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Aug 20, 2014
Dr Rob Davies
Updated 4 hours ago With the preparations for ten new special economic zones (SEZs) to be completed within the next six months, the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry said on Wednesday it was pleased with the progress made by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in this...
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 5 hours ago The Eastern Cape’s Nelson Mandela Bay is well on its way to becoming South Africa and Africa’s hub for green energy components manufacturing and technologies, said Coega Development Corporation (CDC) energy division investment manager Sandisiwe Ncemane on...
Aug 19, 2014
Environmental management inspectors, also known as the Green Scorpions, from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and various provincial environmental departments would embark on a sand-mining blitz across the country, with the goal of dealing with the...
Aug 15, 2014
The Department of Human Settlements plans to abandon the rectification programme aimed at fixing poorly built houses and is placing the responsibility for repair work at the contractors’ feet. Over the past three years, the department has spent R2-billion on...
Aug 15, 2014
South Africa’s provinces spent 95% of their Provincial Roads Maintenance Grant budgets, aimed at improving and repairing roads, during the 2013/14 financial year, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has revealed. In a written reply to a question posed by the Democratic...
Aug 15, 2014
Agni Steel South Africa started production at its R400-million, state-of-the-art steel mill in the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, in April. The company is a joint venture between Agni Steel India and Afro Asia...
Aug 15, 2014
Goscor Power Products (GPP) has built an enviable reputation across a wide range of sectors, including construction, agriculture, mining and general industry where it distributes world-class products including pumps, generators, welders, firefighters, engines,...
Aug 15, 2014
The rental business – particularly in the capital equipment market – is not an easy one. Yet, this is an area where the Goscor group has excelled. Both subsidiaries and specialist rental companies, Goscor Rental (GR), which focuses on warehouse materials handling...
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Aug 11, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom was owed about R10.85-billion by local municipalities as at the end of June this year, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan has revealed in a written reply to a question asked by the Inkhata Freedom...
Aug 08, 2014
Work has officially started at the Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm.
Aug 08, 2014
Main Activity of the Company: Smelter engineering, construction and technology equipment Date and Place of Birth: September 5, 1975, Somerset East, Eastern Cape Education: BEng, University of Stellenbosch, 1997; BBA, University of South Africa, 2007 First Job: Plant...
Aug 04, 2014
For the first time since 2007, overregulation and the lack of a skilled workforce are no longer the top concerns constraining business growth in South Africa, after second-quarter data from advisory firm Grant Thornton revealed that 52% of South African business...
Aug 04, 2014
Since entering the low cost housing sector six months ago, Esor Civils has experienced success beyond expectation and is presently working on two government subsidised projects to provide 1 000 low cost houses in the village of Enhlangweni, in the Umzumbe...
Aug 01, 2014
While the global economy continues to battle growth headwinds as it slowly emerges from a lingering post-recessionary phase, the greatest inhibitors to South African economic development are largely domestic and within government’s control, Finance Minister...
Aug 01, 2014
The construction of a wind farm in Jeffreys Bay, in the Eastern Cape, is nearing completion, with the 60-turbine 138-MW-a-day plant expected to supply renewable electricity to power about 115 000 homes at full capacity, project civil and structural works designer and...
Aug 01, 2014
Civil engineering and construction group Esor is on schedule to complete the installation of a 22.3 km DN600 cement mortar lined steel water pipeline from the Xonxa dam to Queenstown Water Treatment Works. The project was awarded in November 2012 by the Chris Hani...
Aug 01, 2014
Consider an industrial plant supplied by a power line or power lines a few tens of kilometres long built only for the purpose of supplying your plant and that your plant draws about 20 MW. Under this condition, it would be normal to have, at your end of the line,...
Aug 01, 2014
The project involves the installation of a cement mortar-lined steel water pipeline from the Xona dam to the Queenstown water treatment works.
 
 
 
