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Keeping the water flowing in Joburg - a multi-year strategy for the city's water network
Keeping the water flowing in Joburg - a multi-year strategy for the city's water network

The Minister of Water and Sanitation's recent water announcement of water restrictions brought home the criticality of South Africa's water scarcity - prolonged drought conditions have meant many of the country's major dams are emptying faster than they can be refilled. Let's explore some of the critical challenges that South Africa's large municipalities face and propose considerations that need to be taken.

By Melusi Maposa 15 hours ago

TDS Projects Construction to install 13km pipeline at Nkomati mine
TDS Projects Construction to install 13km pipeline at Nkomati mine

TDS Projects Construction will build a 13km tailing pipeline at one of the largest nickel reserves in South Africa - the Nkomati Nickel Mine. The reserve has an estimated 408.6-million tonnes of ore grading containing an approximate 1.35-million tonnes of nickel metal. The pipeline will connect to the cross valley tailings storage facility at Nkomati's Onverwacht site.

15 hours ago

Own space on the biggest multi-industry B2B news site in Africa?
Own space on the biggest multi-industry B2B news site in Africa?

Location, location, location - a real estate term used to describe the benefits of a property investment is as relevant in the online media space.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 16 hours ago

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ArcelorMittal SA appoints new CE

ArcelorMittal SA has appointed Hendrik "Kobus" Verster as its new chief executive, replacing Wim de Klerk who in retiring in January.

By Andries Mahlangu 1 day ago

Fairfax drops plan to buy PPC stake
Fairfax drops plan to buy PPC stake

PPC's share price fell 3% to R6.40 on Monday, 11 December, after it notified shareholders Canadian financier Fairfax would not proceed with a formal offer.

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times
Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times

The development of shipping containers in the 1950s transformed the face of the transport industry, but no-one realised at that time that it would take the building scene by storm some years later. In 1998 the concept emerged in South Africa when Simon's Town High School required a new hostel and was provided 40 used shipping containers by Safmarine which were ultimately used to construct a hostel housing 120 scholars. At that time it was the largest shipping container building in the world.

By Leon Breytenbach 2 days ago

It's time to recognise how harmful high-rise living can be for residents
It's time to recognise how harmful high-rise living can be for residents

The fire at Grenfell Tower has catapulted high-rise social housing into the public consciousness, in a way not seen since the 1960s. Back then, high-rise tower blocks represented a new vision of social progress. They were greeted with hope and optimism by housing officials, architects and town planners across the UK. But now, the mood has turned to one of bitterness, anger and fear. Over the years, most of these so-called "villages in the sky" have become concrete containers for society's poorest and neediest people.

By Royce Turner and Andrea Wigfield 2 days ago

Barlow Park Campus in Sandton to be redeveloped
Barlow Park Campus in Sandton to be redeveloped

In one of the major unlisted real-estate transactions of 2017, Barloworld, Atterbury and African Rainbow Capital have partnered as co-investors in the redevelopment of the prime Barlow Park Campus, located at 180 Katherine Street, Sandton.

By Alistair Anderson 8 Dec 2017

Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's still a patchy picture
Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's still a patchy picture

Africa's vast land mass and rich natural and mineral resources make it strategically important and an increasingly significant global player. It is also a dynamic young continent: about 60% of its residents are aged below 25.

By Swapan Kumar Patra 8 Dec 2017

Jilted PPC slides in morning trade
Jilted PPC slides in morning trade

PPC's share price fell 3.5% to R6.65 on Thursday morning, 7 December, after it informed shareholders it had been jilted on Monday by one of its three suitors, Dublin-based CRH.

By Robert Laing 7 Dec 2017

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Who knew pee was valuable?

Liquid gold has been discovered at the University of Cape Town. It comes in the form of urine, which engineering students have transformed into fertiliser and bricks. Now UCT says urine from its urinals has the potential to produce six tonnes of fertiliser a year - twice the amount it uses on its sports fields.

By Dave Chambers 7 Dec 2017