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Engineering News EPP opens flagship shopping centre in Warsaw Dual-listed real estate company EPP on Friday opened its flagship development in Warsaw – Galeria Mociny, which gives residents access to more than 200 stores alongside one of...
Engineering News Embattled sector necessitates cost containment measures AfriSam With the South African construction industry remaining under pressure and in a state of accelerated decline, the need to contain costs continues and correct specification of construction materials remains critical....
Engineering News Buoyed by mining recovery, Barloworld looks to Mongolia for growth Barloworld’s results on Monday reflected some of the biggest trends in the South African economy, with the company reporting a sharp drop in equipment sales to the troubled...
Engineering News Software provides support for projects design phase To help avoid construction failures for building contractors and consulting engineers, construction fastening and fixing supplier Fischer Fixings SA’s design software FIXPERIENCE has been developed as a tool...
Engineering News Minerals Council welcomes safety improvements, but warns of continuing policy concerns JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The Minerals Council South Africa will, later this year, launch a new health and safety initiative called Khumbela iKhaya, council president Mxolisi Mgojo revealed on Wednesday....
Engineering News Full-size wheel loaders now boast advanced features Earthmoving equipment supplier CASE Construction Equipment South Africa’s range of full-size F-series wheel loaders has advanced features for faster operation, higher productivity, lower fuel consumption and...
Engineering News New Port of Ngqura liquid bulk facility to serve South African and African markets A new liquid bulk handling facility at the deep-water Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape, will be built to assist with the predicted future growth of petroleum product...
Engineering News Growth in SA construction sector expected Since the highs last experienced just before the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the construction sector in South Africa and on the continent has yet to see an industry boom. South...
Engineering News Construction companies urged to streamline businesses With South Africa’s construction sector under growing pressure as a result of slow government infrastructure spending and a tightening economy, construction companies should be looking at ways to...
Engineering News KwaZulu-Natals La Lucia mall to receive a major upgrade The La Lucia mall, in KwaZulu-Natal, is undergoing a major upgrade that will modernise its retail space. The mall has undergone eight extensions and five major mall upgrades since...
Engineering News Indluplace warns of lower dividends as difficult conditions persist JSE-listed real estate investment trust Indluplace has warned of a 20% decrease in its dividend for the financial year ended September 2019, as difficult trading conditions previously flagged have...
Engineering News Rising demand for versatile mini cranes There is growing demand for the versatile and compact Unic Spider Mini Cranes in South Africa’s construction and mining sectors, says local distributor B&B Group CEO Bob...
Engineering News Sappi says dissolving wood pulp prospects remain strong despite near-term pressures Diversified forests products group Sappi is warning of lower full-year earnings, owing to ongoing market weakness for graphic paper, as well as near-term pricing and volume pressures for...
Engineering News Nersa sets May 24 deadline for comment on overhauled SSEG exemption rules Consultation paper for an updated Licensing Exemption and Registration Notice (0.24 MB) Download The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has finally released a consultation paper for...
Engineering News Transnet promises to fill executive vacancies as Mahomedy is appointed new acting CEO State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has appointed Mohammed Mahomedy as acting group CEO after its board decided not to extend the six-month contract of Tau Morwe, beyond Friday,...
Engineering News Builders Warehouse unveils new Boksburg store Builders Warehouse has opened its latest store in Boksburg, which was developed as a replacement to its former store. The new 15 170 m2 box format store’s design...
Engineering News JDA starts development on Jabulani node community facility One of the Johannesburg Development Agency’s (JDA’s) signature projects, the Jabulani node, has entered Phase 6B – the development of a community and recreational environment for...
Engineering News Sandtons Leonardo an example of South Africas architectural future, says Co-Arc The nascent Fourth Industrial Revolution and the resultant information revolution will affect South African architecture “quite markedly” moving forward, South African architecture firm Co-Arc International Architects director...
Engineering News Defy South Africa celebrates R1.2bn investment milestone A R121-million brownfield development at the Defy plant, in Jacobs, Durban, has seen the addition of an automated plant to manufacture top loader washing machines for both the local...
