Building & Construction News

Trinityhouse Glenvista to open its doors in 2020

  • 18-02-2019
  • Southern Courier

THE Trinityhouse group of schools announced that Trinityhouse Glenvista, currently under construction, will be ready for its January 2020 intake. “We are very excited at the prospect of bringing the Trinityhouse brand of education to the South of ...

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A link to history planned for Skukuza bridge

  • 18-02-2019
  • The Lowvelder

The familiar sight of the old railway bridge at Skukuza Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is about to change. Soon there will be a train on that bridge again, albeit a stationary one, even with its own station adjacent. The Kruger Shalati ...

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Department set to improve War on Leaks programme

  • 15-02-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Portfolio on Water and Sanitation has welcomed the department's commitment to reconsider the model of the War on Leaks programme, following challenges experienced in the last year. This, the committee said in a statement, would ensure that optimu...

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Dams can mimic the free flow of rivers, but risks must be managed

  • 15-02-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

In recent decades, humans have built many dams. These are designed to regulate flow for irrigation, hydropower and water supply. Most major rivers in the world are dammed. Dams can mimic the free flow of rivers, but risks must be managed But ther...

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A new toughie on the construction sites

  • 14-02-2019
  • Business Live

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched its new Arocs range of commercial vehicles in Southern Africa. Following on the heels of the Actros truck tractors for long-distance transport, the new Arocs is aimed at distribution and construction transport. ...

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Aton’s takeover bid for Murray & Roberts is ‘likely to succeed’

  • 14-02-2019
  • The Business Report

PRETORIA – Murray & Roberts (M&R) group chief executive Henry Laas believes the hostile takeover bid for the listed engineering and construction group by German family-owned holding company Aton was likely to be successful.

This was despite M&...

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First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled

  • 13-02-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct which will feature new offices, retail space, hotel and conference facilities and additional transit-related services. At...

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South Africa to invest US $58m in infrastructure development in Wynberg

  • 13-02-2019
  • Construction Review Online

South Africa’s City of Cape Town, through the town’s committee for transport has approved a project for the further roll-out of the MyCiTi bus service in the greater Wynberg area, which if given council approval, will see new infrastructure investmen...

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African mining needs 'cheap, reliable' power

  • 12-02-2019
  • Fin24

Access to cheap and reliable power is expected to remain a key success factor for mining companies in Africa, according to Mark Buncombe, head of mining and metals at Standard Bank Group. He said in a statement that, as the cost of solar power com...

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Medupi units drowning in ash as contractor forced to withdraw

  • 12-02-2019
  • Moneyweb

Eskom power shortage may deepen, large users say. The five power generation units at Eskom’s troubled new Medupi power station that have been operational are drowning in ash after Clyde Bergemann Africa (CBZ), which was contracted to supply and co...

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