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Egypt's Sisi opens huge suspension bridge over the Nile

By: Reuters     15th May 2019 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday opened a suspension bridge over the Nile touted as the world's widest, one of a series of military-led, megaprojects designed to improve infrastructure and provide jobs. The bridge, which crosses the Nile just north of central Cairo, is a key... 

UCT engineers test Africa’s longest suspension bridge

By: Simone Liedtke     14th May 2019 University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering Emeritus Professor Mark Alexander’s wish to stand on top of a suspension bridge and experience its combined forces of nature and structural engineering was recently fulfilled when he got to inspect Africa’s longest suspension bridge –... 

Oh Alex

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     10th May 2019 After townships grew all over the areas around Johannesburg from 1950 (and earlier), they remained unelectrified. The authorities who could electrify them (Municipalities and State-owned power utility Eskom) were reluctant to electrify them because, they said, the residents would not pay for the... 

SAVA Welcomes New Members And Increases Industry Reach

9th May 2019 Association places renewed focus on innovation, growth and commitment to PSC The Southern African Vinyl’s Association (SAVA), the Producer Responsibility Organization for the local PVC industry, has welcomed three new companies as members. 

The case for offshore energy in KwaZulu-Natal

2nd May 2019 Unless legislation changes to allow modification of these reserve boundaries or the placement of generating stations within these reserves, they appear to be inviolate and any studies will have to take this into account.  

Mashaba calls for prioritisation of ‘neglected’ local government basics

By: Simone Liedtke     30th April 2019 Under the Diphetogo banner, which means “real, transformative, lasting change”, City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Tuesday called for the prioritisation of the basics of local government that have been “neglected”. Some of these basics focus on pressing community needs, youth... 

BMW SA Midrand campus, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     18th April 2019 BMW has opened the expanded and revamped campus. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     18th April 2019 Kusile Unit 3 produced first power on April 14. 

BMW SA expands Midrand campus in R260m project as IT prowess grows

By: Irma Venter     16th April 2019 BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA) has cut the ribbon on its expanded and revamped campus in Midrand, Gauteng. The project carried a price tag of R260-million. 

Rendeavour Rolls Out 30 MW Solar Strategy in Kenya

15th April 2019 Initial solar plant produces enough power for 8,500 people per year Rendeavour has installed its first solar power plant in Kenya, as part of a 30 MW strategy for Tatu City, the company's new city development in Nairobi.  

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