To support the development of our young engineers, IMIESA will be publishing a series on project management for civil engineers, from structuring projects to cost estimates, which will ultimately form a useful reference set.
South Africa's unpopular and monopoly electricity supplier, through load-shedding and high prices, continues to frustrate consumers. With more people turning to solar energy, this could be problematic for some municipalities.
Every year, people are killed or injured while on the job. In its efforts to address this problem, the Department of Labour has developed excellent occupational health and safety laws, yet people still die or get injured. Why?
On a construction site, the majority of accidents that occur, in any one category, happen because an object falls on someone from a height. Without a safety helmet, injuries are usually quite severe, and sometimes fatal.
In South Africa, there is an urgent need for the development of low-cost, appropriate sanitation technologies where there is no infrastructure for waterborne sewage and often a chronic shortage of water. Corans, the composting of refuse and night soil, presents such a solution.
A leading local original capital equipment manufacturer and global articulated dump truck (ADT) specialist has weathered tough operating conditions in 2015 to record a net profit of R169 million for 2015 - a 154% increase compared with 2014.