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Nov 26, 2014
Professor Anton Eberhard
The Department of Energy (DoE) confirmed on Wednesday that the second nuclear vendor parade workshop, which took place at a venue in the Drakensberg, had been concluded with delegations from China, France, South Korea and the US. The first such workshop, which was...
Nov 25, 2014
Although the year had started off with a lot of promise, the 2014 financial year had proved to be a tough one for most construction companies, PwC partner Andries Rossouw said on Tuesday. He said that, at the start of the year, construction companies had strong order...
Nov 25, 2014
Tanzania expects to double its cement production in the next few years as new factories come on-stream to satisfy growing demand from the construction sector, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Cement consumption is viewed as a barometer for construction...
Nov 25, 2014
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Medupi project site
Electricity utility Eskom has confirmed a likely further, albeit modest, slippage in the schedule for first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, which was scheduled for December 24, 2014. The delay is the latest in several to afflict the project, which has faced...
Nov 25, 2014
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Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona
State-owned electricity utility Eskom is forecasting a dramatic slump in profitability for the full-year to March 31, 2015, with CEO Tshediso Matona indicating that its profit is likely to fall to R500-million in 2014/15 from nearly R7.1-billion in 2013/14. Releasing...
Nov 24, 2014
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Fourth renewables bid announcement postponed amid third-round closure delay
Nov 21, 2014
A month before it plans to list on the main board of the JSE, property group, the Pivotal Fund has posted a net asset value per share excluding deferred tax (NAVPS) for the six months ended August 31, of R15.55 – a 5.9% increase on the NAVPS at the end of the...
Nov 21, 2014
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Steel among the five resource value-chains being prioritised
The Mineral Beneficiation Action Plan (MBAP), which is currently in draft form, should be finalised by the end of March 2015, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has confirmed. The department is leading the drafting process, which also involves the National...
Nov 21, 2014
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Nov 21, 2014
ENERGY EFFICIENCY The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa promotes and supports energy efficiency in industry
The National Cleaner Production Center of South Africa (NCPC-SA) – hosted at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – says that its four-year training programme, under the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project, which is aimed at capacitating...
Nov 21, 2014
ANNUAL GROWTH Light steel frame building is growing every year, particularly in multi-storey office and commercial buildings
Steel consumption by the light steel frame building (LSFB) industry has grown to 25 000 t a year, mostly in the form of high strength galvanised steel sheets. This growth was spurred by double digit annual growth rates over the past five years, says Southern African...
Nov 21, 2014
CLADDING WORK Samcra is regulating the industry to benefit metal roofing professionals
Metal roofing industry body Southern African Metal Cladding and Roofing Association (Samcra), a division of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction, completed the draft of the new standard for cladding, aimed at assisting engineers and specifiers with...
Nov 21, 2014
SPACIOUS The Cousins Steel International engineering team was responsible for the design, fabrication, supply and erection of the superstructure, as well as for all the cladding, doors and louvres of the warehouse
Steel building solutions provider Cousins Steel International (CSI) completed a value project in Mobeni, Durban, which entailed supplying the structural steel for and constructing a “highly functional” warehousing facility in September for property development...
Nov 21, 2014
FUTURE ENGINEERS Afrox officials inspecting the work of Jabulani Technica High School learners at the unveiling on their school
Gases and welding company Afrox invested more than R1-million in upgrading and resourcing five technical secondary schools in Gauteng - one of which is the Jabulani Technical High School, in Soweto, which the company unveiled last month. Upgrades to the other four...
Nov 21, 2014
The multipurpose trade between South Africa and West Africa is expected to grow in 2015 as a result of South African companies strengthening their footprint in the West African market and becoming globally competitive, says multipurpose vessel owner Safmarine MPV.
Nov 21, 2014
ASSET MANAGEMENT The South African government is a large infrastructure asset-owner and, therefore, it should have an interest in certain solutions that operate those assets as effectively as possible
The South African government has been ranked thirty-fifth out of this year’s top 500 global infrastructure owners, with its infrastructure valued at $80.584-billion, as measured by reported net tangible fixed assets. This is according to global software developer...
Nov 21, 2014
MARAIS ‘SPYKER’ VAN HEERDEN 3D Draughting’s MD flanked by Bentley Systems' global marketing director Anne-Marie Walters and building, electrical plants and plant products VP Ken Adamson
South Africa was again recognised for excellence in engineering earlier this month, when Cape Town-based computer-aided design draughting (CADD) specialist 3D Draughting took top honours at global infrastructure software manufacturer Bentley System’s Be Inspired...
Nov 21, 2014
PLEASING TO THE EYE South African architects and engineers have the ability to build aesthetic steel structures
That South African architects and engineers have the ability to build aesthetic steel structures becomes increasingly apparent at the yearly Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) Steel Awards, its 2014 convenor Spencer Erling says. The awards took...
Nov 21, 2014
The Urban Development Zone (UDZ) tax incentive, administered by the South African Revenue Service and introduced by National Treasury in 2003, is being underused, although it is a great motivation for development, says Cape Town Central City Improvement District...
 
