oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Bringing communities together : community-based projects

Volume 15, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



A bridge constructed across the White Mfolozi River at Qwasha, in the district of Ulundi, provides long-awaited relief for many of the scholars at Nomzimani High School, who for years have had to cross this dangerous river to get to school. The decision to provide for vehicles to cross the river as well will add considerable benefit to the Nobamba community to the southwest of the river, as their travelling distance to Ulundi will be reduced by over 20 km. The construction of the bridge and associated roadworks made use of labour-intensive techniques to provide some 3 500 person-days of local work opportunities.

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