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     Updated 2 hours 6 minutes ago R1.6 billion Ballito Junction to brings top shopping to north KZN’s permanent population The permanent population of Ballito and its surrounds will soon have the choice of over 130 stores handpicked especially for them, when the Ballito Junction Regional Mall redevelopment opens in March 2017.... 

Private sector rail entry in Italy sees jump in rail market share

By: Irma Venter     Updated 3 hours ago Airlines in Italy have received some surprise competition from high-speed rail links over the last four years, says TRA Consulting CEO and NTV studies office head Professor Andrea Giuricin. NTV operates the Italotreno nonstop service between Milan and Rome, in competition with State operator... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 Having postponed any immediate development of the Durban Dig-Out Port, Transnet National Ports Authority is progressing with two more modest projects to expand the container capacity at the Port of Durban. 

PRASA new rolling stock procurement programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 The first new passenger trains to be delivered according to a multibillion-rand contract, signed between Gibela and PRASA, are set to enter service in October. 

PRASA rail signalling system project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa plans to implement a new technologically advanced rail signalling system to replace the old and often unreliable system. 

Telecoms fibre cable manufacturing facility, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 The project involves the establishment of a new optical-fibre cable manufacturing facility, in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Unitrans’s Megabus procures first Scania Euro 6, CNG buses, Tetra 4 to supply local gas 

     30th June 2016 Unitrans’s subsidiary Megabus has procured ten Scania, 280 horsepower, 100% compressed natural gas buses. Megabus will trial these buses for the next five years at its Free State operations. Mia Breytenbach tells us more. 

Plans for municipal entity to run Durban’s troubled bus service put on hold

By: African News Agency      30th June 2016 The establishment of a new entity to run Durban’s troubled municipal bus service will not take place at the start of July as had been promised. A statement released by the eThekwini Metro Municipality on Wednesday said plans to establish a municipal bus service had been placed on hold. 

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique relocates to bring service closer to customers in Kwazulu-Natal

     29th June 2016 Atlas Copco Compressor Technique has added value to customer service in Kwazulu-Natal following the recent relocation of its service division from Pinetown to Durban, joining Rand Air and Atlas Copco Industrial Technique under one roof. “The move which is in line with Atlas Copco’s trend to... 

TNPA to add container capacity at Durban harbour as it puts dig-out port on hold 

By: Terence Creamer     28th June 2016 Having pulled back from any immediate development of the so-called Durban Dig-Out Port (DDOP), Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is moving ahead with two more modest projects to expand the container capacity at the Port of Durban. Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama has indicated that the DDOP is... 

Construction of Western Aqueduct continues according to plan

     27th June 2016 Durban’s largest ever bulk water pipeline, the Western Aqueduct, is making steady progress and reaching important milestones. Head of eThekwini Water and Sanitation, Ednick Msweli, said this week that the WA would have a significant impact on the future development of the eThekwini region.“With... 

The Cummins Power City To City Tour South Africa Bringing Energy Solutions to the Nation A Powerful brand on the Move

     27th June 2016 Cummins Inc., a global energy leader providing electrical power generation systems and complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, is embarking on a national City to City Tour of South Africa in a highly... 

Ensuring relevancy by remaining competitive

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Apart from being heavily committed to educating various industries on the benefits of using high-quality branded and approved products, engineering supplies specialist Incledon also strives to remain abreast of the latest trends and developments in the industry by remaining competitive. Incledon... 

Serious stresses remain at local level, but will they affect the elections?

By: Keith Campbell     24th June 2016 As is no doubt by now well known, the Institute for Security Studies recently reported that its violence monitoring project had identified 2 880 public protests in this country between 2013 and 2015, of which 53% had been violent. These protests are often, if not nearly always, described as... 

South Africa’s first, albeit primitive, rail infrastructure

By: Jade Davenport     24th June 2016 John Milne, the man regarded as Durban’s first civil engineer, is most famous for his role as Port Natal’s (today the Port of Durban's) first harbour engineer and his pioneering efforts to overcome the infamous submarine sandbar that naturally blocks the entrance to the lagoon, which, for the... 

R200m sporting facility on the cards for Durban 

By: News24Wire      21st June 2016 A senior eThekwini Metro official said the city was on track to build a R200-million sporting facility ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. But the metro still needed to raise money for this mammoth undertaking, he said. Parks, Recreation and Gardens head Thembinkosi Ngcobo on Tuesday told... 

Presidency reports on progress with 9-point plan

By: News24Wire      21st June 2016 The South African Government is making steady progress in the implementation of its Nine Point Plan to reignite growth and create jobs, the Presidency said on Monday. The plan, which forms part of of the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP), was announced by President Jacob Zuma... 

New dawn for entrepreneurs in KZN’s Cornubia, Blackburn communities

     20th June 2016 Entrepreneurs in Cornubia and Blackburn communities may get assistance to grow their businesses to the next level, thanks to Tongaat Hulett Developments, the property arm of agricultural and agri-processing group Tongaat Hulett’s investment in a new business incubator serving the area.   This is... 

Megabus buys ten CNG buses to be fuelled using Free State gas 

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th June 2016 Unitrans’s subsidiary Megabus has procured ten Scania, 280 hp, 100% compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, which it will trial for the next five years at its Free State operations. The official handover of the buses, which comprise the first Euro 6 bus engines in South Africa, was concluded in... 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th June 2016 The number of local suppliers in the R51-billion contract to produce 600 new passenger trains for PRASA has reached 32. 

Water report to assess potential of water, resource recovery in food manufacturing

By: David Oliveira     17th June 2016 Engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV presented an academic paper that highlights the possibilities of water and feedstock recovery for the food and beverage industry at this year’s Water Institute of Southern Africa conference, held last month in Durban. In 2011,... 

