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City of Cape Town proposes R800m transport infrastructure project for Wynberg

By: African News Agency      8th February 2019 The City of Cape Town’s portfolio committee for transport on Friday morning approved a project for the further roll-out of the MyCity bus service in the greater Wynberg area, which if given council approval, will see new infrastructure investment of around R800-million. The two proposed transport... 

Sanral’s strategy, transformation policy ready for Cabinet approval 

By: Irma Venter     22nd October 2018 The South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) Horizon 2030 strategy is “ready to go to Cabinet”, in a process that will be managed by the Department of Transport (DoT), says Sanral transformation manager Ismail Essa. He says the Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande, as well as... 

Waste gas fuels smelter

By: Halima Frost     31st August 2018 A gas processing plant, built by backup and continuous power solutions provider Diesel Electric Services, in Boshoek near Rustenburg, has achieved over 45 000 lost-time injury-free hours in its first year of operation. The project –  which started in January 2016, and took about 16 months to... 

Our innovations are the key partnership to your future

By: Yolande Botes     17th August 2018 “The EIE Group is known for its innovative state-of-the-art machinery and associated technologies on their automated and semi-automated solutions. Similarly, our reputation for applying solutions that ensure that our customer’s operations are fully optimised and fully supported through our... 

When the going gets tough, the tough get railing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2018 Earlier this year, it was widely reported that Zambia had passed a statutory ruling which instructed firms (affecting mostly Mining), to transport at least 30% of their heavy and bulk freight volumes by rail. To place this into perspective, it is estimated that only 5% of the total freight moved... 

Lupaka upgrades Invicta road as a critical step towards imminent production

By: Henry Lazenby     12th December 2017 Peru-focused gold explorer and project developer Lupaka Gold has appointed a contractor to expand, enhance, and modify 27 km of road starting from the paved Huacho-Churin-Oyon highway, located at about 1 500 m above sea level, up to the Invicta project, located at about 3 500 m above sea level.... 

Gautrain chief on the four pillars of a successful transport megaproject

By: Keith Campbell     20th October 2017 The successful implementation of transport infrastructure megaprojects rest on four equally important “pillars”, Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe told the recent Sixth Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Conference, in Pretoria. They are: political will and commitment;... 

Transport megaprojects stand on four legs – Gautrain CEO

By: Keith Campbell     10th October 2017 The successful implementation of transport infrastructure megaprojects rests on four equally important “pillars”. So affirmed Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe to the recent sixth Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Conference, in Pretoria. These pillars are: political... 

Kenya high-speed expressway.

By: Sheila Barradas     6th October 2017 The Kenyan National Highways Authority plans to build a 473 km expressway between Nairobi and Mombasa. 

Sanral awards R1.63-billion Mtentu megabridge construction contract to Aveng Strabag JV

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th August 2017 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has awarded the R1.63-billion tender for the construction of the Mtentu megabridge to a joint venture comprising Aveng Grinaker-LTA and European construction firm Strabag. Construction of the bridge, which forms part of the N2 Wild Coast... 

Company celebrates 70 years of success

By: Robyn Wilkinson     30th June 2017 Professional engineering services provider SMEC South Africa’s merger with Singapore-based consultancy Surbana Jurong has further strengthened the South African company’s offering to the African market this year as it celebrates its seventieth year of operation. 

AfDB approves $253m for Uganda–Kenya connecting road upgrades

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th April 2017 The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved $253-million in loans to the governments of Kenya and Uganda for the upgrading of a 118 km road section connecting the two countries and construction of the 32km Eldoret town bypass, in Kenya. Kenya will receive $147.3-million and Uganda... 

R158m road construction project part of Gauteng development programme

By: African News Agency      16th March 2017 An R158-million road construction project was launched for the Rust der Winter and Mkhombo Nature Reserves, north-east of Pretoria, the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport said on Thursday. The D1944 road construction project, launched by the Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail... 

SAA cancels flights to Nigeria airport 

By: African News Agency      8th February 2017 South African Airways (SAA) and a number of other airlines have cancelled flights to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the Nigerian capital Abuja due to the dangers posed by the state of disrepair of the runway. SAA cancelled flights for six weeks, as repairs on the runway began on... 

Fourteen airport rail links planned in Africa, including two more in SA

By: Irma Venter     16th December 2016 There are more than 7 000 airports indexed at the International Air Transport Association (Iata), with 600 of those handling more than 1-million passengers a year. Around 150 of these 600 airports have rail access directly to the terminals, with only 23 of the 150 featuring dedicated,... 

Fourteen airport rail links planned in Africa, including two more in South Africa

By: Irma Venter     15th December 2016 There are more than 7 000 airports indexed at the International Air Transport Association (Iata), with 600 of those hand- ling more than one-million passengers a year. Around 150 of these 600 airports have rail access directly to the terminals, with only 23 of the 150 featuring dedicated,... 

Investment in infrastructure remains government priority

By: Anine Kilian     26th October 2016 Government has budgeted R987.4-billion for infrastructure over the next three years, with large investments continuing in energy, transport and telecommunications, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said during the presentation of the 2016 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday. He... 

Gautrain agency crunching numbers on new lines, tunnels and rolling stock

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2016 Building and operating the Gautrain rail system has always been a complex numbers game, ever since former Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa first announced the project in 2000. Six years from the start of operations in 2010, not much has changed. 

