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Sep 12, 2014
Noting a recent report by Statistics South Africa, which recorded an increase in the number of bucket toilets in the Eastern Cape, provincial government said this week that it was studying the contents of the report to ascertain where this increase had occurred and...
Sep 12, 2014
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is preparing to leverage its strategic coastal position to develop the Eastern Cape economy through proposed aquaculture development zones (ADZs), with a proposed R2-billion project aiming to contribute $278-million to the...
Sep 11, 2014
Encouraged by the industrial and tourism potential of Port Elizabeth and driven by its partnership with gas company Air Products, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier and distributer Reatile Gaz on Thursday officially opened a new LPG depot and cylinder filling...
Sep 11, 2014
The forum will bring together key stakeholders including the Dube TradePort, the Richards Bay IDZ, Trade and Investment KZN and KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. KwaZulu-Natal is seeking to promote itself as the access point for capital and...
Sep 10, 2014
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Monday that government had made “great” progress in countering corruption within State institutions, noting that President Jacob Zuma had, since 2009, signed 36 proclamations authorising the Special Investigating Unit...
Sep 09, 2014
South African employers have reported cautiously optimistic hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter, with 10% of those polled in a recent study expecting to increase staffing levels, 5% forecasting a decrease in employee numbers and 85% anticipating no change to...
Sep 05, 2014
Strata Civils has successfully built 18 hockey and soccer AstroTurfs to date and aims to service the synthetic sports field market countrywide, Charles Linnegar, Managing Director, says. “Our first major contract was for township infrastructure in Parklands and...
Sep 05, 2014
African Oxygen’s air separation unit is more than 75% complete.
Sep 05, 2014
 
 
 
Sep 05, 2014
On August 22, trade remedy history was made – the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) informed of the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of portland cement, classifiable under tariff subheading 2523.29,...
Sep 05, 2014
Earthworks and civil works for the wind turbine foundation bases are complete.
Sep 05, 2014
The R41-million pumpstation for the Ludeke dam is being commissioned.
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
Several rural communities are facing severe water contamination, the DA said on Monday after it conducted a probe into water quality in four provinces. "The vast majority of South Africans are receiving clean and reliable water, but there are problems and they appear...
Aug 29, 2014
Welding and construction-related equipment supplier Renttech South Africa’s acquisitions of East London-based gas and welding supplier East Coast Industries (ECI), in July, has offorded Renttech South Africa a far greater presence in the Eastern Cape. “With branches...
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
COLD BOX The cold box, which weighs almost 100 t, was designed and manufactured by Germany-based Linde Group
South African gas company Afrox’s R300-million, 150 t/d air separation unit (ASU) in the Coega industrial development zone of the Eastern Cape, is more than 75% complete, Afrox MD Brett Kimber tells Engineering News. Major equipment, including the cold box and...
Aug 29, 2014
LUDEKE DAM SPILLWAY The dam will supply 20-million litres of safe drinking water a day to more than 266 000 people in the Mbizana area
The R41-million pumpstation for the Ludeke dam, in the Eastern Cape, is in the process of being commissioned and will soon help alleviate the water shortages being experienced in the Mbizana region.
Aug 29, 2014
GAS DEMAND For gas to play a more prominent role in the energy mix of South Africa the size and distribution network of the gas market will need to increase
Although demand for natural gas was increasing in South Africa, it accounted for only 2% of the country’s energy supply, followed by oil, with 19%, and coal providing 67%, noted South African Oil & Gas Alliance (Saoga) executive chairperson Mthozami Xiphu at this...
 
 
 
 
Aug 27, 2014
Industrial gases and welding products company African Oxygen (Afrox) on Wednesday announced the arrival of the German-engineered cold box for its R300-million air separation unit (ASU) at the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ), in the Eastern Cape. The...
Aug 27, 2014
At 40 m long and weighing in at over 100 tons, a state-of-the-art German-engineered cold box is being transported to the Afrox site within the Coega IDZ, where it will be integrated with the rest of the R300-million air separation unit being developed by leading...
Aug 26, 2014
Jasco Enterprise has restructured its coastal offices into a single coastal division serving the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, the company announced on Tuesday. The newly consolidated division, led by executive head of coastal regions Karel Botha,...
Aug 25, 2014
Pareto CEO Marius Muller
Amid mounting consumer pressure, recently opened shopping centres, as well as those set to open in the coming months, could experience a slow start to trading as they open ahead of the requisite market demand for additional retail developments, property loan stock...
Aug 25, 2014
A report on school infrastructure released last week on behalf of the South African Human Rights Commission and the Centre for Child Law was inaccurate and misleading, the basic education department said on Sunday. "The report entitled 'Mud to Bricks: A review of...
Aug 22, 2014
Various stakeholders have expressed optimism that the Small Business Development Ministry, created after the national elections in May, will add much needed impetus to enterprise development in South Africa, where a strengthening of the entrepreneurial culture is...
Aug 22, 2014
Various stakeholders have expressed optimism that the Small Business Development Ministry, created after the national elections in May, will add much needed impetus to enterprise development in South Africa, where a strengthening of the entrepreneurial culture is...
Aug 22, 2014
JSE-listed electronics group Jasco is expanding its fire-detection and fire-suppression market reach in South Africa, says Jasco fire-protection head and founder of former fire-protection solutions provider Firecare Tony Balanco. Balanco tells Engineering News that...
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
Global engineering and specialist technical services firm Aurecon has designed an Intelligent Incident Management Portal (IIMP) for the Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM), in the Eastern Cape, to assist in dealing with community concerns regarding service...
 
 
 
 
Aug 21, 2014
Phumulo Masualle and Naledi Pandor
The East London industrial development zone (Elidz) on Thursday afternoon officially launched its Science and Technology Park (STP), which is aimed at speeding up the pace of economic development in the Eastern Cape. The STP’s location within the Elidz was expected...
Aug 20, 2014
Dr Rob Davies
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
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 Wednesday....
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...
Aug 12, 2014
JSE-listed property group Redefine Properties has concluded an agreement to buy the rental enterprises within the property portfolio of Macsteel Coreprop and Macsteel Genprop, which stretch across South Africa, upping its industrial property portfolio to about...
 
 
 
 
Aug 12, 2014
Responding in writing to a question by Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Christian Hunsinger, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has indicated that 59 029 taxis have been scrapped since the inception of the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme (TRP) in October 2006....
Aug 11, 2014
Since the inception of the New Growth Path in November 2010 – in which South Africa’s renewable energy ambitions are defined – development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), has funded 54 green projects in the solar, wind, renewable...
Aug 11, 2014
Government says it will pay special attention to marine conservation and developing inland fishing in the Eastern Cape as one way of ensuring South Africa’s food security. This emerged when Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana paid a two-day...
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.
 
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