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Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Activation of loss and damage fund at COP28 a ‘critical global solidarity moment’ – Creecy
8th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has welcomed the agreement ahead of COP28 regarding the operationalisation of the Climate Loss and Damage Fund, the establishment of... 


Substation and power lines
Lack of curtailment framework holding up renewables round, IPP Office confirms
7th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office has indicated that the procurement documentation for both the next public renewables round and a gas-to-power programme are at an advanced... 


Rail line
Cabinet likely to consider freight logistics roadmap in February - Ntshavheni
6th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Transport is undertaking a two-part consultation programme on the Roadmap for the Freight Logistics System in South Africa ahead of Cabinet approval, which is unlikely before... 


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Contractors urge dialogue as 88 companies faced liquidation last year
6th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Contract changes within the construction industry and conditions that are slashing margins are becoming a growing threat to contractors, “contributing to the downward spiral of the construction... 


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Ebrahim Rasool appointed DBSA chair
6th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Former Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool has been appointed the new chairperson of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). His appointment was announced during a post-Cabinet briefing... 


Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Seventh renewables round delayed to December, Ramokgopa confirms
5th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that the next public procurement round for renewable energy, known as Bid Window Seven (BW7), has been delayed until December. Delivering a... 


Person holding a hard hat and building plans, with infrastucture in the background
UJ launches building inspector short course to meet evolving industry needs
3rd November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has launched a building inspector short learning programme, developed in partnership with public and private sector entities, including the National Home... 


An image of Gap Infrastructure Corporation CEO Roelof van den Berg
PPPs can boost rural development
3rd November 2023

In rural areas, infrastructure development should entail more than merely meeting basic communication, energy, sanitation, transport, and water infrastructure needs. Gap Infrastructure Corporation... 


Drakenstein municipality breaks ground on R1.4bn upgrade project
2nd November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Drakenstein municipality has started the upgrade and refurbishment of the Paarl Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW), in the Western Cape, as part of the first phase of the new R1.4-billion Budget... 


Rail lines
Interim Infrastructure Manager set up to facilitate initial private access to rail network
2nd November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet has confirmed the establishment of an interim rail Infrastructure Manager, which will oversee the initial process of ensuring that the rail network is opened to private train operating... 


Railway tracks
Partners of Lobito Corridor target construction completion in five years
31st October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following the signing of a seven-sided memorandum of understanding (MoU) between two financial institutions and the governments of the US, the European Union, Angola, the Democratic Republic of... 


Acting Eskom CEO Calib Cassim
Eskom warns of another R23bn loss as loadshedding underpins R24bn collapse
31st October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has warned that it is likely to report another R23-billion-plus loss for its current financial year to the end of March 2024, having belatedly confirmed a loss of R24-billion (R12-billion)... 


TP Nchocho
TP Nchocho appointed chair of inaugural TNPA board
30th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Outgoing Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) CEO Tshokolo Petrus (TP) Nchocho has been appointed chairperson of the inaugural Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) board. Nchocho, who... 


Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
Infrastructure investment key to future of Cape Town, highlights city’s mayor
27th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

City of Cape Town Executive Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has re-emphasised his belief in the importance of infrastructure investment to stimulate economic growth, and the importance of economic growth... 


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Inside the Energy One Stop Shop and its drive to fast-track electricity projects
27th October 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Energy One Stop Shop (EOSS), officially launched by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel on July 27, is in the ramp-up phase of a four-stage process aimed at fast-tracking the... 


Saice, Cesa back Sanral’s decision to withdraw its preferential procurement policy
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) and Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) have voiced their support for the decision by the South African National Roads Agency Limited... 


Rail tracks
‘Open and transparent’ third-party rail access system by April
26th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has confirmed that an open and transparent framework for granting private train operating companies’ third-party access to the South African railway... 


Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu
Transnet’s recovery plan premised on securing govt capital injection
26th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Absent an equity injection or debt relief from government, Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu says the State-owned entity will not be able to deliver on what he described as a “credible” recovery... 


Rand Water concerned about R6bn in outstanding municipal debts
Rand Water concerned about R6bn in outstanding municipal debts
25th October 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Bulk water supplier Rand Water noted on Wednesday that while it continues to pump at maximum capacity, storage capacity continues to drop, all this amid raising concerns about huge amounts of... 