Gautrain agency crunching numbers on new lines, tunnels and rolling stock

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2016 Building and operating the Gautrain rail system has always been a complex numbers game, ever since former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa first announced the project in 2000. Six years on from the start of operations in 2010, not much has changed. 

Brenner Base tunnel project, Austria to Italy

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd July 2016 The project includes an exploratory tunnel from one end to the other, which is located between the tunnels and about 12 m below the surface. 

St Helena Airport development, St Helena Island

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd April 2016 The St Helena Airport has completed a successful five-day audit run. 

Five-day audit test of St Helena Airport completed

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th April 2016 The Bombardier Challenger 300 aircraft that made the inaugural flight to St Helena Airport (HLE), in the south Atlantic Ocean, returned to its Lanseria, Johannesburg, base on Friday, following a successful five-day audit run, global business aviation organisation ExecuJet Africa said. The... 

AfDB approves $228m loan to rehabilitate strategic transit route in Kenya

By: Anine Kilian     1st April 2016 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $228-million loan to Kenya’s government to rehabilitate a 172 km road linking the towns of Isebania and Ahero, near Lake Victoria. The road formed part of the Sirari Corridor, a major trade and transit route linking Tanzania, Kenya and South Sudan. 

Trans-European Transport Network project, European Union

By: Sheila Barradas     1st April 2016 The project will remove bottlenecks, upgrade infrastructure and streamline crossborder transport operations for passengers and businesses throughout the European Union. 

St Helena Airport development, St Helena Island

By: Sheila Barradas     26th February 2016 Basil Read is participating in a further round of desktop audits with the regulator Air Safety Support International for the St Helena Airport development project. 

30% of SA’s platinum now comes from mechanised mines, gold sector mulling or implementing high-tech initiatives

By: Ilan Solomons     4th December 2015 South African mines are becoming more modernised faster than many people realise, says University of the Witwatersrand Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems director Dr Declan Vogt. “Many platinum mines are implementing mechanisation, with about 30% of the country’s current underground platinum... 

Johannesburg municipality to continue public transport initiatives  

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th November 2015 The City of Johannesburg municipality plans to continue its focus on the implementation of an integrated transport system through its transport legacy projects following the EcoMobility World Festival 2015, in the Sandton central business district (CBD). “[The festival] proved . . . that there is... 

Exciting developments on the space front

By: Kelvin Kemm     2nd October 2015 Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka has just returned to earth from the International Space Station (ISS). He returned with two other crew members of the ISS. By the way, Russian space travellers are called cosmonauts, but Americans and other Westerners are called astronauts. What made Padalka’s... 

It’s a man platform … it’s a crane … it’s a new Bobcat Rotary Telescopic Handler!

25th September 2015 With the launch of its new versatile and efficient range of Rotary Telescopic Handlers, Bobcat answers industry’s call for a 3-in-1 machine that will boost productivity by doing more work in less time! Bobcat Equipment (Pty) Ltd unveiled the flagship in the new four-model Roto Tele Handler range,... 

ECONZ Wireless Releases Photo and Signature Capture to Eservice GPS

15th September 2015 ECONZ Wireless, a Leader in Mobile Data Collection, and Time and Attendance Tracking, is excited to announce that Photo and Signature Capture have been added to the new release of Eservice GPS. Photo Capture enables customers who upgrade to the newest release of Eservice GPS allows their field... 

SANRAL proposes Huguenot Tunnel refurbishment and upgrade

8th September 2015 Construction of the second bore at the Huguenot Tunnel has become essential due to safety concerns and a steady increase in traffic volumes over the years. Speaking at a media briefing at the tunnel today, Mr Tiago Massingue, Project Manager at the South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Ltd... 

St Helena Airport development, St Helena Island

By: Sheila Barradas     28th August 2015 The calibration flights for the airport are currently scheduled for mid-September. 

Aerotropolis master plan ‘approval and adoption’ process to be finalised this month

By: Irma Venter     3rd July 2015 The 25-year master plan for Gauteng’s Aerotropolis project will go through a process of approval and adoption during June and July, says Aerotroplis project manager Jack van der Merwe. “We are also in the process of putting together a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to run the project,” he adds. 

Consultancy prioritises integrated infrastructure planning across Africa

By: Pimani Baloyi     26th June 2015 The future of African cities lies in integrating infrastructure to provide citizens with a high level of access to residential, employment and recreational areas that are intrinsically linked through the provision of water and energy services, says consulting engineering firm Arup South Africa.... 

Aerotropolis master plan set for approval during June/July

By: Irma Venter     10th June 2015 The 25-year master plan for Gauteng’s Aerotropolis project will go through a process of approval and adoption during June and July, says Aerotroplis project manager Jack van der Merwe. “We are also in the process of putting together a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to run the project,” he adds. 

Eurasia tunnel project, Asia and Europe

By: Sheila Barradas     5th June 2015 The project will connect the Asian and European sides through a highway tunnel underneath the seabed. 

Yokogawa Releases FAST/TOOLS® R10.02 Web-based Enterprise Automation Solution

29th May 2015 Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of FAST/TOOLS® R10.02, the latest version of a web-based real-time operations management and visualization software package that brings revolutionary changes to real-time process information intelligence. This release is designed to... 

St Helena Airport development

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd April 2015 The St Helena government and the Department for International Development have appointed Comair as the provider for airline services to St Helena, with the island’s airport opeining in 2016. 

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