http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
R/€ = 17.37Change: -17.19
R/$ = 15.51Change: -15.35
Au 1221.60 $/ozChange: 1.17
Pt 994.00 $/ozChange: 0.00
 

Topic

Vedhant Maharaj wins the 2015 Corobrik Architectural Awards

     12th May 2016 Vedhant Maharaj from The University of the Witwatersrand became the 29th architectural student to take first prize at the Corobrik Architectural Awards in Johannesburg last night. For nearly three decades, this prestigious award has been presented to a talented young graduate who is on the brink... 

Lionsteel South Africa Acquires Mozambique Steel Pipe Manufacturing Mill From Capital Africa Steel (Cas)

     3rd May 2016 LionSteel South Africa has, after extensive negotiations with Capital Africa Steel, acquired the steel pipe manufacturing mill Capital Star Steel SA, located in Matola, Mozambique. The acquisition worth in excess of R500 million, involved a comprehensive debt restructuring with a syndication of... 

Ekurhuleni budget maintains ‘pro-poor' stance

By: Samantha Herbst     28th April 2016 In an attempt to maintain a pro-poor stance on public spending aimed at improving social development, the City of Ekurhuleni will inject R3.5-billion of its 2016 budget for into its community empowerment package, Mintirho Ya Vula Vula. Tabling the budget vote for the city on Thursday, mayoral... 

Lincoln inches closer to Kookaburra Gully development

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     6th April 2016 Graphite developer Lincoln Minerals has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the District Council of Tumby Bay, in South Australia, over the proposed Kookaburra Gully graphite mine. The MoU provided a framework for both parties to work together on the road, power and water... 

South Africa on the cusp of broader water crisis – report 

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th April 2016 With ever-increasing urgency, intervention is required, as South Africa is on the cusp of a major water crisis that poses an immediate, serious and broader risk to the economy and social stability. In the next 15 years, water demand in South Africa would outstrip supply by 17% and the water... 

Opic opens Côte d’Ivoire office

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd March 2016 US development finance institution, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Opic) has established its first permanent, dedicated regional office in Côte d’Ivoire, in an effort to stimulate investment into development projects in the critically strategic West and Central Africa. To mark the... 

Building the Perfect Public-Private Partnership in Africa

     16th March 2016 When South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan detailed his budget in Parliament in Cape Town, he emphasized the need for Public Private Partnerships to evolve as a means to reinforce and drive infrastructure. This is a thought that is shared across the African continent, with PPPs now... 

Minister Jeff Radebe to deliver keynote address at Vision 2030 Summit

     7th March 2016 Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Vision 2030 Summit to be hosted by Topco Media in June. The Summit, to be held at Emperors Palace on June 8 and 9, follows on the successful Summit and the publication of a book on the National Development... 

Cesa commits to govt infrastructure plans

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th February 2016 With Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan calling for greater public–private partnerships, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) on Friday reaffirmed its commitment to working with government to accelerate infrastructure development plans for the next three years. During his 2016 Budget Speech on... 

Infrastructure still Budget priority with R870bn allocation

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th February 2016 South Africa’s government plans to inject R865.4-billion into infrastructure projects such as housing, roads, rail, public transport, water and electricity, maintaining its public infrastructure investment commitments over the next three years. The 2016 Budget, tabled on Wednesday, showed... 

Budget sets aside R1.1bn for drought relief

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th February 2016 As South Africa’s water woes worsen on the back of a protracted drought, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday announced relief initiatives totalling R1.1-billion over the medium term. The reprioritised funds aimed to alleviate the pressure of a severe drought on the farming sector and... 

Drought seeps through Gordhan’s budget

By: African News Agency      24th February 2016 The impact of the nation’s drought featured prominently in South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan’s Budget speech on Wednesday, with many mentions of government’s response and praise for those looking to lessen the devastating effects. “Budget allocations for water infrastructure this... 

