270m-Long Reinforced Soil Structure for a South African Highway

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By Maccaferri – When the improvement works to the main road P728 in the Umgababa area were approved by the eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall was needed to complete the project. Maccaferri designed and supplied a 270m-long, 9m-high reinforced soil structure using the Terramesh® System reinforced with ParaGrid® primary geogrid. T... »

South African Geosynthetics: GIGSA Extends Photo Contest

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The South African geosynthetics industry has steadily grown, in no small part due to the activities of the country’s International Geosynthetics Society Chapter: GIGSA. On the technical side of the ledger, the chapter and its members routinely arrange lectures in partnership or to advance connections with engineering groups and academic institutions. On the marketing side, the Geosynthetics Intere... »

South Africa: Road Expansion with MSE Walls

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By Kaytech – When a major roadway upgrade was approved for the city of Ballito, KZN Province, South Africa, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls were essential to the project’s success. The scope of works entailed the expansion of an undivided two-lane road into a three-lane divided road. MSE walls were needed to bring the extra lanes to level, due to the site’s undulating topography. B... »

History Guides June 2015 GIGSA News

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The June 2015 issue of GIGSA News is available. The newsletter is published by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa, one of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) 43 national and regional chapters. GIGSA is one of the oldest IGS chapters, and with the June 2015 issue the group has taken time to recognize its 21 years of activities and contributions to the field. DOWNLOAD GIGSA... »

South Africa: GIGSA Bursary to Provide 50,000 Rand Support

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A cornerstone of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) strong growth in recent years has been the active promotion of geosynthetics by the society’s 43 international chapters. The South African chapter—the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA)—is once again making a substantial contribution to the field. The organization has just announced the GIGSA Bursary, a 50,000 Rand ... »

GSE Environmental Seminar in South Africa

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There’s still time to register for GSE Environmental’s one-day Geosynthetics for Success Technical Seminar on 6 June in Johannesburg, South Africa. This ongoing international series features expert speakers (GSE specialists and independent industry experts) addressing topics of key interest to the location of the seminars. In Johannesburg, the presenters will focus on geosynthetics in ... »

Geosynthetics in South Africa: April 2013 GIGSA News

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA), which is a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), has published its April 2013 GIGSA Newsletter. This edition continues the chapter’s traditional strong project stories, industry insight and opportunities, and trends in regulations. Feature stories here focus on tailings dam construction, a letter from new GIGSA pre... »