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City of Cape Town to spend over R2bn on new housing – De Lille

By: African News Agency      2nd October 2018 The city of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) will spend over R2-billion on new housing over the next three financial years, with over R500-million budgeted for 2018/19, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday. In a statement, de Lille said the 2018/19 budget was... 

Beat “Blue Monday” and win a R10 000 fuel voucher

7th September 2018 Athol Cooper received a R10,000 Engen fuel voucher on Wednesday, September 05 at Hillside Convenience Centre in Durbanville, Cape Town. Engen knows that Monday’s can be a struggle, which is why they want to remind their customers that the only Blue in their Monday should be Engen.  

Durable equipment is the key to success

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th August 2018 One of the Western Cape’s fastest growing civil construction companies, JVZ Construction, attributes a large portion of its success to the procurement of reliable and durable equipment that has enabled it to complete projects effectively and timeously. As a result of its on-time performance and... 

City of Cape Town to spend R2.1bn on housing 

By: African News Agency      7th June 2018 The City of Cape Town on Thursday said its Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) will spend R2.1-billion on the development of new housing opportunities. This comes after the TDA budget for the next financial year, starting on 1 July 2018, was set at R5.34-billion. 

Company completes second sustainable storage project

3rd November 2017 Self-storage solutions company Stor-Age earlier this year installed a complete solar photovoltaic (PV) system for the generation of its three-phase power requirements at its Tokai store in the Western Cape. This is the second store in Stor-Age’s portfolio to be fitted with PV panels, and forms... 

Logistics property fund seeking development opportunities in South Africa, UK

By: Mia Breytenbach     3rd November 2017 JSE-listed specialist logistics property developer and landlord Equites Property Fund, which has a R1.3-billion development pipeline in progress, is pursuing various development opportunities, in South Africa and in the UK. Equites’ local growth strategy is focused on the development of... 

Equites’ logistics focus proves resilient in H1

By: Mia Breytenbach     12th October 2017 JSE-listed specialist logistics property developer and landlord Equites Property Fund’s distributions a share for the six months to August 31, increased by 12.02% year-on-year to 60.98c, which is at the upper end of the company’s guidance of 10% to 12% distribution growth for the 2018 financial... 

Abland starts earthworks at Atlantic Hills business park

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th April 2017 Earthworks and services installation have started for the first phase of a new 450 000 m2 industrial precinct in Durbanville, the Atlantic Hills business park, with the first tenant expected to take occupation in January 2018, construction company Abland says. The first phase will involve the... 

Products supplied by A.B.E Construction Chemicals were successfully applied to create and coat floors in four parts of Southern Africa.

9th March 2017 A.B.E. Is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. The A.B.E. Products supplied were: 

Stor-Age declares higher-than-forecast interim dividend

By: Anine Kilian     22nd November 2016 Real estate investment trust (Reit) Stor-Age, which listed on the JSE in November 2015, on Tuesday declared a dividend of 43.04c for the six months to September 30, outperforming the prospectus forecast by more than 6%. The Reit owns and operates a portfolio valued at R1.4-billion and comprising... 

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... 

Distell 2016 harvest ‘surprisingly good’ despite drought

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th April 2016 South African winegrowers need to prepare for the greater likelihood of climatic extremes and become more adaptable to drought conditions, stated multinational brewing and beverage company Distell grape and wine supply GM Erhard Wolf this month. He was commenting on the 2016 wine grape harvest,... 

Engen La Rochelle spreads the love

17th March 2016 Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, lauds Louisa Malan, the owner of Engen La Rochelle Convenience Centre in Cape Town for investing in and giving back to the children of the Klipheuwel community. Louisa really believes in paying it... 

Cape Town invests R750m to fix traffic congestion

By: News24Wire      11th December 2015 The City of Cape Town’s Council endorsed a Congestion Management Programme on Thursday that will aim to address traffic congestion problems in the city. The Congestion Management Programme sets out the expenditure, infrastructure projects and other interventions to improve the traffic situation. 

Sweet investment for Coega IDZ worth R10 million

2nd December 2015 A sugar processing company with a network that stretches throughout Southern Africa is one of the first new investors in a new R86-million (US$ 7,4-million) agro-processing multi-user facility in the Coega Industrial Development Zone. River Edge Trading 4 (Pty) Ltd is to invest R10 million in a... 

Clara Anna Fontein goes ahead

19th November 2015 With R500million in sales already in the bag and only 11 plots remaining to be sold in the first phase of  the prestigious Clara Anna Fontein, estate in Durbanville, phase two is now set to be released to the market. Colin Green, a director of Rabie Property Group, which is undertaking the... 

Corobrik awards exceptional employee performance at annual Conference

10th September 2015 Consistent teamwork by employees dedicated to selling a quality product to satisfied customers. This was revealed as the winning formula at this year’s Corobrik Conference where a number of worthy candidates were rewarded for their hard work. The Western Cape walked away with an impressive four... 

