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May 03, 2016
Darryll Castle
Updated 34 minutes ago The medium-term game plan of African cement producer PPC is to find new resources, which will probably require it to engage in some form of exploration close to where urban development is expected in Africa. Over time, the resources side of the business is expected...
Apr 29, 2016
South Africa’s programme to acquire a number of new nuclear power plants (NPPs) seems to be suffering from yet another delay. The Requests for Proposals to the various groups interested in constructing these new NPPs that were apparently meant to have been issued on...
Apr 29, 2016
NO GROWING PAINS Chryso SA CEO Norman Seymore explains his company's continued growth despite depressed market conditions
Construction chemicals producer Chryso Southern Africa continues to innovate and expand, offsetting the decrease in major civil projects. Chryso Group VP and Chryso South Africa (SA) CEO Norman Seymore notes that, aside from a few high-profile building projects in...
Apr 29, 2016
South Africa lacks the skills necessary to implement the government’s plan to build 9.6 GWe of new nuclear energy capacity, warns nuclear-qualified Quality Strategies International CEO David Crawford. “Apart from the concern about the affordability of the programme,...
Apr 29, 2016
PPC CEMENT The modernisation of the industry will help drive growth in Africa
In order to achieve the African Union’s (AU’s) vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena by 2063, it is imperative to source innovative means to reduce the costs of...
Apr 29, 2016
AFRICAN CONSTRUCTION & TOTALLY CONCRETE EXPO Where Africa's concrete, cement and Construction industries meet
This year marks the first indoor/outdoor expo at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo – ranked first among construction stakeholders for its relevant and strategic content, according to a 2015 survey – which will be held from May 9 to 11 at the...
Apr 29, 2016
PARTNERSHIP DEAL Helen Botes and Neil Gopal shake hands at the announcement of the property development programme
State-owned company the Johannesburg Property Company (JPC) is partnering with the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) in a municipal property development project valued at R12-billion, which aims to enhance the use of municipal-owned land within the...
Apr 29, 2016
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Apr 28, 2016
In an attempt to maintain a pro-poor stance on public spending aimed at improving social development, the City of Ekurhuleni will inject R3.5-billion of its 2016 budget for into its community empowerment package, Mintirho Ya Vula Vula. Tabling the budget vote for the...
Apr 28, 2016
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Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet is taking aim at new sectors, such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and manufacturing, as it seeks to sustain volumes amid the prevailing commodity “meltdown”. Speaking publically for the first since his appointment as...
Apr 28, 2016
After its official opening on Thursday morning, the Mall of Africa, in Waterfall City, Midrand, had played host to about 70 000 people by 17:00, a figure likely to double before closing, according to property developer Attacq CEO Morne Wilken. He told Engineering...
Apr 28, 2016
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The railways sector and government have agreed to the creation of a framework to improve the monitoring and implementation of localisation commitments associated with multibillion-rand investments being undertaken by both Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of...
Apr 27, 2016
South African power utility Eskom is not under pressure to tap international markets to help fund its 340-billion rand ($23.5-billion) five-year expansion plan, its chief executive said on Tuesday. State-owned Eskom is building new plants and transmission lines to...
Apr 26, 2016
Dangote Cement, Nigeria's biggest listed company, said it aims to nearly double its production capacity over the next three years and half of its output by the end of 2019 will come from African plants outside its home market. The company, majority owned by...
Apr 26, 2016
Derek Tod will step down as CEO of construction materials supplier Distribution and Warehousing Network (Dawn) on May 31. He was the founder CEO of Dawn.
Apr 25, 2016
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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane
Amid new night-time water restrictions on eThekwini residents, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has confirmed that a medium-sized seawater desalination plant is being studied for development in an area south of the city. Writing in a response to a...
Apr 22, 2016
Apr 22, 2016
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu
At least 2.1-million houses needed to be built to clear the backlog exacerbated by rapid urbanisation, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Thursday. “We had put the figure at 1.9-million a few months ago, but the Statistician General [Pali Lehohla]...
 
 
 
 
Apr 22, 2016
The AVN 800 XC Herrenknecht micro-tunnelling machine (AVN 800), which will be used for a sewer project, has been delivered to the City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation at a cost of R10.6-million.
Apr 22, 2016
ELECTROFUSION WELDING The electrofusion welding uses a smaller machine and requires less time to weld
Plastic pipe specialists Marley Pipe Systems has throughout 2015 and in 2016 supplied high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Megatuff pipes that are suitable for electrofusion in sewage system upgrades throughout South Africa.
Apr 22, 2016
TREATMENT PLANT The impact of a draught on the sewerage system is still being researched
Extreme and prolonged water restrictions could have a negative impact on the sewage treatment system if it is not managed properly says the Water Research Commission (WRC).
Apr 22, 2016
CUSTOM GENSETS Custom generator options offer creative solutions, complemented with aftermarket service
Electrical equipment supplier and manufacturer Zest WEG Group has added adequate filtration on the inlet- and combustion-air side of its diesel generators to ensure that they can withstand harsh environments. Zest WEG Group currently has a canopy generator running in...
Apr 22, 2016
Newly established renewable energy special-purpose acquisition company (Spac) Hulisani listed on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), earlier this month, taking advantage of investor demand for energy assets in South Africa and Africa. Company CEO...
Apr 22, 2016
Construction work at the Kyalami race track is “progressing well”, says Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit spokesperson Christo Kruger. The 55-year-old race track is being revamped, upgraded and expanded in a multimillion-rand project by new owner, businessman Toby Venter.
Apr 22, 2016
The new Joburg One West data centre being built in Ekurhuleni in eastern Gauteng will use dynamic free cooling to achieve a low power use effectiveness – a measure of efficiency – that provides hosting services for clients in the South African and African markets,...
Apr 22, 2016
Financial lending to the public sector, namely municipalities, for investment in infrastructure projects requires lenders to investigate and determine the future bankability of such projects and calculate risk in terms of municipalities being able to repay the loans.
Apr 21, 2016
Trade and industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
A group of 20 government employees – comprising Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) officials involved in the planning, development, management and operations of special economic zones (SEZs) in South Africa – will depart for Tianjin, China on Friday to participate...
Apr 20, 2016
Renewable energy services company SolarAfrica has launched a new rooftop solar solution, tailored specifically for South Africa’s large sectional-title market. The offering is designed to provide homeowners in complexes and estates with immediate access to affordable...
 
