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Township tourism on the menu

By: Luxolo Tyali     16th May 2003 Integration of the formerly disadvantaged communities and creation of a sense of ownership of the tourism industry in Gauteng by these communities are, on top of Gauteng Tourism Authority’s (GTA) agenda. 

Plant standardisation to meet auto sector demands

By: candice haase     7th February 2003 In response to the demand for shorter lead times among original equipment manufacturers, international power and automation technology solutions provider ABB has offered a complete manufacturing solution to stakeholders in the automotive industry. 

Firm supplies 56 heat exchangers to project

By: Marius Roodt     31st January 2003 Fifty-six heat exchangers were supplied by a Gauteng-based designer and manufacturer to South Africa’s first detergent alcohols plant commissioned this year in Secunda, Mpumulanga. 

Investing in people key, believes firm

By: Marius Roodt     31st January 2003 MD Gottfried Pogats believes Energotec’s success on Sasol’s detergent alcohols plant, in Secunda, Mpumalanga, must be attributed to its strategy of investing in people, involving the local community and recognising superior performance. 

Fabricator supplies eight process columns to the Secunda plant

31st January 2003 As one of the few fabricators in South Africa that has the ability and expertise to design and build large and heavy process columns, DB Thermal was awarded the order for a total of eight process columns by Krupp Uhde for Sasol’s detergent alcohols plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga. 

New South African alcohols plant fills gap in global market

By: Marius Roodt     31st January 2003 Detergent alcohols have become a key product for South Africa’s Sasol, particularly since its acquisition of Condea of Germany, which is now trading as Sasol Chemie. 

Nineteen kilometres of surface-heating pipes installed

31st January 2003 A section of the oxo plant at Sasol Olefins and Surfactants’ new detergent alcohol extension project in Secunda, Mpumalanga, was serviced by Bartec Barlian. 

R16m civils contract demanded innovation

31st January 2003 One of Sasol’s main contractors at the petrochemical giant’s new detergent alcohols plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga, is Uhde South Africa. 

Steel fabricator delivers and erects more than a thousand tons of steel

31st January 2003 East-Rand based Genrec Engineering, a Murray & Roberts company, has supplied and erected 1 050 t of steel for Sasol’s detergent alcohols plant, in Secunda, Mpumalanga. 

Legislative trends set to boost SA engineering firms

31st January 2003 One of Sasol’s main contractors at the petrochemical giant’s new detergent alcohols plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga, is Uhde South Africa. 

Four BEE contractors in Ngqura construction

By: marisa rodrigues     17th January 2003 Four black empowerment companies make up Ngqura Empowerment Contractors, which forms part of the Ngqura Harbour Contractors Joint Venture, awarded the R1,4-billion contract to construct the breakwaters, quay walls and related earthworks at the Port of Ngqura. 

Electronic tag use taking off on N4 

By: nkolola halwindi     13th December 2002 To date, more than 5 000 electronic tags have been sold to commuters and heavy vehicle drivers who use the new N4 Platinum Highway on a daily basis. 

Toll-road to benefit surrounding communities

By: nkolola halwindi     13th December 2002 Toll-roads have been a controversial subject in parliament, as well as among the general public. 

N4 toll-road experiences 12% growth

By: nkolola halwindi     13th December 2002 Although traffic along the N4 toll-road to Maputo started on a lower note last year, with business far below expectations following completion of the road, this year has seen a 12% traffic growth. 

Computer program developed to aid concrete pavement design

By: nkolola halwindi     13th December 2002 An innovative mechanistic design method for concrete pavements has been developed by the Cement and Concrete Institute. 

Locally-developed toll-collection system achieves success abroad

By: nkolola halwindi     13th December 2002 The ten-year infrastructure development programme outlined by the South African National Roads Agency (NRA) to boost the economy and development of the country has resulted in an increase in the number of toll-road projects countrywide. 

R2,3-bn N2 development to tame Wild Coast

13th December 2002 The N2 Wild Coast toll-road, which will upgrade the existing road link between East London and Durban is the most important road development in the country in the last 20 years as it will open up the region of the North Eastern Cape, that has historically been one of the most disadvantaged areas... 

Toll-roads are inevitable, believes Alli

By: nkolola halwindi     13th December 2002 South Africans should change the culture of non-payment for services and the belief that government should provide everything, for country to develop and improve its infrastructure, charges National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli. 

