Building & Construction News

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn't make sense

  • 21-05-2018
  • Fin24

Over the last few years reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants. At the moment, the only nuclear plant in operation in Africa is South Africa’s Koeberg, producing 1.86GW of power. This, according to some...

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Barloworld reports solid first-half earnings as mining picks up

  • 21-05-2018
  • Moneyweb

Significant revenue contributions came from its equipment businesses in Southern Africa. South Africa‘s Barloworld, a dealer for Caterpillar and other industrial brands, reported a 14% rise in first-half earnings on Monday as a pick-up in mining a...

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Zimbabwe, China seal US $1bn power deal

  • 21-05-2018
  • Construction Review Online

Zimbabwe has signed a US $1bn deal with Sinosteel Corp in a development that will see the Chinese firm building a 400MW coal bed methane-fired power plant in Matabeleland North Province and setting up new ferrochrome smelters at Zimasco. During th...

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Murray and Roberts makes move on cash-strapped Aveng as it targets global expansion

  • 21-05-2018
  • Biznews.com

EDINBURGH — South African construction giant Murray and Roberts is making a move to buy cash-strapped rival Aveng. Its CEO Henry Laas has told investors that the primary objective of the potential transaction is to establish a large multinational eng...

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Eskom continues with front-end nuclear preparation

  • 18-05-2018
  • Fin24

Cape Town - Eskom is continuing with front-end planning for a nuclear build programme, Loyiso Tyabashe, senior manager of nuclear new build at Eskom, said at African Utility Week on Thursday. During a discussion on nuclear energy, Professor Anton ...

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Murray & Roberts negotiating to take over Aveng

  • 18-05-2018
  • Moneyweb

Engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) revealed on Friday that it has been in talks with rival Aveng since late last year about a possible take-over of cash-strapped company. No formal offer has been made and the matter will be ...

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Hermanus Schulphoek land owners agree to sell amid protests

  • 18-05-2018
  • News24

The owners of Schulphoek in Hermanus have agreed to sell land, that was once destined for a luxury development, back to the government for homes for Zwelihle residents, Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said on Thursday. "Th...

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Alternative energy for Robben Island

  • 18-05-2018
  • Cape Argus

Sola Future Energy has helped the facility wean itself off diesel ASTATE-OF-THE-ART microgrid system, recently installed on Robben Island by solar energy firm Sola Future Energy, has drastically reduced the island’s reliance on costly diesel power...

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Driveways will return to normal says fibre company

  • 17-05-2018
  • Benoni City Times

With the fibre-optics roll-out visible in streets around Benoni at the moment, Vumatel has assured residents that they will reinstate affected driveways and sidewalks to their original condition and also said that roll-outs of fibre outside schools a...

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First phase of R50bn Tshwane Auto City to fire up

  • 17-05-2018
  • The Cape Times

A MASSIVE R3 billion mixed-use development is to commence in Rosslyn this week, which was expected to be the catalyst for the development in the area of the planned R50bn Tshwane Auto City over the next 10 years. The Tshwane Auto City forms part o...

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