 
 
 
Nov 20, 2014
There were signs of progress this week on the long-awaited Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (T-FTA), which has been under discussion between the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community...
Nov 20, 2014
The Competition Commission would refer a case against Isipani Construction to the Competition Tribunal for its alleged involvement in collusive tendering for the building of the 2010 FIFA World Cup stadia. This followed an investigation of the firms that did not...
Nov 20, 2014
Estienne de Klerk
As South Africa’s real estate investment trust (REIT) sector continued to outpace global performance, smaller players are likely to pursue consolidation to gain scale to compete in the sector. Speaking at a South African Council of Shopping Centres-hosted breakfast...
Nov 19, 2014
Capital on Bath
In response to rising demand for residential property in Johannesburg’s thriving Rosebank area, a new executive apartment hotel, The Capital on Bath, will be launched in January 2015. Nedbank Corporate Property Finance has provided R100-million in financing to the...
Nov 19, 2014
Professor John Briscoe receiving the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf
World-renowned South African water engineer and academic Professor John Briscoe, who was the 2014 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, also known as the ‘Nobel prize for water’, has died at the age of 66. Following a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer, he...
Nov 19, 2014
Protech Khuthele Holdings, which is being liquidated, will apply to the JSE to be delisted. In an update to shareholders on Tuesday, the company said it was now in final liquidation.
Nov 18, 2014
African building materials maker Uganda Clays Ltd (UCL) expects its costs to fall by up to 40% in 2015, helped by a switch to cheaper, local biofuels from imported oil to fire more of its furnaces, its managing director said on Tuesday. George Inholo, who took over...
Nov 18, 2014
JSE-listed cement producer PPC, which on Tuesday reported headline earnings a share (Heps) of 179c for the financial year ended September 30, said its African expansion strategy had gained “solid momentum” during the year, with construction on cement plants under way...
Nov 17, 2014
Cornubia
Agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett has embarked on a new chapter in its land conversion activities, appointing UK-based real estate firm Savills, in association with property broker 5th Avenue and Pam Golding Properties, to launch nodes one and five of its Sibaya...
Nov 17, 2014
Outgoing Group Five CEO Mike Upton
Construction company Group Five has welcomed the decision of the Competition Commission to refer a collusive tendering case to the Competition Tribunal in respect of the construction of 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums, with outgoing CEO Mike Upton arguing that the move...
 
