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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

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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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

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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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

Programme manager for TNPA’s R1.4bn tug contract, Eugene Rappetti (left), with Southern African Shipyards CEO, Prasheen Maharaj (right) in front of work on one of nine tugboats being built for the port authority.
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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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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Engineers warn of unrest over project delays

Consulting Engineers SA says that the government must make "hard economic decisions" about SA's infrastructure development or face possible further unrest...

By Mark Allix 6 May 2015 07:12

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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

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

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

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

DR Congo's Inga 3 dam construction delayed to 2017: World Bank
DR Congo's Inga 3 dam construction delayed to 2017: World Bank

Building of a massive new hydroelectric dam in the Democratic of Congo won't begin until 2017 at the earliest, the World Bank said on Thursday, 9 April, signalling a fresh delay in the key project...

13 Apr 2015 07:52

Jacobs Engineering to present international symposium
Jacobs Engineering to present international symposium

Jacobs Engineering SA will be presenting the first Engineering Symposium for Africa around the theme of 'Engineering and Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Development in Africa' in Marrakesh, Morocco on Thursday, 21 May 2015...

10 Apr 2015 11:12

New community centre built to cater for the sick, hungry and homeless
New community centre built to cater for the sick, hungry and homeless

The heart of Warwick Junction is beating with new life in the form of the recently constructed community building, Denis Hurley Centre...

8 Apr 2015 15:00

RICS examines future vision for African real estate
RICS examines future vision for African real estate

A key takeout at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Africa 2015 Summit in Johannesburg last week is that Africa is taking its place on the world stage in terms of real estate, infrastructure and construction...

30 Mar 2015 13:50

Basil Read FY net loss R820.9m vs R281.5m profit
Basil Read FY net loss R820.9m vs R281.5m profit

Struggling construction group Basil Read swung to a full-year loss‚ hit in part by loss-making contracts...

30 Mar 2015 09:25

Upgrading of N7 will stimulate economic development
Upgrading of N7 will stimulate economic development

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) has announced that an amount R1.66bn is currently being invested on the upgrade of the N7 corridor between Cape Town and Malmesbury...

26 Mar 2015 12:45

SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria
SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria

Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy...

26 Mar 2015 09:00

Task team set up to address challenges in oil industry
Task team set up to address challenges in oil industry

A ministerial task team to address challenges in the oil and gas industry has been established at Saldanha Bay, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Monday...

25 Mar 2015 08:02

Corobrik assists to beautify Tembisa's sidewalks
Corobrik assists to beautify Tembisa's sidewalks

Corobrik and the Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng are working together on the renewal of Tembisa's sidewalks, creating a pedestrian environment which will benefit Tembisa's 463,109 citizens...

25 Mar 2015 07:46

Upgrading of interchanges will alleviate traffic congestion
Upgrading of interchanges will alleviate traffic congestion

The Bakwena concession has announced that construction work on the upgrading of the Zambezi interchange in Pretoria will begin on Monday, 23 March 2015...

20 Mar 2015 10:42

New light industrial park nears completion
New light industrial park nears completion

Construction of a new light industrial park, known as Paramount Park, near Mount Edgecombe in KwaZulu-Natal is nearing completion.

13 Mar 2015 11:42

Bauma Conexpo Africa attracts major companies
Bauma Conexpo Africa attracts major companies

The next edition of the Bauma Conexpo Africa, the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles, will take place from 15-18 September at the Johannesburg Expo Centre...

13 Mar 2015 11:24

Eskom to commission an inquiry
Eskom to commission an inquiry

Eskom is to commission an independent inquiry into the running of its business, Eskom Chairman Zola Tsotsi said yesterday...

13 Mar 2015 09:04

Port Ngqura creates jobs
Port Ngqura creates jobs

The Port of Ngqura has managed to create over 800 permanent jobs in the Eastern Cape, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Monday...

10 Mar 2015 09:24

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