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Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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JRA to erect R16.4m pedestrian bridge in Diepsloot

21st July 2017 A R16.4-million pedestrian bridge construction project, in Diepsloot, will be completed in July 2018. The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) is building the bridge to safeguard residents crossing the Jukskei river during flooding. 

CEF appoints new interim PetroSA board

21st July 2017 The Central Energy Fund (CEF) has appointed a new interim board at embattled State-owned oil and gas company PetroSA. Former South African Farmers Development Agency MD Nhlanhla Gumede has been appointed chairperson, succeeding former interim chairperson Wilfred Ngubane. 

JV appointed to oversee Polihali dam design, construction

21st July 2017 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed the Matla a Metsi joint venture to oversee the R445-million design and construction supervision of the Polihali dam. The dam is one of the two main water transfer components of Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP),... 

Civil engineering confidence index rises to 43 in Q2

21st July 2017 After a largely flat 2016 and a disappointing start to this year, civil engineering confidence has picked up six index points to 43 in the second quarter, the Construction Industry Development Board’s (CIDB’s) small- and medium-enterprise business conditions survey has revealed. The organisation... 

Next leg of Durban’s Northern Aqueduct Augmentation to start in August

14th July 2017 Construction on the fifth phase of Durban’s Northern Aqueduct Augmentation project is set to begin in August, eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) said on Monday. Phase 5 comprises a new 1 200 mm diameter continuously welded steel high-pressure pipeline, stretching from the Durban Heights... 

TCTA increases Vresap funding

14th July 2017 The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has increased the commercial paper programme for the Vaal River Eastern Subsystem Augmentation Project (Vresap) to R400-million. Vresap comprises a 120-km pipeline from the Vaal dam to the Knoppiesfontein diversion structure, near Secunda, in Mpumalanga,... 

Neasa raises concerns over AMSA’s service as it again questions protection

14th July 2017 The National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa) has accused steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) of inadequate service delivery, following a survey polling some of the country’s downstream steel companies. Neasa CEO Gerhard Papenfus said in a statement released... 

Numsa warns of imminent metals, engineering industry strike

7th July 2017 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Friday warned of an imminent strike in the local metals and engineering sector, after the latest round of negotiations reached a deadlock on Thursday. The union is demanding a two-year 15% wage increase across the board, based on the... 

JSE’s cost savings drive to result in 60 job cuts

7th July 2017 The JSE plans to reduce its technology operating expenditure by a minimum of R70-million over a two-year period, which will also result in the stock exchange reducing its staff complement by 60 people. Noting that the plans form part of its ongoing cost optimization drive, JSE CEO Nicky... 

Banro’s Namoya employees return to work after militia violence shuts mine

7th July 2017 Dual-listed Banro Corporation on Friday said mining staff at its Namoya gold operations, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have returned to work, following a precautionary evacuation earlier this week. On Monday, fighting between the Congolese army and a local militia forced the miner to... 

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