In South Africa the demand for energy resources, water, and infrastructure has grown significantly in recent years. Furthermore, many coal reserves that are currently being exploited will be depleted within the next 20 years. Consequently, plans to provide alternative sources of energy are underway. Energy providers are slowly moving away from traditional coal-fired stations to gas-powered facilities, nuclear power plants, and portable pebble bed modular reactor (PBMR) units. Several dams within the country have also been constructed to accommodate the growing demand for water. In South Africa, no regulatory guidelines for seismic design of such critical facilities exist; hence engineers...

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