N3 showcases toll-roads as a business venture

13th December 2002 Following a lengthy public tender process, the South African National Roads Agency (NRA) appointed N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) as the concessionaire for the N3 from Cedara in Kwazulu-Natal to Heidelberg in Gauteng for a 30-year concession period, which begun in 1999. 

SA-made vehicle for Dakar rally

By: candice haase     13th December 2002 An off-road vehicle comprised of about 90% South African-produced parts is to race in the Dakar 2003 desert race. 

Contract awarded to fence off community graves

13th December 2002 The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is in the process of fulfilling its promise to fence off the graves that belong to the 300 families that were relocated from the site of the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) to Well’s Estate in 2000. 

Contracts awarded for SA's first new port in 26 years

By: marisa rodrigues     13th December 2002 It was more than 30 years ago that a harbour was mooted for the mouth of the Coega river, about 20 km north-east of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. 

No announcement yet on steel plants

By: marisa rodrigues     13th December 2002 German industrial services firm Ferrostaal’s plans for the Coega Industrial Development Zone continue to be fuelled by speculation. 

EIA reveals no fatal flaws, says Pechiney

By: marisa rodrigues     13th December 2002 If French company Aluminium Pechiney goes ahead with its proposal to build a R20-billion state-of-the-art aluminium smelter at the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ), then Coega will have secured its much hoped for anchor tenant. 

R480-million EMD plant a strong Coega possibility

By: marisa rodrigues     13th December 2002 The chances of Mintek building a R480-million electromagnetic manganese dioxide (EMD) processing plant in South Africa are good – should the assumptions drawn during the preliminary analysis be confirmed during the feasibility study. 

A hundred contractors appointed, nine sites operational

By: marisa rodrigues     13th December 2002 Although many thought it would never materialise, the Coega project (near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape) has begun in earnest this year, with close to 100 contractors appointed so far and nine sites already in operation. 

Casino a catalyst for new investment

13th December 2002 The casino licensing process in the Western Cape has reportedly acted as a powerful stimulus for economic growth, facilitating more than R2-billion of new investment in leisure and tourism industry infrastructure in the province in just three years. 

Convention centre shooting up rapidly

13th December 2002 Cape Town’s International Convention Centre on the foreshore is growing by the minute. 

Centre to benefit from European expertise

By: candice haase     13th December 2002 In the development of a convention facility that would meet international standards, the Cape Town International Convention Centre Company selected an overseas company to operate the facility once construction has been completed. 

Centre judged on wind, visual and archaeological impact

By: candice haase     13th December 2002 The Cape Town International Convention Centre’s (CTICC) environmental impact assessment was not a project typically influenced by biophysical issues, but rather by environmental issues such as visual impact, wind impact, and archaeological impact. 

Commercial development is planned for centre

By: candice haase     13th December 2002 The developers of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) have unveiled plans for a commercial development that will be constructed near to the centre. 

Centre to form core of business tourism in Mother City

By: candice haase     13th December 2002 The investment in tourism infrastructure has been crucial in the development of South Africa’s Mother City. 

Centre in multitude of projects

By: candice haase     6th December 2002 With the mandate to develop the South African automotive industry to a level of global competitiveness, the task of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) is multifarious. 

Global venture sources components from SA

By: candice haase     6th December 2002 The purchasing joint venture between General Motors (GM) Europe and Fiat Auto sources a wide range of components from South Africa. 

German automaker to invest R2bn

By: candice haase     6th December 2002 In an aggressive investment move, South African automotive manufacturer Volkswagen will invest R2-billion over the next few years into its product facility. 

Stainless-steel price hike to influence components sector – Naacam

By: candice haase     6th December 2002 The price of South African stainless steel is set to increase. 

Pretoria automotive park seeks logistics service provider

By: candice haase     6th December 2002 The fundamental concept of the Automotive Supplier Park (ASP) being developed in Pretoria, is to achieve synergies and optimisation through economies of scale by grouping together technologies, services and service providers for various participants in the automotive industry. 

Car manufacturer aims to double production, increase local content

By: candice haase     6th December 2002 Engineering News offers its condolences to the Wessels family on the untimely passing of Bert Wessels, whom this news magazine had come to love and respect. 

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