Engineering News Horskool Driehoek walkway rebuilt following collaborative community effort A newly built walkway was handed over to Hoërskool Driehoek, in Vanderbijlpark, at a sombre event on Monday. The handover, which was attended by school management and its...
Engineering News Holistic approach to lifting projects saves time, money Germiston-based mobile crane hire company Johnson Crane Hire tells Engineering News that the heavy lifting capacity of the company’s modern mobile crane is transforming industrial project roll-...
Engineering News Africa's sole nuclear plant undergoes revamp to extend lifespan Eskom Holdings, the State utility that supplies 95% of South Africa’s power, is overhauling the continent’s sole nuclear plant with the aim of extending its lifespan...
Engineering News PIC raises Texton stake to 18.9% State-owned investment management company, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), increased its beneficial shareholding in JSE-listed real estate investment trust Texton Property Fund to 18.9%. Texton CEO Marius...
Engineering News Nzimande requests George IPTN Phase 4B suspension Transport Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has requested the Western Cape provincial government to suspend plans to roll out Phase 4B of the George Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN). This was...
Engineering News Policy and regulatory malaise undermining efforts to address power deficit Lingering policy uncertainty and regulatory delays are continuing to impede the development of hundreds of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) projects, which are seen at the quickest and cheapest way...
Engineering News Cape Town in good position even if winter rains are poor deputy mayor Dam levels are 10% higher than the City of Cape Town's projections for the end of summer so the city is in a good position even if the...
Engineering News N1 highway pedestrian bridge to be ready for use soon The new pedestrian bridge over the N1 at Erasmusrand will soon be ready for use by pedestrians and cyclists near Hoërskool Waterkloof, in Pretoria, says the South African...
Engineering News Transnet to meet OEMs this month in bid to reach settlement on unlawful locomotive contracts State-owned logistics group Transnet will, during the course of April and May, seek to secure “just and equitable” negotiations with the four original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) supplying...
Engineering News Lack of knowledge a concern in flooring industry A lack of knowledge, specifically among structural engineers on specifications for concrete floors, poses a challenge to the industry, says concrete technical services provider The Concrete Institute (TCI) MD Bryan...
Engineering News New machine collection for floor preparation launched Floor grinders and dust extractors manufacturer HTC Sweden AB launched a new line of smaller grinders and dust extractors, the Start and Grind collection, to assist flooring contractors when preparing...
Engineering News Demand for concrete flooring continues to increase The demand for concrete flooring continues to grow at a robust rate, as more commercial, retail and residential customers opt for polished concrete, says diamond tools and equipment manufacturer Diamond...
Engineering News Construction industry in rapid decline as work wanes, mafia takes over, warns Safcec The South African construction industry is in a state of accelerated decline, says South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) CEO Webster Mfebe. This is caused mainly by a...
Engineering News SME building and construction industry in the doldrums, says CIDB survey The 2019 first quarter Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) Business Conditions Survey, released on Tuesday, suggests that the South African building and construction industry...
Engineering News Universal considering offer from Afrimat PERTH (miningweekly.com) – South Africa-focused coal miner Universal Coal received a conditional, nonbinding indicative counter offer from JSE-listed Afrimat to rival a previous offer from a consortium...
Engineering News Transnet execs seek balance between efficiency improvements, growth opportunities It is not about pouring concrete and spending, it is a war of efficiency, Transnet group executive of new business growth and diversification Herbert Msagala told a select special interest...
Engineering News SME politics hindering civil projects, says consulting firm Government efforts to motivate for the employment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for civil engineering and construction projects are causing difficulties for local infrastructure projects, says engineering and...
Engineering News Emphasis on STEM subjects at schools vital The announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address in February this year that government plans to introduce more technical subjects at high schools in South...
Engineering News Consulting firm shifts to public-sector partner role Multinational engineering consultancy Aurecon sees a need to shift the group’s role from that of consultant for engineering design and delivery to being more of a partner to...
Engineering News Uptick in demand for water-sector consulting Despite subdued demand for consulting engineering services in South Africa, engineering consulting firm SRK Consulting South Africa has noted an increase in demand for the group’s water-sector...
