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Feb 12, 2016
Kelibone Masiyane has been appointed the new MD of PPC Zimbabwe, succeeding Njombo Lekula, who had recently been redeployed as MD of PPC’s international operations. Masiyane would be supported by new PPC commercial director Iain Sheasby and new PPC GM of finance...
Feb 12, 2016
Feb 12, 2016
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has started work on Phase 1 of a R487-million upgrade to the N1 freeway around Cape Town. The main contractor is Martin & East.
Feb 12, 2016
Lafarge South Africa confirmed on Friday that some of its National Union of Mineworkers- (NUM-) affiliated employees had embarked on a second day of protest. About 60 employees gathered at the company’s Lichtenburg plant on Thursday night after an agreement could not...
Feb 12, 2016
Atterbury Property Developments director Coenie Bezuidenhout
Atterbury Property Developments is developing a R850-million, 103 000 m2 industrial and business park at the intersection of the N3 highway and Rand Airport road, next to the Elandsfontein interchange. Atterbury designed the park on a site it acquired in Gosforth...
Feb 12, 2016
President Jacob Zuma has announced that R7-billion has been committed to new port facilities. Delivering his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday night, Zuma said government was concerned that South Africa did not own vessels while the country was...
Feb 12, 2016
TIME SQUARE The new development is currently underway at Menlyn Maine
Construction company WBHO has been appointed as the principal contractor for the construction of the new Time Square at Menlyn Maine development in Pretoria East. The development follows the approval of the Gauteng Gambling Board for the transfer, by Sun...
Feb 12, 2016
THIERRY BERNARD The CEO of Chryso group recently announced the opening of a new research and development centre in Jet Park
Construction chemicals producer The Chryso Group’s plans to use South Africa as the springboard for increased penetration into the African continent will be boosted by the establishment of a new research and development (R&D) facility at the Chryso Southern Africa...
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Feb 12, 2016
GAUTENG PILING Work in progress for the foundation piles at the new Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Gauteng Piling has provided 118 auger cast in-situ piles for the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit building project, as part of the extensive upgrade of the Midrand circuit following its acquisition by Porsche South Africa CEO Toby Venter last year. The complete...
Feb 12, 2016
Global lubricant producer Fuchs Petrolub has expanded its stable with the acquisition of two recognised lubricant brands in 2015.
Feb 12, 2016
IS GROUP Representatives of the company accept the award
Infrastructure products manufacturer,  Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG) has been awarded a Golden Award in the Business Corporate and Listed Companies Category of the Business of the Year Awards by the Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ROCCI) and...
Feb 12, 2016
CIVIL ENGINEERING The International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering will be held in Cape Town in June
Open-access journal publishing group of India OMICS will host the International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering in Cape Town from June 20 to 22. The conference will focus on applying a sustainability concept when designing a structure, and when...
Feb 12, 2016
South Africa is in the throes of its worst drought in decades, with the South African Weather Service announcing last month that 2015 was the driest year on record since 1904. To combat this, government has implemented water restrictions in Gauteng, Cape Town and...
Feb 12, 2016
Master Builders Association (MBA) North has developed a Construction Health and Safety Information Technological (CHS-IT) system aligned to the requirements of the government’s new construction regulations. The new system will be launched early this year, says MBA...
Feb 12, 2016
MITIGATING WASTE TYRE CHALLENGE Redisa has implemented various tactics to encourage the tyre recycling industry to alleviate the problem of waste tyres and ultimately create job opportunities
Following the launch of the Centre for Rubber Science and Technology (CRST) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in November, waste management organisation the  Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) has partnered with...
Feb 12, 2016
PRECAST CONCRETE CMA says precast concrete will lead to more efficient construction
As emerging market currencies take a pounding on world markets and the rand tests new lows against the US dollar it is prudent for the local construction industry to seek more efficient ways of developing much needed infrastructure and housing. Concrete Manufacturers...
Feb 12, 2016
GLAZED FACADE A roof overhang over the north-facing windows of the I-CAT office block
Pretoria-based building contractor, J.C. van der Linde & Venter Projects, has completed a multimillion-rand contract for the construction of new “green” corporate offices and a warehouse for I-CAT Environmental Solutions. The new sustainable I-CAT campus, in the N4...
Feb 12, 2016
 
 
 
