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Musina Intermodal Terminal to improve cross-border trade

By: Schalk Burger     Updated 3 hours ago The Musina Intermodal Terminal (MIT), launched on Monday, is set to reduce the cost of cross-border trade, especially for bulk commodities, on the North-South trade corridor. The terminal, about 3 km outside Musina and about 13 km from the Beitbridge border post, will serve to move commodities,... 

BMW Group South Africa Rosslyn plant investment programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd June 2017 Production of the new X3 at the BMW plant will start in the first half of 2018. 

Competition Commission prohibits two separate mergers

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st June 2017 The Competition Commission has prohibited a proposed merger between Dutch packaging manufacturer Greif International and local steel drum manufacturer Rheem South Africa, as it would garner anticompetitive activities. The commission felt that, as Greif and Rheem were the only manufacturers of... 

Deloitte head office project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th June 2017 Atterbury has won the tender to develop the new head office for Deloitte. 

Switzerland to expand innovation partnerships in South Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th June 2017 Following the successful collaboration between Switzerland and South Africa in the innovation space, which spans nearly ten years, Switzerland aims to expand and intensify the Swiss-South Africa collaboration, says Swiss Ambassador to South Africa Helene Budliger. “Innovation is key for creating... 

Vadi concerned about slow pace of BRT development in Gauteng

By: Irma Venter     9th June 2017 Gauteng Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi has expressed his concern with the slow pace of development of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in Gauteng, as well as the delay in rolling out the Aerotropolis project, in Ekurhuleni. Speaking at an Intelligent Transport Systems South Africa (ITSSA) forum held... 

MEC Vadi frustrated with slow pace of BRT, aerotropolis developments

By: Irma Venter     25th May 2017 Gauteng Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi has expressed his concern with the slow pace of development of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in Gauteng, as well as the delay in rolling out the Aerotropolis project, in Ekurhuleni. Speaking at an Intelligent Transport Systems South Africa (ITSSA) forum in... 

Rocla Celebrates 100 Years Of Excellence

     17th May 2017 This year Rocla, one of South Africa’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete products, celebrates 100 years of excellence in the supply of products to the infrastructure, building and construction industries.   The Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG) was formed in 2013 when Rocla,... 

D1944 road construction project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     28th April 2017 The 11.5 km project entails the full construction of the road from a gravel road to a tarred road. 

Jim Fouche road and Wilhelmina avenue intersection upgrade project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     28th April 2017 The project involves the upgrade of the Jim Fouche road and Wilhelmina avenue intersection to ease congestion and improve motorists’ safety. 

Road P41-1 rehabilitation project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     28th April 2017 The project will repair more than 5 km of the road between Heidelberg and Springs, in Gauteng. 

Fresh produce markets, agents critical to enabling market access – association

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th April 2017 The agency system of sales in the South African fresh product market is “definitely not under siege”, as suggested by the recent Competition Commission raids, say Produce Marketing Association Southern Africa GM Lindie Stroebel and ZZ2 CEO Tommie van Zyl. The commission, last month, held search... 

Thirteen Weba Chute Systems Set To Increase Material Transfer At Diamond Mine

     6th April 2017 The ability to engineer transfer points for individual application requirements within a plant is a major differentiator for Weba Chute Systems, and it is this capability that enabled the South African OEM to supply a total of 13 custom chute systems to a diamond mine in Botswana. The 13 new Weba... 

Mobility Vision

By: Irma Venter     24th March 2017 Gauteng-based transport economist Andrew Marsay earlier in February detailed his vision for a high-density, high-value public transport system in South Africa, delivered in a presentation at the i-Transport and UATP conference, held in Sandton. Engineering News senior deputy editor Irma Venter... 

Fortress Income Fund launches R650 million Louwlardia development

     16th March 2017 The JSE listed Fortress Income Fund has officially launched the Louwlardia Logistics Park, a R650 million A Grade logistics facility that is under development alongside the N1 in Centurion.   Speaking at the launch,  executive director Andrew Teixeira said that Louwlardia was part of the 1... 

Toll freeways, build more Gautrain links and reinvent PRASA, says economist

By: Irma Venter     27th February 2017 Gauteng-based transport economist Andrew Marsay earlier this month detailed his vision for a high-density, high-value public transport system in South Africa, delivered in a presentation at the i-Transport and UATP conference, held in Sandton. Engineering News senior deputy editor Irma Venter... 

Sanral CEO looks to regain South Africa’s trust despite ongoing e-toll tussle 

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 Not too long ago, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was a firm darling among its peers. It was a well-funded State-owned enterprise (SOE) almost never under fire, seldom in retreat, grinding ever onward in its task to manage and expand the country’s road network. Then came... 

Sanral CEO looks to regain South Africa’s trust despite ongoing e-toll tussle

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 Not too long ago the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was a firm darling among its peers. It was a well-funded State-owned enterprise (SOE) almost never under fire, seldom in retreat, grinding ever onward in its task to manage and expand the country’s road network. Then came... 

