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Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's still a patchy picture
Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's still a patchy picture

Africa's vast land mass and rich natural and mineral resources make it strategically important and an increasingly significant global player...

By Swapan Kumar Patra 8 Dec 2017

Cape Town's City Hall closed for renovations
Cape Town's City Hall closed for renovations

Cape Town's City Hall is undergoing a major makeover and will not be available until July 2018...

4 Dec 2017

Things are going south in the private building sector
Things are going south in the private building sector

Building plans passed are a strong indicator of the future health of the construction industry, and statistics for the South Africa private sector point to an economic shift down south.

28 Nov 2017

MBAWC now accepting bursary applications
MBAWC now accepting bursary applications

Applications for bursaries for the upcoming 2018 academic year from the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) are currently open...

23 Nov 2017

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Group Five sells a 50% interest in its steel pipe business

Construction firm Group Five said on Wednesday, 22 November, that it would sell its 50% interest in its steel pipe business, as part of broader strategy to shake up its portfolio...

23 Nov 2017

Group Five to dispose of its manufacturing cluster
Group Five to dispose of its manufacturing cluster

Group Five's share price was little changed on Tuesday, 7 November, despite the company providing additional details on a turnaround strategy first announced in October...

By Karl Gernetzky 8 Nov 2017

Investing in the improvement of blasting engineering practices
Investing in the improvement of blasting engineering practices

In its fifth year running, the Programme in Blasting Engineering has presented industry best practice methods and techniques for professionals working in the commercial blasting industry...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 7 Nov 2017

Viewing elevator down Graskop Gorge a first for Africa
Viewing elevator down Graskop Gorge a first for Africa

When first approached about the possibility of constructing a viewing elevator down the Graskop Gorge cliff face in Mpumalanga, the engineers' first thought was 'pie in the sky'...

6 Nov 2017

TDS Projects Construction completing ground handling infrastructure installation at Finsch
TDS Projects Construction completing ground handling infrastructure installation at Finsch

A project which commenced in November 2014, TDS Projects Construction is now completing the installation of extensive ground handling infrastructure at Petra Diamond's Finsch Mine...

6 Nov 2017

Mechanical pipe joining provides solution to key concerns in struggling construction industry
Mechanical pipe joining provides solution to key concerns in struggling construction industry

The latest FNB BER Civil Confidence Index, released towards the end of September, has shown that confidence in South Africa's construction sector in the last quarter fell to its lowest level since 2000...

By Marcel Ley 3 Nov 2017

African Cities Development Fund established
African Cities Development Fund established

The establishment of the African Cities Development Fund (FODEVA) recently took place during a two-day workshop hosted by United Cities and Local Governments of Africa...

3 Nov 2017

Southern Palace Group acquires Genrec Engineering from Murray & Roberts
Southern Palace Group acquires Genrec Engineering from Murray & Roberts

Southern Palace Group recently announced its 100% acquisition of Genrec Engineering, a steel fabrication and manufacturing business, from Murray & Roberts...

2 Nov 2017

NEC4 Design Build and Operate contract may have limited use in SA
NEC4 Design Build and Operate contract may have limited use in SA

NEC4 Design Build and Operate (DBO) is the latest addition to the international NEC suite of contracts...

2 Nov 2017

New president for Western Cape Master Builders Association
New president for Western Cape Master Builders Association

John Slingsby, commercial director of Slingsby & Gaidien Construction, has been elected as the new president of the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC)...

1 Nov 2017

Engineering student develops solution to CT water crisis
Engineering student develops solution to CT water crisis

Nkosinathi Nkomo, a civil engineering student at the University of Cape Town has come up with a solution to the water crisis in Cape Town...

27 Oct 2017

SA construction experts vote for their best brands
SA construction experts vote for their best brands

The first ICERTIAS Best Buy Award South Africa Construction 2017/2018 Survey, completed by construction professionals and DIY experts, has revealed CTM, Isca, Lafarge, Dulux, CAT, and Glue Devil, as some of their top choices...

26 Oct 2017

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Tapping into gas-to-power technologies for economic grow

Growing the economy, creating jobs and taking care of the environment are all high on South Africa's agenda....

25 Oct 2017

Africa needs to double infrastructure investment: report
Africa needs to double infrastructure investment: report

Africa must double its spending on infrastructure over the coming years, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) said on Thursday, 19 October...

24 Oct 2017

South African steel production rises 9.9% y/y in September
South African steel production rises 9.9% y/y in September

SA's steel production grew by 9.9% year-on-year in September to 556,000 tonnes, after surging by 24.4% in August, and following July's 6.3% decline and June's 15.9% plunge, according to the World Steel Association...

By Dominic Preuss 24 Oct 2017

Abland to restore old Loftus "Sinbin"
Abland to restore old Loftus "Sinbin"

Adjacent to Loftus Versfeld, where once stood the infamous Sinbin, Abland is developing Loftus Park, a new mixed-use precinct...

23 Oct 2017

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South Africa needs to revamp its new public transport system

Over the past eight years, the South African government has spent more than R130bn on public transport projects in the country's main cities...

By Christo Venter and Gary Hayes 23 Oct 2017

Why you need to get involved in the geoengineering debate - now
Why you need to get involved in the geoengineering debate - now

The prospect of engineering the world's climate system to tackle global warming is becoming more and more likely...

By Rob Bellamy 20 Oct 2017

China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure
China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs...

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 19 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers
Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

Dutch open 'world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge'
Dutch open 'world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge'

Dutch officials toasted on Tuesday, 17 October, the opening of what is being called the world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists...

18 Oct 2017

Group Five spikes on Greenbay offer
Group Five spikes on Greenbay offer

Group Five's share price surged as much as 42% on Monday, 16 October, after it received an unsolicited firm-intention cash offer for its European assets and businesses from Greenbay Properties for R1.6bn...

By Mark Allix 18 Oct 2017

Fifth WoodEX for Africa exhibition set for July 2018
Fifth WoodEX for Africa exhibition set for July 2018

WoodEX for Africa 2018 will take place 11-13 July at Gallagher Estate in Midrand...

17 Oct 2017

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N2 upgrade near Grahamstown making progress

Sanral has announced that its six to seven-year project of upgrading the N2 between Grahamstown and the Fish River Pass is progressing well...

16 Oct 2017

RICS celebrates 150 years, calls for nominations of SA successes
RICS celebrates 150 years, calls for nominations of SA successes

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), launching its Pride in the Profession: Celebrating 150 years of surveying successes campaign, is calling for nominations from around the world...

13 Oct 2017

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