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Informal waste pickers should be integrated into formal waste management sector, suggests analyst

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th October 2018 The informal waste economy in South Africa has been largely responsible for the high rates of post-consumer material recycling that have been achieved, GreenCape Sector Development Agency waste economy analyst Dr Kirsten Barnes noted during a presentation at WasteCon 2018, on Wednesday. Her... 

City of Cape Town to spend R2.1bn on housing 

By: African News Agency      7th June 2018 The City of Cape Town on Thursday said its Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) will spend R2.1-billion on the development of new housing opportunities. This comes after the TDA budget for the next financial year, starting on 1 July 2018, was set at R5.34-billion. 

Thousands of train commuters still stranded in Cape Town

By: News24Wire      8th February 2018 Tens of thousands of commuters who use Cape Town's central line are still waiting for Metrorail to say when the train service, suspended since January 8, will be restored. Meanwhile commuters on the northern line were greeted by a filthy toilet this week, according to a GroundUp report.The... 

DPI Trading supplies pipe, fittings to Ruwacon Civils for Nduli Reservoir

1st November 2017 DPI Trading has supplied a range of pipe and fittings to Ruwacon Civils of Bloemfontein, the main contractor on the Nduli Reservoir project in Ceres for the Witzenberg Municipality. The 4.5 megalitre reservoir will not only supply water to the existing Nduli community, but also cater for future... 

LSFB expands into student accommodation

By: Victor Moolman     18th August 2017 Student accommodation requires fast, efficient and sustainable building solutions, prompting the increased use of light steel frame building (LSFB) for its construction, explains Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (Sasfa) director John Barnard 

Albany launches R350m revamped Bellville bakery

By: African News Agency      2nd August 2017 Albany Bakeries on Wednesday launched a R350-million investment into a new bakery in Bellville in the Western Cape, which includes the building of a brand-new plant and an upgrade of interiors of the existing plant. The new building occupies 6 884 m2, compared to an area of 3 766 m2 in the old... 

DPI Trading to exhibit at SABI Congress 2017 in Somerset West

25th July 2017 DPI Trading, which is able to partner with irrigation engineers to promote its extensive product range and value-add support services, will exhibit at the South African Irrigation Institute (SABI) Congress 2017 from 1 to 3 August at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West in the Western Cape.... 

PRASA rail signalling system project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st July 2017 A digital wireless communications system is being deployed to improve the Passenger Rail of South Africa's operations and run its transport systems more efficiently. 

Western Cape Dept of Transport completes R152m green building project

By: Anine Kilian     12th July 2017 The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has completed the construction of a R152-million regional office green building at Karl Bremer Hospital in Bellville, Western Cape. The Green Building Council of South Africa (GCBSA) awarded the project a 5-Star Green Star rating for... 

Highest number of Renewable Energy installations in SA

23rd June 2017 Specialist electrical contractor, Brand Engineering SA (Pty) Ltd, has carried out the highest number of utility scale solar Renewable Energy (RE) installations in the RE industry in South Africa.  It has become a key construction partner for RE developers, and is responsible for the generation of... 

Proposals for development of Cape Town’s Foreshore Freeway precinct put on display

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th March 2017 Six private-sector proposals for the development of 6 ha of city-owned land in the Foreshore Freeway precinct – located under and between the existing and unfinished highways between the city’s northern edge and the Cape Town harbour – are on display at the city’s civic centre for public comment.... 

South Africa to learn from Germany’s experience in roll-out of fuel cell buses

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th February 2017 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the German government will host a fuel cell bus workshop at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre, in Bellville, Cape Town, next week. The workshop will be held under the theme ‘Fuel Cell Bus – Unleashing Industrial... 

Equites sells Cape Town office block for R50.82m

By: Anine Kilian     12th January 2017 Property development company Equites Property Fund has sold its D’Urban Square office building, in Bellville, Cape Town, to private property investment company Gamlan Investments for R50.82-million. The disposal forms part of Equites’ strategy to sell its office assets and focus on logistics... 

Company supports plastic waste management  

By: Sascha Solomons     25th November 2016 As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), plastic pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics will sponsor the inaugural African Marine Waste Network (AMWN) conference next year.   The AMWN was launched in July this year by the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), plastics industry representative... 

Work under way to localise bimodal road-rail cargo technology 

By: Terence Creamer     27th September 2016 A domestic homologation process has been initiated for an innovative American bimodal transport solution, which integrates long-distance rail with ‘first- and last-mile’ road legs to provide a door-to-door cargo service. The process began following the recent announcement that South African... 

New pipe and flow calculator app to allow for accelerated pipe design

By: Mia Breytenbach     23rd September 2016 In enabling future generation customers to be part of the smartphone and digital application (app) future, pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics is developing its own internal pipeline design and flow calculator app to assist design, consulting and civil engineers in designing, implementing new and/or... 

Twinsaver new production equipment project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th September 2016 The project aims to install new production equipment at Twinsaver’s operations in Belville and Kliprivier. 

PRASA rail signalling system project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     26th August 2016 Overall completion of Phase 1 and 2 of the Gauteng signalling projects is at 28%. 

Twinsaver investing R580m in new equipment

25th August 2016 Branded tissue products manufacturer Twinsaver has committed R580-million to the installation of new production equipment at its Bellville and Kliprivier operations. It has already completed the installation of an R80-million two-ply converting line at its Bellville factory, in the Western Cape,... 

