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Construction & Engineering news #BlockchainAfrica: Blockchain poised to propel construction into new era of efficiency

  • 31/03/2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

The fourth industrial revolution and the paradigm-shifting effect it will have on all industries has been a hot topic for years. While there have certainly been sceptics, some of the digital technologies that have emerged promise to unlock profound e...

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Emergency tendering regulations applicable under Covid-19 outbreak

  • 30/03/2020
  • Gerrit Davids

With the President declaring a state of disaster under the National Disaster Management Act of 2002, it will become some how necessary for organs of state to procure goods and services on an emergency basis, and they could only do so with strict comp...

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SAPPMA urges government to invest in water infrastructure amid Covid-19 outbreak

  • 27/03/2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in South Africa has once again highlighted the dangers that the country's lacking water infrastructure bfor the most vulnerable in our society, says Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA). ...

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By independent power producers, and none by Eskom.

  • 26/03/2020
  • Moneyweb

By independent power producers, and none by Eskom. Friday saw the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) publish two draft determinations by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe in terms of Section 34 (1) of the Electric...

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Mantashe: Coal mines to keep supplying Eskom during lockdown, but at reduced levels

  • 25/03/2020
  • Fin 24

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, says mines providing coal to Eskom will continue to function, albeit at reduced production levels, during the 21-day lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. For coal exports, each ...

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Sanral cancels e-tolls tender

  • 24/03/2020
  • Moneyweb

The SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has cancelled the tender it issued in August last year for the continued management of e-tolls and claims it has not been informed of any decision by the government on the future of e-tolls on the Gauteng Freeway...

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Buffalo City Municipality launches new beachfront development

  • 23/03/2020
  • RNews

The Buffalo City Metro together with its Development Agency launched two flagship projects in a private function. Buffalo City Metro Executive Mayor Cllr Xola Pakati together with members of the Agency Board turned soil using spades on the piece o...

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SA advised to cancel its commitment to giant DRC hydroelectric power project, says new report

  • 20/03/2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

Authors of the report contend that power from the controversial project would probably be more expensive than other domestic sources and could soon become completely unnecessary as the local Medupi and Kusile power stations and increasing renewable e...

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City of Ekurhuleni could be home to Disney Africa

  • 19/03/2020
  • Bedfordview and Edenvale News

With an investment and land demarcation of 400 hectares, the City of Ekurhuleni could be the home of Disney Africa, a first of its kind on African soil. The announcement was made by the City of Ekurhuleni’s executive mayor Clr Mzwandile Masina dur...

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Massive African infrastructure projects often hurt, rather than help, local people

  • 18/03/2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

Big infrastructure projects are always controversial. Yet in parts of the world associated with severely deficient infrastructure, the positive value of major infrastructure investments is often taken as a given. This assumption needs to be subjec...

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