The SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference took place in Gauteng earlier this month, covering issues relating to plastic piping, water infrastructure and engineering
The water crisis in South Africa's Western Cape is cause for grave concern
MJ (Thinus) Booysen 4 Sep 2017
Access to clean water in the future is by no means certain
Andrew Slaughter 31 Aug 2017
Minister Des Van Rooyen says the government will allocate R74m in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape
Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations being able to optimise their fleet fuel consumption according to this data thanks to predefined schedules
Nick Mannie 28 Aug 2017
Under a 20-year master plan to replace old or aging asbestos pipes with HDPE pipes, the Drakenstein Local Municipality in Paarl, Western Cape has achieved significant successes in reducing water loss
Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday, 17 August, that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo
Property developers in Dubai showcased new multibillion-dollar mega-projects on Monday, 11 September, despite falling prices, in the hope of stimulating demand and helping to end a three-year market downturn.
Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on 25 August, there was little doubt that its impact would be devastating and wide-ranging.
Thaddeus R. Miller and Mikhail Chester 8 Sep 2017
The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017, the first of its kind in the Arab world. Located in Abu Dhabi, the opening celebrations will include a range of public programmes including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists.
It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious. A massive infrastructural development program that will potentially span 60 countries, and cost an estimated $5tn, it will mean building new rail networks, roadways, and pipelines across Asia, Europe, and Africa.
Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017