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Image of Medupi power plant
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
10th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The African Development Bank has said that Medupi will never make a profit because of delays, design defects and increasing opposition to coal-fired electricity generation. 


Concor at the forefront of "green" construction
8th June 2022

When it comes to care for the environment, there can be few contractors around with the track record of Concor, which has shown its commitment to ‘green’ construction on literally scores of... 


Aerial image of the Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
3rd June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has announced that Kusile Unit 4 has entered into commercial operation. 


Image of Medupi power station
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
27th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has reported that it has implemented repairs and fixes to generation units 1 to 3 at the Medupi power station. 


Stefanutti sees some green shoots amid persistent challenging trading environment
26th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Construction group Stefanutti Stocks has posted an operating loss of R99-million for the financial year ended February 28, a widening of the restated R55-million operating loss from the year ended... 


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Supplier launches advanced water management system
13th May 2022

Wet processing solutions supplier CDE has revealed its new AquaCycle A2500 thickener, the latest addition to its top-of-the-line water management and recycling systems. With a capacity of 2 500... 


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Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
13th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has launched procurement activities for a Programme Management Unit for management, oversight and reporting during implementation of Phase II of the... 


Image of Molo graphite project geology
Molo graphite project, Madagascar – update
6th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction crews have mobilised to site. 


An image of EarthCon Equipment's CAT 769D
Pre-owned equipment demand spikes
6th May 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The Covid-19 pandemic, and its related impacts, has caused severe delays for mining companies procuring new opencast mining machinery. As a result, mines and related contractors have turned to... 


Construction crews mobilise to Molo site  
29th April 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Construction work crews have mobilised to the Molo graphite mine site, in Madagascar, starting civils and earthworks in preparation for the delivery and installation of the processing plant.... 


Artist's impression of the Polihali Operations Centre
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
15th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The tender for the construction of the Polihali Operations Centre has been awarded. 


Image of Styldrift operation
Styldrift I expansion project, South Africa – update
25th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The operations team has initiated an operational improvement strategy aimed at enhancing management systems. 


Challenging six months ahead as WBHO exits Australia – Neff
18th March 2022 By: Irma Venter

It will be a challenging six months ahead as Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) “navigates the consequences” of exiting the Australian construction market, says CEO Wolfgang Neff. “We’ll be dealing... 


Aerial image of the Kusile power plant
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
18th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction and commissioning activities on the remaining Kusile units 5 and 6 continue to progress according to plan. 


Image of Styldrift surface operation
Styldrift I expansion project, South Africa – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The operations team has initiated an operational improvement strategy aimed at enhancing management systems, and improving mining and engineering processes. 


5G a potential catalyst for IoT if uptake hurdles can be overcome – IOTIC
8th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Fifth-generation (5G) telecommunications has the potential to be a significant catalyst for the Internet of Things (IoT), as long as the hurdles limiting its uptake and its perceptions are... 


A large solar plant at the Evander mine, which should be extended even further, subject to regulatory approval
Solar plant to be commissioned by May
4th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

The first photovoltaic (PV) solar plant to be completed and commissioned by a mining company in South Africa is on track to produce 100% steady-state power generation by May, says midtier gold... 


Rocla supplies culverts for road collapse in Eastern Cape
2nd March 2022

Recent heavy rains led to the collapse of a bridge forming part of the R61 at Tsomo Junction between Ngcobo and Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape. Rocla was contracted to supply 30 Rectangular Portal... 


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Challenging six months ahead as WBHO exits Australia – Neff
2nd March 2022 By: Irma Venter

It will be a challenging six months ahead as Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) “navigates the consequences” of exiting the Australian construction market, says CEO Wolfgang Neff. “We’ll be dealing... 


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N4: Kameeldrift and Ga-Rankuwa interchanges rehabilitation projects, South Africa
25th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The base layers of sections of the N4 between the Kameeldrift and Ga-Rankuwa interchanges require significant rehabilitation. 


Image of Polihali village construction
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
21st January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The construction of permanent housing, a visitors’ lodge and associated infrastructure at the Polihali Village is set to start this month. 


Road rehabilitation between Kameeldrift, Ga-Rankuwa to start this week
17th January 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Road management company Bakwena N1/N4 Platinum Highway will undertake major rehabilitation of the base layers in the left-hand lane on portions of the N4 between Kameeldrift and Ga-Rankuwa... 


