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Mozambique power utility begins the long process of recovery following cyclones

By: Kim Cloete     15th May 2019 Mozambique’s energy sector is trying to get back on track following the devastation wreaked on its power system by Cyclone Idai in March and cyclone Kenneth in April.   Electricity Company of Mozambique chairperson and CEO Aly Impija told delegates attending the African Utility Week, in Cape... 

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... 

Shedding light on construction deadlines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2019 Today’s world is fast-paced and as technology advances, consumers are becoming more and more reliant on and expectant of quick solutions. The construction industry isn’t immune to this either. Because deadlines affect bottom lines, keeping a project on track has always been vital, but if... 

LafargeHolcim CEO eyes up to ten deals this year

By: Reuters     15th May 2019 LafargeHolcim expects to increase the number of small acquisitions it makes this year after buying four businesses so far in 2019, CE Jan Jenisch said on Wednesday. "We are trying to get a more dynamic start to the process to do bolt-ons this year," Jenisch told reporters, noting that... 

Connecting outlying Sekhukhune District to major urban nodes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2019 The Roads Agency Limpopo (RAL) is forging ahead with the construction of a new road that will connect three villages in the mainly rural Sekhukhune District Municipality to two provincial roads, including the D1547 that is administered by the South African National Roads Agency Limited. When... 

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 –... 

Making Roads And Bridges Last Longer With Afrisam

13th May 2019 Construction materials leader AfriSam leverages the power of applied research to make roads, bridges and other concrete structures more resistant to corrosive environments. Among its long term research is a project assessing the effects of highly corrosive environments on concretes, and how... 

Wallmes Optimizes Precast Wall Production

10th May 2019 Elematic, a global leader in precast concrete production technologies, launches, as part of their digital Plant Control solution for precast plants, a manufacturing execution system WallMES for the optimization of precast wall panel production. The WallMES system covers automatic production... 

Elections Are Over, Now We Build The Africa We Want Through Agenda 2063

10th May 2019 South Africans went to the polls on Wednesday in its fifth, pivotal general election since the advent of democracy. Now, all eyes remain on the IEC boards as the preliminary results emerge. And while many South African voters are focused on social issues, such as job creation, some candidates in... 

N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridges project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     10th May 2019 The Mtentu bridge will be built, but when this will happen is not yet certain. 

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