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Jun 20, 2014
ENGINEERING ASSISTANCE AECOM suggests that more operation and maintenance services should be outsourced to the private sector in areas where municipalities lack capacity
To improve the current relationship between municipalities and municipal engineers, there must be a renewed appreciation for the skills and experience of these engineers, professional technical and management support services provider AECOM’s SA East district...
Jun 19, 2014
Phase 1 of the Biopark, currently under construction
Phase 1 of the Innovation Hub’s Biopark@Gauteng is already filled to capacity, says Innovation Hub research, development and innovation GM Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela. The ten companies in Phase 1 of the Life Sciences Enterprise project will be able to move...
Jun 18, 2014
South Africa’s Standard Bank has concluded a $70-million three-year term loan facility with the African unit of emerging-market-focused power group Globeleq, which plans to use the debt finance to grow its African power asset base. Globeleq currently has more than...
Jun 13, 2014
Cesa CEO Lefadi Makibinyane
Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) is hopeful that President Jacob Zumawill use the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Tuesday to emphasise the importance of the rigorous and accelerated implementation of the National Development Plan 2030 (NDP) to growing...
Jun 13, 2014
BUSINESS PLAN Service level agreements will ensure services at the Tombo Thusong Centre
Multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm GIBB has compiled a business plan, aimed at identifying challenges that exist at the multi-purpose Thusong Centres, in the Eastern Cape, to support the effective functioning of the centres. GIBB has been tasked by the...
Jun 13, 2014
WATER WAY The R150-million first phase of the Northern Aqueduct project is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2015
Municipal water and sanitation services eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) says construction of the Northern Aqueduct Augmentation, which forms part of the eThekwini strategic master plan to deal with the increasing demand for water in the northern regions of...
Jun 13, 2014
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MUNICIPAL PROFICIENCY Cesa suggests that engineers head municipal infrastructure departments
To enhance and monitor the quality of municipal infrastructure and services, engineers should head the various departments of South Africa’s municipalities as they have the necessary skills and expertise to understand the engineering aspects of the services in...
Jun 13, 2014
Precast concrete specialists Salberg Concrete Products and Ubuntu Pre-Cast have merged to form a new company with an estimated yearly turnover of R100-million. The 51% black-owned company will retain the name Salberg Concrete Products, as it is a well-known brand in...
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Jun 12, 2014
The Kendal power station
A further power system emergency was declared on Thursday afternoon and a second night of load shedding was instituted, following the first load shedding of winter on Wednesday June 11. Eskom also indicated that conditions for the rest of the month and July could...
Jun 12, 2014
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Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the City of Tshwane (CoT) signed a R1.6-billion long-term loan facility on Thursday to support the city’s capital expenditure programme. This facility aims to accelerate the eradication of backlogs in water and...
Jun 12, 2014
Civil engineering group Protech Khuthele Holdings, which last week filed for voluntary business rescue, has asked the JSE to suspend trading in its shares. The group said its decision to request the voluntary suspension was based on the fact that there was still...
Jun 11, 2014
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The World Bank has made a further material downward revision to South Africa’s growth outlook for 2014, citing tense labour-market conditions as a key reason, along with weak electricity supply and tighter monetary policy. The bank’s latest Global Economic...
Jun 10, 2014
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The Democratic Alliance has demanded proof that President Jacob Zuma applied his mind when he signed the Infrastructure Development Bill into law last month. To this end the party wants Zuma to furnish the opposition with legal opinion on the bill, DA MP Kobus Marais...
Jun 09, 2014
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ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe
The appointment of individuals to top positions in municipalities must be based on competence and not on political connections, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Sunday. "It should not be only political connections, cadres must be competent," he said at...
Jun 06, 2014
Imperial Health Sciences is developing a new pharmaceutical storage and distribution facility in Nairobi, Kenya. “This custom-built warehouse forms part of our active delivery of healthcare and storage solutions in developing markets, where there is a dire shortage...
Jun 05, 2014
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Jun 05, 2014
Interim Eskom CEO Collin Matjila
State-owned electricity utility Eskom will issue a tender soon for the procurement of an additional 500 MW of capacity from private generators, as part of a larger intervention to ensure supply security ahead of the introduction of new capacity from the Medupi,...
Jun 04, 2014
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Eskom's Megawatt Park head office
Senior executives at State-owned electricity supplier Eskom have agreed to forgo their bonuses for the financial year 2013/14 in light of the financial constraints afflicting the utility and ahead of possible Cabinet deliberations on additional future support for the...
 
