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Feb 26, 2016
LIFE LINE The power infrastructure industry holds significant potential to sustain the steel industry if it can meet its 100% local designation strategy to procure local steel
Orders for fabricated steel structures for power-line transmission infrastructure have the potential to boost and sustain significant levels of domestic manufacturing capability in the steel industry, says Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc)...
Feb 26, 2016
A well-functioning economy starts with putting in place a good transport infrastructure before any other primary infrastructure development, says professional services firm KPMG global infrastructure major projects advisory head De Buys Scott. “The leverage potential...
Feb 26, 2016
PURIFIED? Consultant says that half of all the water treatment facilities are underperforming
Factors, such as climate change and dam sedimentation, as well as a skills shortage in local government, water boards and water utilities, will continue to impact on water security after the drought ends, says civil engineer and consultant for engineering services...
Feb 26, 2016
MINISTRY AT WORK The Minister of Water and Sanitation launched the 2015 Water Week at KwaDukuza in KwaZulu Natal on March 16
Where dam levels have further declined, more stringent restrictions will be implemented to preserve water supply, says the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The DWS notes that the latest South African Weather Services forecasts have projected below-average...
Feb 26, 2016
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has started work on Phase One of a R487-million upgrade to the N1 freeway around Cape Town. The main contractor is Martin & East.
Feb 25, 2016
Nonprofit agency Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) and watchdog Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) have called Electronic Toll Collection’s (ETC’s) plans to implement Gauteng e-toll debt recovery “outrageous”. The first summons to collect outstanding Gauteng...
Feb 25, 2016
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Work under way at the R1.9-billion Noupoort wind farm
Following recent confirmation by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) that South Africa had increased its installed wind-energy capacity to above 1 GW in 2015, the South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) has highlighted that more than 3 GW of wind capacity has...
Feb 25, 2016
Seifsa chief economist Henk Langenhoven
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed government’s announced efforts to reduce its expenditure; however, the organisation remained concerned about the lack of concrete plans to address the country’s slow economic...
Feb 25, 2016
Feb 24, 2016
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Feb 24, 2016
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Feb 23, 2016
Kobus Verster
Despite a tight budget perhaps inhibiting infrastructure spend, there remained numerous avenues for government to assist the South African construction industry, said Aveng CEO Kobus Verster on Tuesday. For example, there was no need to delay the next round of...
Feb 23, 2016
The solar photovoltaic (PV) systems market urgently needs an enabling regulatory framework, as well as support for capacity-development efforts, if the sector is to reach its full potential, said the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) Rooftop PV...
Feb 23, 2016
The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme has granted the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project €5-million for the detailed design of infrastructure required at the two SKA telescope cohost sites – the Murchison region of Western Australia...
Feb 23, 2016
JSE-listed civil engineering and construction company Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon’s (WBHO’s) headline earnings a share rose 23.6% to 645c apiece for the six months ended December 31. The company’s revenue from continuing operations also increased by 7% from...
Feb 22, 2016
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Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), previously known as the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance, said on Monday that research had shown that the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) had overpaid for the first phase of the Gauteng Freeway...
Feb 19, 2016
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A Government Gazette notice  stipulating that construction companies and accounting firms with February year-ends had ten days to comply with government’s amended broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) codes, has sent stakeholders reeling. Commenting on the...
Feb 19, 2016
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Transport Minister Dipuo Peters have signed an agreement for the transfer of 72 ha of land owned by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) to the Housing Development Agency (HDA) for the development of...
Feb 19, 2016
The Competition Commission has requested the Competition Tribunal issue a declaratory order against construction companies Concor and WBHO, stating that they have engaged in collusive tendering in contravention of the Competition Act. Earlier this week, the...
Feb 19, 2016
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 19, 2016
Reduced water availability, owing to current drought conditions and one of the driest rainy seasons, have resulted in many households and companies having to deal with the reality of water insecurity. This has led to increased searches for and securing alternative...
 
 
 
 
Feb 19, 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.
Feb 18, 2016
The Johannesburg Roads Agency’s (JRA’s) multimillion-rand project to rehabilitate three bridges on the M1 freeway has entered its second phase. This new phase is set to cause major traffic headaches, as construction now moves to the freeway surface, leading to the...
Feb 16, 2016
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While key stakeholders have refused to take responsibility for the October collapse of the Grayston drive pedestrian bridge on Gauteng’s M1 highway – which killed two people and injured 19 – the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) has told an official inquiry into...
Feb 15, 2016
Group Five CEO Eric Vemer
Group Five on Monday announced a 5% increase in revenue, to R7.26-billion, for the six months ended December 31, compared with the same period in 2014, with operating profit up 41%, to R289-million. Speaking at the results announcement in Johannesburg, CEO Eric Vemer...
Feb 15, 2016
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has, once again, called on municipalities and provinces to finalise outstanding payments to contractors involved in various human settlements projects around the country.   In January, the Minister hosted a workshop during...
Feb 12, 2016
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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
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. Atterbury designed the park on a site it acquired in Gosforth Park, Germiston, to provide business space...
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
Construction engineering company Murray and Roberts Western Cape, a division of Murray and Roberts Construction, was named the overall winner in the Building Contractors category of Construction World’s Best Projects 2015 Awards for its work on the Century City...
 
 
 
 
Feb 12, 2016
South Africa’s shrinking economy, coupled with soaring building costs, has made construction cost control more important than ever. “There is an alarming tendency - particularly for major government contacts - to totally omit the quantity surveyor (QS) from the...
Feb 12, 2016
Development finance institutions and export credit agencies, the largest funders of African infrastructure projects, are creating an environment for more investment in the continent’s infrastructure, says global law firm Baker & McKenzie South Africa banking and...
Feb 12, 2016
The local solution centre of US enterprise asset life-cycle and information management company Archibus aims to help government departments manage their asset registers of movable and immovable assets with one system. The firm has more than 33 years of experience,...
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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