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21 June 2024 Ethiopian-Sudan rail project on track following a feasibility study that AECOM took part in
With Africa Rail taking place from 25 to 26 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, globally trusted infrastructure consulting firm AECOM is showcasing its significant experience and expertise in the...
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13 June 2024 AECOM highlights how engineering impacts on everyday life
An annual event that celebrates the incredible contributions of women engineers worldwide, International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) mark its 11th anniversary in 2024 under the theme of #EnhancedByEngineering....
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6 June 2024 Non-revenue water remains SA’s biggest water-use challenge
South Africa’s non-revenue water (NRW) is rising to unsustainable levels, with nearly half the water piped through the country’s infrastructure being lost through leaks, theft or nonpayment. “Water management is...
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3 June 2024 SA needs stakeholder awareness to address drought resilience challenges
An annual United Nations event, World Environment Day on 5 June promotes global environmental awareness. In acknowledgement of its importance, Elisabeth Nortje, Associate Director: Environment, Africa, and Jonathan...
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11 April 2024 Chemical, biocontrol measures to curb water lettuce in Vaal River could have ‘unforeseen implications’
While spraying glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) in the Vaal River to control the spread of water lettuce was suspended in early March due to public concern, the debate around the efficacy, safety, and long-term...
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8 April 2024 South Africa cannot afford commuter rail to fail
Commuter rail is a key aspect of any strategic public transport network. “We cannot afford for commuter rail in South Africa to fail,” says James Anafi, Market Sector Lead: Rail, Africa at AECOM.
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20 March 2024 Highlighting the importance of water equity on World Water Day
By Jonathan Schroder, Technical Director, AECOM; Snothando Shezi, Associate Technologist, AECOM; and Mohamed Abdelmegeed, Technical Director, AECOM A great tension exists in the water industry between the...
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6 March 2024 AECOM celebrates UN #InvestInWomen theme on International Women’s Day
Achieving gender equality and women’s wellbeing in all aspects of life is more crucial than ever if we want to create prosperous economies and a sustainable planet. Therefore International Women’s Day is being...
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29 February 2024 AECOM highlights its vital role in water engineering for sustainable development on World Engineering Day
World Engineering Day on 4 March is a significant occasion to recognise the pivotal role of water engineering in shaping our world. Water engineering and resource planning play crucial roles in achieving sustainable...
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19 February 2024 Budget Speech will be critical to flesh out detail in SONA 2024
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 8 February, Darrin Green, Managing Director of AECOM in Africa, says the acknowledgement of the key role that can be played by the private...
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