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Mar 11, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
The South African economy has grown by an average of 3.2% a year from 1994 to 2012, while the number of people employed increased by about 5.6-million, or 60%, between 1994 and 2013, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday at the release of the Presidency’s 20-year...
Feb 14, 2014
QUALITY STANDARDS The South African construction industry faces severe problems regarding construction project delivery owing to skills shortage and low quality standards
The South African construction industry, which many expect to go through a high growth phase this year, owing to an increased number of construction projects, and a greater focus on housing projects and large-scale infrastructure projects, is facing severe problems...
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Energy is a long-term investment and significant funds, a long-term plan and clear policy frameworks are needed in Africa to ensure thriving energy sectors on the continent.
Sep 20, 2013
Eskom’s response, in a statement released on Wednesday, to groundWork and Earthlife Africa Jhb’s concerns on the company’s application for exemption from Minimum Emission Standards and postponement of the MES timeframes for a number of their power stations,...
May 31, 2013
The Indian government’s conundrum over the linkages between mining, social development and tribal extremism has resurfaced, with a Minister questioning the sanctioning of mining in forests. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has raised questions over the...
Mar 01, 2013
African-led multilateral financial institution the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) recently launched a project-development facility.
Jul 04, 2012
The global mining industry drives more than 45% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), either on a direct basis or through the use of products that facilitate other industries, says AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani. Cutifani, who addressed this week’s...
Jun 08, 2012
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Apr 27, 2012
Before the end of July, the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) plans to have canvassed all 17 of its newly endorsed strategic integrated projects, or Sips, with leaders and officials across all three spheres of government. Four are so-called...
Dec 05, 2011
Gladstone's major liquefied natural gas (LNG) players would contribute some A$13.5-million to a trust fund set up to boost social infrastructure across the region. Australia Pacific LNG, QGC and Santos’ Gladstone LNG would collectively contribute the funds, while...
Mar 04, 2011
For me, one of the more interesting sidebars to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2011 Budget was a note entitled ‘Budgeting for better results in infrastructure spending’. On closer examination, I found that government is intending to create a register of...
Mar 01, 2011
In his 2010 State of the Nation Address, the President reiterated the importance of the national infrastructure investment programme:
Jan 26, 2011
Civil engineering and construction group Sanyati reports that the slow turnaround in the procurement of much needed services for the expansion and refurbishment of social infrastructure continues to weigh heavily on the civil construction market. The ongoing impact...
Sep 03, 2010
The completion of the 2010 Fifa World Cup building programme cannot be blamed for the estimated decline of 23,5% in real terms in civil engineering turnover, compared with a year ago, and 33% over a six-months period, ending at the end of the first quarter of 2010.
Aug 20, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
The debate on whether the R33-billion spent by government to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup has been worth the expense has been all but crowded out by the fact that South Africans have embraced the tournament with joyful abandon – indeed, very little debate can be...
Jul 02, 2010
The debate on whether the R33-billion spent by government to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup has been worth the expense and has been all but crowded out by the fact that South Africans have embraced the tournament with joyful abandon - indeed, very little debate can be...
May 07, 2010
The pipeline of South African infrastructure projects that could be funded through project finance-type mechanisms has grown to unprecedented levels, Nedbank Capital’s head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo argues. He tells Engineering News...
 
 
 
 
Apr 07, 2010
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) would invest $100-million in the second Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF2), which was aimed at promoting the development of basic infrastructure on the African continent. The AIIF2, which was established by the...
Feb 05, 2010
Against the backdrop of considerable public discourse on the potential for a leftward shift in macroeconomic policy, President Jacob Zuma’s address to last week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, was interesting. In it, the President appeared to...
Jan 27, 2010
President Jacob Zuma came out on the side of economic-policy stability at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, arguing that "judicious management" of the country's finances had enabled South Africa to respond to its first recession of...
Nov 27, 2009
Part of the Gautrain should be completed by June 27, 2010, provincial premier Nomvula Mokonyane said in Johannesburg on Friday. “All construction work on Gautrain is proceeding well and we are confident that the project will be completed within the agreed time...
Apr 17, 2009
Power utility Eskom reports that, to date, its Medupi and Kusile power stations are on schedule to meet their commissioning target dates in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Oct 10, 2008
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May 13, 2008
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Tuesday called for more private sector investment in South Africa's infrastructure. "The IFC is ready to engage with other stakeholders to find solutions to South Africa's power shortage and increase...
Apr 11, 2008
The proposed project will involve the rehabilitation and expansion of the Salala Rubber Corporation's rubber plantation.
Jan 29, 2008
ASX- and TSX-listed Paladin Energy has not delayed its Kayelekera uranium project, in Malawi, and is on schedule to start commissioning and ramping up production in the March quarter of next year, Toronto-based spokesperson Greg Taylor said on Tuesday.
 
 
 
 
Jun 29, 2007
Talk has progressed to action as work begins on the 20 prioritised townships programme (20PTP) launched on September 13, last year, by Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa. “During this year, we expect to spend about R1,1-billion in identified projects by both...
Jun 29, 2007
Talk has progressed to action as work begins on the 20 prioritised townships programme (20PTP) launched on September 13, last year, by Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa.
Apr 06, 2007
South Africa's Competition Commission, which has, over the past few months, shown a far greater propensity to deal proactively with what it perceives as anticompetitive behaviour in sectors as diverse as banking through to agroprocessing, is now casting its eye...
Apr 05, 2007
South Africa's Competition Commission, which has, over the past few months, shown a far greater propensity to deal proactively with what it perceives as anticompetitive behaviour in sectors as diverse as banking through to agroprocessing, is now casting its eye...
Nov 05, 2004
Leading international economist Jeffery Sachs says cancelling Africa’s foreign debt is the key to releasing public funds that could break the continent out of the poverty trap.
Feb 26, 2003
The Gauteng Provincial Government said it would intensify its housing programme to ensure that Gauteng residents, particularly those living in ‘slums’ or are homeless, receive access to decent housing.
Feb 17, 2003
South African President Thabo Mbeki announced on Friday that the government would launch an Expanded Public Works Programme, aimed at addressing investment in social infrastructure.
May 31, 2002
South Africa’s largest sugar producer the Illovo Sugar group, has completed its rehabilitation of the Maragra sugar mill and agricultural estates in Mozambique, a programme which begun when the company acquired a 50% stake in 1997.
Oct 13, 2000
South Africa needs to consider an approach to social infrastructure delivery which embraces the meeting of basic needs and stimulation of economic activity.
Nov 26, 1999
Breweries & Wineries
Nov 12, 1999
Building the Nation
Jun 04, 1999
SOUTH Africa’s first black-owned vineyard is looking for partners to help it build its own cellar and bottling plant to the tune of R20-million. New Beginnings Wine Farm spokesperson Victor Titus reports that at present the vineyard makes use of the...
Apr 30, 1999
Despite low confidence levels by industry in general in the construction sector, new president of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) Dr Rodney Milford believes that gross domestic fixed investment (GDFI), excluding plant and equipment, will...
 
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