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Mbalula calls for efforts to overcome infrastructure backlogs

1st November 2019

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has made a strong call to correct inefficiencies and tackle infrastructural backlogs. “We need to accept that the way we have been working is not working. We must... 


Sasol executive VP: advisory, assurance and supply chain Vuyo Kahla, Sasol senior VP: supply chain Grace Nndwammbi and Mnambithi Group chairperson Vusi Mazibuko

Sasol provides R400m for first South African-owned chemicals tanker

1st November 2019

Integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol has provided R400-million to finance the acquisition of the first South African-owned chemical tanker, the Bow Cecil, by empowered entity, Nduna... 


Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula

Mbalula calls for efforts to overcome inefficiencies, infrastructure backlogs

16th October 2019

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has made a strong call to correct inefficiencies and tackle infrastructural backlogs. “We need to accept that the way we have been working is not working. We must... 


The Bow Cecil tanker

Sasol provides R400m in financing for first South African-owned chemical tanker

9th October 2019

Integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol has provided R400-million to finance the acquisition of the first South African-owned chemical tanker, the Bow Cecil, by empowered entity, Nduna... 


KZN Premier outlines plans for attracting investment

4th October 2019

The proposed R1-trillion Durban Aerotropolis will be the hub of the KwaZulu-Natal economy and will not only connect the country’s second-largest economy with the rest of Africa and the world, but... 


High hopes for attracting investors to Durban aerotropolis

4th October 2019

A masterplan for a Durban aerotropolis that is expected to attract about R1-trillion in public and private sector investment and create 750 000 jobs over a 50-year period has been unveiled.... 


KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala

Durban Aerotropolis to drive investment across KwaZulu-Natal

16th September 2019

The proposed R1-trillion Durban Aerotropolis would be the hub of the KwaZulu-Natal economy and would not only connect the country’s second-largest economy with the rest of Africa and the world, but... 


KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube

Durban aerotropolis masterplan expected to attract R1tn in investment

16th September 2019

A masterplan for a Durban aerotropolis that is expected to attract about R1-trillion in public and private sector investment and create 750 000 jobs over a 50-year period has been unveiled.... 


Sanral extends olive branch to smaller contractors, communities

12th July 2019

The massive turnout at the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's) N2/N3 information corridor roadshow across KwaZulu-Natal this week saw the roads agency extend an olive branch to... 


Roads agency set to release at least five N2, N3 tenders

12th July 2019

At least five tenders for the upgrade of the N3 and N2 highways in KwaZulu-Natal will go out before the end of South African National Road Agency Limited's (Sanral’s) current financial year, Sanral... 


SA exec stresses need to include private sector in Iora

5th July 2019

The Indian Ocean Rim Association (Iora) conference, held in Durban on June 17 and 18, presented an opportunity to reconfigure the conference from what has” largely been a talk shop” to “something... 


Indian Ocean Rim economies seek to increase trade amid trade-war threat

5th July 2019

It is time to re-energise the Indian Ocean Rim Association (Iora), created by Nelson Mandela in 1997, and transform it into an active body that unlocks tangible business opportunities and helps... 


Sanral extends olive branch to smaller contractors, communities

28th June 2019

The massive turnout at the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's) N2/N3 information corridor roadshow across KwaZulu-Natal this week saw the roads agency extend an olive branch to... 


Sanral Eastern Region design, planning and construction manager Ravi Ronny

At least five N2, N3 tenders to open by financial year-end, says Sanral

28th June 2019

At least five tenders for the upgrade of the N3 and N2 highways in KwaZulu-Natal will go out before the end of South African National Road Agency Limited's (Sanral’s) current financial year, Sanral... 


Aspen Pharmacare exec stresses need to include private sector in Iora

18th June 2019

The Indian Ocean Rim Association (Iora) conference, held in Durban on June 17 and 18, presented an opportunity to reconfigure the conference from what has” largely been a talk shop” to “something... 


Indian Ocean Rim economies urged to increase trade with each other

18th June 2019

It is time to re-energise the Indian Ocean Rim Association (Iora), created by Nelson Mandela in 1997, and transform it into an active body that unlocks tangible business opportunities and helps... 


TPT sets its focus on African port concession opportunities

10th May 2019

State-owned Transnet aims, through its Transnet International Holdings entity, to leverage its expertise to secure port concessions across the African continent. Transnet Port Terminals (TPT)... 


Defy SA outlines development pipeline as it expands KZN plant

10th May 2019

A R121-million brownfield development at the Defy plant, in Jacobs, Durban, has seen the addition of an automated plant to manufacture top loader washing machines for both the local and export... 


Faster turnarounds of vessels a top priority for ports chief

3rd May 2019

It would no longer be business as usual at the Port of Durban, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CE Nozipho Sithole told the Transport Forum’s special interest group meeting, in Durban, on Thursday.... 


Transnet execs seek balance between efficiency improvements, growth opportunities

3rd May 2019

It is not about pouring concrete and spending, it is a war of efficiency, Transnet group executive of new business growth and diversification Herbert Msagala told a select special interest group... 


Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies

Defy South Africa celebrates R1.2bn investment milestone

23rd April 2019

A R121-million brownfield development at the Defy plant, in Jacobs, Durban, has seen the addition of an automated plant to manufacture top loader washing machines for both the local and export... 