 
Jul 31, 2014
Gauteng MEC for Finance Barbara Creecy on Thursday welcomed the significant improvement of the audit outcomes of municipalities in South Africa’s most populous province. The Auditor-General’s 2013 financial year audit outcomes released on Wednesday showed that,...
Jul 31, 2014
An aloe plant in the foreground as construction gets under way at the Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm project site
Work has officially started at Cennergi’s R3.5-billion Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm, located near Bedford, in the Eastern Cape. The 138 MW project was among the 19 renewable-energy and seven wind projects selected following the second bid window under the South...
Jul 25, 2014
Responding in writing to a recent Parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has provided an update for each of the country’s 13 bus-rapid transport (BRT) systems, noting that each network is at a different stage of...
Jul 25, 2014
Workers at First Automotive Works’ (FAW’s) R600-million, 28 000 m2 Coega assembly plant, in Nelson Mandela Bay. The Chinese vehicle manufacturer believes the Eastern Cape assembly plant will position it well for growing African truck demand. FAW is now...
Jul 25, 2014
TURBOCHARGING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT The Ford Struandale Engine Plant donated four turbo-diesel engines to propel skills development and training at the Coega Skills and Training Development Centre
Vehicle manufacturer Ford donated four diesel engines to State-owned entity, the Coega Skills and Training Development Centre, to enhance skills development in the automotive industry.
Jul 25, 2014
The majority of the construction work packages forming part of the expansion of the Ngqura container terminal expansion are complete.
Jul 23, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa is making progress in the fight against corruption, as evidenced by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) probes he has authorised in the last five years. Between 2009 and 2014, the President signed 36 proclamations with five...
Jul 22, 2014
Three Eastern Cape schools will receive a maths and science support plan funded by the Nordex Education Trust – the empowerment arm of the German wind turbine company Nordex; EPC Contractor of three (3) of South Africa’s wind farms namely Dorper, Kouga and...
Jul 22, 2014
The Vanderbijlpark plate mill, which is to be upgraded
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) reports that it is planning an upgrade to its plate mill at Vanderbijlpark in quarter four 2014, which will enable it to produce heavy plates of up to 11 t for South Africa’s emerging wind-tower manufacturing...
Jul 18, 2014
The first commercial truck rolled off the assembly line at the FAW Coega assembly plant on July 10.
 
 
 
 
Jul 18, 2014
The wind farm was inaugurated on July 9.
Jul 18, 2014
TUMI DLAMINI The building industry continues to play a significant role in driving growth and job creation in South Africa
The yearly Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress will be held in Port Elizabeth in September, where national and African representatives will have an opportunity to discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in the building industry.
Jul 18, 2014
Main Activity of the Company: Aecom is a global provider of professional, technical and management support services for a broad range of markets, including transportation, building facilities, environmental, mining, energy, water and government Date and Place of...
Jul 18, 2014
Commercial operations have started at Scatec’s Linde solar PV project, in the Northern Cape.
Jul 15, 2014
MICROmega Holdings’ has established a Skills Development Academy to create skills in the information technology sector though Sebata, a wholly owned subsidiary company of MICROmega. As an integrated technology solutions company, Sebata provides enterprise...
Jul 11, 2014
Government’s Gas Utilisation Master Plan (Gump), Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) underline that gas is not only a substitutable alternative to coal, but could also evolve to become a substantial part of South Africa’s energy mix....
Jul 11, 2014
South Africa is the world’s third-largest Polo market, at 24 994 units sold in the first five months of the year. To be fair, this includes sales of the South African-only Polo Vivo (the fourth generation Polo), as well as the fifth-generation Polo, now rejuvenated...
Jul 11, 2014
Government’s Gas Utilisation Master Plan (Gump), Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) underline that gas is not only a substitutable alternative to coal but a definitive and substantial part of South Africa’s energy mix.
Jul 10, 2014
Today marks a momentous event in SA’s Automotive Industry history, as the first FAW commercial vehicle, built in South Africa, rolled off the assembly line at the FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) LTD production plant at Coega, in the Eastern Cape.  With...
Jul 10, 2014
Commercial operations have started at Scatec Solar’s 40 MW Linde solar photovoltaic (PV) project, located near Hanover in South Africa’s Northern Cape and incorporating solar-tracking technology. The project is the Norwegian group’s second utility-scale solar...
 
 
 
 
Jul 10, 2014
As the first commercial truck rolls off the assembly line of the new R600-million, 28 000 m2 First Automotive Works (FAW) Coega Assembly Plant, in Nelson Mandela Bay, on Thursday, FAW aimed to focus on new expansion plans, both at its existing Johannesburg-based...
Jul 09, 2014
The joint developers of the R3-billion Jeffreys Bay wind farm, situated alongside the N2 in Eastern Cape, have lauded South Africa’s transparent and well-run renewable-energy bidding programme and indicated on Wednesday that they would be participating in the...
Jul 04, 2014
The ELIDZ launched the first regional open innovation solution exchange platform on June 30.
Jul 04, 2014
SOLAR SUPPLY Helukabel supplied more than three-million metres of its Solarflex PV1-F solar cable to solar energy projects in South Africa
Germany-based cable manufacturing specialist Helukabel has supplied a significant portion of several million metres of cable to the renewable-energy sector in South Africa in the past year, Helukabel South Africa MD Doug Gunnewegh tells Engineering News. Helukabel...
Jul 01, 2014
AfriSam is poised to increase its market share in the Eastern Cape with the opening of a third rail to road depot in the province this one in Markman Industrial, Port Elizabeth to supplement the company’s existing depots located in East London and Queenstown. The...
 
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