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Sterkfontein Caves to be launched in September

By: warren robertson     1st July 2005 Prior to the declaration, in 1999, of the Cradle of Humankind as a World Heritage site by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) not many people could have envisaged its current position as one of South Africa’s top tourist attractions. 

Tourism project creates numerous spin-offs

By: warren robertson     1st July 2005 The R350-million development at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site (COH WHS) has already reaped rewards as the level of tourism in the area soars. 

Overcoming ecological constraints

By: warren robertson     1st July 2005 When construction at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site (COH WHS) began on June 7, 2004 the developers had already considered more than just the happiness of the tourists to the area. 

Company supplies concrete to tourism project

1st July 2005 Lafarge Readymix was awarded the concrete supply contract for the Sterkfontein Cave upgrade and new ‘Interpretation Centre’ complex project. 

Tourist attraction set to wow visitors

1st July 2005 Billed as one of South African’s major tourist attraction and on a par with such global icons as the Pyramids of Egypt and the Inca’s lost city, Machu Picchu, the Cradle of Humankind will be a ‘must see’ destination for local and international tour operators and visitors,... 

Gautrain to propel SA's rail industry forward

By: Nelendhre Moodley     1st July 2005 “We have a contingency plan for all fears,” assures Gautrain’s project manager Jack van der Merwe, who in addition to outlining some interesting aspects of the Gautrain project, also expounds on some of the challenges he and the project team face in bringing the ambitious rail... 

Companies keen to get on board train project

1st July 2005 Anyone driving on the Ben Schoeman highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria that tries to arrive on time for a morning appointment soon learns that it is essential to leave at least an hour earlier than normal. 

Ventilation specialist invited to tender for the supply of tunnel equipment

1st July 2005 East Rand-based company Fl 

Exploring wave energy in SA

By: sarah-leigh paul     24th June 2005 With South Africa’s vast coastline, wave energy is an obvious choice for power generation; yet this abundant resource is not being used. 

Hope for SA power supplies

By: sarah-leigh paul     24th June 2005 Demothballing under way to boost electricity supply 

Chimneys repaired at Camden station

By: sarah-leigh paul     24th June 2005 Built over 30 years ago, the chimneys at Camden Power Station had deteriorated and were in need of extensive repairs, especially to the tops of the smoke stacks. 

SA and China team up to develop nuclear technology

24th June 2005 The advancement of the next generation of nuclear reactors has received an important boost with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the South African and Chinese developers of the inherently-safe pebble-bed technology. 

'Real' work now under way

By: Mariaan Webb     24th June 2005 Situated on the upper Berg river in the La Motte forest outside Franschhoek in the Western Cape, the Berg River dam, which was previously known as the Skuifraam dam, is the largest water-infrastructure project currently under construction in South Africa. 

Why dam project is needed

By: Mariaan Webb     24th June 2005 The City of Cape Town’s increasing demand for water, although significantly tempered by a water demand management policy and strategy, required the implementation of the National Cabinet’s decision in 2002, to implement the Berg Water project. 

Instrumentation installation under way at dam project

By: Mariaan Webb     24th June 2005 Specialising in geotechnical instrumentation, the 19-year-old company Kop-Kop was awarded the contract for the supply, installation and monitoring of the Berg River dam’s instrumentation by the Berg River Project Joint Venture (BRPJV). 

Enviro-friendly bush clearing creates jobs

By: Mariaan Webb     24th June 2005 The 560-ha footprint of the Berg River dam is almost being left untouched as the bush clearing and chipping contract, awarded to Cape Town-based Fastfell in January, is being done in an environment-friendly manner, a member of Fastfell, Shaughn Frost, tells Engineering News. 

Office solution supplied to Berg Water Project

By: Mariaan Webb     24th June 2005 Black-empowered company e-KwikBuild Housing, with 27% black woman-owned equity, supplied and installed the office buildings to the Berg Water project – a contract worth R2,2-million. 

R10m blasting contract nearing completion

By: Mariaan Webb     24th June 2005 The R10-million blasting contract for the Berg River dam, subcontracted by the Berg River Project Joint Venture (BRPJV) to Durban-based Eire Contractors, will be completed by the end of July. 