More study required into role of rain harvesting in water security mix 

By: Mia Breytenbach     19th February 2016 Reduced water availability, owing to the current drought conditions and one of the driest rainy seasons, have resulted in many households and companies having to deal with the reality of water insecurity. This has led to increased searches for and securing alternative water sources, such as... 

More study required into role of rain harvesting in water security mix

By: Mia Breytenbach     19th February 2016 Reduced water availability, owing to current drought conditions and one of the driest rainy seasons, have resulted in many households and companies having to deal with the reality of water insecurity. This has led to increased searches for and securing alternative water sources, such as domestic... 

Drought needs all hands on deck – Zuma

By: News24Wire      18th February 2016 The ongoing drought is a big problem that needs everyone to work together, President Jacob Zuma has said. Addressing Parliament on Thursday, he said the impact on the agricultural sector was severe. 

Australia aims to unlock north’s resource and energy potential

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th January 2016 The Australian government was hoping that renewed focus on the country’s northern region would unlock significant resource and energy potential. Resources, Energy and Northern Australian Minister Josh Frydenberg said on Friday that Northern Australia represented 40% of the country’s land mass,... 

“Customer relations and expansion into Africa are key to sustainable growth” – new Goscor Access Rental MD

     19th January 2016 The Executive Management of the Goscor Group of Companies welcomes Andrew Kendrick as the newly appointed Managing Director of Goscor Access Rental, a specialist Rental Company of a wide range of mobile lifting equipment and systems. Andrew, who recently attained a post graduate diploma in... 

Association pushes for water-saving solutions using plastic pipes  

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th January 2016 The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Associations (Sappma) has been pushing for long-term water-saving solutions over the past four years through its promoting that the existing water pipeline network infrastructure, which comprises old cement, steel and asbestos pipes should be... 

Incentives, ‘stewardship’ key to improving municipal water management

By: Schalk Burger     15th January 2016 While water conservation and demand management are not practised widely enough in South Africa, incentives can improve private-sector water management, and water-stewardship requirements can improve municipal water management, says engineering firm GIBB Integrated Infrastructure sector senior... 

Namakwa water project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     15th January 2016 The Department of Water and Santation and the Namalwa district municipality is building water infrastructure that will supply 16-million litres of water a day. 

Mega Water Delivers Innovative And Efficient Uses Of Sa’s Precious Water Resources

     14th January 2016 The agreement recently achieved at the COP21 climate-change summit in Paris, France, is a landmark all of us can celebrate, says Mega Water Corporation founder and CEO, Rudy Roberts. “This important step forward in trying to limit the impact of climate change should not distract us, however, from... 

Charlie natural gas tenements development project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     11th December 2015 The project involves the development of QGC and its partners’ natural gas tenements, west of Wandoan. 

It’s still tight out there, Group Five chief cautions

By: Irma Venter     4th December 2015 The South African civils market remains “very much under pressure”, says Group Five CEO Eric Vemer. The road-building sector is “very competitive”, with more complex infrastructure projects “very quiet”. 

Central, West Africa a hotbed of infrastructure growth, report finds

By: Natalie Greve     3rd December 2015 A study into infrastructure development in Africa has pointed to the emergence of Central and North Africa as megaproject hotspots, with 301 transport, energy and power, water and mining projects – denoting investment of $375.4-billion – currently under way on the continent. Drawing from the... 

Creamer Media publishes Water 2015: A review of South Africa's water sector research report 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd November 2015 Creamer Media’s Water 2015 Report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context but also in the African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others. 

Inside government’s War on Leaks project as water worries rise

By: Zandile Mavuso     20th November 2015 South Africa is significantly affected not only by the current drought but also water losses that have been costing the country more than R7-billion a year, which equates to 37% of nonrevenue water. Of this, a quarter is considered to be losses through physical leaks. The War on Leaks project,... 