Engineering News Digital tech can improve client and project interaction Professional services firm WSP is finding more opportunities to use emerging digital technologies in delivering engineering and infrastructure projects globally, points out WSP in Africa MD Mathieu du Plooy. This...
Engineering News Nkwinti announces changes to water depts procurement processes Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti on Tuesday announced a revamp of the procurement and project management processes for infrastructure projects within the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), in...
Engineering News Renewal of iconic Joburg high-rise a response to citys evolving property needs Located at the centre of banking group Absa’s campus in downtown Johannesburg, Absa Towers Main stands in stark contrast to the rest of the complex. Currently stripped out...
Engineering News Transnet launches continents first dredging school The Transnet Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE) has launched the continent’s first dredging school to develop and enhance the competences of new and already employed dredging personnel. The...
Engineering News Economy impacts negatively on harbour infrastructure and dredging The economic situation and reduced demand for port facilities have led to a general reduction in investment in harbour infrastructure and dredging, says global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright transport...
Engineering News Exxaro unveils new ultramodern headquarters JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa’s largest coal producer and black-empowered coal company Exxaro has unveiled its new ultramodern headquarters. The conneXXion, in Centurion, has e-...
Engineering News Radebe willing to use his legislative powers to unlock short-term private power projects Energy Minister Jeff Radebe signalled his willingness on Tuesday to use his legislative powers to facilitate the introduction of private electricity supply alternatives that could reduce the threat of load-...
Engineering News Group Five subsidiary companies to continue operating as going concerns BRPs The joint business rescue practitioners (BRPs) for Group Five and Group Five Construction on Monday confirmed that subsidiary companies of these entities would continue to operate as going concerns, as...
Engineering News Construction industry expected to grow over next three years Despite there being a slowdown in projects for the past few years in the construction industry, power generation equipment developer Himoinsa Southern Africa business development director Matthew Bell says the...
Engineering News Intervention needed to protect South Africas infrastructure projects Urgent intervention is needed to protect infrastructure projects, investor confidence and the safety of professionals in the built environment, Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) member Yunus Bayat said...
Engineering News Aveng Strabag Joint Venture to appeal ruling on calling of Mtentu bridge bonds The Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (ASJV) reported on Friday that it would appeal the dismissal of an urgent application, lodged by the ASJV in February, seeking to prevent the South...
Engineering News French Foreign Affairs Minister visits local construction academy French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian visited construction materials and infrastructure components multinational Saint-Gobain Construction Training Academy, in Germiston, Ekurhuleni, earlier this month, to...
Engineering News Local industrial waste being made into paints Local construction materials firm Amoriguard sustainably consumes recycled industrial waste to produce construction products and paints and, in certain applications, improve the performance of the products compared with conventionally produced...
Engineering News Localisation seen as key to stimulating struggling capital equipment sector The growth of the capital equipment sector, and the manufacturing sector in general, is being stifled by South Africa’s heavy reliance on imports, and its inability to deliver...
Engineering News Growth strategy prompts innovation Technologies design, production and marketing company Tesmec Group is constantly improving, adapting and evolving its machine concepts. Owing to its pursuit of a ‘glocal’ growth strategy, this means...
Engineering News Oxford Parks Phase 2 construction set for Sept 2020 completion Construction company Concor Buildings anticipates completion of construction on Phase 2 of the Oxford Parks project, in Rosebank, in September 2020. Concor in February started construction on Phase 2 of...
Engineering News Public-Private Growth Initiative identifies 18 priority projects to unlock growth The Public-Private Growth Initiative (PPGI), an evolving sector-based collaboration between government and business, has earmarked 18 projects across various sectors of the South African economy for priority implementation...
Engineering News Zimbabwe currency crisis robs Bell of record year A new currency regime in Zimbabwe robbed Bell Equipment of a record financial year, giving the company a R87.4-million “ankle-tap that went straight to the bottom...
Engineering News Emira on track to achieve environmental sustainability targets CEO Diversified real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira Property Fund is continuing its positive impact on environmental sustainability by increasing its use of renewable energy resources, expanding its water efficiency initiatives...
Engineering News Egyptian business giving great importance to South Africa The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) was in full support of the policy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to strengthen the country’s relations with the rest...