Production capacity grows in SA automotive industry

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 The outlook for the local automotive industry for the next three to five years is very positive, with several manufacturers planning upgrades and expansions at their facilities to increase capacity, says drive technology provider SEW Eurodrive South Africa (SA) sales engineer Willem Strydom. 

Application of aerotropolis concept in South Africa to attract business

By: Simone Liedtke     27th January 2017 The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) believes that focused applications of the aerotropolis concept in South Africa will attract business and make domestic airports a preferable link in the value chain. 

Right-First-Time Construction

     16th January 2017 The competitive construction market demands quality results – first time around – to keep clients happy and business profitable. Gauteng-based contractor Probuild has its own proprietary quality management software to make sure this happens. It is busy applying this technology and approach on the... 

Zest Energy Provides Mobile Power For Kamoa-Kakula Mine Development In The DRC

     16th January 2017 The development of the world’s largest high-grade copper deposit – the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo– now is running on power from the DRC’s national grid using a mobile substation recently commissioned by South Africa’s Gauteng-based Zest Energy. The 120/11 kV... 

Ocon Brick Reports Solid And Steady Performance For 2016

     7th December 2016 Despite the economic peaks and troughs during 2016, Gauteng-based Ocon Brick reports a solid and steady performance during the year as the company retains its position as a preferred supplier of clay stock and semi-face bricks to most of the major projects around the province.   Mariana Lamont,... 

Wesbank carports solar panel project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd December 2016 The project involves the replacement of shade-net carports with solar photovoltaic panels at Wesbank and FNB's Fairland campus, in Gauteng. 

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... 

These are SA's 3 worst performing provinces 

By: News24Wire      17th November 2016 The Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces failed to improve their audit outcomes over the past three years, according to Auditor General South Africa (AGSA). Auditor general (AG), Kimi Makwetu, shared the past year’s audit results at a press briefing held at Parliament on Wednesday. 

Irregular expenditure jumps 80% in 2015/16 – Auditor-General

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th November 2016 Irregular expenditure by national and provincial departments and public entities has increased to R46.36-billion in 2015/16, an 80% increase from the prior year. Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu revealed on Wednesday that this was owing to the continued noncompliance with supply chain management... 

Cullinan mine set for increased, lower-cost production as R4bn C-Cut project progresses

By: Ilan Solomons     4th November 2016 Southern Africa-focused miner Petra Diamonds is making good progress on completing the R4-billion C-Cut Phase 1 expansion project, which will initially extend its Cullinan diamond mine’s life span by about 15 years. Development of the 5.7 ha C-Cut will consolidate the areas that the company is... 

Small business needs to focus on digital overhaul

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th October 2016 The rapid rise of technology and the digital revolution are increasingly pushing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to undertake a digital and creative transformation. However, a lack of access to, and knowledge of, information technology (IT) are holding these businesses back, with the... 

Growing appreciation for the economic and environmental contribution of South Africa’s waste pickers 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st October 2016 Waste pickers, or street surfers, have become as ubiquitous a sight across urban South Africa as the minibus taxi and few would argue that they control their home-made carts with just as much dexterity. To many motorists, these informal workers are seen as little more than another hazard on the... 

Growing appreciation for the economic and environmental contribution of South Africa’s waste pickers

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st October 2016 Waste pickers, or street surfers, have become as ubiquitous a sight across urban South Africa as the minibus taxi and few would argue that they control their home-made carts with just as much dexterity. To many motorists these informal workers are seen as little more than another hazard on the... 

Many tech companies expected to be started, incubated at Joburg hub

By: Schalk Burger     14th October 2016 Many new technology companies would be started and incubated  at the digital innovation hub, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, which would also contribute to the transformation of Johannesburg and Gauteng. The hub – called Tshimologong, which is seTswana for a place of new beginnings – was the... 

RamPiping Systems

     14th October 2016 High-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping fabricator, supplier and installation specialist RamPiping Systems has expanded its focus to include piping solutions from US-based supplier NOV Fiber Glass Systems (NOV FGS). Since being established in 2006, RamPiping’s main focus has been on HDPE, but... 

Babcock delivers plant services for strategic pipeline project

     4th October 2016 Babcock’s commitment to delivering trusted engineering support services to industry saw their plant services division assisting Transnet in successfully completing one of the country’s most ambitious engineering and construction projects to date. Babcock supplied mobile cranes and other... 

Twinsaver new production equipment project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th September 2016 The project aims to install new production equipment at Twinsaver’s operations in Belville and Kliprivier. 

Italtile to expand retail footprint

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th September 2016 With prevailing economic and sociopolitical conditions unlikely to improve in the forthcoming year, JSE-listed ceramic tiles retailer Italtile states that to sustain results at current levels, “opportunities for growth have to be realised within the business”. Further, despite expected growth in... 

Springs Mall project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd September 2016 Construction of the Springs Mall is well under way. 

Multotec Improves Recoveries, Grades And Yields

     30th August 2016 Northam Chrome Producers is realising improved recoveries, better grades and higher yields following the retrofit of Multotec spirals at its recovery plant. The decision to replace the existing spirals with those designed and manufactured by Multotec was taken by this chrome producer following... 

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