UNTU calls for railways police to be re-established 

By: African News Agency      1st August 2016 The United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Sunday urged the South African Police Service (SAPS) to re-establish the railway police. If the SAPS was serious about fighting the drastic increase in violent crime at railway stations across the country, it would re-establish the railway police as... 

Belmet And 3c Metal Formalise A Shareholding Relationship

19th July 2016 Following a long history of successful collaboration and joint ventures between Belmet and 3C Metal, the French-based head office of 3C Metal has officially taken the decision to invest in a shareholding percentage of Belmet Namibia and Belmet South Africa. The shareholding agreement is effective... 

Eskom starts decommissioning Klipheuwel research facility

By: Anine Kilian     18th July 2016 State-owned Eskom has started decommissioning the first turbine at its Klipheuwel wind farm, in the Western Cape. For the past 13 years, the wind farm served as a valuable research facility for wind energy technology and contributed 3 MW to the Eskom plant mix.    With the 100 MW Sere wind farm,... 

PRASA rail signalling system project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa plans to implement a new technologically advanced rail signalling system to replace the old and often unreliable system. 

Eskom welcomes conviction of former boss on fraud and money laundering 

By: African News Agency      21st June 2016 Eskom on Monday welcomed the conviction of its former senior manager, Dawid Malherbe, who was found guilty of fraud and money laundering by the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Cape Town on Friday last week. Malherbe was arrested in 2013 after Eskom alerted the Hawks of suspected... 

WC Department of Health office wins green building accolades

By: Anine Kilian     14th June 2016 The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has been recognised by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for its work on a R128-million regional office building currently under construction for the Department of Health in Bellville, Western Cape. The building, located... 

Biofuels tested for boiler efficiency

By: Sebastian Whyle     3rd June 2016 Owing to growing global demand for a cleaner and more sustainable environment, boiler and environmental solutions provider John Thompson has, over the past few years, carried out a series of tests by firing a variety of biomass fuels on boilers installed at the company’s Boiler Development and... 

Correct air compressor size crucial for energy savings

29th April 2016 Significant energy savings can be achieved by replacing existing oversized air compressors with correctly sized units that use power more efficiently, says compressed air products distributor Goscor. 

Need for manufacturing of biofuel-fired boilers steadily increasing

By: Bruce Montiea     22nd January 2016 Owing to the price of biofuels becoming more competitive than that of traditional fuels, such as coal, oil and gas, the need for biofuel-fired boilers is steadily increasing, says Cape Town-based industrial boilers manufacturer John Thompson divisional technical manager Etienne de Villiers.  

Cape Town invests R750m to fix traffic congestion

By: News24Wire      11th December 2015 The City of Cape Town’s Council endorsed a Congestion Management Programme on Thursday that will aim to address traffic congestion problems in the city. The Congestion Management Programme sets out the expenditure, infrastructure projects and other interventions to improve the traffic situation. 

Rail signalling system project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th October 2015 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa officially launched the Gauteng Nerve Centre in Kaalfontein, Tembisa, on October 5. 

Noticeable changes in commercial property sector

By: News24Wire      28th July 2015 There have been noticeable changes in the commercial property sector with even greater emphasis on secure tenants and easily let, well-positioned properties, according to Norman Raad, CEO of Broll Auctions and Sales. He said the industrial sector has shown definite signs of growth with limited... 

Chamber not happy with Sanral toll briefing

By: News24Wire      17th July 2015 The benefits of the proposed N1 and N2 Winelands toll road improvement project far outweigh the cost to road-users, Nazir Alli, CEO of the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) told members of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry this week. Alli emphasised that, while the initial bid... 

Boiler company creates new department to outsource expertise

5th June 2015 Boiler company John Thompson, the power division of electromechanical equipment company Actom, recently established its Energy Management department in 2014 to embrace the current worldwide trend of customers outsourcing their noncore business. This demonstrates John Thompson’s commitment to... 

Visa regulations could cost SA R10bn‚ says Winde

By: RDM News Wire      8th May 2015 The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape on Thursday welcomed home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba’s announcement that he was considering extending the 10-year multiple-entry visa for businesspeople to other markets outside Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics). Provincial MEC... 

Agribusiness push continues as govt seeks to bolster economic growth, job creation

By: Tracy Hancock     27th March 2015 Government continues to stress the importance of the agroprocessing agenda in an attempt to bolster economic growth and job creation, while also securing South Africa’s future food requirements in an economy that fell short of its growth target in 2014, achieving only 1.5%, after initially being... 

Agribusiness push continues as govt seeks to bolster economic growth, job creation

By: Tracy Hancock     27th March 2015 In 2015, government continues to stress the agroprocessing agenda in an attempt to bolster economic growth and job creation, while also securing South Africa’s future food requirements, in an economy that fell short of its growth target in 2014, achieving 1.5%, after initially being forecast to... 

Rail signalling system project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th February 2015 Construction of the Gauteng Nerve Centre, which will controls all commuter rail traffic in Gauteng, is well under way. 

Dawn invests in power supply solutions to curb load shedding losses

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th February 2015 JSE-listed construction materials manufacturer Distribution and Warehousing Network (Dawn) would invest close to R27-million on installing uninterruptable power supplies (UPSes) at its operations across South Africa to mitigate the negative impact of load shedding on the company’s financial... 

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