Project: Gabion structure designed and installed to protect the bank of the Dorpspruit from further erosion and to thus protect the buildings built on the bank

PID was commissioned by RAS to improve a portion of the Dorpspruit River bank, which has eroded over time due to natural causes and also the presence of buildings on the edge of the bank.

This project included a 30-metre long, 2-metre high gabion basket structure as well as structural improvements to one of the buildings. PID partnered with DUCT, a local NGO with teams working on river health, and this was the team’s first experience with gabion installation.

After this phase is completed, a similar portion downstream will also be enhanced using a similar methodology.

Project Details

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Royal Agricultural Society
Project Manager:D. Still, J. Neethling
Project Value:R 200 000
Date Completed:September 2016