 
 
 
Apr 20, 2016
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To protect the integrity of its register of contractors, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has enlisted the help of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe persistent allegations of fraud and corruption within the organisation. The SIU on April...
Apr 20, 2016
Alexander Forbes' headquarters took top honours at the 2014 AfriSam-Saia Award
The programme for this year’s AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects (Saia) Award for Sustainable Architecture and Innovation will now include two new categories, namely Sustainable Products & Technology and Sustainable Social Programmes, which join the...
Apr 19, 2016
The growth of wind-energy installations in 2016 is unlikely to match the unexpectedly strong 22% expansion of 2015, when a record 63.4 GW was added internationally, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary general Steve Sawyer said on Tuesday. Speaking during a...
Apr 19, 2016
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A residential energy solution, which allows homeowners to generate and store their own electricity, has been officially launched in the Western Cape market by Energy Partners Home Solutions, a division of PSG. Dubbed the ‘Icon Home Energy Hub’, the solution comprises...
Apr 19, 2016
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has confirmed yet another round of price increases on both flat- and long-steel products, announcing average increases of 10% from May 1 and reinforcing what has become an established pricing trend since the start of...
Apr 19, 2016
JSE-listed Consolidated Infrastructure Group (CIG) maintained a strong order book and delivered strong double-digit growth during the first half of the current financial year, as its diversification strategy offset the impact of global volatility. The group on...
Apr 18, 2016
The bulk of eThekwini Municipality's budget was expected to be spent on infrastructure and dealing with service delivery backlogs, municipal manager Sibusiso Sithole said on Monday.The City tabled its R41.6-billion draft budget at a full council meeting at the end of...
Apr 15, 2016
Amendments to the Construction Industry Development Board Act, which would introduce prompt payment and adjudication regulations, was expected to be released later this year, said Global law firm Clyde & Co at a seminar in Sandton earlier this week. Johannesburg...
Apr 15, 2016
TINA JOEMAT-PETTERSSON The Northern Cape hosts 100% of the CSP and 65% of the solar PV capacity procured in the REIPPPP bid windows
The inauguration last month of renewable-energy project developer Solar Capital’s 90 MW De Aar 3 solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, in the Northern Cape, marked the seventeenth solar PV plant to start commercial operation in the province. Energy Minister Tina...
Apr 15, 2016
WATERFRONT Blue Rock Village is situated alongside the only lake in the Cape Town
The mixed-use Blue Rock Village, valued at R14-billion, is being developed by property development and management company Swisatec as an upgrade to the existing Blue Rock Resort, in Cape Town, incorporating various green aspects.
 
 
 
 
Apr 15, 2016
PROPERTY POWER Growthpoint’s Airport Industria property near Cape Town International Airport is one of the properties that have a solar power system
JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties has embarked on its two largest rooftop solar installations, each with a capacity of nearly 1.2 MW, on the rooftops of the Northgate Mall, in Johannesburg, and the Brooklyn Mall, in Pretoria....
Apr 15, 2016
AFRICAN ENERGY AWARDS Both Nicole Barwise and Vuselela Energy were awarded the R300 000 innovation prize
To encourage the innovation of a system that generates and transmits power independently, this year’s African Energy Awards, held in Sandton, Gauteng, last month, awarded the innovation prize to a urine-powered battery system and an Eternity power thermal harvesting...
Apr 15, 2016
MODULAR PLANT Sanitech’s wastewater treatment solution can be upscaled and downscaled to requirements
Portable toilet and sanitation solutions company Sanitech has implemented a portable modular wastewater treatment solution that enables quick commissioning and versatility in upscaling or downscaling, depending on requirements.
Apr 15, 2016
Despite hurdles, Cape Town has surged ahead with alternative ways of procuring energy, with more businesses and households generating excess electricity and then feeding it back into the grid. The City of Cape Town was given permission to be a pilot site for embedded...
Apr 15, 2016
Instrumentation and process automation company Endress+Hauser is recoding temperatures in the roll neck bearings – used in a rolling mill – by implementing its wireless solution, the WirelessHART, to optimise plant efficiency for a heavy plate manufacturer. By...
 
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