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Civil Engineering and Construction

Sports centre pilot project on track

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Sport and tourism development 

R100m ‘struggle’ museum for Jhb

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The R100-million Freedom Park development – a museum commemorating freedom struggles worldwide, and the brainchild of Akani Egoli, will be completed next year in Johannesburg. 

Soweto in eco-house experiment

By: System Author     24th March 2000 A new trend towards energy-efficient housing construction is taking off in Soweto. 

Constructor grows out of shrinking SA

By: System Author     24th March 2000 South African construction company LTA’s expansion into a number of African countries and offshore is paying off – the company’s order book stands at R3,9-billion and it posted record results with earnings up by 42% in the past year. 

R3m for Mafikeng airport

By: System Author     17th March 2000 The North West provincial government will fund a R3-million refurbishment project to upgrade the existing facilities at Mafikeng international airport this month. 

Mining’s the way for construction firm

By: System Author     17th March 2000 South African construction engineering group Aveng has selected underground mining as its vehicle for global expansion. 

R23m church plan for Pimville

By: System Author     17th March 2000 After 17 years of having no permanent place of worship, the enterprising Grace Bible Church, of Soweto, is planning the construction of a R23-million church complex in Pimville, Soweto. 

Airport upgrade is taking off

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Namibia’s Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication has invited tenders for the upgrading, rehabilitation and extension of the existing runway, a new taxiway and appurtenant works at Walvis Bay Airport. 

R50m mall upgrade

By: System Author     10th March 2000 The Somerset Mall – owned by AECI Pension Fund – in Western Cape, is getting a R50-million face-lift and extension. 

Work starts on Cape waterfront project

By: System Author     10th March 2000 The group of companies under Grinaker have pulled together for two contracts awarded for projects at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. 

21 000 to benefit from water scheme

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Contracts for the construction of the R28-million Ndaleni water supply scheme are to be awarded at the end of this month. 

Dry-dock delayed again

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 The calling for proposals for the R1,2-billion dry-dock development at the port of Richards Bay has been delayed until Portnet settles a number of issues with Rowdock. 

On the long road to recovery

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Civil engineering and construction 

R360-million convention centre a challenging task

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Civil engineering and construction 

Refocus for road-surfacing company

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Civil engineering and construction 

Concrete signs of growth

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Hefty construction projects announced this year to date might be the first concrete proof that the South African economy is truly set to grow in 2000. 

Initiatives to boost construction under way

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Civil engineering and construction 

Building industry raring to go

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Civil engineering and construction 

Consulting engineers embracing new SA

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Civil engineering and construction 

Multibillion shoppertainment complex gets kick-start

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Property developer Old Mutual Properties forges ahead with critical planning for the R5-billion first phase of South Africa’s largest planned shopping and family entertainment complex, Zonk’Izizwe, in Midrand. 

JHB gets largest roller-coaster in S Hemisphere

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Johannesburg’s Gold Reef City will have an R850-million new face in March on completion of an upgrade to the existing entertainment complex and the construction of a new casino. 

Colombia offers opportunities

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Colombia’s ambassador to Pretoria is urging his government to invite South African companies to tender for infrastructural projects in that country. 

Seismic monitors in dam wall

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Despite delays brought on by heavy rain, the R130-million Paris dam, situated on the Bivane river near Vryheid in Kwazulu-Natal, is on schedule for completion in April. 

Southern Africa leads in ‘Cape to Cairo’ rail dream

By: System Author     4th February 2000 A score of topographical, monetary and political constraints still render Cecil John Rhodes’s dream to link the African continent from ‘Cape to Cairo’ by rail just a dream for the foreseeable future. 

Sandton head office for bank progresses

By: System Author     4th February 2000 The new head office complex in Sandton, Johannesburg, for the Nedcor banking group, is on target for completion by November this year. 

Huberta: bigger than her legend

By: System Author     4th February 2000 A massive replica of Huberta, the legendary hippopotamus who, in the 1930s, made her way from Richards Bay to King William’s Town, is set to be built in Richards Bay. 

Cape Town waterfront just keeps on growing

By: System Author     4th February 2000 Office and residential developments at Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront are continuing apace. 

Long-awaited start for R1,5bn project

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Next month the long-awaited construction will begin on the R1,5-billion brownfields expansion of Indian Ocean Fertilizer (IOF) in Richards Bay. 

The sky is alive with moving metal

By: System Author     21st January 2000 While it can’t exactly be described as a forest of cranes, the skyline above Jo’burg’s other CBD, Sandton, is most definitely alive with moving metal. 

Stand by for the world’s first rooftop drive-in cinema this year

By: System Author     21st January 2000 The R700-million construction and rejuvenation of the Menlyn Park shopping centre is on schedule and should be completed by October this year. 

Richards Bay dry dock out to tender – again!

By: System Author     21st January 2000 The R1,2-billion proposed dry dock development at the port of Richards Bay has experienced a setback following the news that Portnet has opted to put the construction out on a two-stage tender process. 

Update on PE brewery contract awards

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The R92-million civils and building contract for the new SAB brewery in Port Elizabeth is well under way following the start of construction in June. 

Phase two presents continued involvement

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

R54-million contract for Mozal substation

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

R133m-worth of Mozal contracts tied up

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

R343m dam on track for mid-2001 completion

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Maguga Dam 

New municipal building for Pta

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Financing proposals are to be submitted to the city council of Pretoria by January 21 next year for the establishment of a new municipal headquarters complex to replace the wing destroyed by fire in March 1997. 

Supermax prison is on track

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Top Prison Projects 

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