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Mar 12, 1999
Yeast producer Yeastpro is rising to the occasion by embarking on yet another capital-investment project at its Industria, Gauteng, plant by replacing the yeast-cream storage tanks in its drying plant. The estimated R4-million project, which has already begun, is...
Mar 12, 1999
IN a pioneering step, the Mabopane–Centurion development corridor (MCDC) has become the first spatial development initiative to launch a virtual electronic community (VEC). Announcing this private-sector initiative iti On-Line divisional manager Lee Pienaar...
Mar 05, 1999
THE information technology (IT) subsidiary of Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)-listed financial services company Peregrine Holdings, Peregrine Systems, has won a contract to install Hermes, its electronic share-trading system, at stock-broking firm Standard...
Mar 05, 1999
CONSTRUCTION is well under way on the Mabopane freeway (road P200-1), north of Pretoria, using a combination of conventional and emerging contractors, and completion is expected well ahead of schedule. Other contracts have also been awarded in the...
Mar 05, 1999
A R1,2-million expansion to increase stock-storage facilities is planned for June at Universal Storage Systems in Randburg, Gauteng. Continuous growth due to the manufacturer’s exports rising to R12-million a year – out of a R45-million turnover –...
Mar 05, 1999
GAUTENG company Grinaker Housing has completed 800 low-cost houses in a R15-million project for the Jan Kempdorp municipality in the Northern Cape. The company used the services of 20 local contractors each employing an average of five employees for the duration of...
Mar 05, 1999
AS part of its programme to upgrade OK stores throughout the country, Shoprite Checkers has awarded a contract to Concor Building for the refurbishment of the OK store in Cresta, Gauteng. This follows the recent acquisition of OK Bazaars by Shoprite Checkers, and...
Mar 05, 1999
A R56-million project to ‘tag’ prisoners with electronic bracelets could kick-off within six months if it receives approval from Cabinet, the Department of Correctional Services reports. Correctional Services Minister Ben Skosana says 10 000 prisoners...
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Feb 26, 1999
A range of electrical switches and sockets have been introduced by Legrand, and include thermostats which measure and control temperature in offices, shops, commercial buildings and homes. “Electronic Mosaic thermostats are designed for flexibility, comfort and...
Feb 26, 1999
THE first phase of road K4, which provides access to a new residential area in Shoshanguve north of Pretoria, is complete. This new road will be about 4,5 km long, with an interchange from the PWV9 freeway between Pretoria and Mabopane. It provides direct access to...
Feb 26, 1999
The construction of the gatehouse for the African Products Kliprivier plant, commissioned in August last year, made up an interesting part of the civil engineering work undertaken by Civcon. The design of this feature was done by MV3 Architects which was also...
Feb 26, 1999
A contract worth about R25-million has been awarded to Steinmuller Africa to supply a complete turnkey service to Turkish fertiliser company, Isgas. The company will construct and supply an industrial boiler to the Turkish group which is in Izmit, in that...
Feb 26, 1999
The Johannesburg Zoo is seeking sponsors to help transform its nature park into a stimulating display of ecology and wildlife which exhibits animals as part of interdependent ecosystems. In an exclusive interview with Engineering News, Johannesburg Zoo director Dr...
Feb 26, 1999
A 10 m3 Deomed reverse- osmosis (RO) system has been commissioned by Pall South Africa at Hulett Aluminium’s rolled product’s Camps Drift plant in Maritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal. Midrand company Deomed was recently purchased by the Pall Corporation. The pure...
Feb 26, 1999
Energy management can reportedly bring about savings in operating costs of trace heating systems in pipework, vessels and plant as well as in hot-water systems in buildings. Developments in trace heating by Bartec Barlian Technik are said to have resulted in a range...
Feb 19, 1999
AN announcement is expected that construction of the Coega or Nquru port and building contracts related to the industrial development zone (IDZ) will begin in the second half of the year, says University of Port Elizabeth economics lecturer Stephen Hosking. Port...
Feb 19, 1999
SOUTH Africa’s first concession for the provision of water and wastewater services has been granted. In the presence of Provincial Affairs and Constitutional Development Minister Valli Moosa, the borough of the Dolphin coast formally granted a 30-year...
Feb 19, 1999
THE R50-million Katlehong station project is certainly living up to its promise of delivering real empowerment to emerging contractors and local workers. The project is being undertaken by Intersite Property Management Services on behalf of the SA Rail Commuter...
 