Concor progresses with Majuba ash disposal facility
14th December 2021

Leading black-owned contractor Concor is over halfway with extending the continuous ash disposal facility (ADF) at Eskom’s Majuba power station near Amersfoort in Mpumalanga. This project will... 


Artist's impression of the Katse Village
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
10th December 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has awarded the construction contract for the Katse Village upgrades. 


Unique ground engineering solution at Clairwood Logistics Park is a first for SA
9th December 2021

The application of geofoam as a lightweight fill solution for road construction at the Clairwood Logistics Park in Durban is a first for South Africa. In addition, leading consulting engineering... 


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Sugar factory expansion earns excellence award
3rd December 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineering and project management company Bosch Projects was named a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in... 


Enza Construction Bags AfriSam Innovation Award for Sustainable Construction
29th November 2021

(South Africa, November 2021) Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd, one of Africa’s leading construction companies has been awarded the AfriSam Innovation Award for Sustainable Construction at the 2021... 


Pic of graduates from DeBeers Venetia Mine's enterprise coaching programme
Thirty entrepreneurs graduate from De Beers’ enterprise coaching programme
12th November 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Diamond miner De Beers’ Venetia mine, in partnership with the Small Enterprise Development Agency, hosted a graduation ceremony for participants of its Enterprise Coaching Programme on November 11.... 


Image of the Malibamatso River Bridge, which was built during Phase I of the LHWP
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
5th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The South African and Lesotho water Ministries have agreed to fast-track Phase II of the  Lesotho Highlands Water Project to ensure security of supply to the Integrated Vaal River System. 


Image of pieces of graphite from the Lindi Jumbo project
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
29th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has said its mine construction schedule at the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine is on track. 


Image of Styldrift surface operation
Styldrift I expansion project, South Africa – update
29th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Royal Bafokeng Platinum has reported that Styldrift is focusing on developing and embedding the operational maturity and associated efficiencies of the project to enable the mine to sustainably... 


Lindi Jumbo project on track
26th October 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed graphite developer Walkabout Resources says its mine construction schedule at the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, is on track. An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)... 


Construction company agrees to pay fine, but denies it contravened Competition Act
19th October 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A Gauteng-based construction and electrical civils company called Maziya General Services has agreed to pay a R300 000 penalty for allegedly colluding on a City Power tender in June 2018. The... 


A photo of a concrete reservoir under construction
Reservior awaits commissioning
15th October 2021 By: Darren Parker

A 25 Mℓ reservoir on Dann road in Glen Marais, Kempton Park, in Gauteng, has still not been commissioned, despite being completed in November 2018 at a cost of about R48-million. Almost three years... 


Aerial image of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
15th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The African Development Bank has approved a $86.72-million loan to co-finance the second phase of the project. 


Enza Construction Wins 2021 Master Builders Super League Award
4th October 2021

Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd, one of Africa’s leading construction companies has been awarded the 2021 Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Super League Award for the work completed on The Steve... 


Image of graphite from the Lindi Jumbo graphite project, in tanzania
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
24th September 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has reported that mine construction is on track. 


AfriSam upgrades crushing technology with Metso C120
21st September 2021

Leveraging new-generation crushing technology to optimise uptime at its Pietermaritzburg quarry, AfriSam will be installing a Metso C120 jaw crusher supplied by South African distributor Pilot... 


Walkabout confident of meeting development targets at Lindi Jumbo
20th September 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed graphite developer Walkabout Resources says mine construction at its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine development, in south-eastern Tanzania, is on track. The company has started the... 


Enza Construction Wins Coveted 2021 Master Builders Association Award!
10th September 2021

Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd, one of Africa’s leading construction companies recently walked away with the prestigious 2021 Master Builders Association (MBA) Regional Super League Award for the work... 


Lucara’s Botswana expansion formally approved
9th September 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

The board of Lucara Diamond Corp has formally approved the $534-million expansion of its Karowe mine, in Botswana, the Canadian miner announced on Wednesday. The underground mine construction... 


Image for the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry that helps settle disputes for the civil engineering industry (image supplied by Concor)
Settling disputes in the civils sector
3rd September 2021

The Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) provides a vital service to settle disputes for the civil engineering industry, helping to maintain fairness and stability in the... 


Image of the diversion tunnel breakthrough at the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
27th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lesotho Highlands Develeopment Authority has reached a milestone in the construction of Phase II LHWP, with the break through of two diversion tunnels on August 16. 


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