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All industry stakeholders can win from SA rail boom

OPENING up third-party access to South Africa’s rail infrastructure would fundamentally change the way freight moves in the country. This would not only grow...

Back to basics required to revitalise economy

ACCELERATED and efficient infrastructure procurement roll-out, addressing the current fiscal imbalance in the economy, and achieving the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP)...

Sustained safety focus delivers fatality-free record

THE year has started strongly for mining services specialist Murray & Roberts Cementation, with a resounding safety achievement of five million fatality free shifts....

Gearing up for better year in roadwork

WITH some important road contracts secured for 2021, AfriSam believes it is well placed to bring more capacity on stream as and when there...

Asphalt: when warm is ‘greener’ than hot

SINCE the Carbon Tax Act came into effect in 2019, there has been a drive towards reducing emissions in almost every sector, including the...

Civil engineers welcomes new industry body

THE South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) has welcomed the establishment of the newly formed construction industry umbrella body, Construction Alliance South Africa...

Pre-fabulous! COVID clinics among hundreds of mobile buildings erected in record time

OVER a nine-month period, Kwikspace executed 630 projects, delivering and erecting more than 1 700 prefabricated, relocatable buildings covering 55 000 m². Of these,...

Mega warehouse wins big at steel awards

GROWTHPOINT Properties’ development of the new Bakers Transport warehousing, distribution and office facility in Cato Ridge scooped two category awards and a commendation at...

Energy storage gets cleaner, quieter, lighter

WITH traditional energy sources like coal, an environmental pollutant, fast being depleted, the global gaze has turned to alternative cleaner and more cost-effective renewable...

What’s needed to make infrastructure-driven growth a reality?

IN light of ongoing discussions across the public and private sectors on infrastructure development as the key to South Africa’s economic growth, Consulting Engineers...

Coal mines need lower costs, higher productivity

DESPITE South Africa’s energy supply being heavily reliant on coal, weak prices and more demanding mining conditions are putting pressure on coal mines and...

Limited-time special on loader attachments

BOBCAT Equipment South Africa has launched a limited-time special on select ‘priced to go’ attachments as it makes way for new stock. With over 100...

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Agri-park incubator for Durban’s Outer West

A farm in Cato Ridge in Durban’s Outer West is to be developed into an agri-park incubator as part of an eThekwini Municipality plan...

We’re getting better! Premier welcomes latest AG report

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala has welcomed the latest report from the Auditor-General which points to marked improvement in audit outcomes for provincial government departments. While...

Training the new wave of young skilled workers

By Mamiki Matlawa ACCORDING to Stats SA, there is a staggering unemployment rate of 63,2% among the youth, accounting for individuals between the ages of...

New ‘bespoke’ business insurance for truckers, restaurants and professionals

DISCOVERY Business Insurance has launched four new products it says are tailored to the specific needs of restaurant owners, healthcare professionals, lawyers and accountants,...