Richards Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse demolished
Richards Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse demolished

Richard's Bay's 39-year-old lighthouse has been demolished due to severe coastal erosion. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has therefore erected a temporary light and structure on the site to guide vessels navigating the surrounding waters.

3 days ago

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Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy.

By Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin 3 days ago

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Xiong'an, Xi Jinping's new city-making machine turned on

Behind mega urban projects often stand strong political wills. Xiong'an is called China's number-one urban project, and it is orchestrated by President Xi Jinping.

By Richard Hu 23 May 2018

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TNPA, eThekwini Municipality's sand pumping initiative nourishes Durban beaches

A sand pumping initiative, proposed and launched by eThekwini Municipality and Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has seen sand reinstated along eroded sections of Durban's Golden Mile. As a means to tackle beach erosion exacerbated by climate change and inclement weather, the project, initially conducted as a trial in October of 2017, could offer similar benefits for beaches extending further northwards.

22 May 2018