News Articles


July 2, 2017

AFRICA’S ELECTRICITY – A BUSINESS CHALLENGE

A rising Africa is hungry for electricity. Unreliable supply negatively affects business and represents a major risk for international investors. The South African case of “load shedding” is a case in point. What are Africa’s electricity challenges and what solutions are found in the realms infrastructure asset management?
June 30, 2017

HOW LOW PROJECT PERFORMANCE LEADS TO CATASTROPHE

Infrastructure projects need to be effectively planned, managed and maintained to ensure successful project implementation. Low project performance can have catastrophic outcomes. How does systematic, centralised project control support successful project implementation?
June 28, 2017

7 STATS ILLUSTRATING AFRICA’S NEED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

Infrastructure is crucial for Africa’s development, and for its countries to become more globally competitive. So how is Africa performing in the infrastructure department? The following seven stats illustrate the need for infrastructure investment in Africa.
June 8, 2017
Infrastructure Asset Management

THE FOUNDATION OF SMART INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT

For cities to be successful in the face of rapid urbanisation and climate change, infrastructure needs to be smart and resilient. Smart infrastructure management relies on accurate information management. How does an Asset Register enable smart infrastructure asset management?
June 8, 2017

TECHNOLOGY ENABLED INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT IN TIMES OF GREAT PROMISE AND PERIL

The future of the city is defined by inequality, vulnerability and risk. In a context of population growth, urbanisation and aging infrastructure, the principles of infrastructure asset management must be fused with technological innovation to enable organisations to turn great peril into promise.
April 28, 2017
How to reduce municipal water loss

7 INFRASTRUCTURE-RELATED INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE MUNICIPAL WATER LOSS

Utilities need to ensure that quality water is provided to all relevant sectors of society. Water loss is a major threat to water security. Drakenstein Municipality, in South Africa’s water strapped Western Province, has been successful in bringing down water losses from 34% to an average of 11%, at its […]
April 25, 2017

OUT-OF-THE-BOX MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT FOR THE CITY OF TSHWANE

In July 2017, the City of Tshwane (CoT) will embark on a new drive for effective maintenance management with the launch of the IMQS Maintenance Management Module. Why is maintenance management so important and what challenges is IMQS helping Tshwane to overcome?
March 14, 2017
infrastructure asset management

10 WAYS EFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE ENHANCES YOUR COUNTRY’S GLOBAL ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

According to the World Economic Forum, infrastructure is the second pillar on which Global Competitiveness is built. Well-developed infrastructure bolsters economic development, facilitates service delivery and attracts foreign direct investment. What are the benefits of well-developed infrastructure to a country’s economic growth potential?
March 7, 2017
mSCOA

7 BENEFITS OF mSCOA-COMPLIANT INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT

The introduction of the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA) by the South African National Treasury has altered the South African municipal operating environment. In this short article you will find 7 ways in which mSCOA compliance will benefit municipal operations and read more about IMQS’s approach to mSCOA-ready Infrastructure […]
February 20, 2017
operations & maintenance

3 STRATEGIES THAT ENABLE SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Effective operations and maintenance (O&M) support the provision of services and bolster sustainable economic development. The following three strategies will enable a sustainable O&M environment for governments to deal with a burgeoning global demand for economic and social infrastructure.