CARE FOR OUR COASTLINES

CARE FOR OUR COASTLINES

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

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HOW INSULATION IS PLAYING AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN AFRICAN BUILDING INDUSTRY

HOW INSULATION IS PLAYING AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN AFRICAN BUILDING INDUSTRY

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

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8 TIPS FOR YOUNG AFRICAN ENGINEERS: WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW

8 TIPS FOR YOUNG AFRICAN ENGINEERS: WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW

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

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Green walls add beautification, enhance stabilisation and promote plant growth

Green walls add beautification, enhance stabilisation and promote plant growth

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

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Disruptive Technologies of The Future: Artificial Intelligence vs Engineering Intellect

Disruptive Technologies of The Future: Artificial Intelligence vs Engineering Intellect

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

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Engineering Skills Development:- Imperative to Africa’s Sustainable Future

Engineering Skills Development:- Imperative to Africa’s Sustainable Future

Definition of Engineering Skills

  • The knowledge and talents required to enable an engineer or technologist to discharge his/her duties successfully, effectively and efficiently
  • the taking of initiative and responsibility of the individual for business situations that he confronts.
  • Participation to solving problems in group
  • It includes Hard and soft Skills
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FIBERTEX SOLUTIONS FOR CONCRETE SURFACE ENHANCEMENT

FIBERTEX SOLUTIONS FOR CONCRETE SURFACE ENHANCEMENT

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

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IS AFRICA’S ENERGY SECTOR READY FOR MORE DATA CENTRES?

IS AFRICA’S ENERGY SECTOR READY FOR MORE DATA CENTRES?

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

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ENGINEERS IN INFRASTRUCTURE – CHANGING THINGS SA

ENGINEERS IN INFRASTRUCTURE – CHANGING THINGS SA

South Africa needs a Chapter 9-institution, namely an Office of the Engineer-General to hold all involved in infrastructure development and implementation to account, especially in all tiers of government and SoEs. A constitutional oversight occurred when Chapter 9-institutions were established and engineering, which is at the heart of infrastructure delivery,

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#9 STRATEGIES DEPLOYED IN RESOLVING WATER SHORTAGES IN ALGERIA

#9 STRATEGIES DEPLOYED IN RESOLVING WATER SHORTAGES IN ALGERIA

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

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FIBERTEX SA – GEOTEXTILES FOR FOUNDATION LAYERS OF RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION

FIBERTEX SA – GEOTEXTILES FOR FOUNDATION LAYERS OF RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION

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

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WORLD BANK TO IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY AND DEVELOP DIGITAL ECONOMY IN TOGO

WORLD BANK TO IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY AND DEVELOP DIGITAL ECONOMY IN TOGO

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

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DRIVING THE DIGITAL SALES ORGANISATION – AGGREKO AFRICA

DRIVING THE DIGITAL SALES ORGANISATION – AGGREKO AFRICA

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

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WHAT IS ANNUITY CONCESSIONS IN PPP PROJECT?

WHAT IS ANNUITY CONCESSIONS IN PPP PROJECT?

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

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HOW THE PANDEMIC HAS AFFECTED CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES

HOW THE PANDEMIC HAS AFFECTED CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES

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

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ENERGY 2021: 12 MONTHS OF ENERGY TRANSFORMATION

ENERGY 2021: 12 MONTHS OF ENERGY TRANSFORMATION

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

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#5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION, AND HOW AFRICA CAN LEVERAGE ON THIS OPPORTUNITY

#5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION, AND HOW AFRICA CAN LEVERAGE ON THIS OPPORTUNITY

Africa is leading the World Trade Organisation, and there is no better time to really understand what the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is all about. This will give you a better understanding of how Africa can leverage this opportunity to build a more prosperous and peaceful continent. 

  1. The WTO helps
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EXPERTS ANALYSE THE KEY TO AFRICA’S POST COVID-19 ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

EXPERTS ANALYSE THE KEY TO AFRICA’S POST COVID-19 ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

Renewable energy will be a critical driver of Africa’s post-COVID-19 growth recovery and economic prosperity,  panelists in a 2021 UK Africa Investment Summit event said Wednesday, as they called for a stronger partnership between the United Kingdom and Africa.

The panel, themed UK & Africa: Partnering in Sustainable and Resilient

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