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More resilient infrastructure needed  to protect water quality
More resilient infrastructure needed to protect water quality
8th July 2022

Consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting partner and principal environmental scientist Manda Hinsch says the quality of drinking water declines when infrastructure is vulnerable to... 


Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
Progress in pipeline project witnessed
8th July 2022

In May, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu, and Deputy Ministers David Mahlobo and Dikeledi Magadzi were on hand to witness the progress of the construction of the raw water bulk water... 


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Industry continues to face supply chain woes
8th July 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The stainless steel industry has been under severe supply chain pressure caused by rising prices of raw materials, such as nickel, as well as shipping and logistics and energy costs, in Europe and... 


A number of 12-meter-long blue water pipes on a truck set for delivery at a water works
Pipe supply proves manufacturer’s metal
1st July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings have successfully delivered over 1.4 km of pipe to a project in Tshwane – cementing its position as a leading pipe supplier in Africa. The... 


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Association stresses quality control is imperative
1st July 2022

As part of its continuous education process, Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) continues to enlighten design engineers, contractors and all users of plastic pipe of... 


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Porta Plinth™ Changes the Game of Traditional Pipe Support
30th June 2022

Traditional pipe support cradles made from steel or concrete are heavy and difficult to install. That’s the problem TSS Global set out to solve. To solve this problem, they created Porta Plinth™.... 


Bill Gates-led fund backs startup with cheaper way to move hydrogen
28th June 2022 By: Bloomberg

A hydrogen molecule is tiny. So tiny, in fact, that trying to store and transport it via existing tanks and pipes can end up causing cracks in steel. If hydrogen is to become a clean fuel of the... 


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Limited financial resources and rapidly ageing road infrastructure make it challenging to carry out all maintenance activities
Maintenance of ageing road network a top priority – JRA
24th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The deterioration of Johannesburg’s roads is a key concern in terms of the general maintenance of the city, with inclement weather, vandalism and theft, as well as ageing infrastructure, the key... 


A man in a ditch welding a water pipe out in the open, which would be inaccessible to a robotic welder
Industry body assures job security for welders
24th June 2022 By: Halima Frost

Despite a marked increase in the uptake of robotic welding systems, owing to Covid-19 and the fast-tracking of automation, artisanal welding will never be completely replaced, says Southern African... 


Technicrete and Rocla chosen for Eye of the South Estate project
21st June 2022

Set amongst the unspoilt rolling hills, grass and woodlands that surround the Eikenhof, Midvaal area, south of Johannesburg, the Eye of Africa Golf and Residential Estate has been developed to... 


SAPPMA releases an exciting line-up of speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for pipes XIII
21st June 2022

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has released an exciting line-up of local and international speakers who will be presenting at the PIPES XIII Conference that... 


Innovative tech is changing industry trends
17th June 2022

The last half century has seen a massive shift in geological thinking, and technological innovation and developments, in all facets of diamond exploration, mining, processing, recovery,... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
17th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom’s actions to rectify major boiler defects at its newly built Medupi and Kusile power stations are improving the plants’ energy availability factor. 


Admixtures ensure concrete quality in fast-track Projects
15th June 2022

A renewed focus on infrastructure has been welcomed by South African contractors, but the urgency of many projects places significant demands on inputs like readymix. “This is where admixtures play... 


Woodside solves supply chain conundrum with innovative design
14th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has helped to design a one-of-a-kind offshore caisson cleaning and inspection tool (CCAIT) that allows safe and cost-effective remote inspection of critical equipment on... 


A cross section of a metal pipe with two angles that was coated internally using a new technique offered by coatings company Corrocoat
Coating firm awarded corrosion prevention contract
10th June 2022

Last month, anti-corrosion coatings manufacturer Corrocoat announced it has been awarded a contract to protect 300 new pipe spools of various dimensions by a multinational energy client. The... 


Water supply scheme serving seven KZN villages completed
10th June 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Multidisciplinary consulting engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has completed a large-scale water supply scheme covering seven villages in the... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
3rd June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has announced that Kusile Unit 4 has entered into commercial operation. 


Toyota's prototype of the portable hydrogen cartridge
Toyota, Woven Planet develop portable hydrogen cartridge prototype
2nd June 2022 By: Irma Venter

Japanese mobility group Toyota and its subsidiary Woven Planet have developed a working prototype of a portable hydrogen cartridge.  This cartridge design is set to facilitate the everyday... 


Southern African Vinyls Association takes up proudly South African membership
2nd June 2022

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is proud to announce that they have taken up membership with the country’s official “Buy Local” campaign, Proudly South African. Proudly SA is... 


Zimile nears completion on landmark water supply project
1st June 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Zimile Consulting Engineers is nearing the completion of a large-scale water supply scheme covering seven villages in uMuzimkhulu local municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal. After implementing the... 


OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE Citizens depend on the successful roll-out of infrastructure projects, such as the Msikaba bridge project on the new N2 toll road between Port Edward and Umtata, which are vulnerable to disruption by construction mafias
Construction mafias driving away civil engineering skills
27th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

If the scourge of South Africa’s construction mafias is not soon addressed collaboratively by all stakeholders, the country’s civil engineering industry, which already faces limited job... 


