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Artist's impression of the Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

South African National Roads Agency has reported that cable-stay strands for the project will need to be imported. 


Artist's impression of the Mtentu bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Mtentu bridge, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will displace the Bloukrans bridge, in the Western Cape, as the highest bridge in Africa and the southern hemisphere. 


Digital twins helping to save engineering hours on infrastructure projects
13th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems has described 2023 as a groundbreaking year for infrastructure intelligence, with organisations globally overcoming the ever-growing... 


Artist's impression of the Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Msikaba project has created work for 137 unskilled local labourers and 372 jobs for skilled persons, so far. 


Image of proposed Mtentu bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road (N2WCTR) megabridge project – Mtentu bridge, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The South African National Roads Agency Limited announced the restart of construction work on the Mtentu bridge contract in August 2023. 


CONSTRUCTION WORKS UNDER WAY AT ONE OF THE THE LHWP BRIDGES
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the remaining two major bridges to be built. 


Aerial view of the LHWP
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The New Development Bank and the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority have signed a loan agreement for the implementation of Phase 2 of the project. 


Construction on the Polihali dam as part of the LHWP Phase 2
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho – update
18th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, consultants and contractors on the Polihali dam have marked an early construction milestone – the diversion of the Senqu river by the precofferdam. 


Artist rendering of the Mtentu Bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
11th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work on the Mtentu bridge has started. 


2023 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards finalists showcase quality and sustainable ingenuity
24th July 2023

High-quality and sustainable infrastructure development is an imperative for driving socioeconomic development in South Africa. Despite the whirlwind of challenges impacting South Africa’s built... 


Saice appoints its first female CEO
6th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry body the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) has announced the appointment of Sekadi Phayane-Shakhane as its new CEO, effective July 1.  With a seasoned professional... 


Image of the Msikaba bride pylon spire
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The pylon spires of the Msikaba bridge megaproject will soon tower almost 130 m high at each side of the 197-m-deep Msikaba river gorge.  


Urban development initiative Africa123 partners with SMEC Africa to build African cities
8th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Cape Town-based Singaporean private urban development initiative Africa123 has formed a strategic partnership with engineering and infrastructure company SMEC Africa, itself a subsidiary of... 


Image of Phase 1 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Phase II of the long-awaited LHWP has broken ground. 


Image of Msikaba bridge anchor block
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
24th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The four massive concrete blocks that will anchor the Msikaba bridge in place are almost completed.  


Preparatory work under way on commercial centre that will serve LHWP Phase II project area
24th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Preparatory stages of construction of the Polihali commercial centre at Masakong are under way after the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) awarded the M11.3-million contract to Unik... 


Image of the Polihali Commercial Centre at the LHWP II
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Preparatory stages of construction of the Polihali commercial centre at Masakong are under way. 


Image of Msikaba bridge construction
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the Msikaba cable-stayed bridge should be complete in the last quarter of 2023.  


An image showing off-loading of the second box girder for the South Bank segment zero at the Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the Msikaba bridge deck. 


Construction of Polihali dam and transfer tunnel set to start
4th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The construction of the Polihali dam and Polihali transfer tunnel is set to start after the award of the two contracts by the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA). The award of two of... 


Sustaining the future of the civil engineering industry SAICE recognises excellence, announces winners of annual awards event
9th September 2022

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) hosted its annual awards ceremony on Thursday, 1 September, celebrating individuals and organisations, as well as its members, who have... 


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New Gauteng urban hub seeks to strike inclusivity, tech-savvy balance
26th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Lanseria smart city initiative, announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his 2020 State of the Nation Address, has steadily been gaining momentum over the past two years, despite setbacks... 


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New Gauteng urban hub seeks to strike inclusivity, tech-savvy balance
26th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Lanseria smart city initiative, announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his 2020 State of the Nation Address, has steadily been gaining momentum over the past two years, despite setbacks... 


Image of Phase I LHWP
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
12th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The three-year construction of the Senqu bridge is set to start soon. 


Image of the Miskaba bridge in the Eastern Cape
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
27th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

South African National Roads Agency Limited has cancelled tenders valued at R17.47-billion, including for the Mtentu bridge project. 


Image of LHWP
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
13th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has launched procurement activities for a Programme Management Unit for management, oversight and reporting during implementation of Phase II of the... 


Image of construction at the Msikaba bridge project
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
22nd April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Msikaba Bridge project reached an engineering milestone in April, when the south pylon legs were hydraulically jacked apart. 


Artist's impression of the Polihali Operations Centre
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
15th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The tender for the construction of the Polihali Operations Centre has been awarded. 


Artists impression of Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The South African National Roads Agency Limited says the tender for the N2 Mtentu Bridge project is “awaiting announcement by its board”. 


Women lead in male populated sectors
22nd March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Pinpoint Stewards a 100% women owned training and conferencing company had a vision to profile women and their contribution to the economy within the Engineering, Infrastructure and Mining sectors... 


Image of Polihali village construction
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
21st January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The construction of permanent housing, a visitors’ lodge and associated infrastructure at the Polihali Village is set to start this month. 


Artist's impression of the Katse Village
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
10th December 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has awarded the construction contract for the Katse Village upgrades. 


Consulting engineering firms realise exceptional projects in a difficult year
11th November 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industry association Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) and professional services multinational Aon South Africa on November 10 recognised excellence in the consulting engineering fraternity... 


Image of the Malibamatso River Bridge, which was built during Phase I of the LHWP
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
5th November 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The South African and Lesotho water Ministries have agreed to fast-track Phase II of the  Lesotho Highlands Water Project to ensure security of supply to the Integrated Vaal River System. 


Free app enables facility managers to view LED lighting savings
28th October 2021 By: Schalk Burger

A free smart device app and Web-based tool has been developed to enable anyone in South Africa to measure how much energy, cost and greenhouse-gas emissions savings will be achieved by switching to... 


Aerial image of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
15th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The African Development Bank has approved a $86.72-million loan to co-finance the second phase of the project. 


Aerial image of the Msikaba bridge construction site
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects – update
1st October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged communities to support the development of the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road project. 


Image of the diversion tunnel breakthrough at the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
27th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lesotho Highlands Develeopment Authority has reached a milestone in the construction of Phase II LHWP, with the break through of two diversion tunnels on August 16. 


Artist's impression of the Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects – update
20th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A temporary cable car has been installed at the bridge site. 


Lesotho Highlands Water Project diversion tunnel
LHWP Phase 2 construction reaches milestone with diversion tunnel breakthrough
18th August 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has reached a milestone in the construction of Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) with the breakthrough of two diversion... 


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. 


Artist's impression of the Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
9th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The South African National Roads Agency Limited plans to install a temporary cableway between the north and south sites of the Msikaba bridge project on the N2 Wild Coast road. 


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All transport service providers are aiming to introduce a world-class STS to service their communities
Transport revolution on horizon for SA
25th June 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

While the term sustainable transport system (STS) is often used generically and in a multifaceted sense, engineering and infrastructure consultancy company SMEC South Africa suggests that it should... 


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