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Materials & Equipment News

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 

R5-million contract for fabricated steelwork

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Top Prison Projects 

SA support services march to African drum

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 As South Africa’s large construction firms head into Africa in search of lucrative foreign revenue contracts, Eurest Support Services Africa is following closely in their tracks. 

Joint venture is flag-bearer for future projects

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Foskor Expansion Projects 

R1,4bn casino development in full swing

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

SA firm withdraws Swedish casino bid

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 South African company Global Resorts SA announced in November that it had pulled out of a bid to design, develop and operate four of six new casinos in Sweden. 

Casino industry boosts building sector in SA

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

Builders and State clash over new body . . .

By: System Author     26th November 1999 A dispute on the consultation process between government and industry broke out between the inter- ministerial task team on construction industry development and the Construction Industry Forum. 

New brewery takes shape

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Brewerie & Wineries 

Municipal headquarters, Gauteng

By: System Author     26th November 1999 The establishment of a new municipal headquarters complex 

Sector’s development is reconstructed

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Reconstruction & Development 

Trade Minister wants new office space

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Pending Cabinet approval, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be establishing a new building which DTI Minister Alec Erwin hopes will be a ‘showcase of the South African economy’. 

Property development, Western Cape

By: System Author     19th November 1999 A Cape development group has unlocked a further 100 000 m2 of land 

New company set to help develop Africa

By: System Author     12th November 1999 The development arm of Ampros, Amtrad Developments, has joined forces with Africa Construction to establish Amtrad Africa Developments (AAD), a property-development company. 

It is now compulsory for builders to register

By: System Author     12th November 1999 On November 1 this year it became compulsory for all home-builders to register, and for new homes to be enrolled with the new National Home Builders Registration Council. 

Mixed-use development, Gauteng

By: System Author     12th November 1999 A portion of land adjacent to the residential component of the Thembi mixed development has been granted office rights. 

Subway and bridge, Gauteng

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Contractors are being invited to prequalify for a subway and relocation of a bridge. 

John Blackbeard - PPC Cement

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Leaders 

Golf course redevelopment, Western Cape

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Proposals are invited for the purchase and development of a 16 ha portion of the Athlone golf course. 

V&A Waterfront residential marina, Western Cape

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Stocks Coastal has started its bulk earthworks contract to prepare the site for the canal. 

Co-op housing project launched in Newtown

By: System Author     29th October 1999 The first official co-operative housing project in South Africa was launched as part of a R33-million housing development for the low-income market. 

Creation of R320-million Cape foreshore centre proposed

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 The development of a R320-million world-class convention, exhibition and cultural centre on Cape Town’s foreshore has been proposed. 

Local firm builds first airport bridge in glass

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 The first glass airport passenger-loading bridge ever to be made in South Africa is under construction. 

N$95m dam project on track

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Construction on the N$95-million new reclamation plant at Goreangab dam in Namibia is progressing well and due to come on stream in October 2000. 

Upturn predicted for SA building industry

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Based on contract documents sold by the Joint Building Contracts Committee this year, CEO Peter Bold is predicting a significant upturn in the building industry. 

Heat-exchange wind-tunnel radiates success

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Heating & Cooling 

Original ways of wiring-up buildings

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Amazing 20-metre statue from the year 981

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Tech Track 

Cape offered R3-million factory

By: System Author     24th September 1999 The headquarters of the R4-billion Capricorn Business and Technology Park in Muizenberg, Western Cape, has been completed. 

Bridge collapse hearing resumes

By: System Author     17th September 1999 The second stage of the Department of Labour’s hearing into the collapse of the Injaka bridge near Bush Buck Ridge, Mpumalanga, was resumed at the end of August following a two-month recess. 

R250-million John Ross highway upgrade

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Tenders for the first contract of the R250-million upgrade of the John Ross highway could go out as early as November this year. 

‘Arabisation’ continues for SA contractor

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The ‘Arabisation’ of South Africa’s leading contractor, Murray & Roberts, is continuing apace. 

Bloemfontein City

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Bainsvlei 33kV distribution centres and switching station 

Give us the go-ahead, say airport developers

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The financial backing for the proposed R3,2-billion Springs-Nigel International Airport (SNI) could become a reality within the next month but will definitely be in place by the end of the year. 

 

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