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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 

Coega project is set to make big waves

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 South Africa is in dire need of the dose of confidence that the Coega initiative would give the economy. As such, Portnet will position itself to do whatever it can to stimulate this confidence, and ensure that it is ready for operation as soon as an anchor tenant is in place, Western Ports GM... 

Coega skills-needs fall under spotlight

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 At this stage there is still uncertainty as to what skills will be required for the Coega initiative, and the Department of Labour (DOL) is therefore conducting a skills audit to determine what the labour demands will be, reveals Coega Skills Development Committee (CSDC) chairperson Johan Fourie.... 

Coega enviro permits are to get green light

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Although no environmental permits have yet been granted for the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ), various studies are being undertaken to deal with the numerous permits that will be required for the many activities, such as rezoning of land, construction of sewage works, building of new... 

German consortium is both praised and slated

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The Port Elizabeth Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Percci) has expressed its delight at the recent breakthrough in the Coega project, which brings the city’s dream of this big economic development closer to reality. News that German consortium Ferrostaal could build its... 

Coega harbour-design is finalised by team

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The proposed new deep-water port at Coega forms part of a planned industrial development zone (IDZ) intended to act as an intermodal transhipment point for bulk cargo for industries in the IDZ and the associated hinterland. The design of the port has been undertaken by a team of port and coastal... 

Three years into the initiative

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The initiative to investigate the feasibility of an industrial development zone (IDZ) and port at Coega was launched in August 1996. With the support of national government, a Section 21 company, known as the Coega IDZ Initiative, was formed to promote the project and co-ordinate all the relevant... 

Arguing for Coega

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Global economic growth continues to present industrial development opportunities to supply world markets, while a shortfall in certain strategic world markets has been forecast. New industrial development is needed to meet this demand. The trend towards the global village increasingly means that... 

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