Engineering News Company offers technology to mitigate floods Construction design and engineering services provider Royal HaskoningDHV’s BlueLabel technology can be used to mitigate flooding in South Africa, says Royal HaskoningDHV business development water director Tjeerd Driessen....
Engineering News Africa needs to embrace all forms of energy, says Van Loggerenberg There is huge demand for electricity in Africa, with about 600-million people on the continent who have no access to electricity. There has been a huge migration to urban...
Engineering News Lesedi exploring opportunities in Africa at PEWA Engineering, procurement, project management and maintenance solutions firm Lesedi Nuclear Services will, for the second time, attend the Power and Electricity World Africa (PEWA) conference taking place on March 26...
Engineering News Concurrent events to unfold at PEWA The Power & Electricity World Africa (PEWA) event brings innovators, disrupters and change agents together to talk and engage in business pertaining to power and electricity. It serves as a platform...
Engineering News Equipment supplier to spread its wings outside South Africa Industrial equipment supplier Vermeer will attend The Solar Show Africa 2019 which is combined with the 2019 Power and Electricity World Africa (PEWA) conference at the Sandton Convention Centre on...
Engineering News AMSA says contingency plans in place as Numsa strikes over labour brokers Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) says it has introduced contingency plans at its various plants to minimise the potential impact on production of a National Union of Metalworkers of...
Engineering News Group Five shares suspended as it enters business rescue Trade in the shares of embattled construction group Group Five has been suspended after the company’s board resolved to place the group, as well as Group Five Construction...
Engineering News R5.7bn transfer made to prevent Sanral default, Nzimande says Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says the decision to transfer R5.7-billion from the non-toll network to the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s)...
Engineering News Construction index improves in Q4, but 2018 average is below year before A recovery in the 2018 fourth-quarter Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) has failed to lift the index to a higher level than the year before, but economist Dr Roelof Botha...
Engineering News By midyear, R3bn Leonardo will eclipse Carlton as SAs tallest skyscraper The view from the top of the Leonardo is quite spectacular, says Legacy Group development director Jamie Hendry. “It really is a 360º experience. On a clear day,...
Engineering News PE Tanker Berth repairs on schedule for completion later this month Repairs to the Tanker Berth in the Port of Port Elizabeth are progressing as scheduled, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said this week. The berth has been closed since February...
Engineering News TFR and TNPA CEOs among latest Transnet execs suspended State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has suspended four executive committee members, on full pay, to allow for unfettered investigations into allegations of misconduct. The high-ranking officials suspended as...
Engineering News Novo Energy launches R130m gas compression facility in eMalahleni Energy solutions company Novo Energy on Friday launched a R130-million large-scale natural gas compression facility at the Highveld industrial park, in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. The facility provides cleaner, and...
Engineering News EPP to open flagship development in Q2, reports growth for third consecutive year JSE-listed retail landlord EPP, formerly known as Echo Polska Properties, on Thursday announced that it’s Warsaw-based shopping centre, Galeria Mlociny, which spans 84 400 m2,...
Engineering News M&R pursuing opportunities in complementary market segments Although JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) power and water and oil and gas segments’ contributions were 'insufficient' for the...
Engineering News M&Rs underground mining order book rises to R25bn amid oil and gas slowdown A strong performance from Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) underground mining business was insufficient to offset lower contributions from its oil and gas, as well as its power...
Engineering News Energy Regulator to announce Eskom tariff decision on March 7 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will announce its decision on Eskom’s fourth multiyear price determination (MYPD4) application, as well as the State-owned utility'...
Engineering News Attacq targets 7.5% to 9.5% dividend growth for 2019 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Attacq on Tuesday announced an interim dividend of 40.5c a share for the six months ended December 31, 2018, which CEO Melt...
Engineering News Gauteng preparing large projects to tap R100bn blended-finance infrastructure fund Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy expressed optimism on Tuesday that the province’s experience in developing a pipeline of blended-finance projects would position it well to tap into...
Engineering News Texton says strategies in place to improve its performance JSE-listed real estate investment trust Texton Property Fund on Tuesday reported a total dividend of 36.18c apiece for the six months ended December 31, 2018, in what the...
