooding in KwaZulu-Natal is a wake-up call for local and national government to ensure that future urban development is integrated and resilient...

Flood disaster: President visits as death toll rises

WITH the death toll in flood-ravaged KwaZulu-Natal now at 59 and hundreds of businesses shut down, including several major manufacturers, the province has been...

Joint action urgently needed to counter construction mafia

YEARS of disruption by construction mafias in the civil engineering sector are holding back South Africa’s recovery, and all parties now need to throw...

New-generation plasticiser used on Musina bridge project

AN advanced water reducing plasticiser has been used in the concrete mixes for the new Nancefield bridge, which forms part of the SA National...

Sluggish construction sector needs a shift of focus in 2022

SOUTH Africa’s construction industry is of strategic importance for the country’s economic growth and – more recently – recovery from two years of a...

Small wonder delivers higher than normal lifting height

CONDRA has manufactured and delivered a 30/10-ton overhead crane designed to marry two mutually opposing tender specifications: high lift-height and tight overall dimension. The double-girder...

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The rollercoaster and exhilaration of being a demolition specialist

TODAY is International Women in Engineering Day. To celebrate, Jet Demolition contracts and project manager Kate Bester highlights what it's like being in close...

Financial reports won’t save local government crisis, warns town and regional planners

By Burgert Gildenhuys: Director, BC Gildenhuys & Associates IT is unclear whether South Africa has the will or guts to confront issues contributing to the...

N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

FOLLOWING a challenging two years in the manufacturing sector, Kearney, a leading management consulting firm, is excited to announce the return of the Factory...