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Gauteng ploughs billions into infrastructure
Gauteng ploughs billions into infrastructure

The Gauteng Provincial Government will over the next three years invest more than R44bn in infrastructure development, while provincial municipalities spend R94bn over the next five years...

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R1.5bn steel fund to come into effect in June
R1.5bn steel fund to come into effect in June

A R1.5bn steel competitiveness fund will come into effect next month, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Thursday, 25 May...

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Image: Bruce Sutherland
How streets can help bridge social and spatial divides

I recently had a very inspiring conversation with Marcela Guerrero Casas, co-founder and MD of Open Streets Cape Town about the power of streets and its ability to bridge social and spatial divides...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

Sanral pushes on with Wild Coast upgrades
Sanral pushes on with Wild Coast upgrades

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is to award R3.1bn in tenders for two megabridges in the Eastern Cape in the next two months...

By Karl Gernetzky 2 days ago

By Shaun Greiner –
Joint centre for Barloworld and Caterpillar

Barloworld and Caterpillar are cementing their 90-year heavy equipment partnership in southern Africa by consolidating separate warehouse facilities into a new distribution centre...

By Mark Allix 2 days ago

Water tank and drilling guys loving the drought
Water tank and drilling guys loving the drought

Cape Town's water crisis has seen many companies' cash dry up, while the same crisis has seen new businesses profit...

By David Gernon 3 days ago

It may be time for Eskom's board to resign or be fired: Pravin Gordhan
It may be time for Eskom's board to resign or be fired: Pravin Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan - an MP and a member of the public enterprises committee - said on Tuesday, 23 May, members of the Eskom board "have let SA down more often than not", and the time might have arrived for them to resign or be dismissed...

By Linda Ensor 3 days ago

Winners revealed in 2017 PPC Imaginarium Awards
Winners revealed in 2017 PPC Imaginarium Awards

The PPC Imaginarium Awards announced its overall winner, category winners and runners-up at a gala event hosted in May at the UJ Art Gallery in Johannesburg.

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Wayne Lindeke
LNG's potential as an African power source

With six of the top 10 global oil and gas discoveries in 2013 made in Africa, it would seem logical that this would be the answer to the continent's power crisis

By Wayne Lindecke 23 May 2017

Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage
Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage

Big dams have a bad reputation. They're often associated with social disruption and environmental damage...

By Mike Muller 23 May 2017

Cape Town region declares drought disaster
Cape Town region declares drought disaster

South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on Monday, 22 May, as the province battles its worst water shortage for 113 years...

23 May 2017

Marius Oosthuizen, lecturer: strategic foresight (leadership, strategy & ethics) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), led delegates during the final keynote session of this year's African Utility Week in a scenario planning exercise, unpacking some of the trends shaping the future of utilities.

By Sindy Peters 23 May 2017

#AUW2017: All the 2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards winners
#AUW2017: All the 2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards winners

The 2017 African Utility Week Industry Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Contribution to Power, as well as Young Energy Leader awards, were won by women, reflecting the invaluable contribution women are making to the power and water industries...

22 May 2017

Reducing carbon footprint of the built world with Solidiatech
Reducing carbon footprint of the built world with Solidiatech

Eco-friendliness can be achieved even in the granules with which we construct buildings...

By Emile Uys 22 May 2017

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency
#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was...

By Sindy Peters 22 May 2017

South Africa's power utility is hoping for a tariff hike. It may not get it
South Africa's power utility is hoping for a tariff hike. It may not get it

South Africa's National Energy Regulator (Nersa) is soon to decide if the country's power utility, Eskom, should be granted an exemption from a long list of regulatory reporting requirements when it submits a new tariff application next month...

By Stephen Labson 22 May 2017

SA participates in national urban policy conference
SA participates in national urban policy conference

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs deputy minister Andries Nel participated in the Second International Conference on National Urban Policy in France...

22 May 2017

Property sector under pressure due to low levels of confidence
Property sector under pressure due to low levels of confidence

Low business and consumer confidence are placing the property sector under pressure...

By Sunita Menon 22 May 2017

One-off costs hit Stefanutti
One-off costs hit Stefanutti

Construction group Stefanutti Stocks should return to profitability in the next financial year, after one-off costs in the year to February put its earnings under pressure...

By Alistair Anderson 22 May 2017

Thebe Ikalafeng, brand and reputation expert, at 2017 African Utility Week
#AUW2017: Why utilities need to build better brands

The ever-vibrant and inspirational brand and reputation expert Thebe Ikalafeng delivered one of the keynote talks at the recently concluded 2017 African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 19 May 2017

CT appoints first chief resilience officer
CT appoints first chief resilience officer

The City of Cape Town has appointed Craig Kesson as its first chief resilience officer...

19 May 2017

Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind
Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd has announced the development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort, which will see the cluster of tropical islets forming Zanzibar undergo a mega transformation in terms of social upliftment and tourism...

19 May 2017

2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed
2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed

The finalists in this year's Women in Construction Awards have been announced...

19 May 2017

All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun
All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun

Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second...

By Werner van Zyl 19 May 2017

Afrimat's full-year headline profit up 25.4%
Afrimat's full-year headline profit up 25.4%

Minerals and construction materials supplier Afrimat said on Thursday, 18 May, that its full-year headline profit was up 25.4% due to a strong performance in its mineral-producing operations...

By Andries Mahlangu 19 May 2017

Borrowing to cover utility debt a slippery slope: World Bank report
Borrowing to cover utility debt a slippery slope: World Bank report

It is always better for power utilities to be self-sufficient and not depend on government subsidies to avoid becoming trapped in a vicious spiral when debt gets out of control...

18 May 2017

#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects
#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects

Keynote speakers at the AFC Live 2017, including acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, highlighted the need for African led-initiatives to drive the infrastructure revolution.

18 May 2017

Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW)
#AUW2017: Water conservation - what's love got to do with it?

Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW), chaired and opened the keynote session on the second day of the 2017 African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2017

Gisela Kaiser, executive director, Utility Services, City of Cape Town
#AUW2017: Cape Town drought - city ‘waiting on a miracle'

Amidst what has been labelled the worst drought in Cape Town in 100 years, a city official told delegates at the 2017 African Utility Week conference that there was no way they could reasonably have anticipated the severity of it...

By Alicestine October 18 May 2017

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