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Aug 20, 2014
Tshediso Matona
Updated 6 hours ago Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced on Wednesday that Cabinet had approved the appointment of Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) director-general Tshediso Matona as the new CEO of State-owned electricity producer Eskom. Brown made the announcement...
Aug 20, 2014
The 100 days target of creating 1.5-million housing opportunities is set to build houses for the poor and open the housing market for those who cannot access home loans. Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said this, on Tuesday, when she briefed members of the...
Aug 19, 2014
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Simon Freemantle
A new report by a leading South African banking group confirms that the middle class has expanded materially in 11 key sub-Saharan African countries over the past 14 years to around 15-million households, from less than 5-million in 2000. But it also cautions that by...
Aug 19, 2014
Egypt announced on Tuesday it had chosen a consortium that includes the Egyptian army and Bahrain-registered engineering firm Dar al-Handasah Shair and Partners to develop an industrial and logistics hub in the Suez Canal area. The Suez Canal is the fastest shipping...
Aug 18, 2014
Dr Nkosana Moyo
Mandela Institute for Development Studies founder and director Dr Nkosana Moyo has urged African governments and the private sector to embrace a different “architecture” for economic integration, arguing that the current all-inclusive model had all but...
Aug 18, 2014
JSE-listed Equites Property Fund has appointed Bram Goossens CFO and executive director as from September 1. He will succeed outgoing CFO and executive director Chrystal Grauso.
Aug 18, 2014
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France's Areva won a contract to replace six steam generators at South Africa's Koeberg nuclear power plant, state utility Eskom said on Saturday. The refit is part of a programme to install up to 9 600 MW of new nuclear power by 2030, as Africa’s largest economy...
Aug 15, 2014
The Department of Human Settlements plans to abandon the rectification programme aimed at fixing poorly built houses and is placing the responsibility for repair work at the contractors’ feet. Over the past three years, the department has spent R2-billion on...
Aug 15, 2014
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The Built Environment unit at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a cost-competitive ultrathin concrete pavement surface that, for the upgrading of unpaved roads to paved roads, is more durable than many other pavement alternatives...
Aug 15, 2014
Agni Steel South Africa started production at its R400-million, state-of-the-art steel mill in the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, in April. The company is a joint venture between Agni Steel India and Afro Asia...
Aug 15, 2014
Johannesburg-based industrial gas company Air Products South Africa states that in its 45 years of existence it has maintained a close relationship with the steel and metals sectors and has implemented several measures to ensure cost saving in the steel combustion...
Aug 15, 2014
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STEEL WORK The DRA had a tight timeline and resolved to construct the bridge using only steel to speed up the construction time
Johannesburg-based mining, infrastructure and mineral process plant design and construction company DRA has constructed a steel footbridge that links its campus, split on either side of Leeuwkop road in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. The company also entered the bridge...
Aug 15, 2014
PAOLO TRINCHERO The National Development Plan provides ample opportunity for the steel construction industry
The implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) – government’s long-term strategy for building infrastructure, creating employment opportunities and developing the country – will create ample business opportunities for the local steel construction...
Aug 15, 2014
Development Bank of Southern Africa Green Fund secretariat manager Michelle Layte noted that the local green economy needed to grow using fewer resources and the challenge was to come up with innovative ways of doing so by involving the youth.
Aug 15, 2014
POWERLINES Saisc founded a powerline association last year to consolidate the sector’s voice
Steel construction industry body the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (Saisc’s) newly launched Powerline Association of South Africa (Polasa) has grown exponentially and registered more than 30 members since formation in August last year, says...
 
 
 