TPT sets its focus on African port concession opportunities

5th April 2019

State-owned Transnet aims, through its Transnet International Holdings entity, to leverage its expertise to secure port concessions across the African continent. Transnet Port Terminals (TPT)... 


TPT CE stresses need for faster turnarounds of vessels, trains

5th April 2019

It would no longer be business as usual at the Port of Durban, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CE Nozipho Sithole told the Transport Forum’s special interest group meeting, in Durban, on Thursday.... 


Transnet group executive of new business growth and diversification Herbert Msagala

Transnet execs seek balance between efficiency improvements, growth opportunities

5th April 2019

It is not about pouring concrete and spending, it is a war of efficiency, Transnet group executive of new business growth and diversification Herbert Msagala told a select special interest group... 


No civil engineering turnaround expected anytime soon

22nd March 2019

The civil engineering sector is in recession with no big turnaround expected anytime soon, economist David Metelerkamp told attendees at the Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) Infrastructure... 


No turnaround in civil engineering sector expected anytime soon – economist

6th March 2019

The civil engineering sector is in recession with no big turnaround expected anytime soon, economist David Metelerkamp told attendees at the Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) Infrastructure... 


IDC invests R150m to help reopen Glodina factory

30th November 2018

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has invested R150-million to reopen the Glodina towel manufacturing plant, in KwaZulu-Natal. MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental... 


IDC invests R150m to reopen Glodina factory

6th November 2018

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has invested R150-million to reopen the Glodina towel manufacturing plant, in KwaZulu-Natal. MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental... 


Lion Match unit boosts manufacture of feminine-care products

12th October 2018

NSP Unsgaard, a division of Lion Match Company, has commissioned a R20-million pantyliner production line at its Cape Town factory. Lion Match CEO Basie Van Wyk says the new equipment – dubbed “the... 


Brics bank to fund critical Durban Container Terminal berth-deepening project

28th September 2018

Transnet’s R7-billion megaproject to create deeper berths at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2’s North Quay will create some disruption and require close collaboration. However, given that... 


Lion Match Company CEO Basie van Wyk

Lion Match division boosts local manufacture of feminine personal care products

27th September 2018

NSP Unsgaard, a division of Lion Match Company, has commissioned a R20-million pantyliner production line at its Cape Town factory. Lion Match CEO Basie Van Wyk says the new equipment – dubbed “the... 


R100m medical device factory to be built at Coega

14th September 2018

South African healthcare company MSQ is positioning itself to become South Africa’s third active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer. The company, which has set its sights on becoming a... 


Failure not an option at DCT berth deepening project, says TNPA

Failure not an option at DCT berth deepening project, says TNPA

11th September 2018

Transnet’s R7-billion megaproject to create deeper berths at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2’s North Quay will create some disruption and require close collaboration. However, given that... 


Coega SEZ portfolio developer Asanda Vos, MSQ director Themba Nyembezi, MSQ CEO Dr Nhlanhla Msomi, Coega SEZ business development executive director Christopher Mashigo, MSQ COO Dr Carl Montague, MSQ manufacturing operations manager Mzingisi Tshicila and MSQ Pharma MD Glen Sullivan.

MSQ, Coega SEZ to build R100m medical device factory

28th August 2018

South African healthcare company MSQ is positioning itself to become South Africa’s third active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer. The company, which has set its sights on becoming a... 


Transnet Pipelines unveils new national operating centre

27th July 2018

A new national operating centre (NOC) that will serve as a nerve centre for Transnet Pipelines (TPL) and its 3 800 km underground national pipeline network was officially opened in Durban on... 


Transnet Group CEO Siyabonga Gama, TPL COO Sibongiseni Khathi and Transnet COO Mlamuli Buthelezi

Transnet Pipelines unveils new national operating centre

13th July 2018

A new national operating centre (NOC) that will serve as a nerve centre for Transnet Pipelines (TPL) and its 3 800 km underground national pipeline network was officially opened in Durban on... 


TPT continues to strive for greater efficiency at Durban port

25th May 2018

The Port of Durban has come a long way but it is not yet where Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) wants it to be, CE Nozipho Sithole told delegates attending the Transport Forum Special Interest Group... 


Truck booking system could become compulsory by April 2019

25th May 2018

The Durban port may have a compulsory truck booking system in place by April 2019, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CE Nozipho Sithole tells Engineering News Online. In an interview on the sidelines... 


Total South Africa seeks to grow lubricants, retail fuel businesses

25th May 2018

Total South Africa is looking to grow both its lubricants and retail fuel business as well as restart the offshore oil exploration that it put on hold in 2014, CEO Pierre-Yves Sachet said after a... 


TPT continues to strive for greater efficiency at Durban port

11th May 2018

The Port of Durban has come a long way but it is not yet where Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) wants it to be, CE Nozipho Sithole told delegates attending the Transport Forum Special Interest Group... 


Durban port truck booking system could become compulsory by April 2019

11th May 2018

The Durban port may have a compulsory truck booking system in place by April 2019, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) CE Nozipho Sithole tells Engineering News Online. In an interview on the sidelines... 


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