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Mar 18, 2003
Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has launched a gigantic bitumen production project in the southwest Ode-Irele region in a bid to diversify the country's sources of foreign exchange, officials said Tuesday.
Mar 14, 2003
South African construction group Grinaker-LTA is optimistic about prospects for the construction sector in South Africa, but admits that black empowerment will be a key challenge, particularly if it hopes to win State contracts.
Mar 14, 2003
The Nelson Mandela Bridge is emerging as a new Gauteng landmark, holding out the promise of a rejuvenated Johannesburg inner city. But its innovative execution may also create global spin-offs for the contractors involved.
Mar 12, 2003
South African telecommunications company Telkom said it would be paying special attention to the construction, manufacturing, assembly and IT sectors in its black economic empowerment (BEE) initiatives this year, as it moves towards delivering quality service to its...
Mar 11, 2003
Construction-related group Aveng Limited reported strong interim results yesterday for the six months to December 2002.
Mar 10, 2003
The first sod has been turned to mark the construction of a R4,2-million indoor sports centre at Cullinan, just north of Pretoria.
Mar 07, 2003
During his State-of-the-Nation address, South African president Thabo Mbeki revealed that the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF) for capital expenditure for the period 2003 to 2006 would be R33,3-billion, 12% more than what was projected in March last year.
Mar 07, 2003
MALAWI – The European Union (EU) is planning to introduce its public works programme in a number of African countries following the notable successes of the ongoing 15-million public works programme in Malawi.
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Households can secure a steady income for themselves by maintaining sections of the provincial roads in the Eastern Cape on behalf of the department of roads and public works.
Feb 28, 2003
South African civil-engineering contractors expect the sector’s growth rate this year to slow down from the 20% achieved last year to around 10%, as mostly small projects are currently under way or will be implemented between now and December.
Feb 28, 2003
A strategy to invest in the best technology should begin to impact on construction company Group Five’s manufacturing division from next year.
Feb 28, 2003
Africa has a long and proud history of ingenious design. For centuries its people have intrigued humanity with creations that range from the great Egyptian pyramids, intricately designed textiles and jewellery, up to the South African designed automatic pool cleaner...
Feb 28, 2003
If the recent past has taught us anything, it is that economic growth alone is inadequate in ensuring employment growth.
Feb 28, 2003
South African construction and engineering company Murray & Roberts has appointed the former US minister counselor to South Africa, Millard Arnold, as an executive director, CE Brian Bruce announced after communicating a doubled operating profit of R261-million in...
Feb 27, 2003
South African Minister of Finance, Trevor Manuel, announced in his Budget speech yesterday that, in line with government’s focus on infrastructure investment, more than R105-billion would be spent on physical assets and capital transfers over the next three years.
Feb 27, 2003
Construction and engineering group, Murray & Roberts, reported strong results for the six months to 31 December 2002, with operating profit rising to R261-million - double that achieved in the same period last year.
Feb 26, 2003
The South African Department of Correctional Services is set to build low-cost prison facilities for medium-and low-risk prisoner categories in a bid to reduce overcrowding in the country’s prisons.
Feb 25, 2003
The total number of construction contracts out to tender rose 15,5% in January 2003 compared with January in 2002, a report compiled by Industry Insight says.
Feb 21, 2003
South African Construction group, Basil Read, this week announced strong financial results for the year ended December 31, 2002, with a 197% increase in net asset value (NAV) to 106,15 cents, a 183% rise in earnings per share (EPS) to 21,11 cents, an improvement of...
Feb 21, 2003
Next month will see the East Rand’s Bruma Boardwalk Waterfront launched as the new Asia City wholesale shopping centre.
Feb 21, 2003
Why are we so bad at recycling? Every year South Africans are generating more and more waste, set to increase exponentially as economic growth increases and people consume more resulting in more to dispose of.
