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Corobrik’s Burgundy clay pavers have been widely used in the upgrading of sidewalks and other public spaces in the CBD of Port Elizabeth.

Clay pavers in urban upgrading

Aug 3, 2011 3:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Corobrik’s Burgundy clay pavers have been widely used in the upgrading of sidewalks and other public spaces in the CBD of Port Elizabeth.International trends confirm a growing preference among urban design professionals for clay paving – providing functionality with character and charm in urban environments. Keeping pace with this trend locally, more and more urban upgrades are opting to use Corobrik clay pavers to bring life and vibrancy to our urban landscapes.

Fikhile Nzama and Nonhlanhla Memela washing clothes in the basins outside the newly installed ladies ablution block in Amaoti informal settlement.

eThekwini municipal services benefits from Dutch funding

May 16, 2011 8:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fikhile Nzama and Nonhlanhla Memela washing clothes in the basins outside the newly installed ladies ablution block in Amaoti informal settlement.A R200-million grant from the Dutch government will play a substantial role in helping the eThekwini Municipality to roll out its key water and sanitation projects over the next three years. These include the supply of safe drinking water and sanitation to some 800 000 people living in informal settlements, as well as the asbestos-cement pipe replacement project and the monitoring, management and reduction of water losses.

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Retaining blocks support Kayamandi upgrading

Mar 1, 2010 10:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Terraforce-view-to-Kayamandi-(2)Last year, Cape Retaining Systems, a retaining block manufacturer and Terraforce licence-holder, was approached by Requad Construction to assist in establishing a greater habitable surface area for building low cost houses near the informal settlement of Kayamandi, outside Stellenbosch.

After various options had been considered, Terraforce retaining blocks were decided on as they would provide a cost-effective and durable method for creating platforms and road/sidewalk support on the old farmland that was to be reclaimed for the housing development.