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Reuse of road construction materials mitigates road damage 

By: Simone Liedtke     16th February 2018 To eliminate extensive road damage, construction company Wirtgen SA sales manager Waylon Kukard explains that for an environment-friendly rehabilitation of road pavements, existing construction materials need to be fully reused, which significantly reduces material costs. 

Orion on track to develop Prieska zinc/copper project

By: Anine Kilian     15th September 2017 ASX-listed Orion Minerals, which will list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Monday, is focused on fast -tracking the development of its Northern Cape-based Prieska zinc/copper project. The company plans to leverage the secondary listing to open up more efficient local funding options through... 

SADC urged to liberalise services and improve business environments

By: Keith Campbell     4th August 2017 In addition to making intraregional trade in goods easier, the member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) should facilitate intra-bloc trade in services and improve their business environments, the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) argued in... 

New financing models needed for infrastructure

By: African News Agency      18th January 2017 Global leaders and representatives of Canada, France, Switzerland, China, South Africa and the United States on Tuesday, questioned the ability of public sectors across the globe to develop proper infrastructure ecosystems. Financing of infrastructure projects seemed not to be the major obstacle... 

Solar Powered Computer Lab handover to Buffelsdale Secondary School

22nd February 2016 The company Give IT Back was formed in 2009 with an aim to source and provide technology and people less fortunate. In just over 2 years of operating the organisation offered a complete computer lab and can proudly boas that they have 18 fully functioning computer labs throughout the country... 

Experts discuss possible ways of mitigating impact of global challenges on SA

By: Zandile Mavuso     4th December 2015 Amid unfavourable economic conditions globally and declining investment in South Africa, the challenges of industrial enhancement, urban development, water governance and transport planning have required intervention to ensure progress in the transition to a sustainable future. 

Lafarge South Africa Rewards Achievers In The Bodibe Community

30th July 2015 The annual Lafarge Community Trust Awards for Excellence takes place at E H Mogase Primary School in Bodibe Village, North West Province on 24 July 2015, timed to coincide with celebrating the spirit Mandela Day. Over 40 awards are being presented to give public recognition to school learners,... 

Megaproject strategy to permanently alter housing development landscape – Makhura 

By: Natalie Greve     7th April 2015 The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) has fleshed out a radical Mega Projects human settlements strategy that will signify a “paradigm shift” in spatial planning and housing development in the province, transitioning urban planning towards projects that delivered no fewer than 15 000 units and... 

Much of Africa needs to improve its commercial aviation infrastructure

By: Keith Campbell     18th July 2014 To have effective commercial aviation sectors, African countries must have the proper infrastructure, and currently not all have such infrastructure. This is one of the challenges facing the development of commercial aviation on the continent. “Infrastructure in commercial aviation is a... 

Materials firm aims to support moves towards sustainable construction

By: Anine Kilian     11th July 2014 Building materials group Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity, Lafarge Country CEO Thierry Legrand tells Engineering News. He states that the Group’s brand baseline of building better... 

Construction Regulations 2014 provide legislative platform to address health and safety 

By: Leandi Kolver     10th February 2014 The Department of Labour (DoL) on Monday promulgated the Construction Regulations 2014 providing a legislative platform to address health and safety in the South African construction industry. The 2014 regulations amended the first South African construction regulations promulgated in 2003. The... 

Investment in infrastructure key to unlocking Africa’s oil and gas potential 

15th May 2013 Africa needs to invest heavily in its infrastructure if it is to grow its oil and gas production, as well as increase demand for these energy resources, Thomson Reuters head of business development for commodities and energy in Africa Michel Karera has said. He argued that proper infrastructure... 


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