 
 
 
Feb 19, 1999
CONSTRUCTION of a brewery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by South African Breweries International (Sabi) is anticipated to begin by mid-year. However, it is unclear to what extent the growing conflict between Ethiopia and its northern neighbour, Eritrea, will have an...
Feb 12, 1999
LIQUIDATION statistics released by Statistics South Africa have revealed an alarming increase in the number of business failures in November last year, when 476 companies went into liquidation. This figure is 15% up on the previous high in June last year when 423...
Feb 12, 1999
THE executive committee of the Gauteng Master Builders Association (GMBA) reports that consensus has been reached between the trade unions and the GMBA, which are represented on the Gauteng Building Bargaining Council (GBBC), on the need for a drastic restructuring...
Feb 12, 1999
Cancellation of government contracts is becoming a worrying threat to an already embattled construction sector, and flies in the face of stated government policy. Industry observers began publicly noting the trend last year, at the same time as they were raising...
Feb 12, 1999
THE engineering design and project management for Foskor’s R300 million Extension 8 project at Phalaborwa is being carried out by Engineering Management Services (EMS), a member of the Murray & Roberts group. Due to a number of reasons, it was decided to...
Feb 12, 1999
The telescopic handling equipment industry has matured into a sophisticated materials-handling industry from its fledgling roots of a few years ago, says SA French director Kim Cottle. He comments that the industry has been recognised as an essential part of...
Feb 12, 1999
LOCAL company Bateman Materials Handling has been appointed as licensee for Southern Africa by Cyclonaire to market its pneumatic conveying and materials-handling systems to the cement, minerals, food and other industries. The range of pneumatic conveying...
Feb 12, 1999
The first prototype rotary-screw compressor to be used in a rail-transportation application in South Africa has been installed in a Spoornet Class ‘E’ freight locomotive operating in the Belfast, Mpumalanga, area. The TrackAir Mahle rotary-screw...
Feb 12, 1999
Government action on several fronts is now desperately needed if the Western Cape construction industry is to be saved from a totally crippling situation. This ‘brutal’ message emanates from Don McAlister and Mike Loy, respectively president and director...
Feb 05, 1999
CONSTRUCTION of the R2,5-million Innovation and Technology Centre at Capricorn Park in Muizenberg started this week. Charles Clarkson, of project manager Amaru Projects, tells Engineering News that SAG Construction of Elsies River has won the contract to construct...
 
 
 
 
Feb 05, 1999
The new national qualifications framework (NQF) will form the building blocks for further training in a skills-bereft country by introducing a learning and certification system that can be used with all levels of skills. Metal and Engineering Industries Education and...
Feb 05, 1999
A scrubber for chlorine and hydrochloric acid was supplied by Kya Sand, Johannesburg, company Polytech to the Amplats research centre in Primrose, Johannesburg. The scrubber is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and coated with fibreglass. It measures 5 m in height and...
Feb 05, 1999
Rail operator Spoornet is in the process of repositioning its freight rail services to align them with the needs of the customer, GM strategic marketing Herman Evert tells Engineering News. He explains that this means that there will, in all probability, be no large...
Jan 29, 1999
Contributing to the building of technology in South Africa, the Grinaker group is involved in the construction of properties for cellular service provider Vodacom and computer giant Microsoft. The Vodacom technocentre contract awarded to Grinaker in Bellville,...
Jan 29, 1999
Although Concor Holdings has a substantial order book for this year, MD Gavin Hardy does not see too bright a future for the South African construction industry for the last year of the century. “Our order book is still increasing, which is encouraging....
Jan 29, 1999
Additional work at one of Kwazulu-Natal’s largest projects ever, the new aluminium hot-rolling mill for Hulett Aluminium (Hulamin) in Maritzburg, is scheduled for completion at the end of this year. This comprises external paving, a canteen, change house,...
Jan 29, 1999
The South African building industry is in the throes of crisis, experiencing the worst conditions in the documented history of the Building Industries Federation of South Africa (Bifsa), reports Bifsa executive director Ian Robinson. “People are being...
Jan 29, 1999
THE high-pressure tight-deadline contract for the building of South African Airways’ (SAA’s) new high-profile headquarters at Johannesburg International Airport has been completed by Protekon Building Services in conjunction with other consultants. The...
Jan 29, 1999
IN spite of worsening economic conditions LTA Building (Western Cape) is involved in a number of multimillion-rand projects. Projects which LTA Building is working on include the R28-million Durbanville Hills Winery, which features a system of walkways, making it...
Jan 29, 1999
A R10,6-million contract for additions and renovations to the Sunward Park hospital in Boksburg, Gauteng, has been completed by Rainbow Construction in joint venture with WBHO. The contract included construction of a 34-bed ward and a round chapel. Also included was...
Jan 29, 1999
The Mozambique aluminium (Mozal) smelter, Orapa diamond-mine and the Phalaborwa underground mining project are some of the projects in which civil engineering and construction company Murray & Roberts (M&R) Gillis-Mason is involved in. “We are heavily involved...
Jan 29, 1999
Construction of the R900-million shopping centre in the R1,5-billion regional Century City is on schedule, reports Murray & Roberts (Cape) operations director Mark Peters. The contract, which must be completed by September next year, was awarded to the construction...
Jan 15, 1999
All remaining con- tracts for the R350- million Sandton Convention Centre, being built by Grinaker Construction for Liberty Life Properties (LLP), will be put out to tender this quarter. Located adjacent to the Sandton Sun and Towers Inter-Continental, and the...
Jan 15, 1999
THE fast-track R78,6-million Bophelong housing project has been officially opened in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng. What sets this project apart from the many others on the go throughout South Africa is the rapid pace with which the houses were completed. An incredible...
 
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