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Image of Styldrift mine at night
Styldrift I expansion project, South Africa – update
27th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Continued progress was made during the six months ended June 30, 2021. 


Disputes continue to be resolved for civils sector
26th August 2021

Settling disputes is a key aspect of maintaining fairness and stability in any sector, and the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) continues to render this vital service... 


Sabina reports ‘tremendous’ progress at Nunavut gold project
25th August 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Sabina Gold and Silver has completed “tremendous” work this year at its proposed Goose mine on the Back River gold project, in Nunavut, CEO Bruce McLeod said on... 


Image of Eskom's Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
20th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of Kusile has reached the half-way stage. 


Image of Eskom's Medupi power station and Matimba power station in background
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
20th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom confirmed on August 9 that an explosion at the Medupi power station's Unit 4 generator had resulted in extensive damage to the generator. 


Image of Eskom's Medupi power station at sunset
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
13th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 1, the last of six generation units of the Medupi power station, has attained commercial operation status. 


Aerial view of the LHWP in Lesotho
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
13th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The construction tender process for the Polihali dam has marked the start of the final construction phase of the water transfer component under the project. 


Photo of long tube evaporator installed at sugar factory
Project management firm upgrades sugar factory
23rd July 2021

Consulting engineering and project management solutions company Bosch Projects was appointed by wattle bark miller and sugar producer UCL Company to undertake three major projects for the recent... 


TEICHMANN CONTRACT 
By mobilising before the border closures and other Covid-19 restrictions were imposed by governments, the company was well prepared to complete the Moma project
Pandemic approach ensures future prospects
16th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

Construction and mining service group Teichmann’s Covid-19 approach enabled it to not only create new opportunities in mining construction but also ensured work was completed on schedule.  


EAST MANGANESE MINE
Construction at the manganese mine began in September 2020 with various civil infrastructure components
Portfolio growth spurs construction projects
16th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

The East Manganese mine construction project, in the Northern Cape, is part of investment company Menar’s strategy to diversify its mineral portfolio, says Menar head of projects Gerhard Cronje.  


Image of graphite from Walkabout Resources
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
16th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has awarded a bulk earthworks and civil engineering works contract to a Tanzanian engineering firm. 


Walkabout awards contracts at Lindi Jumbo
13th July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Walkabout Resources has awarded a $5.6-million bulk earthworks and $3.1-million civil engineering works contract to Tanzanian engineering firm TNR for work at its Lindi Jumbo... 


TREATMENT IN THABAZIMBI
Smaller plants can help improve water infrastructure
Technology can improve infrastructure
2nd July 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Embracing and implementing technological solutions can improve South Africa’s water infrastructure and systems, which are currently in a “state of disarray”, says water treatment solutions company... 


National Road R578: Section 1 – N1 to Maholisi, Mahodlogwa and Nwamata resurfacing, South Africa
National Road R578: Section 1 – N1 to Maholisi, Mahodlogwa and Nwamata resurfacing, South Africa
25th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The South African National Roads Agency Limited is resurfacing the National Road R578, Section 1, from the N1 to Maholisi (16 km) and from Mahodlogwa (35.8 km) to Nwamata (56 km). 


National Route R33: Section 14 – Vaalwater to Lephalale upgrade, South Africa
National Route R33: Section 14 – Vaalwater to Lephalale upgrade, South Africa
25th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The South African National Roads Agency Limited plans to repair the Merriespruit steel-ribbed culvert on the R33 that washed away, owing to inclement weather. 


Sanral undertaking road improvement activities
14th June 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is undertaking a number of road improvement activities in several provinces. It has noted in a series of media releases that it has recently... 


Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
11th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority and the Development Bank of Southern Africa have concluded two loan facility agreements for the implementation of the project. 


Top quality, traceable welds are crucial to ensuring high performing pipelines
7th June 2021

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) and its subsidiary, the Installation and Fabrication Pipes Association (IFPA) understand the importance of the thermoplastic... 


Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho – update
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho – update
4th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has advertised the tender for the construction of the Polihali transfer tunnel. 


University of Fort Hare Alice Student Village, South Africa – update
University of Fort Hare Alice Student Village, South Africa – update
4th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Phase 2 of the project has been completed. 


R419m student housing development for University of Fort Hare's Alice campus now complete
31st May 2021 By: Schalk Burger

With the completion of the 12-block, 1 440-bed Alice Student Village Phase 2 built over two years, the University of Fort Hare (UFH) has 6 049 available beds in Alice, in the Eastern Cape, which... 


Mario Pietromartire (centre) with the team that worked on the Maguga Dam Diversion and Transfer Tunnels and an inset showing a more recent photo of Pietromartire
Obituary: Mario Pietromartire, a Southern African tunnelling pioneer
31st May 2021

Mario Pietromartire, founder, and MD of Bomar Projects, passed away on 11th May 2021, aged 88. Born in Italy, he trained in the Italian military flying school before coming to South Africa to... 


Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
28th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has started prestart activities at its Lindi Jumbo project. 


Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
28th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

SABC News has reported that South Africa’s Deputy President David Mabuza has confirmed that Eskom’s Medupi power station will be fully operational by the end of 2021. 


Walkabout starts early works in Tanzania
24th May 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite developer Walkabout Resources has started prestart activities at its Lindi Jumbo project, in Tanzania. “The Lindi Jumbo mine is rapidly materializing and on track for first production in... 


Motheo spearheads transformation in the construction industry
11th May 2021 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Motheo Construction Group, the largest black women-managed and lead construction company in South Africa, is finalising its new management structure as it strengthens its footprint in all nine... 


SA cement produces engaging for sustainability
11th May 2021

The cement industry in South Africa continues to engage government to create conditions that will sustain the sector’s local production capacity and grow market demand. Speaking online at the... 


Better conditions for civils employees under Bargaining Council
10th May 2021

Registration with a bargaining council is indeed compulsory; but when a company registers, it benefits everyone. This is according to Lindie Fourie, operations manager at the Bargaining Council for... 


The new Pilot Modular VS100 vertical shaft impact crusher from Crushtec International
Advanced technology improves crusher design
7th May 2021

State-of-the-art crushing technology has been used to develop a new vertical shaft impact (VSI) crusher for tertiary and quaternary applications. The Pilot Modular VS100 is a remodelled and... 


Trust, respect, support underpin Concor success at Msikaba
4th May 2021

The breath-taking Msikaba bridge in the Eastern Cape demands not just an excellent result, but also a collaborative process that engages local communities and small, medium-sized and micro... 


Leadership Academy establishes the benchmark in construction training
21st April 2021

Tjeka Training Matters’ Leadership Academy has helped to establish the benchmark in the training of construction leaders who are able to do the job right the first time. Among the academy’s many... 


Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
16th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The tender for the construction of the biggest of three bridges that will span the Polihali reservoir and that will be built as part of the LHWP Phase II has been released. 


Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
9th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The tender for the construction of the biggest of three bridges that will span the Polihali reservoir and that will be built as part of the LHWP Phase 2 – the Senqu River bridge – has been released. 


Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
2nd April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The tender for the construction of the biggest of three bridges that will span the Polihali reservoir and that will be built as part of the Phase II has been released. 


Image of Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
2nd April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 3 has achieved commercial operation. 


Sanral reports progress on routine road maintenance projects in Gauteng
30th March 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has announced that progress has been made on routine road maintenance (RRM) projects across Gauteng’s three metropolitan areas of... 


Increases in civil tender awards, hardware sales despite Covid pandemic
26th March 2021 By: Irma Venter

There are some positives to be found in the South African construction market, despite the Covid pandemic, says Industry Insight senior economist David Metelerkamp. This first positive lies in the... 


WBHO sees a tripling of civils and road project pipelines
19th March 2021 By: Irma Venter

The pipeline of civil engineering projects in which Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) hopes to participate has “recently nearly tripled” to R27-billion, up from R10.5-billion in June last year, says... 


Styldrift I expansion project, South Africa
Styldrift I expansion project, South Africa
19th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Despite the pandemic impacting on Styldrift's 2020 third quarter run rate of 230 000 t a month, progress has been made in establishing the remaining spare immediately stoppable reserves sections. 


Khato Civils Announce African Expansion To Tackle $US35bn Water Infrastructure Shortfall
Khato Civils Announce African Expansion To Tackle $US35bn Water Infrastructure Shortfall
15th March 2021

USD 35-billion per year is needed to tackle Africa’s water crisis. South African firm Khato Civils announces African expansion and calls for AfCFTA to be the catalyst to build Africa’s water... 


HEAVY LIFTING 
Becker Mining South Africa has recently launched a new upgraded chairlift PLC panel that enhances reliability of Becker chairlift systems
Upgraded chairlift increases mine safety
12th March 2021

Mining sector technology specialist Becker Mining South Africa has recently launched a new upgraded chairlift programmable logic controller (PLC) panel that enhances reliability of Becker chairlift... 


Habata, Le Grand Chasseur Winery
8th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nestled in the rolling hills and valleys of Robertson, in the Western Cape, is a winery called Le Grand Chasseur Estate owned by Habata. To complement its new lease on life, the winery needed a... 


Civil tenders awarded, hardware sales positives in the construction industry – Metelerkamp
Civil tenders awarded, hardware sales positives in the construction industry – Metelerkamp
5th March 2021 By: Irma Venter

There are some positives to be found in the South African construction market, despite the Covid-pandemic, says Industry Insight senior economist David Metelerkamp. This first positive lies in the... 


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