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Gauteng's tourism drive to take PPP route

By: marisa rodrigues     17th May 2002 Two of the tourism projects being driven by the Gauteng Provincial Government as part of its R1,7-billion Blue IQ initiative, to boost its economic output over the next ten years, are well into their planning phases and some important milestones are to be reached by each of them within the next... 

Conference centres: the key to SA hotel industry's oversupply dilemma?

By: marisa rodrigues     17th May 2002 Making new tourism projects financially viable is not an easy feat in the current South African climate, maintains Grant Thornton Kessel Feinstein Tourism Hospitality and Leisure Principal Gillian Saunders. 

Feasiblity study kicks off for R200m African 'Disneyland'

By: marisa rodrigues     17th May 2002 Construction of Africa’s own Disneyland-type theme park could start as early as the last quarter of this year. 

New CT convention centre ahead of schedule

By: marisa rodrigues     17th May 2002 The world-class convention centre currently under construction on a six-hectare site on Cape Town’s northern Foreshore has reached the halfway mark ahead of schedule, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) MD Dirk Elzinga informs Engineering News. 

Cape to Cairo tourism dream unfolds

By: marisa rodrigues     17th May 2002 If a single tourist visit sparks the creation of eight local jobs, as independent research would suggest, southern Africa's local authorities ought to be doing much more to encourage the development of tourism infrastructure and services in their area as a matter of pragmatic self-interest. 

Guardrail installed

14th December 2001 The 300-km-odd length of tolled highway between Cedara in Kwazulu-Natal and Heidelberg in Gauteng is the scene of an interesting labour-intensive project, which will see a total of some linear 25 km of highway guardrail from Andrew Mentis being installed at various points over the distance. 

Corridor attracts foreign investors

14th December 2001 Mpumalanga Investment Initiative CE Gordon Griffiths believes Mpumalanga has laid solid foundations for growth in export-driven investment, manufacturing and trade. 

SA's toll rollout continues

14th December 2001 The National Roads Agency (NRA) is continuing the roll-out of its toll-road programme, designed to alleviate South Africa’s immense road infrastructure backlog. 

Commuter train upgrade on a roll

By: nkolola halwindi     14th December 2001 Every year, South Africa’s commuter rail loses about R75-million as a result of vandalism on trains, reports Metrorail CEO Honey Mateya. 

Local product grows firm's global sales

By: Deborah Spicer     14th December 2001 While Pretoria company Tollink’s world-class toll-road management software has secured the company a large portion of the local market, it has set its sights on becoming a global participant in the toll-road management-system market. 

Leading SA's toll-roads to wealth

By: Deborah Spicer     14th December 2001 With the roads sector leading the way in public–private partnerships, participants need to be assured of the financial viability of toll-road projects. 

Toll-roads free up much-needed cash

By: Deborah Spicer     14th December 2001 Some R8,8-billion that government would have had to have spent on roads is now available for spending on other needed infrastructure thanks to the private–public partnership (PPP) toll-road projects. 

New road awaits KZN tourists

By: Deborah Spicer     14th December 2001 Motorists driving from Gauteng to the Kwazulu-Natal coast will be able to do so on a four-lane highway for the entire route for the first time this holiday season. 

Toll-road financing evolves

14th December 2001 The evolution of toll-road financing in South Africa continues unabated. From the first privately-financed tollroad - the N1 Warmbaths to Pietersburg – through to the recently-closed Platinum toll-road, there has been a measured change in certain key parameters. 

R67-milion upgrade project under way

14th December 2001 Innovation has been the order of the day during the R67-million project to upgrade the N3-12 road between Geldenhuys and Leondale Roads in Gauteng, reports road paving specialist Tosas. 

$860m expansion to double Moz plant's output

By: Joanne Delaurentis     14th December 2001 The ‘dream-team’ of Canadian engineering construction company SNC-Lavalin and South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Engineering Solutions, which is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction management of the Mozal II expansion project, is on track to hand over the... 

East Rand firm wins aluminium project

By: Joanne Delaurentis     14th December 2001 A R15-million contract for the installation of lighting and cable racking for the two additional pot rooms, constructed as part of the Mozal II expansion project, has been awarded to East Rand contractors Eddcor E & I Projects, a subsidiary of Skelton & Plummer Investment Holdings. 

Innovation leads coach upgrade

By: nkolola halwindi     14th December 2001 Innovative design and manufacturing methods have been used for the upgrade of Metrorail’s 88 coaches for use in Gauteng, reports Union Carriage and Wagon designer Raymond Roodt. 

Phase two power contracts awarded

14th December 2001 Power firm Alstom Switchgear has secured orders estimated at more than R9-million for phase two of BHP Billiton’s Mozambique Aluminium (Mozal) smelter project following the completion of its contract for the first phase last year. 

Software solutions for aluminium plant

By: Joanne Delaurentis     14th December 2001 Southern African distributor of US Wonderware software, Futuristix has been awarded the contract for the use of industrial structured query language (SQL), InTouch and InControl solutions for the Mozal II plant. 

Compressed-air plant contract is awarded

14th December 2001 The turnkey contract for the expansion of the compressed-air plant at the Mozambique Aluminium (Mozal) near Maputo has been awarded to IST Industrial, part of the IST group. 

Keeping commuters safe and sound

By: nkolola halwindi     14th December 2001 Mobility is vital to the integration of society at every level and transport is the hub around which the nation thrives. In South Africa, like many of the countries of sub-Sahara Africa, the rail network lies at the heart of the economy. 

Airport's R550m project take-off

29th June 2001 Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) is preparing itself for a marked increase in passenger demand of between 6,4% and 6,7%, a figure well above the international average growth rate of 4,7%. 

New optical fibre plant for Cape Town

29th June 2001 A second optical fibre producer in South Africa will start manufacturing a yielded quantum of 1,5-million km a year of classical single-mode fibre within the next 12 to 14 months. 

Clocktower project ticking past halfway mark

29th June 2001 Development of the Clocktower Precinct within the Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront will reach the halfway mark by the end of September. 

Convention centre appoints building contractor

29th June 2001 The Cape Town International Convention Centre Company (Convenco) has appointed WHBO/Rainbow Joint Venture as its principal building contractor. 

Three bridges to span V&A canal

29th June 2001 The first of three, hydraulically operated bridges that will span the V&A Canal in the V&A Marina at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront is now operational. 

Recapitalisation programme progressing

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Taxi recapitalisation project 

Taxi council supports project

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Taxi recapitalisation project 

Diesel taxis may force petrol prices up

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Taxi recapitalisation project 

New bank planned for taxi project

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Taxi recapitalisation project 

Gambling sector is taking no chances with its future as it ponders development and control

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

South Africa has economic capacity to sustain 40 planned casinos 

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

Gambling on 2 000-year-old decorative art

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

R1,4bn casino development in full swing

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

Casino industry boosts building sector in SA

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Top Casino Projects 

Fixed-investment project of the year advances

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Foskor Expansion Projects 

Joint venture is flag-bearer for future projects

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Foskor Expansion Projects 

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