New SAICE president calls for return to ethical leadership

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) recently inaugurated Mopilwane Fana Marutla as its 117th president. Mopilwane Fana Marutla, president of SAICE Marutla is a civil engineer with 22 years’ experience, specialising in railway engineering, infrastructure design and maintenance, project management and business case development. He is head of business development, transportation at GIBB…

Saint-Gobain Gyproc Brakpan plant self-supplying 30% of its water requirements

Taking into account South Africa’s status as a water-scarce region, Saint-Gobain has been reviewing the water consumption patterns and levels of its operations in the country, including that of its Brakpan plant. After assessing different options, management at Brakpan decided to reduce reliance on municipal water by sinking a borehole and building a two-million litre…

First phase of Dimbaza Industrial Park revitalisation project nearing completion

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is nearing completion of the R50m first phase of the R2bn Dimbaza Industrial Park revitalisation project. The first phase entails security upgrades; by October 2019, the security upgrades were at 70% completion. The upgrades, which includes fencing, construction of guard houses and the installation of high mast lights, is…

Harvard GSD’s 2020 Wheelwright Prize competition open for entries

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) has announced the 2020 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize open for entries. The international competition awards $100,000 to a talented early-career architect to support expansive, intensive design research. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 26 January 2020. I Ramarri (Siracusa, Italy, 2012), terraced houses overlooking an agrarian…