 
 
 
Jun 03, 2014
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IEA executive director Maria van der Hoeven
With South Africa moving to materially raise the profile of gas in its energy mix – probably initially through the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) – the International Energy Agency (IEA) has cautioned that gas transportation costs could dampen...
Jun 02, 2014
The South African government’s draft Gas Utilisation Master Plan (Gump) could be released for public comment in June, should the document receive sign-off during one of the early meetings of the new Cabinet, which was named by President Jacob Zuma on May 25. The...
May 30, 2014
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DOE deputy director-general Ompi Aphane
Progress on the various electricity generation procurement programmes being overseen by South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) is now contingent on the new Cabinet approving further guarantees for Eskom, which remains the single buyer of power generated by...
May 30, 2014
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Having officially launched the Find & Fix mobile application earlier this month at the Microsoft Building, in Sandton, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) says the application is one of the communication tools used to convert the JRA into a centre of engineering...
May 30, 2014
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May 30, 2014
As part of the Angolan government’s ongoing efforts to provide improved basic services, such as water to residents, global engineering, management and specialist technical services provider Aurecon is increasingly becoming involved in projects focused on the...
May 29, 2014
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Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba
Newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba gave an assurance on Thursday that he was sensitive to the need to balance economic and security considerations and indicated that the new immigration regulations, which were introduced on May 26, could still be...
May 29, 2014
JSE-listed Esor aims to bounce back in a tough market with a higher-value order book and a revamped civils unit, as labour unrest and legacy contracts pushed earnings into the red during the year to February 2014. The civils and construction company posted a headline...
May 29, 2014
IMF MD Christine Legarde
International Monetary Fund (IMF) MD Christine Lagarde has reaffirmed that sub-Saharan Africa should grow by about 5.5% this year and attract a record $80-billion in investment. However, she warned on Thursday that there was an urgent need to “build infrastructure,...
May 28, 2014
South Africa and Swaziland’s rail parastatals on Wednesday promised to deliver a feasibility study assessing the best way forward for a joining rail link to migrate freight from roads to rail between the two countries by the end of the year. In efforts to ease...
 
 
 
 
May 27, 2014
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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) were needed for Africa to succeed in its infrastructure development plans, panel discussion members at the Totally Concrete and African Construction Expos, in Sandton, stressed on Tuesday. Speaking as part of the panel, Nigerian...
May 27, 2014
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Breaking Ground on the new Egoli Gas pipeline, west of Johannesburg
Natural gas reticulator Egoli Gas has formally initiated a network expansion on the west of Johannesburg, which will enable cellular group MTN to increase its power generation capacity from 2 MW currently to over 10 MW during 2015 and lay the basis for further...
May 27, 2014
In 2012, the absolute cost of logistics in South Africa was R393-billion. Logistics costs for 2013 were estimated at R423-billion, with this number forecast to grow to between R456-billion and R470-billion in 2014, depending on fuel inflation. The tenth State of...
May 26, 2014
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Tina Joemat-Petterssen
Widespread surprise, mixed with a good deal of concern, greeted news of Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s appointment as South Africa’s new Energy Minister – she replaces Dikobe Ben Martins, who himself only took up the position from Dipuo Peters following a Cabinet...
May 23, 2014
POWER TOWER INVESTMENT Cross-rope towers and guy V-shaped towers will save more than 15% capital cost
State-owned power utility Eskom has invested R35-billion in improved electricity transmission infrastructure – boosting the utility’s capacity to provide electricity – as part of its new build programme.
May 23, 2014
JSE-listed multi-disciplinary construction group Stefanutti Stocks, which was established in 1945, is one of South Africa’s leading construction companies and has the capability to deliver a range of projects, of any scale, to a multitude of clients in diverse...
May 22, 2014
A high perception of risk is one of the major challenges for infrastructure investment in African countries, and much focus is needed to “get things done” and move to another level of development for the perception of risk to fade. Infrastructure needs in...
May 22, 2014
Precast concrete specialists Salberg Concrete Products and Ubuntu Pre-Cast have merged to form a new company with an estimated yearly turnover of R100-million. The 51% black-owned company will retain the name Salberg Concrete Products, as it is a well-known brand in...
May 22, 2014
Johan van den Berg
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has been formally launched as the umbrella body and “single voice” for all renewable-energy associations in the country. The organisation comprises the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, the South...
May 22, 2014
 
 
 
 
May 21, 2014
Imperial Health Sciences on Wednesday announced the development of a new pharmaceutical storage and distribution facility in Nairobi, Kenya. “This custom-built warehouse forms part of our active delivery of healthcare and storage solutions in developing markets,...
May 19, 2014
Energy and chemicals group Sasol and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) signed a memorandum of agreement on Monday opening the way for collaboration on infrastructure development in the Govan Mbeki municipality, in Mpumalanga, and Metsimaholo...
May 19, 2014
Ekurhuleni executive mayor Mondli Gungubele
Ekurhuleni executive mayor Mondli Gungubele has outlined the main elements of the Gauteng city’s manufacturing revitalisation strategy, which he says could facilitate R19-billion-worth of industrial investments into the metropolitan area over the coming few years....
May 19, 2014
Clive Thomson
Anyone willing to call the timing of any potential uptick in the mining cycle would be “very brave”, said Barloworld CEO Clive Thomson on Monday. “We are at a cyclical low – the question is, when will it improve?” The JSE-listed Barloworld group distributed...
May 19, 2014
Past events have illustrated the importance of manufacturing with regard to the South African economy and, therefore, the country has to “focus heavily” on this sector, Department of Trade and Industry deputy director-general Nimrod Zalk said on Monday. Speaking...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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