Final qualifiers for AfriSam-Saia Awards announced

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th June 2016 The shortlisted contenders in this year’s AfriSam–South African Institute of Architects (Saia) Awards for Sustainable Architecture and Innovation were unveiled on Wednesday after record entries across the four categories were received by closing on March 24. Twenty-two projects out of 47 entries... 

Stor-Age outperforms listing forecasts

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th June 2016 JSE-listed self storage property fund Stor-Age has exceeded all of its prelisting forecasts in its maiden financial year-end results, delivering a 4.7% higher distribution of 30c a share, or R39-million, to shareholders during the period to March than forecast upon listing. Since listing on the... 

Stor-Age Outperforms On Maiden Results

     14th June 2016 Highlights • Oversubscribed, highly successful JSE listing in November 2015 • Maiden results ahead of forecasts • Self storage sector fundamentals driving attractive growth in distributions • Recession-resilient business model and product • Healthy conservative balance sheet • Positive group and... 

TPT Richards Bay assists international vessel in avoiding disaster

By: Anine Kilian     13th June 2016 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) Richards Bay last month assisted Italian vessel MV Peppino Bottiglieri, which had caught fire and needed urgent laybye berth in Richards Bay. In a statement released on Monday, TPT said the vessel was carrying coal destined for Malaysia when the crew discovered cargo... 

EWS thanks residents for patience during construction of the Northern Aqueduct Augmentation

     13th June 2016 Work on Durban’s R250 million Northern Aqueduct Augmentation project is gaining momentum and this much needed bulk infrastructure project is on track for commissioning by year end. Ednick Msweli, Head of eThekwini Water and Sanitation, thanked Umhlanga and Phoenix residents for their patience... 

BMW SA unveils purpose-built solar carport for electric vehicles

By: Irma Venter     10th June 2016 BMW Group South Africa (SA) has unveiled a purpose-built solar carport that allows its electric vehicle (EV) range to charge using the power of the sun, instead of electricity from power utility Eskom's grid. The carport, an international innovation by Germany's BMW Group, can charge any EV, such... 

The battle of the sandbar at Durban harbour

By: Jade Davenport     10th June 2016 Durban’s first Harbour Engineer and the Battle of the Sandbar The greatest obstacle that has always challenged the successful use of the natural lagoon that is today Durban’s harbour is the containment of a massive sandbar, which, left unchecked, has the natural inclination to block the entrance... 

We can’t afford to let malaria take hold

By: Kelvin Kemm     10th June 2016 Malaria is a thoroughly unpleasant disease and people who have had it report that it really is nasty. I have spoken to a number of people who have recovered from malaria, and they all say, not again, please. Of course, malaria can also very easily be fatal.  So, anybody contracting malaria has... 

Successful Israel South Africa Water Week Creates Partnerships

     9th June 2016 The first annual Israel South Africa Water Week wraps up today in Durban after successful sessions in both Johannesburg and Cape Town earlier in the week. Top experts on water scarcity and over a dozen Israeli companies were joined by South African partners, NGO’s and high ranking members of... 

TFR moves record 1.05Mt of manganese in May

     8th June 2016 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) moved a record 1.05-million tons of manganese in May – a new monthly record – as a result of an improvement in operational efficiencies and an upturn in market conditions. “The record-breaking performance is due to a significant improvement in efficiencies across the... 

ISPA celebrates 20 years of Internet industry activism on 6 June 2016

     6th June 2016 June 6th, 2016 marks twenty years since five Internet Industry representatives -- David Frankel, Mark Todes, Jon Oliver, Steve Corkin, and Ant Brooks met at the offices of the The Internet Solution to form the Internet Service Providers’ Association. When the formation of ISPA was announced to... 

Over A Billion Rand Worth Of Sales Achieved At Auctions

     3rd June 2016 Launched over a year ago, Broll Auctions and Sales has achieved over a billion Rand worth of commercial property sales at auctions. Broll Auctions and Sales has achieved in excess of a billion Rand worth of commercial property sales at auctions since it was launched on 26 March 2015. The service... 

APDP successor to have strong focus on creating black-owned suppliers

By: Irma Venter     3rd June 2016 The next phase of automotive policy development would have a strong focus on creating black-owned suppliers in the automotive value chain, said President Jacob Zuma as he opened Toyota South Africa Motors’ (TSAM’s) new Fortuner and Hilux production lines in Durban, in May. The Department of Trade... 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd June 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has, to date, taken delivery of five X’Trapolis Mega train sets being manufactured by the Gibela Rail Transportation Consortium, in Brazil. 

Toyota targets June for full production from new Durban assembly lines

By: Irma Venter     3rd June 2016 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) aims for the new Fortuner and Hilux assembly lines at its Prospecton plant, in Durban, to ramp up to full production in June. The group invested R6.1-billion to produce the new models, which were launched onto the local market earlier this year. 

Dormac’s floating dry dock halfway to South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2016 South Africa’s new floating dock has passed the halfway mark as it traverses an 8 000-plus nautical mile passage from Ukraine to arrive at the Port of Durban by the end of June. The new multimillion-rand Dormac Dock 1 would be anchored at owner and operator marine engineering company Dormac... 

Introducing the Maestro Collection, the master of all carpet tile designs

     2nd June 2016 FRESH decorating colours and surprising blends of textures are now the new modern interior trends that are transforming traditional dull spaces into colourful and versatile creations. Van Dyck Carpets launched a new master of all carpet designs, the Maestro collection, in April 2016. This PFX... 

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