Century City MyCiTi Trunk Station and additional route open soon

31st July 2015 Century City’s inclusion in the city’s Rapid Bus Transit system will get a further major boost with the opening of a new direct MyCiti route from Dunoon to Century City via Omuramba station and the opening of six new stations, including one in the burgeoning Century City precinct, from  Saturday... 

Century City MyCiti Trunk station, additional route open soon

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     31st July 2015 A new direct MyCiti route from Dunoon to Century City through the Omuramba station, in Cape Town, will be opened on August 1, along with six new stations. The City of Cape Town’s bus rapid transit system’s T04 trunk route would culminate in the public transport interchange at Century City’s new... 

Western Cape starts search for province’s top agriprofessionals  

By: Tracy Hancock     27th May 2015 Agriprofessionals play a vital role in ensuring that the produce on shop shelves and delivered to outlets across the world, is of a high standard, helping to grow the agriculture sector and build a sustainable economic future, says Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde. He... 

Nedbank funds R323m acquisition of Cape Town shopping centre

By: Natalie Greve     27th May 2015 Nedbank Property Finance has granted finance of R323-million to unlisted property fund, the FPG Group, for the acquisition of the Cape Gate Lifestyle precinct, in Cape Town, from real estate investment trust Hyprop. The acquisition comprised 30 000 m2 of gross lettable area (GLA), which included... 

Eco-efficient ABB breaker technology ensures reliable power supply in Cape Town

25th May 2015 ABB, the leading Power and Automation Group, has partnered with the City of Cape Town to ensure the supply of reliable  electricity through the installation of its most eco-efficient disconnecting circuit breakers in its product portfolio - the next generation LTA carbon dioxide live tank... 

Cell C to invest R8bn in LTE infrastructure

By: Sashnee Moodley     24th April 2015 South Africa's third-largest mobile operator Cell C will invest R8-billion over the next three years to roll out long-term evolution (LTE) infrastructure for targeted customers across the country.  

Cell C to invest R8bn in LTE infrastructure

By: Sashnee Moodley     9th April 2015 South Africa's third-largest mobile operator Cell C will invest R8-billion over the next three years to roll out long-term evolution (LTE) infrastructure for targeted customers across the country.  

The Bobcat S300 doing what it does best – operating problem-free for 10 000 hours on Western Cape Farm

21st January 2015 A Bobcat S300 has reached 10 000 hours of problem-free operation working in a harsh application on the meat producing cattle farm, Braams Voerkrale, located outside Durbanville in the Western Cape. For the past 35 years, Braams Voerkrale has been using Bobcat machines to clean cattle pens and to... 

Afrisam Delivers On One Of Its Biggest Supply Contracts In Recent Times

5th September 2014 SANRAL’s project to improve National Route 7 between the Melkbos and the Atlantis intersections is one of the largest roads projects currently underway in Cape Town. It also represents one the biggest contracts awarded to AfriSam in recent times, involving the supply of about 650 000 tons of... 

Timber iQ to showcase winning ITFB award projects

24th April 2014 Timber iQ – Design & Construction, a foremost South African trade publication dedicated to promoting timber in design and construction, will be showcasing the best in South African timber frame building in its upcoming June/July issue. To bring well-rounded, timber-infused content to its readers,... 

SA wine industry affected by economy, diversification suggested

By: Anine Kilian     15th November 2013 The South African wine industry is under great pressure, especially the higher priced wines, owing to the poor state of the economy, winemaker and director of Durbanville-based wine farm Klein Roosboom Karin de Villiers tells Engineering News. She explains that wine farms producing cheaper wines... 

Telkom sets up register to guide high-speed broadband roll-out

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th March 2013 Telecommunications group Telkom’s Wholesale unit has implemented a register to further guide the roll-out of its new very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL) broadband offerings of up to 20 Mb/s and 40 Mb/s. The VDSL high-speed broadband products were launched last week – after an... 

Stainless steel supplier to participate in Phase 2 of Cape Town BRT system

By: Sashnee Moodley     26th October 2012 Metals finishing provider Rimex Metals South Africa will supply stainless steel for Phase 2 of Cape Town’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the construction of which is planned to start in early 2013. 

Telkom to launch high-speed broadband in 2013, 8ta tests LTE

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th October 2012 Telecommunications group Telkom expected to launch its latest high-speed broadband technology mid-2013. Telkom managing executive Steve Lewis said at the MyBroadband Conference, in Midrand, on Wednesday, that its pilot programme, which was testing speeds of 40 Mb/s, would make a “huge”... 

Telkom tests latest high-speed broadband technology

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd September 2012 Telecommunications group Telkom on Monday launched a pilot programme to test its latest high-speed broadband technology. CEO Nombulelo Moholi said that the company, as part of its strategy to transform its access network, started rolling out new generation access network kits in Gauteng,... 


By: Asha Ramsaran     27th July 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  


By: Asha Ramsaran     20th July 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  


By: Asha Ramsaran     13th July 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  

An engineer’s musings on 781 km epic ride

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2012 The ninth Absa Cape Epic took place from March 25 to April 1 and started with its prologue at the Meerendal wine estate, in Durbanville, and ended eight days and 781 km later at the prestigious Lourensford wine estate, in Somerset West.  


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