oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Development, environmental protection and an economic boost

Volume 5, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Technology and civil engineering have walked hand in hand with social and environmental concerns to create a development that falls just short of a miracle in the former homeland of KaNgwane. The R180 million Nkomazi Irrigation Expansion Project (NIEP) has created 96.3 farms-on 7 200 ha of previously under- utilised land. This Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture initiative was funded by the Development Bank of Southern Africa, which insisted that the social, environmental and technical components all supported one another.

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