Engineering News Growthpoint signs Altron for a new corporate campus at Woodlands office park Growthpoint Properties has secured JSE-listed technology group Altron as a tenant for the 29 000 m2 Woodlands office park, in Woodmead, Sandton. Altron will take up occupancy at the...
Engineering News Mtentu bridge will be built, assures Sanrals Kannemeyer The Mtentu bridge will be built, but when this will happen is not yet certain, says South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) engineering executive Louw Kannemeyer. The Aveng Strabag...
Engineering News Wild Coast Sun hotel achieves Net Zero Waste rating Hotel and resorts group Sun International has become the first company in Africa to receive a Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) Net Zero Waste rating for an ambitious...
Engineering News Aveng outlines piecemeal sale process being pursued at Grinaker-LTA JSE-listed construction and engineering group Aveng says the disposal process for Grinaker-LTA is well advanced, but has also confirmed that the company will not be sold as a...
Engineering News Transnet sets up war room to combat infrastructure-theft surge and line sabotage Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has set up a war room together with the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) in a bid to deal with a surge in infrastructure theft, as...
Engineering News New Tshwane mayor cancels controversial GladAfrica contract Newly elected Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has announced that the City has cancelled the scandal-ridden GladAfrica contract. Mokgalapa made the announcement at a media briefing in Pretoria early on...
Engineering News Texton secures lease renewal with Truworths in Durban Real estate investment trust (Reit) Texton Property Fund has secured a long-term lease renewal with clothing retailer Truworths for its prominent high street shop in central Durban, which is...
Engineering News Melbourne road project takes heavy toll on WBHO A botched roads project in Melbourne, Australia, saw operating profit at Wilson Bayley Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) nose-dive from R510-million for the six months to end December 2017, to...
Engineering News Labour broking not a dying breed Although the temporary employment sector has been under pressure over some years, it has now reached a level they are regarded as legitimate for sectors in an open economy. The...
Engineering News More trade-focused lighting solutions for the construction industry With lighting being a critical factor on any job site as workers need to be able to see properly to carry out their work safely and correctly, heavy-duty, portable...
Engineering News BBE Group air-cooling consulting crucial to African mining prospects Consulting and engineering services business Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) Group’s air-cooling consulting and services are crucial to its involvement in several mining projects, with construction and delivery...
Engineering News Unregistered HVAC practitioners still a threat to industry Saracca Despite improvement in the number of people who are obtaining training and qualifications to become registered refrigeration gas practitioners, the number of air conditioner installers without an authorised refrigeration gas...
Engineering News Promising growth in construction sector brings hope for 2019 Despite the contribution of the construction sector to local economic activity being inconsistent, and having decreased significantly over the years, Constructional Engineering Association (CEA) executive director Anthony Boy is hopeful...
Engineering News R100bn to be injected into infrastructure fund over ten years National Treasury will be reprioritising resources towards President Cyril Ramaphosa’s infrastructure fund and away from the wage bill, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday, with government committing...
Engineering News AfDB optimistic about Eskoms turnaround prospects The African Development Bank (AfDB), which has extended billions of rands in loans to Eskom, says it is optimistic the actions being taken to turn around the embattled South African...
Engineering News Concrete paver launched at Las Vegas Expo At the World of Concrete 2019 Expo held in Las Vegas last month, construction solutions provider Wirtgen Group introduced the new AutoPilot 2.0 – a pour in place concrete...
Engineering News Green solution used for retaining walls Geotextiles manufacturer Fibertex SA is working on a project that entails the supply of more than 12 000 geosynthetic sand container (GSC) bags that are being used as a green...
Engineering News Hostile construction environment to persist until infrastructure spend recovers Construction is a depressing place to be at the moment, says Hogan Lovells partner and construction head Clive Rumsey, citing the lack of large infrastructure projects, resulting from lacklustre economic...
Engineering News SA company receives multibillion-dollar contract Construction and engineering company Clough, a wholly owned subsidiary of South African engineering company Murray & Roberts – and part of the Clough Salini Impregilo Joint Venture (JV) – has been...
Engineering News Operations to be ramped up at edible-oil plant Civil and structural engineering firm ADA Consulting is set to complete the upgrade of edible-oil supplier CEOCO’s Boksburg plant, in Gauteng, by September. ADA Consulting MD Paul...
