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Infrastructure News

JRA completes two Ivory Park road upgrades, more to follow

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 2 hours 47 minutes ago City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Monday opened two newly built and rehabilitated roads in Ivory Park, Ward 78, near Midrand. The R6-million project, which was funded by the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), included the installation of underground stormwater management systems and... 

ATON extends long stop date of M&R takeover offer to June

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 3 hours ago Construction and engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R) announced on Monday that Germany-based ATON has extended the long stop date for completing the buyout of M&R share from March 31 to June 30. This is owing to pending merger control clearances and competition authority approvals from... 

Group Five subsidiary companies to continue operating as going concerns – BRPs

By: Simone Liedtke     Updated 6 hours ago The joint business rescue practitioners (BRPs) for Group Five and Group Five Construction on Monday confirmed that subsidiary companies of these entities would continue to operate as going concerns, as they do not fall directly into business rescue proceedings. This is also the case for Group... 

Group Five subsidiary companies to continue operating as going concerns – BRPs

Transnet in talks with Kenya for deal to operate Lamu port

By: Bloomberg     25th March 2019 Kenya is in talks with Transnet of South Africa to operate a seaport that the East African nation is developing to partly use for planned exports of oil. The state-owned South African logistics company is leading a group of companies that are pitching to provide the equipment for the initial... 

Aveng Strabag Joint Venture to appeal ruling on calling of Mtentu bridge bonds 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd March 2019 The Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (ASJV) reported on Friday that it would appeal the dismissal of an urgent application, lodged by the ASJV in February, seeking to prevent the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) from making a call on the bonds relating to the Mtentu bridge... 

Aveng Strabag Joint Venture to appeal ruling on calling of Mtentu bridge bonds

Intervention needed to protect South Africa’s infrastructure projects 

By: Nadine James     22nd March 2019 Urgent intervention is needed to protect infrastructure projects, investor confidence and the safety of professionals in the built environment, Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) member Yunus Bayat said on Friday, in response to reports of widespread “construction mafia” and... 

Intervention needed to protect South Africa’s infrastructure projects

Guinea risks 'conflict and confusion' with mining eviction policy

By: Reuters     22nd March 2019 Civil society groups rejected Guinea's first policy seeking to protect people displaced by mines and dams on Thursday, saying it would worsen poverty and conflict in the mineral-rich nation. Seven human rights and development organisations asked the government not to adopt the proposed national... 

Exxaro terminates Group 5 contracts

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd March 2019 Exxaro has decided to terminate its agreement with Group Five Construction subsidiary, Group 5 Projects, with effect from March 21, following Group Five’s announcement that it has embarked on business rescue proceedings. Exxaro in April 2017 appointed Group 5 Projects to build a new small coal... 

Growth strategy prompts innovation

By: Mamaili Mamaila     22nd March 2019 Technologies design, production and marketing company Tesmec Group is constantly improving, adapting and evolving its machine concepts. Owing to its pursuit of a “glocal” growth strategy, this means that Tesmec is global, but at the same time they have a local presence in strategic areas of the... 

Growth strategy prompts innovation
GOING GLOCAL Tesmec seeks to expand local presence in the most strategic areas of the world

Localisation seen as key to stimulating struggling capital equipment sector

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd March 2019 The growth of the capital equipment sector, and the manufacturing sector in general, is being stifled by South Africa’s heavy reliance on imports, and its inability to deliver on its localisation promises. The manufacturing sector has the potential to significantly accelerate South Africa’s... 

Localisation seen as key to stimulating struggling capital equipment sector

Aveng appoints M&R veteran Jerome Govender MD for mining division

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th March 2019 Construction major Aveng has appointed Jerome Govender MD for Moolmans – Aveng’s mining arm and one of the company’s two core businesses – effective April 1. Aveng executive chairperson Eric Diack says Govender has the necessary skills and 25 years of construction industry experience to lead... 

Criminals hinder South African building projects

By: Bloomberg     20th March 2019 A South African engineering contractors’ lobby group has asked the government to better enforce security as criminals have disrupted or vandalised R25.5-billion of construction projects across the country. Armed gangs “recently” disrupted the R1.65-billion Mtentu Bridge project, in the Eastern... 

Imperial roof collapse inquiry to take a recess, reconvene in June

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th March 2019 The Imperial Logistics construction structural collapse inquiry will go on recess and reconvene on June 18. The Department of Labour (DoL) in January launched an investigation into the causes of the roof collapse of a building, which was under construction on the premises of Imperial Logistics,... 

