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Apr 18, 2014
On April 11, President Jacob Zuma launched the Mzimvubu water project.
Apr 18, 2014
Peugeot Citroën South Africa (PCSA) is “fighting as a team” to secure local assembly of the Peugeot 301 in South Africa, says PCSA MD Francis Harnie. He says the entry-level sedan is only available in left-hand drive at the moment, and that PCSA wants the...
Apr 14, 2014
President Jacob Zuma on Friday launched the more than R12.45-billion Mzimvubu water project, which would include the building of the Ntabelanga and Laleni dams, in the Eastern Cape. The Ntabelanga dam, which would store about 490-million cubic meters of water, would...
Apr 11, 2014
State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) launched a flagship enterprise development initiative – Singakwenza Kwenzeke – a phrase meaning we can make it happen, last month. Singakwenza Kwenzeke is a two-year capacity building programme that focuses on increased...
Apr 08, 2014
Southern Africa’s first ever wind atlas, developed to help government and industry to identify high-potential wind development zones, has reached the end of its first stage and is to be expanded following new funding commitments. The Wind Atlas for South Africa...
Apr 08, 2014
The upgrade of the Caesars Dam Water Treatment Works in the Addo region will alleviate the water shortage problem the Eastern Cape town of Paterson is currently facing due to the increased water demand.  South Africa’s leading black-owned engineering consulting...
Apr 02, 2014
PCSA MD Francis Harnie
Peugeot Citroën South Africa (PCSA) was “fighting as a team” to secure local assembly of the Peugeot 301 in South Africa, said PCSA MD Francis Harnie on Wednesday. Addressing a media briefing in Johannesburg, he said the entry-level sedan was only available in...
Mar 28, 2014
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Construction of the R250-million Ludeke dam is expected to be completed and filled with water by the end of March.
Mar 28, 2014
A progress update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – first window.
Mar 28, 2014
A progress report on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme - second window.
Mar 28, 2014
A progress update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – third round.
Mar 28, 2014
AW2013/14/37 Amatola Water Board is a State-owned, water utility established in November 1997 and is mandated to render water services to water sector institutions, to local government and other customers in the Eastern Cape. Bids are invited for Sterkspruit...
Mar 25, 2014
Kids’ Lab experiments attended by close to 2000 learners BASF sponsors prizes for top science post-graduate presentations BASF’s global Kids’ Lab programme has won the “Best Exhibitor” award at SciFest Africa.  Announced at the closing ceremony of...
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
The new AGV line
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has installed an automated guided vehicle (AGV) line to replace the traditional roller conveyor used on the VW250 engine line. An AGV is a mobile robot that follows markers or cabling in the floor, or uses vision or lasers to...
Mar 21, 2014
South Africa-based wood-preservative chemicals supplier Dolphin Bay Chemicals implemented its first pilot  wood treatment of wood ammonium copper quaternary (ACQ) in October 2013. ACQ was developed in the US and is being manufactured locally by Dolphin Bay Chemicals...
Mar 21, 2014
Kalagadi Manganese has secured a R2.2-billion loan from the African Development Bank for its mine, sinter plant and part of the proposed smelter complex.
Mar 20, 2014
To coincide with National Water Week 2014, nongovernment organisations (NGOs) the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) and Conservation South Africa (CSA) have launched a European Union-funded project that will...
Mar 20, 2014
Construction of the R250-million Ludeke dam, in the Eastern Cape, is expected to be completed and filled with water for the first time by the end of March, MBB Consulting said in a statement on Thursday. The Ludeke dam project, which formed part of the first phase of...
Mar 19, 2014
Baywest Mall developers Abacus Asset Management and Billion Group yesterday began the one year countdown until the doors of the Eastern Cape’s largest mall open to the public on March 19 next year. Celebrating the launch of the countdown on Algoa FM yesterday...
Mar 14, 2014
The Dedisa and Avon peaking power projects were named the Euromoney Project Finance Magazine’s Africa Power Deal of the Year for 2013 in February this year.
Mar 12, 2014
Two deals worth a combined R14.7-billion led by the Corporate and Investment Banking division of Barclays Africa have secured four top international awards. The banking firm was awarded Overall African Deal of the Year for 2013 as well as Africa Power Deal of the...