Gold Fields subsidiary plans to buy stock in Peru-focused mining company
20th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-V-listed Chakana Copper Corporation has announced a private placement of up to 63-milllion units of the company at a price of C$0.11 apiece, for gross proceeds of up to C$7-million. Each unit... 


Renault Plans family car that runs on electricity and hydrogen
19th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Renault is developing a family-sized passenger car that will run on electricity for short drives and hydrogen for longer trips as part of the company’s push into fuel-cell technology. Dubbed Scenic... 


Botswana Diamonds identifies anomalies indicative of kimberlite pipes
19th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim- and BSE-listed Botswana Diamonds’ ground geophysics survey on its Sekaka diamonds prospecting licences, in Botswana, have revealed high-interest anomalies indicative of kimberlite pipes... 


KZN floods
Global warming made S Africa's recent floods twice as likely – study
13th May 2022 By: Reuters

Global warming made the heavy rains behind South Africa's devastating floods last month twice as likely as they would have been if greenhouse gas emissions had never heated the planet, scientists... 


UK sustainable logistics company secures Fortune 500 customer as it transitions from startup phase
13th May 2022 By: Irma Venter

UK-based sustainable logistics company Magway has secured its first commercial customer in the form of a large Fortune 500 multinational group, says CEO and founder – and South African – Rupert... 


The trusted manufacturing partner for the agricultural industry
13th May 2022

For the past 28 years, proudly South African manufacturer Fabrinox has been a trusted partner of choice for the agricultural industry. Our wide range of capabilities includes the manufacturing of... 


Perkoa workers still missing – Trevali
10th May 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-listed Trevali Mining said on Monday that it had not yet been able to locate any of the eight underground workers who went missing when the Perkoa mine, in Burkina Faso, flooded three weeks... 


Chile's parched mines race for an increasingly scarce commodity: water
6th May 2022 By: Reuters

 A record-breaking drought in Chile is impacting mining operations and forcing companies to escalate their search for more sources of water, from water treatment and pricey desalination plants to... 


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Underground surveying critical in mining
6th May 2022

Specialist utility services company Bosch Munitech provides specialist utility services that include underground utility detection (UUD) which is essential for providing accurate information on... 


Concor hands over high speed Ikusasa project at Oxford Parks precinct
25th April 2022

Applying innovative construction methods and its well-established quality and scheduling systems, Concor has met another tight deadline with the handover this February of the Ikusasa building in... 


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Magway secures its first big (Fortune 500) customer
20th April 2022 By: Irma Venter

UK-based sustainable logistics company Magway has secured its first commercial customer in the form of a large Fortune 500 multinational group, says CEO and founder – and South African – Rupert... 


Illegal plumbing installations compound SA’s sewage woes
19th April 2022

It is estimated that about 5-billion litres of raw sewage enter our freshwater resources on a daily basis. While a large portion of this sewage is from dysfunctional wastewater-treatment plants... 


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Africa House notes investment potential in Uganda, Guinea projects
13th April 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research and consulting company Africa House will from May 15 to 20 host a delegation of investors and business leaders in Uganda to better understand the opportunities for investment and the... 


eThekwini mayor warns motorists, community members to avoid flooded roads
12th April 2022 By: Yvonne Silaule

eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has warned motorists and community members not to use roads affected by heavy flooding. During a media briefing on April 12, he also urged residents to evacuate their... 


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Zero Carbon lithium project, Germany – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Vulcan Energy Resources has signed its first geothermal energy offtake agreement at its Zero Carbon lithium project. 


Vulcan signs first geothermal agreement at German lithium project
6th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Vulcan Energy Resources has signed its first geothermal energy offtake agreement at its Zero Carbon lithium project, in Germany. The company aims to produce both renewable geothermal... 


Steinmuller Africa executive directors Moso Bolofo, Bodo Haar and Mohamed Khan
Steinmüller remains ready for growth in the energy market
1st April 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Although Steinmüller Africa has had to scale down its Pretoria West manufacturing facility in recent years to align with lower demand, the company is optimistic about growth prospects going forward... 


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Nathrol Engineering
1st April 2022

In 2015 a group of energetic young South African entrepreneurs, eager to make a positive impact on the country, established Nathrol Engineering with the determination to never stop until the... 


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Expansion secures company’s position in growing market
1st April 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

With the global increase in the demand for dissolving pulp, paper and pulp company Sappi’s current business strategy for local growth is focused on the R7.7-billion expansion project at its Saiccor... 


Plumbing is a key component of WASH
30th March 2022

A vital component of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), plumbing systems have helped to curtail outbreaks of, among other diseases, dysentery, cholera and typhoid in communities. Outbreaks of... 


Rand Water dismisses incompetence accusations
29th March 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Bulk water service provider Rand Water chairperson Advocate Matshidiso Hashatse has rubbished allegations of incompetence made by Democratic Alliance Gauteng leader Solly Msimanga. The allegations... 


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