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Business welcomes recovery plan, but urges swift implementation 

16th October 2020 Organised business formations have responded to the Reconstruction and Recovery Plan released by President Cyril Ramaphosa on October 15. On the whole, business has welcomed the plan, including the fact that it embraces many of the recommendations made to government by the social partners through... 

Indonesia to create firm to build up electric vehicle battery industry

By: Reuters     13th October 2020 A group of Indonesian State-owned companies will form a venture to make batteries to power electric vehicles, the Mining Industry Indonesia (MIND ID) CEO said on Tuesday. Indonesia, the world's biggest producer of nickel ore, a key component of EV batteries, wants to build an integrated EV... 

Rocla manufactures largest custom designed jacking culverts in South Africa

2nd October 2020 When the local municipality of Tshwane required 3m x 3m custom-made jacking box culverts for a service delivery project at Iscor Heights, in Pretoria West, the only company in South Africa who was able to design and manufacture culverts to such large specifications was Rocla. The culverts were... 

Unions threaten legal action if government does not commit to saving State-owned airlines

By: Rebecca Campbell     18th September 2020 Two trade unions, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca), have jointly announced that, together, they are going to challenge in court the liquidation of State-owned airlines South African Airways (SAA) and South African... 

Increasing the life of concrete for sustainable built environments

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2020 Over the years, built-environment professionals have increasingly turned their efforts towards improving the durability traits of concrete to construct longer lasting structures for sustainable built environments. Fire resistant and durable, concrete enables the construction of buildings and... 

Built environment practitioners are key drivers of public health

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2020 “Practitioners of the built environment should consider themselves as public health practitioners as well. This is because the work that they do has both an immediate and long-lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of the people in the communities, settlements and urban areas within which... 

Erdogan unveils Turkey’s biggest ever natural gas discovery

By: Bloomberg     21st August 2020 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey has found 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea, its biggest ever energy discovery, and hopes to begin production by 2023. The Fatih drilling ship located the deposit in the so-called Tuna-1 field, Erdogan said Friday in a... 

Genova San Giorgio (Polcevera) bridge, Italy – update

By: Sheila Barradas     21st August 2020 The bridge has been completed. 

Aspasa takes action against dodgy concrete lab test results

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th August 2020 The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) has hosted an urgent meeting of its technical committee to address inaccurate and procedurally incorrect laboratory tests that are costing the sand and aggregate industry millions of rands every year. Aspasa director Nico... 

Air Products Reallocates Corporate Social investment (CSI) Funding To Help Fight COVID-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th August 2020 Air Products prides itself in the innovative work they do in the communities in which they operate through their corporate social investment (CSI) efforts. The projects are strategically focused on the youth and education and are all structured according to a specific framework. However, in times... 

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