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Title: 1910–2010: How infrastructure grew our nation
Authors: Wall, K
Keywords: Infrastructure
Service delivery
Infrastructure development
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: South African Institution of Civil Engineering
Citation: Wall, K. 2010. 1910–2010: How infrastructure grew our nation. Civil Engineering, 2010, pp 12-16
Series/Report no.: Journal Article
Abstract: One hundred years ago this year, South Africa was established by an Act of Union. That Act gave us the shape and the texture that defined us as a nation. And it is wonderful that, despite all the exclusions and discriminations since May 1910, we have survived intact as a state and still live within those same, unchanged borders. While articles in the daily press earlier this year discussed political and governance aspects of how far we have travelled as a nation over the last 100 years, the author in this article reflects on infrastructure development and service delivery over the last century. Engineering infrastructure has indeed revolutionised the way we live, work, study, play, dispose of wastes, travel and communicate. Aircraft and the motor car, with improved roads, have revolutionised inter-city travel; the Internet (and Wiki) have revolutionised how learners prepare assignments; computers (and software) have revolutionised data sorting and analysis; aerial photography and satellite imagery have revolutionised map-making – the list could go on.
Description: Copyright: 2010 South African Institution of Civil Engineering
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4565
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