 
Aug 15, 2014
Johannesburg-based structural steel construction company SpecPipe has over the years collaborated with wood preservative company Dolphin Bay to construct timber treatment plants. Together the companies have constructed six treatment plants this year. SpecPipe MD...
Aug 15, 2014
ENVIRO-FRIENDLY A SCI study has found the steel construction has a lower environment impact
UK-based organisation that offers advice, technical information, consultancy services and membership for manufacturers, engineers, designers and specifiers for steel construction, the Steel Construction Institute (SCI), in February conducted an on-site study that...
Aug 14, 2014
Construction major Murray & Roberts expects its results for the financial year ended June 30, to show a strong year-on-year improvement, reporting on Thursday that basic earnings a share for continuing and discontinued operations would likely increase from 247c in...
Aug 13, 2014
Emira Property Fund on Wednesday declared a 7.5% growth in distribution to 123.18c a share for the year ended June 30, as its distributable income for the full year increased 5.5% to R601.1-million. Profit for the period under review contracted somewhat from...
Aug 13, 2014
Sephaku Cement (SepCem) is on track to becoming a fully integrated cement producer, as clinker production at its flagship Aganang plant, in the North West, gets under way this month. The plant start-up, which was initially expected in July, was delayed for a month...
Aug 13, 2014
The Waterfall mixed-use property development
The Waterfall mixed-use property development has already built or secured developments valued at R7-billion, with many of its first phase projects already operational. The flagship R4.1-billion, 120 000 m2 Mall of Africa, at the centre of Waterfall City, would be...
Aug 13, 2014
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Mike Upton
There was little opportunity for JSE-listed infrastructure company Group Five to grow shareholder value in the domestic market, said CEO Mike Upton on Wednesday. Speaking to Engineering News Online at the group’s annual results function, he said value could still...
Aug 13, 2014
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London-listed Evraz would sell a 34% stake in Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium to South Africa-based investor Macrovest for R289-million. Evraz planned to shed the stake to the local strategic investor, led by De Beers Consolidated Mines executive chairperson Barend...
Aug 12, 2014
JSE-listed property group Redefine Properties has concluded an agreement to buy the rental enterprises within the property portfolio of Macsteel Coreprop and Macsteel Genprop, which stretch across South Africa, upping its industrial property portfolio to about...
Aug 11, 2014
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The Department of Labour (DoL) will on Tuesday begin an investigation into the building sector with a view to establishing a sectoral determination (SD), which prescribes minimum wages and conditions of employment for specific industries. SDs dealt with the...
 
 
 
 
Aug 08, 2014
Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Maputo has reopened after a four-month hiatus, during which the hotel underwent a $30-million expansion and makeover. The project entailed the addition of 111 rooms, a 120-seat conference centre and the expansion of the restaurant, lobby...
Aug 08, 2014
With the average 10-year time cycle between two generations of communications infrastructure narrowing, several companies and organisations worldwide are accelerating research and development into the technology platforms that will lay the basis for the “next...
Aug 08, 2014
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will continue refurbishing its existing Metrorail fleet for another 15 years, despite the R51-billion acquisition of 600 new trains of six cars each, signed last year. Not all the new coaches will come on stream at...
Aug 07, 2014
Global capital project and infrastructure spending is expected to grow to more than $9-trillion a year by 2025, up from $4-trillion in 2012, with nearly $78-trillion likely to be spent on capital projects and infrastructure globally between now and 2025, a new report...
Aug 07, 2014
Minister in The Presidency Jeff Radebe
Minister in The Presidency Jeff Radebe confirmed on Thursday that the National Planning Commission (NPC) would be retained alongside moves to institutionalise long-term planning within government. Speaking at the formal release of the five-year Medium-Term Strategic...
Aug 07, 2014
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JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) Holdings on Thursday announced that it had entered into an agreement to dispose of its shareholding in transport infrastructure management, operations and maintenance service provider Tolcon. This was in line with the group’s focus...
Aug 06, 2014
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The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has signed a R1.4-billion finance contract with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support the development of the 100 MW !KaXu concentrated solar power (CSP) project, in the Northern Cape. Engineering and technology...
Aug 06, 2014
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South Africa’s State-owned freight logistics group Transnet reported on Wednesday that it had secured a R6-billion guarantee from the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank for the funding of diesel locomotives the company is buying from General Electric (GE). The facility...
Aug 05, 2014
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Mike Peo
The investment banking business of Nedbank, which has a R20-billion exposure to South Africa’s renewable-energy market, expects to significantly increase funding limits in the South African energy space to create capacity for involvement in the upcoming coal and...
Aug 05, 2014
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UTRCP road construction in and around Tshwane
The Built Environment unit at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a cost-competitive ultrathin concrete pavement surface that, for the upgrading of unpaved roads to paved roads, is more durable than many other pavement alternatives...
 
 
 
 
Aug 05, 2014
Turkey's Limak Holding will enter the African cement market with a $50-million investment to build a plant in Côte d'Ivoire with partner Afrikbat. Limak will hold a 51% stake in the joint venture set up with Afrikbat and they aim to begin production in late 2015.
Aug 04, 2014
The twenty-fifth International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress was officially opened with a colourful ceremony attended by national, provincial and local government representatives, as well as high-profile international and South African heads of...
Aug 04, 2014
Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi
At the heart of service delivery is a glaring shortage of professional skills in the built environment and a lack of transformation. The twenty-fifth International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress, which is being held in Durban from August 3 to 7, would...
Aug 04, 2014
Despite crippling industry-wide strikes, unstable foreign exchange rates and an uncertain post-election period, the building industry in South Africa is on the mend and is showing signs of recovering beyond several analysts’ expectations, Aggregate and Sand...
Aug 04, 2014
A new online commercial property trading portal has been launched, with anchor Fountainhead Properties offering up 27 commercial properties through Quoin Online. Quoin Online is a specialised Web-based property transactional business system that enables property...
 
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