A road construction project in the Northern Cape
Sanral to cancel advertised tenders that have yet to close as it withdraws procurement policy
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has decided to withdraw its new Preferential Procurement Policy (PPP), which was adopted by the agency's board in May. Since adopting the... 


power line
Eskom targets 1 000 MW as it launches cross-border standard purchase offer
24th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s electricity utility Eskom is aiming to contract for 1 000 MW of additional electricity imports from it regional neighbours using a cross-border standard offer programme (CBSOP),... 


Rail line
First attempt to add third-party rail participants derails amid moves towards bigger reform
23rd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Traxtion Sheltam report that they have agreed to terminate the conditional 2022 award of slots to Traxtion Sheltam between Kroonstad and East London on the Cape... 


WATER SECURITY
By acknowledging the fundamental right to clean water, South Africa can secure its water future
Company empowers communities
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Amid challenges of population growth and recurring droughts, the need for swift, cost-effective, and sustainable water provision solutions in South Africa has never been more critical, states... 


Minister in The Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Cabinet approves Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy
19th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet has approved the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy (GHCS) for implementation, with the goal of positioning South Africa as a major producer and exporter of green hydrogen.... 


A water stream and leaves
DBSA shares progress on infrastructure development support in priority sectors
18th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) works to create a multibillion-rand water infrastructure fund and R18-billion green hydrogen investment fund, the development finance institution... 


Eskom interim CEO Calib Cassim
Unlocking grid immediately through curtailment a priority, Cassim confirms
18th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom interim CEO Calib Cassim has described unlocking grid connection capacity, using curtailment, as an urgent priority while Eskom and other stakeholders assess funding options to expand the... 


Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala
Zikalala urges DPWI officials to check up on projects and be hands-on
18th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala has said it is important for officials to be diligent in checking up on projects, as projects do not collapse on their own, with problems... 


Merged Nedbank Africa Infrastructure Finance unit to support Africa's development
17th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm Nedbank will merge its project finance and export credit teams into the newly repurposed Africa Infrastructure Finance business unit through which the bank aims to offer... 


DP World secures $364m sub-Saharan Africa logistics and market expansion facility
17th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Logistics parks and facilities company DP World has concluded a $365.1-million facility agreement with financial services firm Standard Bank to support its logistics and market access expansion... 


Solar PV panels being installed
Nedbank concludes R2.1bn bond to fund private renewable energy projects
17th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm Nedbank has concluded a R2.1-billion Green Private Power Tier 2 Bond, listed on the sustainability segment of the JSE, with the proceeds to focus on notionally funding... 


Eskom supplied photo showing Kusile units in operation
Ramaphosa says loadshedding corner has been turned as another Kusile unit restarts
17th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa claims that South Africa “has turned a definite corner as far as loadshedding is concerned”, adding that the levels and frequency of loadshedding... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
Invest in grids today or face gridlock tomorrow, IEA warns
17th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is warning that investment in transmission and distribution infrastructure is failing to keep pace with renewables projects, and is leading to a large and... 


Calgro M3 CEO Wikus Lategan
Calgro M3 in good position to realise growth when interest rates turn
16th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed residential property development and investment company Calgro M3 grew its revenue by 13.5% to R688.9-million, increased cash by 11.2% to R191.9-million, maintained net debt to equity at... 


BII, ILX Management to co-fund $500m of sustainable development
16th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

British International Investment (BII) and the Netherlands-based ILX Management plan to co-fund as much as $500-million in debt of sustainable development projects across Africa, Asia and the... 


Green Hydrogen
Three coastal provinces move to partner on green hydrogen ahead of finalisation of country strategy
15th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Eastern, Northern and Western Cape provinces have agreed to team up in a bid to position South Africa as a global hub for the production of green hydrogen and derivative products, as well as to... 


Image of the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town
Tygerberg Hospital to be redeveloped in multibillion-rand PPP project
13th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Requests for proposals (RFPs) to redevelop the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town are expected to go out next year, says Western Cape government Department of Health and Wellness communication deputy... 


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