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SIDS

No projects, significant investments in infrastructure development – CESA

By: Lynne Davies     21st July 2023 Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell attributes the  decaying state of the construction industry in South Africa, and the resultant dearth of infrastructure development, to corruption and a lack of professional capacity,  at a time when the country’s economy... 

Modular systems could transform sustainable housing – UP lecturer

By: Lynne Davies     21st July 2023 Standardised modular building systems, supplemented by educational mobile applications, could transform aspects of the local construction sector, says University of Pretoria (UP) senior lecturer and York Timbers multidisciplinary chairperson Schalk Grobbelaar. He suggests that the Wood App – a... 

The image depicts the use of a modular design for the WikiHouse, that makes it easy to learn and assemble
Photo by The University of Pretoria
Modular Design The WikiHouse designs make use of a modular design, making it easy to learn and assemble

Bioeconomy could support S Africa’s energy needs

By: Tracy Hancock     22nd July 2022 Amid unstable power supply, the development of a wood bioeconomy could help support South Africa's energy needs while ensuring that the country meets its carbon emission reduction targets, says University of Pretoria Graduate School of Technology Management senior lecturer Schalk Grobbelaar. The... 

KINDLING DEVELOPMENT
The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition is running a working group for the promotion of timber construction to encourage investment in the mass timber manufacturing capacity
KINDLING DEVELOPMENT The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition is running a working group for the promotion of timber construction to encourage investment in the mass timber manufacturing capacity

S Africa offers pragmatic solution but still far from sustainability  

By: Tracy Hancock     22nd July 2022 While South Africa offers the rest of Africa practical examples of sustainable infrastructure development, there is still much that needs to be done before the country achieves a sustainable transition, says Stellenbosch University Centre for Sustainability Transition professor Desta Mebratu... 

ON TRACK TO TRANSFORMATION? 
South Africa is one of the leading countries in Africa’s renewable energy transition, but much must still be done before the country achieves a full-scale transition towards a more sustainable, inclusive, climate resilient economy
ON TRACK TO TRANSFORMATION? South Africa is one of the leading countries in Africa’s renewable energy transition, but much must still be done before the country achieves a full-scale transition towards a more sustainable, inclusive, climate resilient economy

Telemetry critical for sustainable water infrastructure development

By: Tracy Hancock     22nd July 2022 Digitally transforming water supply and treatment plants can elevate the water and wastewater sector’s operational effectiveness for increased sustainability, says energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric Anglophone Africa software leader Johan Potgieter. In South Africa,... 

TELEMETRY TRAJECTORY 
Digital technology connects and improves the full life-cycle management of water treatment systems
TELEMETRY TRAJECTORY Digital technology connects and improves the full life-cycle management of water treatment systems

SIDS fast-tracks infrastructure- boosting projects

16th July 2021 As part of the Sustainable Infrastructure Development System (SIDS) methodology launched last year, the government announced 50 projects, along with 12 special projects, that the methodology has already been applied to. These projects were fast-tracked for implementation along with all regulatory... 

INTERCHANGE Transport sector has 15 SIDS projects across the country
INTERCHANGE Transport sector has 15 SIDS projects across the country

Draft mandate clarifies TWG’s directive

By: Nadine Ramdass     16th July 2021 The mandate document submitted by the agricultural and agroprocessing sector’s Technical Working Group (TWG), clarifies the core mandates of the sector’s group. This is in line with the Sustainable Infrastructure Development System (SIDS) objectives of facilitating sustainable development. The... 

LAUNCH OF GRAIN EXPORT
Long-term sector growth can increase exports
LAUNCH OF GRAIN EXPORT Long-term sector growth can increase exports

Methodology pertinent to economic growth

By: Nadine Ramdass     16th July 2021 The Sustainable Infrastructure Development System (SIDS) project methodology is important for development in South Africa because the country cannot afford to fund projects that do not have a good return, particularly from an economic and/or a social perspective, says Consulting Engineers South... 

CHRIS CAMPBELL
SIDS can have great impact if used correctly and efficiently
CHRIS CAMPBELL SIDS can have great impact if used correctly and efficiently

Regulatory compliance key to driving sustainability

16th July 2021 For South Africa to work toward economic recovery, it will be necessary for organisations to re-prioritise compliance to ensure both economic and environmental sustainability in the long term, says economic development agency Economic Development Solutions (EDM) MD Janine Espin. In the past year,... 

JANINE ESPIN
Organisations should seek the guidance of compliance specialists
JANINE ESPIN Organisations should seek the guidance of compliance specialists

SIDS sparks private sector interest

By: Nadine Ramdass     16th July 2021 The launch of the Sustainable Infrastructure Development System (SIDS) programme, as well as the roll-out of the projects already approved within the system, has sparked renewed, albeit cautious, optimism from private-sector investors who are keen to participate in infrastructure development,... 

MATHIEU DU PLOOY
Approved projects encourage private sector optimism
MATHIEU DU PLOOY Approved projects encourage private sector optimism
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