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Jun 28, 2002
The progression of the construction of the Bakwena Platinum Highway has been commended by the National Roads Agency (NRA) chief executive Nazir Alli.
Jun 24, 2002
The civil engineering and construction sector is poised for a buoyant future, as the government commits itself to increased infrastructure spending and the private sector implements large projects, particularly in the mining and minerals industry.
Jun 21, 2002
By supporting research that provides real solutions to industry problems, the Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP) is hoping to build South Africa’s economy while developing human resources and improving the country’s...
Jun 21, 2002
THE development of a vast tract of vacant land at Wingfield naval base in Goodwood, Western Cape, comes a step closer this month with the start of the public participation process.
Jun 21, 2002
The civil engineering and construction sector is poised for a buoyant future, as the government commits itself to increased infrastructure spending and the private sector implements large projects, particularly in the mining and minerals industry.
Jun 21, 2002
South Africa’s training needs are two-fold, firstly, to upgrade the skills of staff at the lower levels and to bring them up through the ranks and, secondly, to educate medium- to upper-level management, believes Production Management Institute (PMI) of...
Jun 14, 2002
Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) are among the materials of choice used in the construction of a zinc-mine in Namibia because they are able to withstand the tough operational environment.
Jun 14, 2002
South Africa will, within the next 18 months, have a national register of contractors which will help screen out ‘fly-by-nights’ which destabilise the construction industry.
Jun 14, 2002
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Jun 07, 2002
An environmental impact assessment and concept design for a new research base at Marion Island have been completed, and the project now awaits budget approval from Cabinet.
Jun 07, 2002
The R1,3-billion urban-renewal project aimed at upgrading living conditions and human development within Alexandra, in the north east of Johannesburg, Gauteng, on the banks of the Jukskei River is well underway.
Jun 07, 2002
South Africa’s exports grew from R210-billion in 2000 to R251-billion last year in what should not be regarded as an exceptional year for exports but as part of a sustained pattern of export growth.
May 31, 2002
The three-year Blue IQ initiative aiming to develop the tourism, transport and high value-added manufacturing sectors in Gauteng has increased its budget from R1,2-billion to R3,5-billion, and expanded its scope to include an extra project – the development of...
May 24, 2002
The SA construction industry must make itself more attractive as a place to pursue a career in order to attract skilled young recruits into its ranks.
May 24, 2002
Kokstad prison will house its first inmate on May 30, says Department of Correctional Services (DCS) deputy commissioner Themba Rubushe.
May 24, 2002
Construction firm Basil Read has announced that it has taken a solid step towards realising its economic empowerment vision by forming BR-Ilima Projects in partnership with a consortium of emerging contractors and businessmen.
May 24, 2002
A detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract has been awarded to Fluor South Africa to convert the Sasol Infrachem Plant (SCI) in Sasolburg from a coal to a natural gas based feedstock.
May 24, 2002
Sasol regards itself as a responsible corporate citizen and will contribute R25-million to corporate social investment programmes in South Africa this year.
May 24, 2002
A special form of precast concrete construction, known as tilt-up construction, is starting to become a more common practice in South Africa.
 
 
 
