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Government making progress in nuclear build
Government making progress in nuclear build

PRETORIA: Government is making progress in its engagement with prospective nuclear vendor countries as part of implementing the nuclear build programme...

18 Dec 2014 06:43

Factory for inverter technology opened in Cape Town
Factory for inverter technology opened in Cape Town

SMA Solar Technology recently opened a manufacturing facility for its innovative inverter technology in Cape Town...

17 Dec 2014 10:45

OPEC is sowing the seeds for higher long-term price
OPEC is sowing the seeds for higher long-term price

Following a period of unprecedented price stability, the oil market has witnessed one of the fastest unravelling of price on record - approximately 40% in five months...

By Richard Robinson 17 Dec 2014 10:31

Building industry expects steady growth in 2015
Building industry expects steady growth in 2015

Nu-Hold, the holding company of Krisp Properties and Nu-Way Housing Developments, is anticipating further growth - both for itself and within the industry at large - during 2015...

17 Dec 2014 09:59

Developers pouring in to Mthatha add to Transkei transformation
Developers pouring in to Mthatha add to Transkei transformation

Established in 1883, Mthatha, the capital of the former Transkei, is a hive of bustling activity and recognised as the leading city of the area...

15 Dec 2014 10:38

Sishen solar PV plant put into service
Sishen solar PV plant put into service

The Sishen solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Northern Cape, with a capacity to generate 216 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity per year, has been put into service...

15 Dec 2014 06:56

Summit to focus on building up Africa's power sector
Summit to focus on building up Africa's power sector

From 28-30 January 2015, EnergyNet will welcome a high powered delegation of ministers and officials from utilities and regulatory bodies from Africa to meet with US private and public sector stakeholders at the Powering Africa: Summit...

15 Dec 2014 06:36

Heideveld Primary redesigned and rebuilt
Heideveld Primary redesigned and rebuilt

The Heideveld Primary School in Cape Town has had more than a superficial facelift - an entire new school was designed and built...

15 Dec 2014 06:26

WSP sponsors Engineers Without Borders community projects
WSP sponsors Engineers Without Borders community projects

WSP Africa has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), an on-campus organisation that provides student engineers with the opportunity to work on community projects...

12 Dec 2014 07:16

Chamber of Mines expresses concern about electricity crisis
Chamber of Mines expresses concern about electricity crisis

The Chamber of Mines has expressed its concern about the uncertainty of electricity supply to the country...

12 Dec 2014 07:12

Funding shortages hinder young building developers
Funding shortages hinder young building developers

Young South Africans are increasingly being encouraged by politicians to play an active role in infrastructure development by working in construction and starting their own companies...

By Khulekani Magubane 11 Dec 2014 09:37

PPC receives merger proposal from AfriSam
PPC receives merger proposal from AfriSam

SA's largest cement maker PPC (PPC) on Wednesday, 10 December, received an offer from construction materials group AfriSam to merge the two companies...

11 Dec 2014 06:48

No crisis at Eskom: CEO
No crisis at Eskom: CEO

PRETORIA: There is no crisis at Eskom, the company said on Monday, 8 December...

10 Dec 2014 13:28

Necsa unpacks the benefits of nuclear energy
Necsa unpacks the benefits of nuclear energy

From his office in the administration building, Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa's (Necsa) Corporate Services Group Executive Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo can sometimes glimpse wildlife criss-crossing the reserve that encircles South Africa's only dedicated nuclear research facility...

By Sulaiman Philip 10 Dec 2014 13:17

Eskom crisis will have serious impact on businesses
Eskom crisis will have serious impact on businesses

Merchantec Capital's CEO Confidence Index has indicated that 58% of South African CEOs feel that the lack of Eskom's capacity will have a material effect on their business in the coming year...

10 Dec 2014 10:19

Imraan Lambat
Disruptive technologies - 3D printing

The future of how things are made is evolving rapidly to fit a changing world. Driven by disruption, it's no longer science fiction or limited to the imagination, the design-led revolution is now underway...

By Imraan Lambat 10 Dec 2014 08:46

R60 million Rooi Els beach house becomes a reality
R60 million Rooi Els beach house becomes a reality

Along the coastal route from Gordon's Bay is the beautiful and peaceful Rooi Els, and amidst the flora and fauna and gorgeous landscapes is an architectural masterpiece, dubbed the Rooi Els Beach House...

8 Dec 2014 11:31

PnP holds another "Day for Madiba"
PnP holds another "Day for Madiba"

To commemorate the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing, Pick n Pay will once again hold a "Day for Madiba" in its stores on 14 December, with that day's profits going to the Nelson Mandela's Children's Hospital Trust...

4 Dec 2014 12:30

Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa set to reach USD180bn a year by 2025
Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa set to reach USD180bn a year by 2025

Spending on infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to reach $180bn a year by 2025‚ according to PwC's 2014 report...

By Mark Allix 4 Dec 2014 11:58

Self-repairing potholes down the road
Self-repairing potholes down the road

Potholes could soon become a thing of the past due to futuristic plans to produce self-healing concrete...

4 Dec 2014 11:37

Burgan Cape Terminals to file complaint against Chevron
Burgan Cape Terminals to file complaint against Chevron

Burgan Cape Terminals will be filing a complaint against Chevron South Africa with competition authorities next week‚ alleging anti-competitive conduct by the international oil company...

By Paul Vecchiatto 4 Dec 2014 11:21

When does redeveloping older buildings make business sense?
When does redeveloping older buildings make business sense?

On the face of it, the refurbishment or redevelopment of an older commercial building can look like a lucrative opportunity...

3 Dec 2014 13:06

Green retrofit for 382 Jan Smuts Avenue
Green retrofit for 382 Jan Smuts Avenue

382 Jan Smuts Avenue is currently undergoing renovations and a facelift that includes a green retrofit...

3 Dec 2014 11:31

SA maintains position for energy security
SA maintains position for energy security

South Africa takes the 83rd spot globally among 129 countries and receives a score of 96 in this year's Energy Trilemma Index. This marks a decline from position 79 since last year...

3 Dec 2014 09:20

Power system to remain tight: Eskom
Power system to remain tight: Eskom

The power system is expected to remain very tight over the next few days, with Eskom doing all it can to avoid load shedding...

2 Dec 2014 11:07

Student housing development at Onderstepoort soon completed
Student housing development at Onderstepoort soon completed

The University of Pretoria's projections show that student numbers at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort are expected to increase in the future due to the higher intake of new undergraduate students, thus creating the need for more on-campus residence space...

1 Dec 2014 09:49

Green building rating attracts investment, funding
Green building rating attracts investment, funding

Green building's sustainability factor is attracting investment and funding to all kinds of businesses, especially listed property companies like REITs, as more and more capital owners place a high priority on responsible investment...

28 Nov 2014 13:05

Gas discovery boosts Mozambique's economy
Gas discovery boosts Mozambique's economy

According to Standard Bank's head of oil, gas and renewables, Simon Ashby-Rudd, Mozambique has probably made the world's biggest gas discovery in the past ten years and will probably become the next Qatar...

28 Nov 2014 07:06

Demand for CNG can unlock job creation opportunities
Demand for CNG can unlock job creation opportunities

The increasing demand for compressed natural gas (CNG) may unlock significant job creation opportunities in the near future...

28 Nov 2014 06:59

Steel giant loses court battle over documents
Steel giant loses court battle over documents

In a judgment with wider significance for industrial companies, the Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, ordered steel producer ArcelorMittal SA to hand over environmental information to a lobby group...

By Franny Rabkin 27 Nov 2014 12:11

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