Building & Construction News

SA firm plans to build 235MW power plant in Zambia

  • 31-03-2017
  • Moneyweb

MDH South Africa has proposed being an anchor developer for the Ndevu Gorge Power Project. LUSAKA – A South African company plans to build a dam and 235 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power station costing about $1.26 billion in Zambia to help plug a...

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Factors igniting growth in centrifugal pumps market

  • 31-03-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

According to Frost & Sullivan, water and wastewater end-user demand, power generation in emerging economies, and investment in modernising water and wastewater infrastructure are factors igniting pockets of growth in the global centrifugal pumps mark...

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CT water remains safe for drinking, says city

  • 31-03-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

According to the City of Cape Town, its water remains safe to drink. Water quality is closely monitored via a large number of water samples analysed according to South African National Standards (SANS 241:2015) requirements. High levels of geosmin...

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Reasons for Tafelberg school property sale 'illegitimate' - human settlements

  • 30-03-2017
  • News24

Cape Town – The Western Cape government’s reasons for not turning the Tafelberg school property into affordable housing are "illegitimate", the human settlements department has said. "We have received an application to demarcate the land. We don’t...

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Why landfilling remains ‘a necessary reality’ for now

  • 30-03-2017
  • Infrastructurene.ws

South Africa’s most densely populated province, Gauteng, is faced with many waste management challenges. This includes legal compliance, the environmentally sound practices of landfilling and the implementation of alternative waste management solutio...

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Greening of public facilities presents attractive investment opportunity

  • 30-03-2017
  • Infrastructurene.ws

There is very little doubt that South Africa is set to become a leader in the green building movement. As a matter of fact the 2016 World Green Building Trends report indicated that South Africa is anticipated to lead the global green building market...

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Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall

  • 29-03-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

The City of Paris on Tuesday, 28 March, dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall. "We...

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South Africa launches first continuous hydrothermal liquefaction plant

  • 29-03-2017
  • Construction Review Online

The Khobab Wind Farm, located in the Northern Province, has accomplished the lifting of the first of its 61 wind turbine generators, earlier than scheduled. According to a company statement, the first power will be exported in the coming three to ...

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South Africa launches first continuous hydrothermal liquefaction plant

  • 29-03-2017
  • Construction Review Online

South Africa’s first continuous hydrothermal liquefaction plant was launched at North-West University (NWU) earlier this month, which will lead to the production of bio-oils, bio-char, biochemical and biogas. Th continuous hydrothermal liquefactio...

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Construction confidence edges up

  • 28-03-2017
  • Fin24

Cape Town – Confidence in South Africa’s construction industry improved slightly in the first quarter of 2017 following a mild improvement in construction activity. The FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index improved by five points to register at a level ...

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