Western Cape schools are now full

Earlier this week Premier Alan Winde joined for a site visit to Rosendaal High School in Delft, where the Western Cape Education Department are constructing a new Junior High School campus as part of their unprecedented school infrastructure delivery programme, which aims to deliver 842 new classrooms with at least[…]

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Engineering experts say SA’s infrastructure is at risk

NATIONAL The South African Institution of Civil Engineering has warned of infrastructure collapse in South Africa as a result of extreme weather patterns. Government neglect has also been a major factor. In its 2022 Infrastructure Report Card, the Institution paints a bleak picture of the state of roads, rail, water and other[…]

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Dysfunctional infrastructure to blame for SA’s water woes

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has promised the community of oThongathi, North of Durban, that they will have consistent supply from mid-September. The community held a protest over the inadequate supply of water on Thursday, where they burnt donated water tanks. Affected by April floods The area was one[…]

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Rising sea levels threaten Cape Town’s coasts

Concerns are mounting regarding the Mother City’s coastal properties as rising sea levels caused by global warming could call for a retreat to high lying areas. The Milnerton coast in particular is fighting against being swallowed by the ocean, and stormy weather has lead to heavy erosion of parts of[…]

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Infrastructure upgrades must continue: Zuma

Improvements to water and energy infrastructure must continue in the new year, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday. “[In 2014], we celebrated the milestone of 11 million connections to electricity since 1994,” he said in his new year’s statement. “This successful programme has brought into sharp focus the need to[…]

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R68 billion needed in power infrastrucure: Report

The energy department warned that South Africa faces unplanned power outages unless R68 billion was invested in the electricity maintenance infrastructure backlog, the Star reported on Wednesday. The backlog went from R38b in 2006/2007 to R68bn according to a study, the department told Parliament on Tuesday. Energy department acting director[…]

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