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Medupi produces first power
Medupi produces first power

First power was produced out of the Medupi power station's Unit 6 today, Eskom said on Monday...

3 Mar 2015 06:39

NW govt demolishes shoddy houses, blacklists contractor
NW govt demolishes shoddy houses, blacklists contractor

The North West government has demolished 28 of 71 shoddily built houses in Huhudi township near Vryburg.

27 Feb 2015 07:19

37 companies apply to postpone time frame for air quality compliance
37 companies apply to postpone time frame for air quality compliance

The Department of Environmental Affairs has reached decisions regarding applications for postponement of time frames for compliance with the minimum emission standards in terms of section 21 of the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act 39 of 2004...

26 Feb 2015 08:14

South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text
South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text

Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015...

26 Feb 2015 07:59

Conference and expo will focus on power crisis
Conference and expo will focus on power crisis

Speaking ahead of the POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa power generation and distribution conferences to be held in Cape Town later this year, Alwyn Smith, spokesman for the South African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA), says any fix to South Africa's power crisis will take years...

26 Feb 2015 07:07

Smart grid can revolutionise SA's energy system
Smart grid can revolutionise SA's energy system

A recent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) discovered that renewable energy projects, using sun and wind in South Africa, created R800m in net savings last year...

By Mark Warren 26 Feb 2015 06:50

E Cape gets R233m to complete housing projects
E Cape gets R233m to complete housing projects

The Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements has received an additional R233m to help increase productivity on its housing projects...

26 Feb 2015 06:30

Electricity war room focused on keeping the lights on
Electricity war room focused on keeping the lights on

The "electricity war room" is focusing all its energy towards implementing government's five-point plan, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Tuesday...

25 Feb 2015 11:27

Growing UP Africa realise vision of self-sustaining community centre
Growing UP Africa realise vision of self-sustaining community centre

With a population of over 2.5 million people living in Devland, Soweto, Growing UP Africa envisioned a self-sustaining community centre and approached Geberit Southern Africa to help make it happen...

24 Feb 2015 09:45

New tool encourages reduced impact of interior projects
New tool encourages reduced impact of interior projects

Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has launched its new Green Star SA Interiors tool...

24 Feb 2015 09:31

Louis Berger appointed as consultant for road rehabilitation
Louis Berger appointed as consultant for road rehabilitation

Louis Berger has been appointed by the sub-Saharan Regional Pipeline Corporation (SSRPC) to provide consultancy services worth $7.6m for the rehabilitation of the N303 national road in Mozambique...

24 Feb 2015 09:04

Premier announces interventions to unlock Gauteng's economy; media 'exclusion' from speech slammed
Premier announces interventions to unlock Gauteng's economy; media 'exclusion' from speech slammed

The Gauteng government has announced three interventions to change the space and structure of the economy of the province in order to address unemployment, poverty and inequality.

24 Feb 2015 07:19

Engen builds third depot in Mozambique
Engen builds third depot in Mozambique

Energy group Engen says it plans to build a third depot in Mozambique, as it continues its robust investment programme on the continent...

20 Feb 2015 08:10

WWF report frames the economic issues of shale gas
WWF report frames the economic issues of shale gas

WWF South Africa has released a report in response to claims that shale gas will be a cheap source of energy for the country...

20 Feb 2015 06:51

Section of Western Aqueduct soon operational
Section of Western Aqueduct soon operational

A 14km stretch of water pipeline from Inchanga Station to Ashley Drive in Kloof in KwaZulu-Natal, is currently being commissioned and tested and should be fully operational by mid-2015...

20 Feb 2015 06:16

Italy sells off Mussolini buildings to fund Fuksas' cloud
Italy sells off Mussolini buildings to fund Fuksas' cloud

ROME - Cash-strapped authorities in Rome are to auction off four Mussolini-era public buildings to fund the completion of a long-delayed but eagerly-awaited new conference centre by acclaimed architect Massimiliano Fuksas...

18 Feb 2015 13:15

Design a logo for the Ecological Engineering Institute of Africa
Design a logo for the Ecological Engineering Institute of Africa

Members of the public are invited to enter for a competition by designing a logo and slogan for the Ecological Engineering Institute of Africa (EEIA)...

18 Feb 2015 10:04

Overpass bridge part of Waterfall's infrastructure development
Overpass bridge part of Waterfall's infrastructure development

The new Bridal Veil Road Overpass Bridge at Waterfall City, developed by Atterbury Property Development and engineers, will make driving through Midrand in Gauteng soon much easier...

18 Feb 2015 09:15

WWF SA welcomes focus on energy crisis
WWF SA welcomes focus on energy crisis

WWF South Africa has commended President Jacob Zuma's focus on the energy crisis and the need for both short-term and long-term energy planning during his Sate of the Nation Address on 12 February...

17 Feb 2015 08:30

SONA was uninspiring - Frost & Sullivan
SONA was uninspiring - Frost & Sullivan

Given the fact that South Africa is currently in an energy crisis, the points made by President Jacob Zuma during the 2015 State of the Nation Address (SONA) were uninspiring, and stated the obvious...

17 Feb 2015 08:22

Road show on new labour laws kicks off
Road show on new labour laws kicks off

The Department of Labour and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will today kick off with their road show to educate the public about amended labour laws...

16 Feb 2015 11:55

Electrification programme explained
Electrification programme explained

The Presidency has announced targets and funding for municipalities which would benefit from the electrification programme announced by President Jacob Zuma during SONA last week...

16 Feb 2015 11:40

Business invited to enter annual awards
Business invited to enter annual awards

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is inviting South African businesses to submit their entries for the 3rd Annual South African Premier Business Awards...

16 Feb 2015 10:51

AfriCoast Engineers SA establishes renewable energy company
AfriCoast Engineers SA establishes renewable energy company

Renewable energy engineering firm AfriCoast Engineers SA has announced that a new company, AfriCoast Energy, will now be responsible for all future renewable energy projects...

12 Feb 2015 10:45

Unique technology used to refurbish The Towers
Unique technology used to refurbish The Towers

One of the most dramatic visual features of the refurbishment of The Towers building on the Foreshore in Cape Town, is the expansive three-story open courtyard facing Hertzog Boulevard...

11 Feb 2015 08:19

Obama's Power Africa initiative joins African Utility Week as country partner
Obama's Power Africa initiative joins African Utility Week as country partner

The African Utility Week conference and expo will be held from 12-14 May 2015 at the Cape Town International Conference Centre...

11 Feb 2015 08:15

Little Manhattan - blue print for integrated human settlement
Little Manhattan - blue print for integrated human settlement

The Little Manhattan apartment complex in Pretoria, which is being developed by Central Developent Projects, will be using 2,4 million of Corobrik's Moroccan Red travertine face bricks for construction...

11 Feb 2015 07:46

SRK Consulting hosts EIA Regulations workshop
SRK Consulting hosts EIA Regulations workshop

SRK Consulting hosted a workshop on 29 January 2015 in Johannesburg during which the new National Environmental Management Act (NEMA): Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, and the implementation thereof, were discussed...

11 Feb 2015 07:30

MBAWC appoints new executive director
MBAWC appoints new executive director

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) has announced that Allen Bodill has been appointed as their new executive director, effective from 1 March 2015...

11 Feb 2015 07:22

Habitat for Humanity does a "little bit of good"
Habitat for Humanity does a "little bit of good"

Habitat for Humanity's Desmond Tutu International Build Week will take place in Pelican Park, Cape Town from 2 to 6 March.

9 Feb 2015 11:30

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