Kenya, France collaborate on new Nairobi railway line

By: African News Agency      19th March 2019 A French consortium will build a new railway line linking Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and the central business district within the next two years, according to a report on Tuesday. The commuter rail, complemented by a Rapid Bus Transit System are expected to greatly... 

Oxford Parks Phase 2 construction set for Sept 2020 completion

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th March 2019 Construction company Concor Buildings anticipates completion of construction on Phase 2 of the Oxford Parks project, in Rosebank, in September 2020. Concor in February started construction on Phase 2 of the mixed-use development, following the completion of the construction of Phase 1 last year.  

Oxford Parks Phase 2 construction set for Sept 2020 completion
Phase 2 of Oxford Parks, in Rosebank

Africa is running out of water as cities' populations boom

By: Bloomberg     19th March 2019 As water supplies in Ghana’s capital grew increasingly erratic, Beatrice Kabuki stopped customers from using her grocery store’s bathrooms and installed a plastic storage tank at her home. “The taps flow once a week and usually at night, so we stay awake to fetch what we can store,” Kabuki, 35,... 

Public-Private Growth Initiative identifies 18 ‘priority projects’ to unlock growth 

By: Terence Creamer     18th March 2019 The Public-Private Growth Initiative (PPGI), an evolving sector-based collaboration between government and business, has earmarked 18 projects across various sectors of the South African economy for priority implementation in the coming months. Minister in the Presidency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma... 

Public-Private Growth Initiative identifies 18 ‘priority projects’ to unlock growth
Minister in The Presidency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma speaks, while Dr Johan van Zyl, Mpumi Mpofu and Roelf Meyer listen

M&R Cementation awarded Palabora ventilation shaft contract

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th March 2019 Mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has been awarded a contract by Palabora Mining Company for a 1 200 m deep ventilation shaft. The shaft, with a lined diameter of 8.5 m, will reach a final blind sink depth of 1 190 m before a drop raise takes it to its final depth.  

Egyptian business giving great importance to South Africa

By: Rebecca Campbell     15th March 2019 The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) was in full support of the policy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to strengthen the country’s relations with the rest of Africa. “As a business community, we will endorse our Government’s role in Africa,” affirmed FEI African Cooperation... 

Egyptian business giving great importance to South Africa
Photo by Egyptian Petrochemical Company
An Egyptian petrochemical plant

Africa needs to embrace all forms of energy, says Van Loggerenberg

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th March 2019 There is huge demand for electricity in Africa, with about 600-million people on the continent who have no access to electricity. 

Africa needs to embrace all forms of energy, says Van Loggerenberg
MARLEZE VAN LOGGERENBERG We need to embrace LNG as one of the renewables that can make a difference globally

Lesedi exploring opportunities in Africa at PEWA

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th March 2019 Engineering, procurement, project management and maintenance solutions house Lesedi Nuclear Services will, for the second time, attend the Power and Electricity World Africa (PEWA) conference taking place on March 26 to 27.  

Lesedi exploring opportunities in  Africa at PEWA
SHANE PEREIRA Lesedi continues to support Eskom in providing electricity to South Africa

Helios keeps sights on African growth as it makes SA market play

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th March 2019 As independent telecoms tower infrastructure company Helios Towers settles its entry into new markets, South Africa being the most recent, the group aims to continue its profitable growth path over the next year. Helios marked the start of 2019 with an entry into the South African market, through... 

BRI a feasible infrastructure development medium

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th March 2019 China’s belt and road initiative (BRI) initiatives differs from the Asian country’s previous investment programmes in other countries, in that it seeks to achieve more sustainable and longer-term investments, Pinsent Masons partner Sam Boyling outlined during an Africa Infrastructure Conference,... 

Some positives seen amid the dismal South African construction environment

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th March 2019 South Africa’s construction industry is currently in a bad space, but there are some positives and the country has the necessary capabilities to turn the situation around if it adopts the correct strategy, Pinsent Masons says. During a panel discussion exploring South Africa’s future... 

Unsolicited bids can benefit some African infrastructure projects

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th March 2019 Unsolicited bids do have a role to play in African infrastructure procurement, but do come with risks. During a panel discussion at Pinsent Masons’ Africa Infrastructure Conference, held in Johannesburg, this week, a panel of speakers pointed out that unsolicited bids in infrastructure are... 

