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#InnovationMonth: New technique extracts value from industrial ponds
#InnovationMonth: New technique extracts value from industrial ponds

On a satellite map of any of SA's big mines or refineries, there will be a series of blue-green pools...

By Tamar Khan 1 hour ago

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Questions mount over South Africa's planned nuclear power deal

Nuclear energy in South Africa is a very contentious issue. The decision on whether to proceed with the construction of a fleet of nuclear power plants is destined to become the financially most far reaching and consequential defining moment of the Jacob Zuma presidency...

By Hartmut Winkler 1 day ago

Encore for PE Opera House
Encore for PE Opera House

The PE Opera House has recently undergone intricate renovations and expansions, transforming the building from a heritage site into a first class facility...

22 hours ago

L-R: Clint Correia (Summit financial director), Nomfobe Ndzelani (Summit HR manager), Leonard Openshaw (Summit operations director), Michael Grant (Summit CEO) & Tyrone Bricknell (Jacobs Capital investment manager)
Jacobs Capital, Vulindlela Holdings invest in Summit

Jacobs Capital and Vulindlela Holdings have purchased a majority stake in mobile crane hire company, Summit, for an undisclosed sum...

1 day ago

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ARC acquires 18.36% stake in Afrimat

Minerals and construction supplier group Afrimat announced on Friday, 23 September, that African Rainbow Capital (ARC) had offered to buy 18.26% of its shares from the black economic partner...

2 days ago

Eskom says it can fund nuclear
Eskom says it can fund nuclear

Eskom can pay for the nuclear build programme because it will have accumulated a R150bn cash pile in the next 10 years, according to its head of generation, Matshela Koko...

By Carol Paton 23 Sep 2016

Blok launches TENONQ
Blok launches TENONQ

Blok recently launched its largest development to date TENONQ. Situated in Sea Point between Kloof and Regent Roads, the eight-storey building will house 53 apartments ...

23 Sep 2016

New research to stimulate trade growth in stainless steel sector
New research to stimulate trade growth in stainless steel sector

Research undertaken by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) and the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa has provided local stainless steel fabricators insight into growth opportunities in new export markets as well as import substitution within the South African market...

23 Sep 2016

SA steel production falls 9.9% y/y in August to 446,000 tons: worldsteel
SA steel production falls 9.9% y/y in August to 446,000 tons: worldsteel

South African steel production fell 9.9% year on year (y/y) in August to an estimated 446,000 tons after an 11% drop in July and a 6.9% rise in June, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel)...

By Helmo Preuss 23 Sep 2016

Profica provides design, build solution for ABSA
Profica provides design, build solution for ABSA

Construction and property solution company Profica has recently completed a tenant installation and full fit-out for ABSA bank's Umlazi Megacity branch in Durban...

22 Sep 2016

Revamp of 10 state-owned industrial parks begins
Revamp of 10 state-owned industrial parks begins

The first phase of upgrading 10 state-owned industrial parks is under way, with R180m allocated for the project this year, Department of Trade and Industry director-general Lionel October said on Wednesday, 21 September...

By Linda Ensor 22 Sep 2016

Professor Anna Tibaijuka receives sustainability award
Professor Anna Tibaijuka receives sustainability award

Professor Anna Tibaijuka, former executive director of UN HABITAT, is the first woman to receive the 'H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development'.

21 Sep 2016

Two top China steelmakers announce merger to combat glut
Two top China steelmakers announce merger to combat glut

Two of China's top steelmakers announced plans Tuesday, 20 September, to merge, creating the world's second-largest manufacturer of the commodity as markets struggle with a glut caused by Chinese overcapacity...

21 Sep 2016

WorleyParsons RSA forms iX Engineers
WorleyParsons RSA forms iX Engineers

Worleyparsons RSA has formed iX Engineers, a black-owned consulting engineering company focusing on SA's public infrastructure sector...

By Mark Allix 20 Sep 2016

Masdar City: the ultimate experiment in sustainable urban living
Masdar City: the ultimate experiment in sustainable urban living

Ten years ago in the United Arab Emirates, a new settlement was started from scratch, with the aim of becoming "the world's most sustainable city"...

By Susan Lee 20 Sep 2016

SANRAL to introduce new asphalt design mix
SANRAL to introduce new asphalt design mix

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is adopting two new road materials engineering specifications for the construction of the national road network and other roads under its jurisdiction...

19 Sep 2016

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Connecting Africa's cities with developers, investors, planners

The African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit will this November showcase city development plans on the continent at the CTICC in Cape Town...

19 Sep 2016

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#InnovationMonth: SureGO! produces flexible walkway bridge

At the recently held Electra Mining Africa 2016 exhibition, local engineering solutions organisation SureGo! displayed a model of its flexible walkway bridge...

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2016

Despite economic conditions WC construction activity continues
Despite economic conditions WC construction activity continues

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) recently held its annual general meeting at which John Matthews, president of the organisation, discussed construction activity and projects within the province. Two of its apprentices were also awarded at the AGM...

16 Sep 2016

Tender issued for Granger Bay Boulevard commercial site
Tender issued for Granger Bay Boulevard commercial site

The City of Cape Town has issued a tender for the long-term lease of its Granger Bay Boulevard site. Located next to the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point, the vacant gravel site, is used for overflow-parking...

16 Sep 2016

Artist's impression of the future Old Conradie Hospital Development in Pinelands. Source:
Most people can't afford "affordable" housing

Less than 10% of new Conradie development set aside for the poor...

By Ashleigh Furlong 16 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: This engineering student's invention could revolutionise the renewable energy sector
#InnovationMonth: This engineering student's invention could revolutionise the renewable energy sector

Lancaster University's Abigail Carson invents innovative power storage solution...

By Lindsay Samson 16 Sep 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 189: getTOD app co-founder Shannon Makrill
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 189: getTOD app co-founder Shannon Makrill

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Shannon Makrill...

15 Sep 2016

Building sector confidence up to 38 points in Q3
Building sector confidence up to 38 points in Q3

After falling to 34 in the second quarter of 2016, the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index increased by four points to 38 in the third quarter...

15 Sep 2016

Cornubia Shopping Mall to open next September
Cornubia Shopping Mall to open next September

Cornubia Shopping Mall is currently being developed on the north coastal development corridor of Durban...

15 Sep 2016

R300m to upgrade waste water treatment plants
R300m to upgrade waste water treatment plants

The Department of Water and Sanitation has set aside more than R300m to upgrade 26 dysfunctional waste water treatment plants in parts of Gauteng and the Free State...

14 Sep 2016

The PIPES X Conference too place in Johannesburg last week.
17 experts address PIPES X Conference

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) recently hosted its PIPES X Conference in Midrand...

14 Sep 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 189: getTOD, SA's answer to 24-hour, on-demand home maintenance
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 189: getTOD, SA's answer to 24-hour, on-demand home maintenance

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 15 September 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Shannon Mackrill of getTOD (Get Tasks on Demand),..

14 Sep 2016

Frans Pienaar (chairman, Inyatsi Construction Group Holdings) and Tommy Strydom (group operations director, Inyatsi Construction) shaking hands to new growth.
Inyatsi Construction reveals succession planning strategy

Inyatsi Construction Group Holdings recently announced its succession planning strategy and plans to target bigger markets and increase turnover from the current R1.5bn to more than double in the next two to three years...

13 Sep 2016

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