 
May 24, 2002
A new cementitious product, the SureMix dry mortar system available from PPC Cement, is a first for South Africa and will reportedly revolutionise how the construction industry mixes and applies mortars, plasters and floor screeds in the future.
May 24, 2002
The future of the concrete block-yard manufacturing industry, a mushrooming enterprise embraced by thousands of unemployed community members throughout Kwazulu-Natal, received a shot in the arm when a development plan was implemented for a women-run block-yard...
May 24, 2002
South Africa’s home-grown world-leader in the commercial production of liquid fuels and chemicals from coal and crude oil has a record R51,5-billion worth of projects in various stages of implementation.
May 24, 2002
Construction group Aveng has announced that its Australian company, McConnell Dowell Corporation has been awarded new contracts with a value of about R580-million.
May 24, 2002
In just its fourth year of operation, what is reportedly the only black-owned specialist concrete repair company in South Africa, Liyaphuma Construction, considers itself to be among the top five companies in this field in the country.
May 17, 2002
If a single tourist visit sparks the creation of eight local jobs, as independent research would suggest, southern Africa's local authorities ought to be doing much more to encourage the development of tourism infrastructure and services in their area as a matter of...
May 17, 2002
The rehabilitation of the Moroka dam and the landscaping of the Moroka and Thokoza parks known as the Moroka Precinct, as a showcase project for the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
May 17, 2002
Local valve manufacturer and designer Paltechnologies (Paltech) has designed two innovative and never-seen-before valves for a wide range of local and international industry applications.
May 15, 2002
The City of Cape Town is to invest R10-million over the next two financial years on restoring and revitalising the Grand Parade, the site of many of South Africa’s greatest historical events.
May 10, 2002
The reconstruction and development programme (RDP) was launched in 1995 as an integral part of the ANC’s strategy to rebuild South Africa, encourage job creation and alleviate poverty and crime.
 
 
 
 
May 10, 2002
Although the social-housing sector is relatively new in South Africa, it has done exceptionally well to provide good quality, subsidised housing options to low- and moderate-income earners, Social Housing Foundation (SHF) spokesperson Odette Crofton reports.
May 10, 2002
The Community Water Supply and Sanitation programme of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Dwaf) won first place at the prestigious Water Globe Awards held in Linz, Austria, in March this year.
May 10, 2002
In line with its identity as a responsible corporate citizen, software giant Microsoft South Africa has invested quite significantly in the educational upliftment of South Africa’s historically-disadvantaged people.
May 10, 2002
South Africa will have three new prisons by 2005, says Department of Correctional Services (DCS) communication services deputy-commissioner Themba Rubushe.
May 09, 2002
Cabinet has approved the construction of the long-awaited R1,4-billion Skuifraam dam on the Berg River, near Franschhoek in the Western Cape.
May 08, 2002
The community of Tembisa on the East Rand is to receive a Magistrates Court, to the tune of R42-million, as part of the department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s commitment to improving service delivery.
May 03, 2002
Having merged nine towns and 11 administrations to form the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality on the East Rand in December 2000, the task of building relationships between the municipality and business was set in motion in April with a business meeting between the...
Apr 29, 2002
The South African Institution of Civil Engineering, the Association of Consulting Engineers, the Engineering Council of South Africa (Ecsa), the Institute for Timber Construction and the Institute for Municipal Engineers are preparing to lobby for stricter...
Apr 26, 2002
The South African Institute of Civil Engineering, the Association of Consulting Engineers, the Engineering Council of South Africa (Ecsa), the Institute for Timber Construction and the Institute for Municipal Engineers will lobby for stricter compliance with building...
Apr 26, 2002
Johannesburg-based pump manufactuer Lowara has donated submersible pumps to the African Medical and Research Foundation, the main non-profit private health organisation in East Africa.
 
 
 
 
Apr 19, 2002
A Grinaker-LTA/Harsco joint-venture team is on site in Mozambique erecting offices so that construction can begin on the flood-damaged rail line between Maputo and Macarretane, in the south of the country.
Apr 19, 2002
The contract for the design, construction and operation of the interpretation centre – an interactive museum – at the cradle of humankind world heritage site (COHWHS), will be signed in August, with work starting soon after, says Gauteng department of...
Apr 19, 2002
More than a hundred projects have been identified for potential investment under the Nacala Development Corridor, a spatial development initiative involving Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, reports the corridor projects manager Wilfred Ali.
Apr 12, 2002
Indications are becoming clear that the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) will not continue beyond phase one in the foreseeable future.
Apr 09, 2002
The Department of Public Works has commissioned a study into the state of the construction and building industry in light of a spate of building collapses, the latest being in Pretoria on Sunday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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