Latest developments in 'green' energy-saving pump technology went on show before a delegation of leading South African built industry consultants touring the Wilo and Salmson pump research and manufacturing centres in Germany and France.
Always delivering: This picture, taken recently, shows a hoarding at Sandton City, advertising the current refurbishments and extensions to the centre. The hoarding has not escaped the attention of the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA), which is pleased to note that concrete pipes were chosen as the central prop.
Urban sprawl, or population explosion, is evident in South Africa with formal housing developments and informal settlements spread out across the country's major cities. The cost of maintaining ageing infrastructure, as well as the demand for new infrastructure in these regions, is stretching local government budgets.