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New qualification framework to address industry skills shortages

By Roland Innes: Group CEO, Dyna Training, and Leoni MacKenzie: QCTO Subject Matter Expert in Qualifications Development IN its global risk barometer for 2022, international...

KZN road bridges honoured at Fulton Awards

THE Umhlatuzana River Bridge in Durban has won a 2022 Fulton Award, Southern Africa’s highly sought-after biennial accolade for outstanding concrete construction, with another...

Disaster management and planning crucial to prevent a repeat of April floods

THE weather is getting wilder in KwaZulu-Natal. This year has been a record breaker, with unprecedented rainfall causing floods, landslides, and the loss of...

KZN anthracite mine installs filter press after coal slurry spill

LOCAL anthracite producer Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) has commissioned a new 25 ton-an-hour filter press at its coal washing plant, in Emakhalathini, KwaZulu-Natal. The filter...

Third-party access a game-changer but Transnet version meaningless, says ARIA

THE African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) has welcomed the launch of the National Rail Policy (NRP) by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, describing it as...

Distribution centre badly damaged in July riots demolished

THE Mass Discounters distribution centre in Durban, which suffered extensive damage due to the July civil unrest last year, has been demolished. The work was...

City dismisses claims that Durban’s tap water is ‘tainted’

THIS comes after a report on Sunday by IOL media claiming Durban residents may be drinking contaminated tap water, and that the municipality is...

April floods: R3.8bn damage to infrastructure, says City

A special full council meeting was held on 18 May to update city management on the recent flood disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts. A total...

CESA challenges Sanral’s decision to cancel R17.5bn in tenders

THE board of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) recently took the decision to cancel tenders to the value of R17.47-billion.Sanral says...

Skyrocketing fuel prices: A perfect storm for the road freight and logistics industry

By Gavin Kelly Chief Executive Officer: The Road Freight Association NO ONE would have thought that we would see such increases in the fuel price...

Warning over fake bearings

THE Hawks recently seized counterfeit bearings valued at over R5M from a Johannesburg warehouse. Porous borders and weak enforcement make South Africa fair game...

Eskom’s Bess project for renewable energy storage pushes ahead

ESKOM’S large-scale battery energy storage project, which involves installation of battery energy storage systems (Bess) at seven sites, is intended to lower electricity costs,...

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TODAY is International Women in Engineering Day. To celebrate, Jet Demolition contracts and project manager Kate Bester highlights what it's like being in close...

Financial reports won’t save local government crisis, warns town and regional planners

By Burgert Gildenhuys: Director, BC Gildenhuys & Associates IT is unclear whether South Africa has the will or guts to confront issues contributing to the...

N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

FOLLOWING a challenging two years in the manufacturing sector, Kearney, a leading management consulting firm, is excited to announce the return of the Factory...