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Nissan South Africa teams up with Ntirisano to help stimulate economic development

     14th July 2016 Nissan South Africa welcomed Gauteng Premier David Makhura and his delegation to its Head Office in Rosslyn, north of Pretoria, last week. This visit was part of the government’s Ntirisano programme, which is aimed at solving local community problems and empowers them to drive their own... 

Gauteng Transport Authority a step closer – Vadi

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th May 2016 The Gauteng government has made strides in advancing its ambitions of establishing an integrated transport authority and narrowing the fragmentation of the public transport system of South Africa’s most populous province. Addressing media prior to Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s Budget Vote for... 

Vadi aims for in-principle transport authority agreement before August

By: Irma Venter     16th May 2016 The Gauteng government hopes to sign an in-principle agreement with Gauteng’s three major municipalities – Ekurhuleni, Tshwane and Johannesburg – on the formation of a Gauteng Transport Authority (GTA) before the local elections, to be held on August 3, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr... 

Dates, Venues Announced For South African Automotive Week

     11th April 2016 Tshwane - Organisers have announced South Africa's 'Auto City', Tshwane, as the host for the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week will from October 11-13 this year. This year The Week, which includes a Business to Business matching programme for buyers and suppliers, an Automotive... 

Number of service delivery protests drop in Gauteng – Premier

By: African News Agency      9th December 2015 Gauteng’s service delivery plans have resulted in the drop in the number of protests for the first time in 15 years, Premier David Makhura said on Wednesday. “Gauteng is no longer the number one area of protest actions, the number of protests have dropped, thanks to our Ntirhisano community... 

Afrimat credits diversification thrust with 24% surge in H1 earnings

By: Natalie Greve     9th November 2015 Openpit mining group Afrimat has credited an understanding of the cyclical nature of the construction industry, coupled with the intentional diversification of its industrial minerals and construction materials product portfolio, with a healthy 24% uptick in headline earnings a share for the six... 

Govt needs to embrace ICT – Radebe

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd November 2015 Government departments that do not embrace information and communication technology (ICT) applications in the delivery of public services will fail in their mandates, says Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration Jeff Radebe. Addressing... 

Union to march against Post Office

By: African News Agency      29th October 2015 The Communications Workers Union (CWU) in Gauteng would march against the SA Post Office (SAPO) on Thursday, despite a court interdict obtained to stop the march from taking place. The union would march to Gauteng premier David Makhura’s office, the Public Protector and SAPO. 

Cosatu marches for decent work; Public Works minister says job cuts threaten stability

By: African News Agency      7th October 2015 Mining bosses and factory owners retrenching workers were threatening stability, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi told hundreds of Cosatu members in Cape Town taking part in the federation’s countrywide World Day march for Decent Work on Wednesday. “Retrenchments are a declaration of war on the... 

Clear policy guidelines will eliminate confusion between artisanal and illegal mining

By: Zandile Mavuso     31st July 2015 While artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) plays a fundamental role in the South African economy, as it helps reduce poverty and creates jobs for rural communities, the artisanal mining aspect has been labelled as illegal. This is because of the blurred delineation of artisanal and illegal... 

Who’s who of SAESI 2015 conference speakers

     23rd June 2015 We take a look at the keynote speakers, conference chair, session chairs and topic speakers for the South African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI)’s annual conference, to be held in November at NASREC, Johannesburg. Conference chair – Elias Sithole Bongani Elias Sithole entered government in... 

Rhodes Food to take over Saint Pie in R20m deal

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     11th May 2015 JSE-listed Rhodes Food Group will buy food manufacturer Saint Pie for R20-million, it said on Monday. The purchase agreement would also see Rhodes cover Saint Pie’s business liabilities of about R7-million. 

E-toll system ‘unaffordable, inequitable’, panel finds

By: Natalie Greve     15th January 2015 A panel of transport experts tasked last year by Gauteng Premier David Makhura with determining the impact of e-tolls on the province has described the current system as “unaffordable and inequitable”, adding in a report made public on Thursday that it placed a disproportionate financial burden... 

No e-tolls for Cape Town – Sanral 

By: Sapa     11th August 2014 Cape Town will not have tolled freeways like Gauteng, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Sunday. "Firstly, whereas in Gauteng we went out to borrow money in order to build the road, with Cape Town we will be appointing a concessionaire on a Build, Operate and... 

J&G MD steps down after 34 years of service

By: David Oliveira     1st August 2014 Engineering and environmental consultancy Jeffares & Green (J&G) MD Chris Robinson will retire in February 2015, following an eventful career with J&G spanning more than three decades. “I started working for J&G as an associate – now known as an executive associate – in April 1981. I was... 

Egoli Gas says R50m investment part of bigger network expansion plan

By: Terence Creamer     13th June 2014 Natural gas reticulator Egoli Gas has formally initiated a network expansion on the west of Johannesburg, which will enable cellular group MTN to increase its power generation capacity from 2 MW currently to over 10 MW during 2015 and lay the basis for further gas-network expansions into areas... 