Water project powered up

By: Mariaan Webb     24th June 2005 For over 30 years Brand Engineering has been engaged in the construction industry as a contractor for power distribution, electrical, instrumentation and control installations. 

Petrol culture becomes more refined

By: peter cromberge     24th June 2005 Cleaner fuels are helping to rev up changes in oil refinery technology and vehicle performance. 

New lubricants not a stain on progress

By: peter cromberge     24th June 2005 When cleaner fuels course their way into our petrol tanks from January next year, a range of innovative products, to support cleaner fuels and new vehicle technology, will also nudge their way onto the shelves. 

Leaded fuel soon to be exhausted

By: peter cromberge     24th June 2005 The ignition has been turned on South Africa’s clean fuels project. 

Government incentive could help to recoup investments

24th June 2005 One of the key issues explored in the 2004 South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) annual report is the introduction of cleaner fuels in 2006. 

New Act poised to take unclean air out of the chimney

24th June 2005 “There are a number of basic resources that all of us need to survive. 

New brand of clean fuels is launched

By: peter cromberge     24th June 2005 A new brand of cleaner fuels, comprising Sasol turbo unleaded and Sasol turbodiesdel, was launched in May. 

Mega-biodiversity park in E Cape gains momentum

By: Nelendhre Moodley     13th May 2005 The creation of a mega-biodiversity park in the Eastern Cape around the existing Addo Elephant National Park is entering its second phase. 

Work under way at multibillion rand coastal resort in Durban

By: Nelendhre Moodley     13th May 2005 The healthy economy and the determination of the tourism industry to maintain its top position in the global tourism market has seen the development of several large tourist attractions in the country. 

Unprecendented growth for South Asian tourism sector

By: Nelendhre Moodley     13th May 2005 Propelled by peace initiatives between India and Pakistan, such as bus services between the two countries, and general economic health, tourism in South Asia is taking off with unprecedented growth. 

Casino now even grander

13th May 2005 Sun International’s The Carousel Casino and Entertainment World has underwent a massive R78,5-million revamp. 

Tour guides get organised

13th May 2005 As a vital link in the tourism value chain, tour guides are often seen as the the oil that makes the industry run. 

Tourism industry targets domestic sector

By: Nelendhre Moodley     13th May 2005 With the 2010 soccer World Cup looming ahead, companies are scrambling to get their act together in a bid to profit from one of the world’s biggest sporting events. 

Freedom Park heritage site to become 'jewel of Pretoria'

By: Nelendhre Moodley     13th May 2005 The latest workshop held at the Holiday Inn in Cape Town had everyone buzzing with excitement. 

Empowerment partner for top standby-power supplier

22nd April 2005 A Western Cape black economic-empowerment investment company, Graceful Equity Holdings, has acquired a 30% share of Barloworld Equipment subsidiary Umndeni Circon, supplier of standby power solutions, with an option to increase its share to 44% in the future. 

Loan paves way for future project investment

By: Nicola Mawson     10th December 2004 The R1,5-billion deal signed in September for the construction of the Berg dam has several unique features, according to Absa Corporate and Merchant Bank’s project-finance division. 

Scheme provide secure water supplies for 3,2m people

10th December 2004 The Berg water scheme will improve and secure water supplies for 3,2-million people in Cape Town, South Africa's second-biggest city. 

Top ratings for Berg water project debt

10th December 2004 International rating agency Fitch Ratings last month assigned the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority's (TCTA) debt issue for the Berg water project final ratings of long-term AA+ and short-term F1+. 

Local university tests dam model

By: Nicola Mawson     10th December 2004 The hydraulic testing of a 1:40 model of the Berg dam, just outside Franschoek, in the Western Cape, was done at the University of Stellenbosch's Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering. 

SA's highest rock-fill dam project well under way

By: Nicola Mawson     10th December 2004 The Berg water project, being implemented to supply water to the City of Cape Town, is scheduled for completion in November 2007. 

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