Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Facility

JG Afrika

SAICE Award: 2011-2012 Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Achievement (Joint Winner)
Client: City of Cape Town Solid Waste Management
Project team: Lead consultant (joint venture) JG Afrika and GJA Consultants
Contractor: Haw & Inglis Projects

The City of Cape Town’s R230 million Kraaifontein WMF was the first large-scale “green-fields” refuse transfer station in South Africa to be integrated with a mechanised materials recovery facility to receive co-mingled recyclables separated and collected at source.

The facility vastly reduced the cost of transporting waste to disposal and enhanced waste diversion from landfills for the purpose of recycling and bulk reuse. This was achieved via the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) which extracts recyclable solid waste from the domestic waste stream going to landfills. The MRF incorporates a level of mechanisation to achieve the 100 tonnes/day process, while incorporating manual labour as a job-creating mechanism.

JG Afrika was the lead consultant in joint venture with GJA Consultants. The JG Afrika team undertook the project management, civil, structural, rail, roads, transportation and site supervision duties.