R1.2bn broadband project core to Gauteng’s ‘smart province’ ambitions

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th June 2014 Gauteng has taken a step towards implementing its so-called “smart province” strategy, with an extensive R1.2-billion broadband project, designed to promote greater government efficiency, stimulate innovation and knowledge creation and lay the basis for higher levels of economic growth. Following... 

R1.2bn broadband project core to Gauteng’s ‘smart province’ ambitions

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th June 2014 Gauteng has taken a step towards implementing its so-called “smart province” strategy, with an extensive R1.2-billion broadband project, which is designed to promote greater government efficiency, stimulate innovation and knowledge creation and lay the basis for higher levels of economic growth.... 

New gas pipeline to open way for 10 MW MTN power plant 

By: Terence Creamer     27th May 2014 Natural gas reticulator Egoli Gas has formally initiated a network expansion on the west of Johannesburg, which will enable cellular group MTN to increase its power generation capacity from 2 MW currently to over 10 MW during 2015 and lay the basis for further gas-network expansions into areas... 

Govt to shift construction focus from low-cost housing to service delivery projects, says Afrimat

By: Natalie Greve     15th May 2014 Industrial minerals and aggregate products provider Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden expects a shift in government focus away from low-income housing development towards service delivery-centered infrastructure projects, saying this would boost demand for the company’s aggregates and further drive... 

Gautrain considering acquisition of 40 more rail cars

By: Irma Venter     25th October 2013 The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is mulling the acquisition of 40 new Gautrain rail cars, says GMA CEO Jack van der Merwe. “We will have to make a decision before the end of the year.” 

Gautrain agency mulls buying 40 new rail cars as ridership breaches 50 000 

By: Irma Venter     1st October 2013 The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) was mulling the acquisition of 40 new Gautrain rail cars, said GMA CEO Jack van der Merwe on Tuesday. “We will have to make a decision before the end of the year.” 

Mixed reaction to signing of e-tolls law 

By: Sapa     26th September 2013 There was strong reaction from civil society, political parties, and religious groups on Thursday to the signing of the e-tolling bill into law. The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), the Democratic Alliance, the Freedom Front Plus, the ANC Youth League, and the African Christian... 

Gauteng’s future mobility hinges on better coordination, integration

By: Terence Creamer     23rd November 2012 South Africa’s most populous province will require better planning coordination, as well as greater integration across transport modes if it is to avoid future “gridlock”, Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi warned on Tuesday. The recently released Census 2011 showed that Gauteng’s... 

Gauteng's future mobility hinges on better coordination, integration 

By: Terence Creamer     13th November 2012 South Africa’s most populous province will require better planning coordination, as well as greater integration across transport modes if it is to avoid future “gridlock”, Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi warned on Tuesday. The recently released Census 2011 showed that Gauteng’s... 

Parts distribution warehouse, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th October 2012 The project involves the construction of a new parts distribution warehouse near the freight terminal of OR Tambo International Airport. 

Association aims to level the cleaning industry playing field

By: Chantelle Kotze     31st August 2012 The National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) aims to level the cleaning industry playing field in ensuring that big and small companies operate on a regulated basis, Gauteng chairperson Patrick Makhubela tells Engineering News. 

Beverage giant focuses on waste management, recycling

By: Gia Costella     24th August 2012 Beverage giant Coca-Cola South Africa (CCSA) no longer wants its packaging to be seen as waste, but rather as a valuable resource that can be reused in the future, CCSA senior technical operations manager and chairperson of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling company Petco Casper Durandt... 

Job seekers grant proposed – Mashatile

By: Sapa     29th June 2012 The idea of a job seekers grant was proposed during commission discussions around the ANC's social transformation policy document, Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile said on Thursday. "In the commission there was no support for the youth subsidy as initially proposed. We have proposed the job... 

Gauteng sees partnerships as key to industrial revival vision

By: Schalk Burger     29th June 2012 Gauteng has partnered with the private sector, academia and with industries from industrialised countries to boost manufacturing as part of the province’s economy, said Gauteng Economic Development member of the executive committee Qedani Mahlangu in her speech to the provincial legislature in June. 

Infrastructure growth needed for SA to remain Africa’s gateway  

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th May 2012 South Africa needed to invest in and grow its infrastructure network to best position Gauteng as a financial hub and to retain the country’s status as the gateway to Africa, said Gauteng member of executive committee (MEC) for finance and economic affairs Mandla Nkomfe on Thursday. The MEC said... 

Shipping line prepares for Transnet developments

By: Yolandi Booyens     27th April 2012 New infrastructure developments at the Port of Durban, which form part of freight transport group Transnet’s R300-billion, seven-year capital expenditure programme, will have a big impact on all shipping lines calling at the port, says global shipping company Maersk Line. 

Competition body clears PPC’s Pronto acquisition

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     19th March 2012 The Competition Commission has unconditionally approved Pretoria Portland Cement’s (PPC’s) R280-million acquisition of Gauteng-based Pronto Holdings, Through the acquisition, which was announced in November, PPC would become a supplier to the Gauteng markets for ready mix concrete and fly ash.  

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