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Invicta formally appoints Charles Walters as CEO

Invicta (IVT), a distributor of capital equipment, spare parts and engineering consumables, said on Monday, 4 May, it had formally appointed Charles Walters as CEO...

6 May 2015 07:37

Tesla unveils battery to get you off the grid

CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors Elon Musk recently unveiled battery technology that has the potential to progress humanity to a sustainable, zero-emissions energy world...

5 May 2015 11:04

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Six dams to be built, expanded over next 10 years

Government will build or expand six dams over the next decade to address the long-term water and sanitation needs of the country...

4 May 2015 12:59

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Construction industry welcomes funding for development

The Western Cape provincial government will be making significant funding available for the development of infrastructure in the province...

4 May 2015 08:24

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Constant changes at tailings dams are detrimental

The monitoring of tailings dams could provide better levels of confidence that the facility is performing as was intended if regular monitoring data measurements were compared to expected values...

4 May 2015 08:10

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Forum showcased Luanda as Africa's construction hub

The second African Urban Infrastructure Investment Forum (AUIIF), themed 'Turning African Cities into Economic Powerhouses', was held on 29 and 30 April in Luanda, Angola...

4 May 2015 08:01

Move for new council chamber
Move for new council chamber

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) has been given the nod to investigate the possibility of building a new council chamber in the old Port Elizabeth Post Office building...

30 Apr 2015 10:10

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Women involvement in science still limited

The Department of Women's Director General, Jenny Schreiner, says women are still not getting involved in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at a satisfactory rate.

30 Apr 2015 06:44

2015 African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced
2015 African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

The second annual African Utility Week Industry Awards shortlist has been announced, with the scoring complete for individuals, companies and projects based on their work in the power and water sectors in 2014/2015...

29 Apr 2015 11:38

382 Jan Smuts Ave to undergo green retrofit
382 Jan Smuts Ave to undergo green retrofit

Following 382 Jan Smuts Avenue's recent renovations are pending green retrofits, allowing for occupancy cost reduction for its tenants...

28 Apr 2015 10:50

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Revolution in renewable energy benefits SA economy

A quiet revolution in renewable energy taking place in South Africa has already brought substantial benefits, saving the economy billions of rands in diesel and coal that Eskom would have to have burnt to keep the lights on...

28 Apr 2015 07:29

Mozambican natural gas-fired power station nearing completion
Mozambican natural gas-fired power station nearing completion

The first of 13 power generation sets arrived at Gigawatt Park in Ressano Garcia, on the border between South Africa and Mozambique, as part of the construction of a 100MW natural gas fired power station...

28 Apr 2015 07:06

Redefine-Leaf Capital deal underpins commitment to sustainable business practice
Redefine-Leaf Capital deal underpins commitment to sustainable business practice

Redefine Properties has acquired Leaf Capital, a deal which significantly boosts the company's Western Cape office portfolio and underpins its commitment to sustainable business practices...

24 Apr 2015 14:20

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Corobrik announces winner of Architectural Student of the Year award

Harold Johnson from the University of Johannesburg has been named overall winner of the annual Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year awards...

24 Apr 2015 08:17

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Eskom needs additional 3,000MW to avoid loadshedding

Eskom's acting CEO Brian Molefe says the utility needs to find an additional 3,000-megawatts of power in order to avoid loadshedding...

23 Apr 2015 11:23

SA's largest "holistic housing" development to break ground by 2018
SA's largest "holistic housing" development to break ground by 2018

South Africa's largest mixed-use residential development, the multibillion-rand Coega Ridge holistic housing estate between Motherwell and Coega outside Port Elizabeth, is set to break ground in 2018...

22 Apr 2015 13:42

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Eskom's Sere wind farm fully operational

Eskom's Sere Wind Farm near Vredendal in the Western Cape has achieved its full commercial operational capacity of 100MW...

21 Apr 2015 10:48

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Group Five building receives two Green Star ratings

The new Group Five head office has achieved both a Design and As Built 5 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)...

21 Apr 2015 08:36

Carvings on Anglo American's offices renovated
Carvings on Anglo American's offices renovated

When the mining company Anglo American established its offices in Johannesburg in the late 1930's, it decorated the building with sandstone panels featuring detailed carvings of plants and animals...

21 Apr 2015 08:33

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SAAMA's conference co-located with African Utility Week

The Southern African Asset Management Association's (SAAMA) annual conference is co-located again with African Utility Week which will take place from 12-14 May at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC)...

21 Apr 2015 08:27

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Calgro M3 Memorial Parks to operate off national grid

Property developer Calgro M3 is soon to launch a subsidiary, Calgro M3 Memorial Parks, that will operate completely off the national electricity grid.

21 Apr 2015 08:05

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Sasol suspends Mozambican project over xenophobia in SA

Mozambique was the first of SA's neighbours to feel the repercussions of the latest outpouring of xenophobic violence when a Sasol contract project was halted due to fear of reciprocal violence...

20 Apr 2015 10:02

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Brian Molefe appointed as interim Eskom CE

As it struggles with a week-long regime of power rationing, Eskom on Friday, 17 April 2015, announced the appointment of Brian Molefe as interim chief executive with immediate effect...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 20 Apr 2015 09:33

Africa strikes back

South African engineers working on mines and at a gas plant in Mozambique have been taken to secure camps after threats of reprisal xenophobic attacks...

By The Times Editorial Team 17 Apr 2015 09:05

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Preferred bidders for renewable energy programme announced

The preferred bidders for phase four of the Independent Power Producer (IPP) procurement programme have been announced...

16 Apr 2015 13:11

Brown updates SA on electricity shortages
Brown updates SA on electricity shortages

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on Eskom's residential and business customers to use energy sparingly as the winter season approaches...

16 Apr 2015 09:21

Tsogo to build 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town
Tsogo to build 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town

Tsogo Sun (TSH) would begin construction of a 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town's city centre‚ the gaming and hotel group said on Tuesday...

By Zeenat Moorad 15 Apr 2015 13:50

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Joburg unveils load limiting initiative

The City of Johannesburg through its partnership with City Power has unveiled a new load-limiting initiative which will help to curtail household consumption and reduce the potential of loadshedding.

15 Apr 2015 09:20

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AZA2015 to focus on positive impact of design disciplines on economy

Leading innovative thinkers in the architectural and design industry will be heading to The Sheds@1Fox in Johannesburg for this year's Future City ArchitectureZA (AZA2015)...

15 Apr 2015 08:30

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