JG Afrika, a leading engineering and environmental consultancy, outperformed at this year’s prestigious South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Western Cape Regional Awards programme.

The company won awards for the best projects in the Community-based, Environmental Engineering and Water Engineering categories, while Richard Emery, a JG Afrika Executive Associate, was nominated  “Technologist of the Year” and Associate, Bobby Jarratt, “Young Engineer of the Year”.

SAICE’s Regional Awards build towards the high-profile national awards that recognise excellence in the profession and those projects that have showcased the art and science of the civil engineering discipline.

JG Afrika took top honours in the Community-based project category, as well as the Divisional Award – Environmental category for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Phase 2 project. It entailed developing a strategy for South African municipalities to mitigate the emission of greenhouse gases from landfill sites by enabling the establishment of informal recycling sectors. JG Afrika adopted a co-operative and interactive approach to ensure valuable skills transfer and local applicability, which included considering the unique needs of communities.

The project was undertaken on behalf of the South African National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) as part of its Near-Term Priority Waste Management Flagship programme. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, it is being implemented by the GIZ with the DEA.

The first phase of the GIZ project was awarded the best Environmental Engineering Project and the Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Project for Environmental Engineering at SAICE’s 2017 National awards programme. It was also the runner-up in the Environment & Climate Change category in the 2018 Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa and the Consulting Engineers of South Africa Excellence Awards.

Winner in the Division Award – Water category was the Stellenbosch University (SUN) Greywater System wherein JG Afrika designed and is implementing innovative means of reusing campus wastewater in “fit-for-purpose” applications.

One of the largest installations of its kind in Africa, the network will flush over 1 300 toilets used by 25 000 university students to meet between 20% and 30% of campus water supply and supplement campus irrigation.

These latest awards from a leading industry association again showcase JG Afrika’s innovative ability and technical excellence in the South African engineering industry.

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