Mar 11, 2014
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) said this week that their baseline study on shale gas aimed to put to bed evident uncertainties as South Africa moved to...
Mar 11, 2014
Kendal power station
State-owned power utility Eskom has applied to postpone the date by which sixteen of its power stations have to comply with the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (AQA) minimum emission standards, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)...
Mar 10, 2014
Fostering learners’ interest in chemistry Highlighting the importance of water resources Following last year’s success of its Kids’ Labs workshops at the National Science Festival, and being recognised with the “Best Newcomer Exhibition” award, BASF will...
Mar 07, 2014
The Department of Communications (DoC) on Friday took the public discussions over the proposed changes to South Africa’s information and communications technology (ICT) policy to stakeholders in the North West in the first of a series of provincial public hearings...
Mar 07, 2014
The 100 Bicycles project has been named as an official project for the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014. Spearheaded by ideas and communications agency LIFE brand, the project aims to highlight the socio-economic and environmental benefits of bicycles. By its...
Mar 07, 2014
US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard has urged the South African government to take heed of growing appeals from sections of American business for a levelling of the trade playing field ahead of upcoming deliberations on the extension of the Africa Growth and Opportunity...
Mar 07, 2014
The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC),  which organises the yearly Beef Cattle Farming Indaba, reports that the 2013 event has been a success and that they have been able to reach out to rural farmers. The indaba is aimed at introducing rural farmers...
Mar 06, 2014
As energy utility Eskom on Thursday instituted nationwide load-shedding for the first time since 2008, a report released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) revealed that the volume of electricity consumed in January increased by 2.8% year-on-year, exceeding a 1.2%...
Mar 06, 2014
DCD wind tower facility
The official commissioning of key projects this weekend represents the “coming of age” of the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) as the 11 500 ha Eastern Cape-based space “primed” for the transition to a special economic zone (SEZ). Trade and Industry...
Mar 04, 2014
The government’s infrastructure programme is helping combat the effects of the recession and sparking new investment deals, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. He told an infrastructure cluster media briefing that a combination of investment,...
Feb 28, 2014
Final turbine erection.
All 60 turbines have been installed at the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm, in the Eastern Cape, with the project, which is already supplying electricity to Eskom, expected to enter commercial operations in May. GM Mark Pickering said a 90-person erection crew had...
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Wind farm development project MetroWind Van Stadens (MWVS) wind farm will sell renewable energy to State-owned utility Eskom, who will be exhibiting at Power-Gen Africa 2014, for the next 20 years in accordance with the terms of a power purchase agreement.
Feb 26, 2014
The Department of Energy’s R9.7-billion independent power producer (IPP) peaking projects, Avon and Dedisa were last week named the winners of the Euromoney Project Finance Magazine’s Africa Power Deal of the Year for 2013 award. The financing for the IPP peaking...
Feb 26, 2014
Acceding that municipalities and provincial departments had limited revenue-raising powers, with 97% of provincial spending financed through the division of revenue, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has allocated 43.4% of nationally-raised revenue in 2014/15 to...
Feb 26, 2014
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan reaffirmed the State’s commitment to national infrastructure development in his 2014 Budget, noting that R847-billion would be invested in infrastructure over the coming three years, reinforcing a shift in the composition of...
Feb 25, 2014
Aurecon has recently been appointed to provide engineering services for three projects in the third round of the South African Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. The REIPPPP supports the South African...
Feb 25, 2014
The 138 MW Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape is characterised by the extremely fast track nature of the project. A consortium for the provision of civils and electrical infrastructure to one of the continent’s largest wind farm was formed by Murray &...
Feb 24, 2014
The VWSA Uitenhage plant
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) should this year see record production at its engine plant, in Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape. VWSA MD David Powels says engine plant production reached 110 708 units in 2012, growing to 151 269 units in 2013. This year, he...
Feb 21, 2014
Investec secures second African Power Deal of the Year award for 2013 Another South African energy deal took the limelight this year at the Euromoney Project Finance Magazine awards held in London on 20 February as the Department of Energy’s large scale independent...
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