Engineering News Transport projects in Africa provide fillip for infrastructure development Transport infrastructure projects comprise 40% of the 482 infrastructure development projects surveyed in Africa, and represent a critical element for supporting further infrastructure development, says Deloitte Infrastructure & Capital Projects East...
Engineering News Rubber company to focus on automotive sector Premium rubber products manufacturer Hudson Rubber plans to focus on the localisation of rubber products for the automotive sector this year. Following its merger with rubber retail and wholesale specialists...
Engineering News M2 motorway to be closed until Oct to allow for bridge rehabilitation The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) will be closing the M2 motorway between the Crown interchange and Martizburg street to allow for bridge rehabilitation to resume. The road closure will be...
Engineering News Open day highlights new offerings from Upat Last month, construction material and fastener distributor Upat hosted an open day at its head office in New Doornfontein, Gauteng, where customers were given a foretaste of the latest innovations...
Engineering News Sanral, Nafbi sign MoU to develop small contractors, accelerate BEE implementation State-owned South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and nongovernmental organisation, the National African Federated Building Industry (Nafbi), on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at developing...
Engineering News OR Tambo Western Precinct construction to start before end-Feb Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) on Tuesday announced the first phase of its Western Precinct development at the OR Tambo International Airport, east of Johannesburg, would start this month and...
Engineering News EAAB to drive transformation of the South African estate agency sector Estate agents in the property sector have long been bound by “dinosaur” legislation and the profession has remained untransformed since the advent of democracy in 1994, Estate Agency...
Engineering News What needs to be done to make SAs buildings fire safe In the wake of a deadly fire at the Bank of Lisbon building, in Johannesburg, last year, along with a spate of fires at other buildings, questions have been raised...
Engineering News Aveng Strabag JV terminates Mtentu contract, citing protests; Sanral unconvinced The Aveng Strabag joint venture (ASJV) has decided to terminate the Mtentu bridge contract, in the Eastern Cape. The 1.1 km, R1.65-billion bridge forms part of the...
Engineering News KfW, IDC sign $80m loan facility for green economy development German development bank KfW and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) on Thursday signed a “milestone agreement” for an $80-million loan facility. KfW executive board...
Engineering News Cesa president calls for increased transparency Presenting his 2019 presidential address on Wednesday, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) president Neresh Pather called for increased transparency for the betterment of the sector and its future. With the...
Engineering News Stellenbosch University starts construction on R1bn research institute Stellenbosch University (SU) has started construction on a Biomedical Research Institute (BMRI), to be based at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS). The university believes the R1-billion...
Engineering News Aveng Strabag JV halts work at Mtentu bridge site, declares force majeure The Aveng Strabag joint venture (JV), responsible for building the R1.65-billion Mtentu bridge, in the Eastern Cape, has not returned to site following a three-month break as...
Engineering News Operation Phakisa for water expected by March The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is preparing to launch its own series of mini-Phakisa's to attempt to resolve the most pressing matters facing South Africa&#...
Engineering News Company focused on agriculture The agriculture sector is set to become a significant focal point for leading bearings and power transmission product distributor Bearings International (BI) in 2019, as it expands its portfolio of...
Engineering News Major upgrades to start at six airports South African airport management company Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) announced that upgrades and improvements over the next three to eight years at six of the country’s...
Engineering News Motor Scan beneficial for various sectors With leveraging digital technology said to be key to participation in the next wave of economic growth, the launch of the WEG Motor Scan has become a reality for South...
Engineering News Expanded products portfolio leads to new opportunities New markets and opportunities have arisen after technical solutions provider BMG expanded its products portfolio with the addition of Fenner conveyor belting products last year. “BMG decided to sign...
Engineering News Modules finalisation nearing completion The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (Saretec) has taken on the custodian role as the national renewable-energy-sector educator and hopes to have finalised all five occupational certificates...
Engineering News Acquisition of German company confirmed The acquisition of Germany-based planetary drives producer O&K Antriebstechnik by Italian gear motors, drive systems and planetary gearboxes producer Bonfiglioli and Italian transmission systems producer Carraro has made...
