Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

After decades of road deaths on the infamous Moloto Road, north of Pretoria, it seems that there may at least be some solutions at hand given the announcement that at least R34-billion will be spent on building a railway corridor linking the settlements along the road to central and suburban Tshwane.

Read Paddy Hartdegen’s thoughts on this matter.

I came across a fascinating report from Boston, in the USA, where the council is installing hundreds of ‘Soofas’ all over the public spaces of the city as a free service for residents.  What, you might ask, is a ‘Soofa’?


Read Paddy Hartdegen’s thoughts on this matter.

I would love to know what can and what can’t be believed when the respective budgets of South Africa’s eight major metropolitan councils are presented each year because, time after time, there are promises of better roads, more houses, improved infrastructure (as billions of rands are earmarked for urban improvement) and yet so little seems to actually change.

Or work properly.


Read Paddy Hartdegen’s thoughts on this matter.

So now there are investigations into why some of South Africa’s biggest and most accomplished construction companies are still being awarded contracts from the government after these companies were found guilty of colluding to deliver a number of construction projects in time for the 2010 World Cup?

What are these objections trying to achieve?


It had to happen sooner or later.

Reports emanating from Durban last week tell the story of how residents in New Germany settlement at Reservoir Hills were enraged when city officials arrived and started disconnecting the illegal cables that were drawing electricity from schools and garages and distributing it to residents in the informal settlement.


Road contractors in the greater Johannesburg region might soon be fully occupied and working busily if the metropolitan council is to be believed.  It announced a plan last week that will see at least R2-billion being spent on repairing the roads around the city as part of a major revamp that is due to start almost immediately.


Read Paddy Hartdegen’s thoughts on this matter.

As often happens, fiction and truth make strange bedfellows and anyone reading any of the often-sensationalised reports that appear in SA’s media can be forgiven for not knowing what to believe.


Magazines

African Fusion

AfricanFusionAfrican Fusion, the official publication of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), aims to provide up-to-date insight into welding technology and the welding industry.

Capital Equipment News

Capital Equipment News is dedicated to the application of equipment and modes of transport that are used in the mining, construction, quarrying, and transport industries.

Construction World

ConstructionWorldConstruction World was first published in 1982 and has grown to become a leader in its field, offering a unique mix of editorial coverage to satisfy the diverse needs of its readers.

Electricity + Control

ElectricityandControlE + C publishes innovative, technical articles that provide solutions to engineering challenges in measurement, automation, control, and energy management.

Lighting in Design

LightingandDesignLighting in Design is a glossy, upmarket publication aimed at lighting professionals. It is the only B2B magazine in SA that is dedicated solely to the subject of lighting.

MechChem Africa

MechChemJanuary2017cover MechChem Africa supports African engineering and technical managers across the full spectrum of chemical and mechanical disciplines.

Modern Mining

ModernMiningEstablished in 2005, Modern Mining is one of SA's leading monthly mining magazines, noted for the quality and accuracy of its writing and the breadth of its coverage.

Modern Quarrying

ModernQuarryingModern Quarrying is firmly entrenched as a leading industry-specific magazine. It focuses on promoting the science and practice of quarrying and processing in southern Africa.

Sparks Electrical News

SparksElectricalNewsReadable and informative, Sparks Electrical News is the newspaper for those involved in installing and maintaining electrical supplies and equipment.

 
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