Feb 20, 2003
Housing minister Sankie-Mthembi-Mahanyele says the redevelopment of hostels and the relocation and resettlement of households from unsafe and badly situated locations constitute a significant part of government’s renewal strategy.
Feb 18, 2003
South Africa's Concor on Monday reported a sharp rise in 2003 first half earnings, buoyed by a strong orderbook, and said it expected the trend to continue for the rest of the financial year.
Feb 17, 2003
Construction firm WBHO has started work on repairs to Mozambique’s main arterial between Maputo and Beira, in the nKomati flood plain region of Mozambique.
Feb 17, 2003
South African President Thabo Mbeki announced on Friday that the government would launch an Expanded Public Works Programme, aimed at addressing investment in social infrastructure.
Feb 14, 2003
Staff and patients at Roseacres Clinic on the East Rand will soon see an end to their safety problems when the clinic relocates to its new high-technology building, three kilometres away from its existing premises.
Feb 14, 2003
Two years after the completion of the R3,2-million award-winning dam and water scheme supplying the Eastern Cape mountain village of Hogsback, the purification system lies in disrepair, the water has been judged unfit to drink and leaking pipes are reported along...
Feb 14, 2003
With the pilot programme completed and the project launched officially, Nuon-Raps Utilities (NuRa), intends to install at least 3 800 solar home systems at households in 2003 in a bid to complete its allocated 50 000 installations in five years.
Feb 13, 2003
Despite cross-border work causing construction company Group Five some headaches in the last few months, CEO Mike Lomas believes the money being spent globally in construction ensures the company has a solid three years ahead of it.
Feb 13, 2003
The development of The Innovation Hub in Pretoria has been approved in the final report of the Development Facilitation Act (DFA) Tribunal, released recently.
Feb 07, 2003
Malawi– The African Development Bank has approved a $9-million loan to the Malawian government for a fisheries development project.
Feb 07, 2003
Large construction projects may be delayed in the next few years as a result of a shortage in human resources and general capacity in the steel-construction industry.
Feb 07, 2003
HIV-positive and Aids-infected workers in the construction sector may live longer thanks to an initiative which is being promoted by the South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) as an industry-wide response to the disease.
Feb 05, 2003
A US team using dynamite and radar-equipped vehicles has begun carving out the first permanent land route to the South Pole, the Antarctica Star reported yesterday.
Jan 31, 2003
The German government has given Malawi €17-million to cater for a number of development projects.
Jan 31, 2003
A Tanzanian bank in Dar es Salaam will benefit from the international experience of one of South Africa’s largest building contractors.
Jan 31, 2003
South African-based petrochemicals group Sasol, along with its partner Qatar Petroleum (QP), awarded a $675-million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Technip-Coflexip, of Italy, for construction of the world’s largest and most advanced...
Jan 29, 2003
Black empowerment construction company, Rainbow Construction kicks off 2003 with a healthy order book having grown both in turnover and profits over the last few years.
Jan 27, 2003
The multibillion-rand Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), which transfers huge quantities of water from the rugged peaks of the Mountain Kingdom to the industrial heartland of South Africa, has always fitted the current stereotype of large dams – that they...
Jan 24, 2003
The Copperbelt Energy Company (CEC) in Zambia, together with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government, has embarked on the erection of a second 220kV line that is 136 km long. Once completed, the line is expected to run from Luano near Chingola in Zambia to...
Jan 24, 2003
The multibillion-rand Lesotho Highlands Water Project, which transfers huge quantities of water from the rugged peaks of the Mountain Kingdom to the industrial heartland of South Africa, has always fitted the current stereotype of large dams – that they are...
Jan 24, 2003
The introduction of new standards governing distribution boards and motor control centres has some small manufacturers concerned that they might go out of business due to what they describe as excessive costs that they will have to incur for testing, which had...
Jan 22, 2003
The Thai government has awarded a contract to a Hong Kong firm to conduct a feasibility study into building a canal across the kingdom's southern isthmus to connect the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, a news report said yesterday.
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