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Jumpers Informal Settlement in Cleveland raided

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     4th June 2021 The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), in partnership with the South African Police Services (Saps), departments and entities of the City of Joburg (CoJ) and private companies that are affected by illegal mining activities, embarked on a joint operation raiding the Jumpers Informal Settlement, in... 

Zutari appointed to develop feeder roads plan for LHWP Phase II

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd June 2021 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded Zutari Lesotho the professional services contract for the development of the master plan for feeder roads and bridges related to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II. Work on the contract is valued at about M13-million... 

Ceenex helps accelerate South Africa’s digital transformation for economic growth and improved livelihoods through comprehensive telecommunication expertise

28th May 2021 Ceenex, a leading independent management, technology, and engineering consultancy, continues to play a large part in enabling the implementation of new telecommunications infrastructure to improve the economic growth of small to large enterprises and enhance the connectivity of South African... 

Molapo bridge to improve connectivity in Jabulani, Soweto

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th May 2021 Improved connectivity and mobility are imminent in the Jabulani Node in Soweto, upon the completion of the Molapo bridge, the City of Johannesburg says. Now 80% complete, the bridge will connect the community of Molapo to the Jabulani Node and the Jabulani central business district (CBD). 

SAICE partners on knowledge sharing initiative, promoting the SA roads industry

26th May 2021 The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) has partnered with the South African Road Federation (SARF) and various other prominent transportation industry role players to encourage knowledge sharing and promotion relating to South Africa’s road industry. The initiative falls under... 

Miners to focus on carbon reduction, community support and health & safety – GIBB

By: Donna Slater     24th May 2021 Despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the issues of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, improving health and safety and creating value for surrounding communities require urgent and ongoing attention, says multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy GIBB mining division MD... 

Mbalula outlines 2021/22 transport priorities

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st May 2021 The Department of Transport’s expenditure is expected to increase at an average yearly rate of 8.1%, from R57.3-billion in 2020/21 to R72.5-billion in 2023/24, Minister Fikile Mbalula said during the virtual debate on the transport budget vote on May 21. He said the majority of the funds are... 

Rising African challenges present investment opportunities, says Fidic

By: Schalk Burger     18th May 2021 The growing challenges in Africa can be addressed through the availability of green and climate-resilience funding, as well as impact investment, if engineering solutions support sustainable, environment-friendly and climate resilient built environment and infrastructure development, speakers... 

Addressing South Africa’s alcohol problem must start at a young age

14th May 2021 By Rhys Evans, MD at Alco-Safe With South Africa’s alcohol problem so starkly highlighted by lockdown prohibitions, there has been much discussion as to what can be done to reduce harmful alcohol consumption, particularly underage drinking. Measures that will be debated in Parliament include a... 

Lithium prices to normalise, as demand increases – Fitch Solutions

By: Simone Liedtke     7th May 2021 Following the spike in Chinese spot prices experienced from the end of December 2020 through to the end of January, research agency Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research expects broad lithium prices to soon normalise. Chinese spot prices for battery-grade lithium carbonate and... 

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