 
 
 
Nov 17, 2014
Former PPC CEO Ketso Gordhan has slammed the cement producer and an unnamed senior executive, claiming in a media statement issued on Monday, that the individual had undermined a lucrative funding deal that he believed would have bolstered the group’s balance sheet...
Nov 17, 2014
Niger has secured 100 billion CFA francs ($190.39 million) in financing needed to build a dam which is expected to make the country self-sufficient in power and boost agricultural production, the government said. The 130 megawatt Kandadji hydroelectric project, 180...
Nov 14, 2014
Civil engineering and construction group Esor expects to swing to a basic loss a share of between 6c and 7.2c for the six months ended August 31, from earnings a share of 0.6c in the first half of the prior year. Similarly, the group’s headline earnings a share of...
Nov 14, 2014
KWAMASHU INTERCHANGE The project is the first application of a diverging diamond interchange in the southern hemisphere
Engineering company Aurecon received two awards for civil engineering projects, while one of its engineers also received an award at the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) National Project Awards, held at the International Convention Centre in...
Nov 14, 2014
KATLEHO NCHAPHA The ultimate beneficiary of the fund is the person who now has access to the affordable rental accommodation
The Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) is looking for financial partners to support entry-level property entrepreneurs to participate in the affordable housing market in Gauteng.
Nov 14, 2014
NEW HOSPITAL The establishment of this nonprofit hospital was a personal dream of Nelson Mandela
Cement producer AfriSam has been awarded a contract by construction and engineering group Group Five to supply 17 650 m3 of readymix concrete for the construction of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Nov 14, 2014
UPGRADE PROJECT The new bridge formed part of a broader project to upgrade the R21 highway
A concept design competition, which was launched in 2011, encouraging the generation of construction-design concepts for an aesthetically pleasing pedestrian bridge, in Ekurhuleni, motivated professional services firm SMEC South Africa to employ innovative solutions...
Nov 14, 2014
REGISTRATION REQUIRED Construction professionals should be registered with the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions
Currently, health and safety practices in the workplace are perceived to be predominantly a culture-based issue in business and are usually given little priority in projects, according to multidisciplinary engineering consultancy WSP Africa.
Nov 14, 2014
CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT On site challenges are overcome by manipulating the numerous resources on site and by trying to finish in areas that are accessible while preparing to work in other areas
Geotechnical contractor Franki Africa, part of Keller Group, is using its own in-house design and expertise to provide the geotechnical solution for Phase 2 of the V&A Silo District basement for V&A Waterfront Holdings, represented by Mace Project Managers.
Nov 14, 2014
BREWERY FLOORING SOLUTION Supaflor polyurethane, high-density screeds are used to protect floors from high-volume traffic and constant cleaning
Jet Park-based corrosion protection, epoxy flooring, concrete repair and waterproofing company Verni secured a contract for its Supaflor polyurethane (PU), high-density (HD) screed flooring solution last month. The solution will be applied to the floors of the winery...
 
 
 
 
Nov 14, 2014
FAST TRACK REPAIR Epidermix 520 is the ideal high-strength mortar to fast-track repair and maintenance projects
It is essential that South African municipalities timeously maintain and repair faulty sewerage reticulation equipment to prevent sewer spills, which could cause environmental hazards and pollution of water resources, says construction chemical company a.b.e....
Nov 14, 2014
CHARLOTTE VAN DER MERWE Planning-related professions need to bear accountability
The professional planning part of the civil engineering industry is becoming increasingly reactive in terms of preplanning, instead of its primary, and preferred, focus of being proactive, says multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm GIBB.
Nov 14, 2014
SPECIALISED RESCUE A well-trained, forward-thinking team is critical to ensure safety
A team of rope-access technicians from rope-access company Skyriders can assist municipal, national rescue and disaster-management services with specialised rope-rescue services in emergency scenarios such as incidents in the construction industry and the...
Nov 13, 2014
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Pan-African Investment and Research Services CEO Dr Iraj Abedian
Respondents to the Manufacturing Circle’s quarterly Manufacturing Bulletin surveys have become increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for the sector, notwithstanding a recovery in output in September and improvement to the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)....
Nov 13, 2014
Construction major Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) continues to deny that it was involved in collusive tendering regarding the construction of the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup stadia, stating in a business update on Thursday that it is firmly of the view that its...
 
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