Engineering News DTPW provides update on Great Brak River roadworks The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) on Wednesday said its R182-million project to upgrade the R102 between Hartenbos and the Great Brak River, as well...
Engineering News AMSA extends water treatment contract with Veolia Water Technologies Veolia Water Technologies South Africa has been re-awarded the operational and chemical water treatment contract for ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA’s) Vanderbijlpark Works operation. Veolia has...
Engineering News New construction process proposed for Gautrain expansion project More than halfway through the 15-year Gautrain concession period, Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe says he is pleased with the operation of the 80-km...
Engineering News South Africa may double power purchases from Congo hydro plant South Africa is mulling committing to doubling the amount of electricity it will buy from a proposed multibillion-dollar hydro power plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Increasing the...
Engineering News Aveng sells noncore Aveng Water business JSE-listed Aveng will sell Aveng Water and the Aveng Namibia Water business to Cambrose 735, a special purpose vehicle incorporated as a private company, Infinity Partners, for the purpose...
Engineering News Inside one of Joburgs flagship urban renewal projects Urban property fund Divercity is helping City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba to realise his concept of restoring the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) to some degree of its former...
Engineering News EPP dominates listed property market with 21% return for 2018 JSE-listed retail property fund EPP has delivered a total return of 21% in 2018. The JSE’s benchmark property index SAPY recorded a total return of minus 25%...
Engineering News First Oxford Parks building completed Construction of the Oxford Parks development, in Rosebank, has progressed, with the first building, built by Concor Buildings to serve as the new head office of oil company BP South...
Engineering News Transnet to pursue just and equitable settlements with rail OEMs awarded unlawful contracts Having determined the procurement of 1 064 diesel and electric locomotives to be “irregular and unlawful”, Transnet has communicated its intention to review contacts awarded to four original...
Engineering News MAS acquires Atrium mall in Arad, Romania MAS has, through a subsidiary of PKM Investments, acquired the Atrium shopping centre in Arad, Romania, from Cosmovia Holdings. The acquisition forms part of the company’s acquisition pipeline...
Engineering News An improved focus on governance will drive confidence in South Africas Reits this year The South African real estate investment trust (Reit) sector’s focus on improved corporate governance is expected to support positive sentiment for investment in listed property this year, says...
Engineering News Nelson Mandela replica statue unveiled for the visually impaired  From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Sashnee Moodley: Exarro Resources and the Rotary District 9400 in November unveiled a 1m-tall replica of the famous...
Engineering News No more 'grand plans', fix what you have, Ramaphosa tells municipal delegates   President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday told representatives of local government to stop producing “grand plans for new projects” when existing infrastructure was lying in disrepair. Addressing the South...
Engineering News Textons shareholders vote against share repurchase Shareholders of Texton Property Fund have voted against the repurchase of shares in terms of the put option related to Texton’s 2014 broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE)...
Engineering News Cornubia bridge opened to traffic The new Cornubia bridge that crosses over the N2 to uMhlanga, in KwaZulu-Natal, has been partially opened to traffic, says construction design and engineering services provider Royal HaskoningDHV project...
Engineering News Bigen awarded Level 1 BBBEE rating Solutions-focused infrastructure development group Bigen has been rated a Level 1-compliant company in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act Codes of Good Practice. Rated...
Engineering News Growthpoint prepares for Cape Towns planned ban on wet waste at landfills   JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties has partnered with Waste Transformers – an organisation based in Netherlands – to leverage end-of-pipeline food waste from the...
Engineering News Mashaba seeks Treasury's intervention in R180m housing funding dispute with province  Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said on Thursday said that the City manager will be writing to the director-general of National Treasury, Dondo Mogajane, to seek their urgent...
Engineering News Fourways office park goes solar To convert Willow Wood Office Park, in Fourways, Gauteng, to using solar energy, Heartwood Properties has partnered with SolarSaver, which offers a rent-to-own model that does not require...
Engineering News Mashaba seeks to reignite entrepreneurship, address infrastructure challenges  Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Monday said the mayoral committee has approved another 100 buildings to be released for private sector development, as part of the metro’s inner...
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