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Affordable housing project launched in Cape Town

By: Donna Slater     22nd September 2020 Privately-owned property developer, the Amdec Group, broke ground at its 11 ha, R500-million affordable housing estate – Golden Grove Estate – in Ottery, Cape Town, on September 17. Golden Grove Estate will house 1 000 affordable residential apartments – including 24 m2 one-bed units, 36 m2... 

China seeks to dent its coal addiction with mega power complexes

By: Bloomberg     7th September 2020 Imagine a power plant built next to a coal mine but also operating wind turbines and solar panels. The facility hosts batteries to store electricity when supply is in excess. The main source of power could flip from the fossil fuel to clean energy, depending on weather and price. Spending... 

Old Mutual fund urges South Africa to focus on power

By: Bloomberg     27th August 2020 A $1.9-billion infrastructure fund owned by Old Mutual said South Africa should start with power as it embarks on an R2.3-trillion drive to lure private investment into infrastructure over the next decade. Electricity is South Africa’s most urgent need and the country has experience of approving... 

Pepperl+Fuchs’ Rugged and Compact— BTC14 for Quad-Monitor Thin Client Applications

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th August 2020 The control room is the hub for technical production, planning, and control processes. Using established thin client technology, current production statuses are transmitted to multiple monitors in real time so that all plant statuses can be monitored and operators can respond quickly. With... 

Western Cape govt gives green light to mixed-use redevelopment

By: African News Agency      21st August 2020 The Western Cape provincial government has given the green light to the River Club redevelopment in Observatory,  Cape Town which is expected to create over 6 000 direct jobs, the developers said on Friday. The planned mixed-use development will be a significant boost to the economy and people of... 

Construction to start on River Club redevelopment in Cape Town soon

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st August 2020 The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning has given the go-ahead for the River Club redevelopment, in Observatory, Cape Town. The planned mixed-use development will be a boost to the economy and the people of Cape Town in the aftermath of the Covid-19... 

Smart cities open up ‘endless’ business opportunities

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st August 2020 As urbanisation rises, cities need to seek ways of leveraging the power of technology and connectivity to cater for the demands of this increasing urban population, stimulate the growth of businesses and ensure that available resources are managed more efficiently. The increasing population in... 

Opinion: Providing for the right to adequate housing – innovation needed to address a complex challenge

20th August 2020 In this opinion piece, Sibanye-Stillwater executive VP of corporate affairs Themba Nkosi writes about the right to adequate housing for mining communities. Among some of the contentious policy issues in South Africa is the future of communities that live near mines and have been relying... 

NHBRC imposes record fine for non-enrolled Inanda subsidy housing project

By: Donna Slater     19th August 2020 Home building industry regulatory body, the National Home Builders Registration Council’s (NHBRC’s) disciplinary committee has fined eThekwini municipality R1.2-million for failing to enrol 60 subsidy houses, which were under construction at Inanda and formed part of the Umqhawe project. The... 

Safety Rope (SRO) limit switch – the emergency stop button from Bernstein

19th August 2020 In April this year, Bernstein introduced their new Safety Rope limit switch to the international market. Bernstein has focused on developing the best electrical safety products to protect machine and process operators for over 70 years and the SRO is no exception. The German-based industrial... 

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