World Bank, others continue investment in African offgrid projects

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th March 2019 While progress has been made in increasing access to electricity in Africa, population growth has also increased considerably and, therefore, more needs to be done to meet the needs of the millions of people on the continent who are still without access to electricity, says Pinsent Masons partner... 

French foreign minister visits local construction training academy 

14th March 2019 The French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian visited construction materials and infrastructure components multinational Saint-Gobain’s Germiston, Ekurhuleni, construction training academy. Schalk Burger has the story. 

French foreign minister visits local construction training academy
French foreign minister visits local construction training academy.

Infrastructure development could help Africa eradicate poverty – adviser

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th March 2019 Further investment in infrastructure development could play a significant role in helping Africa to eradicate poverty, strategic adviser and former UK International Development Secretary of State Douglas Alexander said on Wednesday. Speaking at Pinsent Masons’ inaugural Africa Infrastructure... 

Ten worst South African performers tell tale of battling economy

By: Bloomberg     13th March 2019 It’s not even the end of the first quarter and already there’s a plethora of once-significant South African companies that have either collapsed or had their share prices hit the wall. The likes of sugar producer Tongaat Hulett, tech provider EOH Holdings, Blue Label Telecoms and Aspen Pharmacare... 

Group Five shares suspended as it enters business rescue 

By: Terence Creamer     12th March 2019 Trade in the shares of embattled construction group Group Five has been suspended after the company’s board resolved to place the group, as well as Group Five Construction Proprietary Limited (G5 Construction), into business rescue. Group Five announced in a note to shareholders that it would... 

Group Five shares suspended as it enters business rescue

R5.7bn transfer made to prevent Sanral default, Nzimande says

By: Terence Creamer     11th March 2019 Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says the decision to transfer R5.7-billion from the non-toll network to the South African National Roads Agency’s (Sanral’s) toll network was made in order to ensure that the roads agency did not default on its payments to investors. “Even though the non-payment... 

R5.7bn transfer made to prevent Sanral default, Nzimande says

TFR and TNPA CEOs among latest Transnet execs suspended

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th March 2019 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has suspended four executive committee members, on full pay, to allow for unfettered investigations into allegations of misconduct. The high-ranking officials suspended as of March 8 include Transnet Freight Rail CEO Ravi Nair, Transnet National Port... 

TFR and TNPA CEOs among latest Transnet execs suspended

Novo Energy launches R130m gas compression facility in eMalahleni  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th March 2019 Energy solutions company Novo Energy on Friday launched a R130-million large-scale natural gas compression facility at the Highveld industrial park, in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. The facility provides cleaner, more reliable and cost-effective energy, compared with coal and other petroleum products. 

Novo Energy launches R130m gas compression facility in eMalahleni

PE Tanker Berth repairs on schedule for completion later this month

By: Simone Liedtke     8th March 2019 Repairs to the Tanker Berth in the Port of Port Elizabeth are progressing as scheduled, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said this week. The berth has been closed since February 18 to allow for repairs to be conducted on the corroded steel structures supporting the berth’s access walkway. 

PE Tanker Berth repairs on schedule for completion later this month
The Tanker Berth in the Port of Port Elizabeth

KZN budget looks to boost local economy through infrastructure

By: African News Agency      7th March 2019 KwaZulu-Natal’s infrastructure budget has been boosted to provide an injection of funds into the provincial economy, finance MEC Belinda Scott said on Thursday. Scott was tabling the 2019/20 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) at the Provincial Legislature in Pietermaritzburg. She said... 

M&R pursuing opportunities in complementary market segments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th March 2019 Although JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) power and water and oil and gas segments’ contributions were insufficient for the six months ended December 31, 2018, the group made an active effort to achieve acquisitive growth to complement organic growth and... 

M&R pursuing opportunities in complementary market segments
Photo by Creamer Media
Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas

M&R’s underground mining order book rises to R25bn amid oil and gas slowdown

By: Terence Creamer     6th March 2019 A strong performance from Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) underground mining business was insufficient to offset lower contributions from its oil and gas, as well as its power and water platforms in the six months to December 31, 2018. The JSE-listed company reported a 17% fall, to R9.8-billion, in... 

M&R’s underground mining order book rises to R25bn amid oil and gas slowdown
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