 
Feb 12, 2016
Demand for shipping containers as an alternative building material has increased across South Africa and the continent, with many companies discovering uses for them and a wide variety of creative and socially uplifting applications, from student accommodation to...
Feb 12, 2016
VOLUNTEERS Student volunteers helping the community
The new 1 800 m² multipurpose education campus that is being constructed in Soweto is expected to open its doors by December 2016. The education campus building, designed pro bono by New York-based architect, William Reue, will include a suite of flexible...
Feb 12, 2016
FAIRSCAPE PRECINCT Concrete cladding can be used innovatively by designers
Precast concrete cladding provides the designer with substantial freedom in the choice of form, texture and appearance, says The Concrete Institute MD Bryan Perrie.
Feb 12, 2016
CONSTRUCTION IN AFRICAInyatsi Construction is seeing growth in its sub-Saharan Africa market
Owing to the decline in mining activity because of the global economic downturn, which has also affected the construction industry negatively, Swaziland-based construction group Inyatsi Construction chairperson Frans Pienaar states that business in housing...
Feb 10, 2016
About 2 000 workers at LafargeHolcim's South African unit will on Thursday launch an open-ended strike over pay, a labour union said on Wednesday. "The industrial strike would encompass the entire workforce and it will be a total withdrawal of labour by our members...
Feb 10, 2016
Amid declining nuclear costs, more nuclear power stations are being constructed now than in any other time in history, according to Australian energy major Peninsula Energy Limited (PEN) CEO Gus Simpson. Addressing delegates at the 2016 Investing in African Mining...
Feb 10, 2016
With confirmation that government and the steel industry are close to finalising a package of measures designed to preserve the future of the embattled primary steel sector, there are concerns that domestic steel consuming industries could be squeezed between...
Feb 09, 2016
Much Asphalt has completed the acquisition of SprayPave, following Competition Commission approval for the transaction, says Much Asphalt MD Bennie Greyling. Much Asphalt is South Africa’s largest manufacturer of asphalt products. The company’s acquisition of...
Feb 09, 2016
Telecommunications provider Vumatel has temporarily halted digging activity in Blairgowrie to secure cable locators that will assist the contractors in pinpointing the exact location of power utility City Power’s electricity cables. The area had been experiencing...
Feb 09, 2016
The first Gibela train on its way to Wolmerton
Gibela CEO Marc Granger is positive the R51-billion deal that will see the Alstom-led consortium supply 600 new trains, up to 2027, to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), will move ahead swiftly this year. Up to the end of last year, Gibela awaited the...
 
 
 
 
Feb 09, 2016
Nigeria's Dangote Cement share rose sharply on Monday after the firm, majority owned by billionaire Aliko Dangote, announced plans to expand. Dangote Cement shares rose 7.8% on the local bourse after it said it plans to build new cement plants in Nigeria and increase...
Feb 09, 2016
M&R Cementation business development executive Allan Widlake
Underground mining services company Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation, together with Enterprise Generale Malta Forrest SA (EGMF), used the Mining Indaba as a setting to establish a new joint company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to serve the mining...
Feb 08, 2016
South African REIT Association chairperson Laurence Rapp
The South African Real Estate Investment Trust (SA Reit) Association has published a best-practice guide book – Best Practice Recommendations (BPR) – in an effort to make the financial reporting of South African real estate investment trusts (REITs) clearer and more...
Feb 08, 2016
Creamer Media’s Construction 2016 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; key participants; local demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic...
Feb 05, 2016
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Automation company ABB is on schedule to complete automation for the first 800 MW generating unit at State-owned enterprise Eskom’s Kusile power station, in Mpumalanga. “With record timing as a key deliverable of such an intrinsically complex project, there is...
Feb 05, 2016
AILING INFRASTRUCTURE Damaged and outdated electrical infrastructure is impeding Africa's socioeconomic growth
Most infrastructure investments on the African continent are in the energy sector, but power plants and transmission lines across Africa presently operate at a fraction of installed capacity due to insufficient maintenance and lack of modernisation.
Feb 05, 2016
ENERGY POVERTY Sustainable Energy Africa enables municipalities to implement sustainable energy strategies
Local governments, as key decision-makers in urban development and planning, need to be more involved in the development of a sustainable energy sector, says research organisation Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) director Mark Borchers.
Feb 05, 2016
EFFICIENT STORAGE Lynca Meats’ warehouse has been equipped with an on-site cold storage facility to store its pork products
Pork products supplier Lynca Meats has, since December, been able to streamline its storage, handling and distribution logistics without the need for double handling and storing through a third party.
Feb 05, 2016
TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED The AquaEdge 23XRV chiller makes use of a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant and next-generation screw compressor technology
The installation of a 6 MW cooling plant by heating and air-conditioning solutions provider Carrier is due for completion in 2017. The cooling plant will provide cooling and heating solutions to the mixed-use sustainable district project at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo...
Feb 05, 2016
ALUMINIUM STEPPER The stepper provides stability for the user
Construction equipment supplier Lambson’s Hire recently launched its aluminium stepper for improved safety. Replacing a standard ladder with an aluminium stepper may seem like a small change, but it can have far-reaching advantages for users. Standing on step ladders...
 
 
 
 
Feb 04, 2016
JSE-listed Tower Property Fund has achieved a 7.6% year-on-year increase in distributable earnings to R109-million, or 45.2c a share, for the six months ended November 30. Revenue for the period increased 55% to R183-million, while operating profit rose 38% to...
Feb 04, 2016
A consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power was awarded Project Finance International’s Best Wind Deal, Middle East and Africa award this week for the 360 MW of wind projects it won under Round 3 of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer...
Feb 03, 2016
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Eskom CEO Brian Molefe
State-owned electricity utility Eskom has reported a dramatic decline in diesel consumption and costs, amid improvements in its maintenance practices and a rise in the energy available from its coal-fired power stations. Delivering the group’s February State of the...
Feb 02, 2016
With a shift in freight transport from road to rail and a more efficient logistics system providing the backbone for a more competitive economy, the maritime sector, supported by the logistics and transport sectors, is becoming the biggest growth area for the local...
Feb 02, 2016
JSE-listed Attacq has appointed Pete Mackenzie as head of development, effective January 1, in a new position aimed at driving the capital growth property fund’s strategic focus on development. Mackenzie, with over 25 years' experience in the property construction,...
 
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