Inside government’s War on Leaks project as water worries rise

By: Zandile Mavuso     20th November 2015 South Africa is significantly affected not only by the current drought but also water losses that have been costing the country more than R7-billion a year, which translates to 37% of nonrevenue water being lost. Of this, a quarter is considered to be losses through physical leaks. 

SA manufacturing, civils markets tight, but Africa offering relief – Group Five

By: Irma Venter     17th November 2015 The South African civils market remains “very much under pressure”, says Group Five CEO Eric Vemer. The road-building sector is “very competitive”, with more complex infrastructure projects “very quiet”. 

QGC, partners approve A$1.7bn development of Qld natural gas tenements

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th November 2015 Natural gas explorer and producer QGC and its joint venture (JV) partners China National Offshore Oil Corporation and Tokyo Gas have announced a A$1.7-billion development of the Charlie natural gas tenements west of Wandoan, in Queensland. QGC’s parent company BG Group took the decision to... 

DA to file PAIA application for water reports

By: African News Agency      16th November 2015 The Democratic Alliance (DA) will on Monday file an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to access “the long overdue blue and green drop reports so we may know the full extent of our water infrastructure”, DA Member of Parliament Leon Basson said. “The DA... 

Investment in water infrastructure worrying

By: News24Wire      12th November 2015 As South Africa battles drought-induced water shortages, a South African Cities Network survey has shown that the overall expenditure of the country’s biggest municipalities declined by 1% between 2009 and 2013. The dry conditions have exposed inadequacies in water infrastructure, with recent... 

Special Offer on Creamer Media’s 2015 Water Report

     10th November 2015 As a special offer to readers of Creamer Media’s Daily News Alerts, we are for the month of November making our 2015 Water Report available at a 50% discount. Ranked among the world’s 30 driest countries, South Africa is facing serious water challenges. Water infrastructure is ageing, while... 

Govt infrastructure spend continues to grow, albeit slower

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st October 2015 Government’s investment in infrastructure will continue to grow, but not as rapidly as in the past, with the focus shifting to improving value for money in infrastructure delivery, the National Treasury highlighted on Wednesday, noting that more than R800-billion will be invested in public-sector... 

Amid progress on next Lesotho Highlands phase, SA urged not to neglect water-loss fight 

By: Sashnee Moodley     16th October 2015 Despite Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) being under way, South Africa has to ensure that it reduces its water use and water losses before Phase 2 is commissioned in 2024. Currently, 37% of all water supplied by municipalities is lost through leaking pipes, dripping taps and... 

Amid progress on next Lesotho Highlands phase, SA urged not to neglect water-loss fight

By: Sashnee Moodley     16th October 2015 Despite Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) being under way, South Africa has to ensure that it reduces its water use and water losses before Phase 2 is commissioned in 2024.  

Moz rejects cross-border river transport plan on navigability, volume concerns

By: Keith Campbell     9th October 2015 Mozambique has had to reject a proposal from the Malawian government to develop commercial river traffic along the Shire and Zambesi rivers. This was recently announced by Mozambican Transport and Communications Minister Carlos Mesquita, following a meeting between representatives of the... 

South Africans urged to become more aware of their water footprints

By: Anine Kilian     28th August 2015 It is predicted that, in the next five years, water demand could outstrip supply in South Africa, says Nedbank Sustainability Carbon Specialist Dr Marco Lotz. With increasing population numbers and urbanisation, the debate regarding the amount of investment in water and the possibility of future... 

Ageing infrastructure increasing demand for system upgrades

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st August 2015 Ageing infrastructure in local healthcare facilities and hospitals, resulting in the cumulative obsoleteness of older fire-protection systems, has prompted several healthcare companies to request new or upgraded fire-protection systems, says Chimera Fire Protection Consultants director Leon... 

First
Prev
1
2 3 4 Next Last

Latest News

more

Latest Videos

more

About

Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Subscribe Now for $149 Close