While high-level talks have been proposed between Transnet group chief executive Maria Ramos, the new Minister of Public Enterprises, Brigitte Mabandla, and city officials to discuss congestion within the Port of Durban, local port authorities have also recently begun a process of engagement with maritime freight representatives in an effort to tackle congestion along the much maligned Bayhead Road.
The organization's staff are experts in the areas of Cadastral, Sectional Title, Engineering Topographical, Photogrammetric, Hydrographic and Industrial Surveys, and the organization has become fully standardized on local infrastructure design software, AllyCad.
After completing the National Diploma in Civil Engineering at Technikon Mangosuthu in Durban, I started working at Eskom as a civil technician supervisor. From there I moved to an engineering firm in Sandton, and completed a B Tech degree in Construction Management at the then Technikon Witwatersrand (now part of the University of Johannesburg) before joining Murray and Roberts.
The 2008 PICA Magazine Publishing and Editorial Excellence Awards gala dinner was held on Friday 21 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre under the auspices of the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa (MPASA).
The collection and disposal of urban solid wastes is one ofthe most important, yet most neglected aspects of urban engineering. The problem is complex and the operation inherently expensive. The paper defines the wastes problem, descriptionbes the essential elements of a collection and disposal system, deals with recycling of wastes, emphasizes the need for legislation and explains why the problem requires the urgent attention of engineers.