keyboard_arrow_upClay pavers in urban upgrading
keyboard_arrow_downClay pavers in urban upgrading

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.

keyboard_arrow_upeThekwini municipal services benefits from Dutch funding
keyboard_arrow_downeThekwini municipal services benefits from Dutch funding

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.

keyboard_arrow_upSA to host World Water Day 2011 Conference
keyboard_arrow_downSA to host World Water Day 2011 Conference

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) is pleased to join UN-HABITAT, UNSGAB and UN-Water in co-organising World Water Day (WWD) 2011. The global observance of WWD 2011, to be hosted by the government of South Africa in Cape Town with the theme Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge,

keyboard_arrow_upeThekwini Water & Sanitation will celebrate World Water Day
keyboard_arrow_downeThekwini Water & Sanitation will celebrate World Water Day

As the world gears up to commemorate the 18th World Water Day (WWD) on 22 March 2011, eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) says it is on target with this year’s theme, Water for Cities: Responding to the urban challenge.

keyboard_arrow_upRetaining blocks support Kayamandi upgrading
keyboard_arrow_downRetaining blocks support Kayamandi upgrading

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.

keyboard_arrow_upA new multipurpose park in Spruitview, Ekurhuleni
keyboard_arrow_downA new multipurpose park in Spruitview, Ekurhuleni

The Spruitview Multipurpose Park in Ekurhuleni, which was in planning for many years, was finally completed last year over a six-month construction period. Landscape Architects, Outer Space Planning and Design, were briefed by the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality (EMM) to develop a multipurpose park for community use and providing for mixed activities as well as sports.