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Africa Energy Forum attracts global attention

Already 456 companies from 63 countries worldwide have registered to date for this year's Africa Energy Forum which will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai from 8-11 June...

29 May 2015 07:32

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'Send back Cuban engineers'

The SA Institution of Civil Engineering on Tuesday, 26 May, virulently opposed the Free State government's decision to use Cuban engineers to boost service delivery in the province. It said the Cubans should be "sent back home"...

28 May 2015 06:52

Cape Town's Equity House extensively renovated
Cape Town's Equity House extensively renovated

Equity House, a historical office building in Cape Town, has recently undergone an extensive interior renovation...

28 May 2015 06:36

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Africa's power sector needs more private sector involvement

According to the Deloitte sub-Saharan Africa Power Trends report, solutions like smart grids are being incorporated into African power utilities' action plans, including in countries such as Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa...

26 May 2015 08:17

Implications of an SA nuclear build
Implications of an SA nuclear build

Nuclear energy has always been the proverbial bogeyman when it comes to power supply. Mention the subject and Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima are immediately thrown into the mix as worst case scenarios...

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2015 08:07

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Questions to be answered before a nuclear decision is taken

According to recent media statements, South Africa would commence a procurement process in the second quarter of the current financial year to select a 'strategic partner or partners' to build 9,600MW of new nuclear capacity. The basis of this decision still seems to be the IRP2010 document which was accepted by parliament...

By Johan Muller 25 May 2015 06:24

Rock paper saves trees in award campaign
Rock paper saves trees in award campaign

To promote its recently launched competition, The Architecture for Social Gain Awards, Saint-Gobain has used 'tree free' paper to promote awards...

22 May 2015 14:57

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Leading architect to share inspirations at AZA2015

"There are many ordinary citizens, who - under difficult circumstances - make sophisticated design decisions which are often not recognised by trained designers," says Thorsten Deckler, co-founder and principal of 26'10 south Architects...

21 May 2015 13:56

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Nuclear procurement process to commence

The Department of Energy (DoE) will commence with the nuclear procurement process in the second quarter of this financial year, Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said on Tuesday, 19 May...

21 May 2015 11:25

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Adhering to construction standards invites investment

Adhering to national and international standards helps construction companies to assure investors that they can be held accountable, because it ensures responsibility which in turn lowers risk levels...

20 May 2015 13:21

Itac applies cement duties on Pakistan
Itac applies cement duties on Pakistan

The International Trade Administration Commission of SA (Itac) has imposed provisional antidumping duties of between 14.29% and 77.15% on Pakistani cement imports, up to and including 13 November 2015...

By Mark Allix 19 May 2015 14:30

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Eskom, CEO part ways

The Eskom board and the utility's CEO Tshediso Matona have mutually agreed to part ways...

19 May 2015 11:25

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa to restore Kyalami
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa to restore Kyalami

Engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa has been contracted to undertake the R100m restoration of the Kyalami Race Track near Johannesburg...

19 May 2015 10:25

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[African Utility Week] The evolution of the utility

The focus of the third and final keynote session at the African Utility Week was on bridging the gap between the lack of Africa's utility infrastructure and the fully-integrated smart cities of the future for the continent to live up to its projected rate of economic growth...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2015 06:14

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Prominent Paints invests in training courses

Prominent Paints is addressing the skills shortage within the local paint industry through its training academy...

14 May 2015 13:29

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Thorium-based nuclear power stations solution for energy crisis

Unless South Africa's energy crisis is addressed, the country is destined for long-term power and water shortages primarily because power will be need to produce clean water...

14 May 2015 12:58

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Stable supply of electricity is vital for economy

The shortage and intermittent supply of electricity is the major constraint on the South African economy...

14 May 2015 10:41

African Utility Week Industry Awards winners announced
African Utility Week Industry Awards winners announced

The African energy sector honoured its top power professionals and projects at the glittering African Utility Week Industry Awards gala ceremony on Wednesday, 13 May...

14 May 2015 10:21

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[African Utility Week] Delivering energy solutions for African economies

The golden thread stitching together the keynote presentations on the second day of African Utility Week was undoubtedly the need to tap into Africa's vastly underutilised renewable energy resources to support the potential for economic growth and social upliftment...

By Nicci Botha 14 May 2015 09:41

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[African Utility Week] Eskom hopes to keep the lights on this winter

Eskom hopes to maintain its unbroken record over the years of not having to implement loadshedding during the winter months...

By Nicci Botha 13 May 2015 08:18

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[African Utility Week] Africa is open for business...

Africa has the potential of becoming the energy powerhouse of the future and thereby going a long way to alleviating the poverty on the continent...

By Nicci Botha 13 May 2015 08:05

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Sections of Joburg highways to be upgraded

Key sections of the Johannesburg highway system will soon be upgraded, but none of these roads will be tolled...

8 May 2015 12:46

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Bank backs SA's renewable energy plan from inception

SA has embarked on an ambitious renewable energy programme that will give the country the comfort of having a number of diversified sources of energy to feed into the national grid so that it is no longer dependent purely on conventional power stations...

8 May 2015 07:17

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RioZim to build 1400MW coal-fired power plant

Power utility Eskom would be willing to buy electricity from coal-fired power stations being planned in Zimbabwe, as and when the utility had a shortfall, but it would not provide assistance to finance those projects, spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said on Tuesday, 5 May...

By Charlotte Mathews 8 May 2015 07:08

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Arcelormittal SA Q1 total sales down 4.9% y/y

ArcelorMittal SA (ACL) has suffered a 4.9% decline in first-quarter sales on a year-on-year basis.

7 May 2015 14:07

Dismissals loom at Medupi over industrial unrest
Dismissals loom at Medupi over industrial unrest

Power utility Eskom is in the middle of an audit of the workforce at the embattled Medupi construction site amid signs that contractors could once again initiate dismissals, after more than a month of industrial unrest...

By Karl Gernetzky 7 May 2015 13:55

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Transnet tugboat project progresses on time

Construction work on nine tugboats for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at the Southern African Shipyards premises in Durban is well under way...

7 May 2015 08:56

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49M Business Energy Rating Index gets more support

Sun International, MMI Holdings and Tiger Brands have demonstrated their commitment to the energy cause by becoming the latest corporates to participate in the 49M Business Energy Efficiency Index...

7 May 2015 08:09

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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

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