The Engineer and their role in society.
An engineer is one who had studied engineering from a recognized higher institution of learning, duly registered, and certified or licensed to practice in his/her area of competence by an engineering regulatory body of his/her country or region of residence
Engineers are trained … Read More
Across the continent, countries in Africa are gearing up for the energy transition by implementing policy and legislative frameworks that take into account the energy crisis and the need for a renewable, decarbonized, decentralized energy supply that addresses climate change and the commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Ahead of … Read More
By Denny Da Silva, Director Designate, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg
South Africa’s carbon tax, which came into effect in 2019, is predicated on the “polluter pays” principle and ensures that the real cost of greenhouse gas emissions to the environment and society are incorporated into the price of carbon-intensive production activities. … Read More
Fibertex manufactures geosynthetic sand containers (GSC’s) which are used in the construction of efficient protection structures for coastal protection, erosion control, dune revetments and slope stabilisation, as well as for emergency protection in floods.
“As coastal erosion becomes more prevalent, due to rising sea levels and changes in global … Read More
Insulation plays an important role in designing and constructing buildings that provide protection for humans against the climate. Insulation materials like panels are made of two metal sheets on both sides and in the core the insulation material. Insulation, resistance and durability are what becomes more and more important in … Read More
Engineering as a profession on its own is very tasking and as a young engineer entering this career path, it is very much required of you to understand some of the basis that is needed to thrive. We all go through life and get to a point where you wish … Read More
The Fibertex team works closely with landscapers, architects and building contractors, to design and install environmentally-friendly green-wall solutions, rather than using conventional hard-facing concrete structures for retaining walls.
Fibertex FiberRock 20S and 30S geosynthetic geocontainers are a lightweight, durable and cost-effective substitute for traditional earth retention systems – providing an … Read More
The evolution of Technology has always been disruptive. As new devices are developed or invented, the older ones become obsolete. Some advanced engineers will remember something called a Slide rule – particularly the Aristo 868 – small enough to fit into the breast pocket yet big enough to be seen … Read More
Fibertex geosynthetics solutions encompass Controlled Permeability Formwork (CPF) liners, designed for concrete surface enhancement in diverse applications, including highly aggressive environments.
Typical applications of Fibertex Formtex® CPF liners are in potable water tanks, wastewater treatment plants, settlement tanks, container terminals, bridges and tunnels, marine structures, as well as dams and … Read More
Being able to connect to the internet means opening up all the benefits and possibilities of developed countries to the people of Africa, including essentials like mobile banking, chat and video, and access to e-health and e-education – as a starting point.
It means that producers have more access to … Read More
By Kweku Frempong, Area General Manager for Western and Central Africa
The past 18 months have torn through industry and sector globally, leaving behind complex layers of economic instability and financial growth uncertainty. For the oil and gas sector, these months have hit the bottom line like a hammer – … Read More
Algeria today, like the countries of the Mediterranean, is experiencing a water deficit caused by climatic changes that have greatly affected the natural cycles of precipitation. This has caused a shortage of rain, which has led to a significant decline in the water level of dams across the country, especially … Read More
Fibertex geotextiles are used to stabilise the foundations of railway structures, enabling them to withstand the dynamic loads of high speeds and great weights of modern trains.
The local Fibertex plant in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal, manufactures high-performance geotextiles for many applications, including the design, construction and maintenance of railway systems.
“Fibertex … Read More
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2021– The World Bank has approved additional financing of $11 million from the International Development Association (IDA)* to improve connectivity in Togo and develop the country’s digital economy.
The additional financing for the West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (WARCIP) will strengthen the contribution to major … Read More
By: Lauren Somer, Head of Marketing, Aggreko Africa
Business has changed. The way people do business, how they engage with business, and the connections they create in business. While the global pandemic has played no small part in this change, digital has been eroding at traditional boundaries and approaches for … Read More
Annuity Concessions are a variant of the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) PPP model in which the private operator is remunerated via a fixed, periodic payment (“annuity”) from the government rather than through toll proceeds. Under these PPP contracts, the private operator is responsible both for constructing the road, as well … Read More
The third event in the FIDIC Covid-19 Webinar Series 2021 took place on 30 March 2021 with an event looking at how the pandemic has affected construction disputes, how FIDIC contracts can help bring the industry together and how working flexibly can avoid costly disputes, writes FIDIC communications advisor Andy … Read More
By: Romiald Noussi, Head of Operations, Aggreko Africa
In the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy 2020 Annual Performance Plan report, the authority highlighted the importance of the energy sector in catalysing economic growth and development. As in the report, real life reflects the need for a reliable … Read More