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Construction News

Govt derails road finance

By: System Author     4th February 2000 Road, rail and airport infrastructure 

The road to recovery

By: System Author     4th February 2000 Road. rail and airport infrastructure 

The digital factory

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Start-up times of South Africa’s new industrial ventures can be compressed from months to days using the latest virtual reality (VR) and concurrent engineering technologies tailor-made for the African century. 

SA moves to plug SADC loopholes

By: System Author     28th January 2000 The Southern African Development Community free trade area negotiations have been upgraded to director-general and principal secretary level in an effort to overcome the current impasse in discussions. 

SA in need of aero engineers

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Aerospace 

Long-awaited start for R1,5bn project

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Next month the long-awaited construction will begin on the R1,5-billion brownfields expansion of Indian Ocean Fertilizer (IOF) in Richards Bay. 

The sky is alive with moving metal

By: System Author     21st January 2000 While it can’t exactly be described as a forest of cranes, the skyline above Jo’burg’s other CBD, Sandton, is most definitely alive with moving metal. 

Stand by for the world’s first rooftop drive-in cinema this year

By: System Author     21st January 2000 The R700-million construction and rejuvenation of the Menlyn Park shopping centre is on schedule and should be completed by October this year. 

Richards Bay dry dock out to tender – again!

By: System Author     21st January 2000 The R1,2-billion proposed dry dock development at the port of Richards Bay has experienced a setback following the news that Portnet has opted to put the construction out on a two-stage tender process. 

Job creation is the job of government

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Building the Nation 

Update on PE brewery contract awards

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The R92-million civils and building contract for the new SAB brewery in Port Elizabeth is well under way following the start of construction in June. 

R90m contract bonanza nears completion

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

All roads lead to Maguga in successful R75m contract

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Maguga Dam 

Phase two presents continued involvement

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

R54-million contract for Mozal substation

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

R133m-worth of Mozal contracts tied up

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

R343m dam on track for mid-2001 completion

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Maguga Dam 

New municipal building for Pta

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Financing proposals are to be submitted to the city council of Pretoria by January 21 next year for the establishment of a new municipal headquarters complex to replace the wing destroyed by fire in March 1997. 

Supermax prison is on track

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Top Prison Projects 

R5-million contract for fabricated steelwork

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Top Prison Projects 

R3,5-billion prisons catch on

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Top Prison Projects 

Project declared ‘slightly under budget, ahead of schedule’

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

Facelift of Jhb CBD continues

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The rejuvenation of Johannesburg’s central business district continues with the R4-million refurbishment of Ampros’ 222 Smit street building by architectural glazing specialist L&D Enterprises. 

Locomotive company being liquidated

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The liquidation of Bessinger Locomotives has been hampered by the departure of the company’s director to the UK. 

Smart gun prototype to be ready by March

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 The South African consortium developing a revolutionary intelligent firearm plans to have a prototype, capable of being demonstrated on a firing-range, ready by March next year. 

Mobile techno unit to plug into SA youth

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 The hopes and dreams for a renewed interest by South Africa’s youth in engineering are set to hit the road early next year in the form of the Tsebo Koloing Technology in Motion mobile unit. 

Getting to grips with griping about things

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Education policy chases away engineers

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Tech Track 

SA support services march to African drum

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 As South Africa’s large construction firms head into Africa in search of lucrative foreign revenue contracts, Eurest Support Services Africa is following closely in their tracks. 

Joint venture is flag-bearer for future projects

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Foskor Expansion Projects 

R1,4bn casino development in full swing

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

SA firm withdraws Swedish casino bid

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 South African company Global Resorts SA announced in November that it had pulled out of a bid to design, develop and operate four of six new casinos in Sweden. 

Casino industry boosts building sector in SA

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

Work starts on SA’s next big toll-road

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Initial construction work has already started on the R3,5-billion N3 toll-road project by the N3 Toll Concession company. 

R175m local contract bonanza at PE brewery

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Brewries & Wineries 

R100m community upliftment

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Following a generous R100-million allocation by Amplats to the Ga-Pila community, the Ga-Pila relocation management team (GRMT) has signed a joint venture agreement with construction company Group Five. 

Builders and State clash over new body . . .

By: System Author     26th November 1999 A dispute on the consultation process between government and industry broke out between the inter- ministerial task team on construction industry development and the Construction Industry Forum. 

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