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KPMM Construction (Pty) Ltd is an independent company which has played an important role in the development of South Africa’s infrastructure, specialising in township infrastructure, road construction and road rehabilitation. KPMM offers an extensive range of civil engineering, mining, earthworks and road construction services throughout South Africa, with a particular focus on: Bulk earthmoving, Road construction and rehabilitation, Drainage, Crushing, Township infrastructure, Road surfacing and Mining operations.


Dacian saves on Mt Morgans costs

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th April 2017 Gold developer Dacian Gold has shaved A$23.1-million from the A$172-million infrastructure capital costs of its planned Mt Morgans gold project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company has executed the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Mt Morgans project with... 

Incledon, Xesibe Construction on track with Ncera irrigation scheme

     11th April 2017 Quality fluid-conveyance solutions provider Incledon is supplying the bulk pipeline to main contractor Xesibe Construction for the Ncera macadamia project for the Eastern Cape’s Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Incledon’s scope of work comprises the supply of 2.4 km of 400 mm... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     7th April 2017 Eskom announced on April 3 that Unit 5 had reached commercial operation. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th March 2017 The Kusile power station’s Unit 1 has reached its full 800 MW load-generating capacity after initial synchronisation on December 26. 

Laas sees German group’s interest in M&R as ‘an opportunity, not a threat’

By: Irma Venter     10th March 2017 Murray & Roberts (M&R) CEO Henry Laas views ATM Holding’s acquisition of a 25.5% shareholding in M&R, as “an opportunity, not a threat”. “I’m pretty relaxed about what is happening.” 

Eskom names Majuba power station interim coal feeder solution Project of the Year

By: Dylan Slater     3rd March 2017 With the collapse of Silo 20 of State-owned power utility Eskom’s Majuba power station in November 2014, an interim solution to directly feed coal into the power station was implemented, and has been awarded Best Project of the Year by Eskom, during its yearly awards ceremony.  

Basil Read expects to post full-year loss

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th February 2017 Construction company Basil Read expects to report a loss a share of between 84c and 103c for the year ended December 31, as well as a loss a share from continuing operations of between 39c and 48c. This compares with earnings a share of 137.27c for 2015. 

Aton share buying spree 'opportunity, not threat', says M&R’s Laas

By: Irma Venter     23rd February 2017 Murray & Roberts (M&R) CEO Henry Laas views ATM Holding’s acquisition of a 25.5% shareholding in M&R, as “an opportunity, not a threat”. “I’m pretty relaxed about what is happening.” 

Construction of N2 Business Estate under way

By: Victor Moolman     3rd February 2017 Owing to the vision of establishing the Cornubia multi-use development as an important node between King Shaka International Airport and the City of Durban, construction company M&F Giuricich Developments has announced the development of a 100 000 m2 logistics park at the N2 Business Estate, in... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th January 2017 Eskom connected the first power-generating unit of the new Kusile coal-fired power station at the end of December 2016. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th January 2017 The second unit of Eskom's Medupi coal-fired power station was loaded to full capacity in December 2016. 

Sibanye Gold’s tailings project launch likely 'in next six months'  

By: Martin Creamer     14th December 2016 Sibanye Gold will probably launch its West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) in the next six months. The WRTRP, which aims to recover 11-million ounces of gold, 170-million pounds of uranium, as well as sulphuric acid from 1.3-billion tonnes of tailings, offers 35 years of mine life, 5... 

Phase 2 of South Africa’s largest mixed-use parkland to commence

     9th December 2016 Construction company Renico Earthworks & Civils will commence the R280-million contract for the construction of internal services in Phase 2 of the Steyn City Parkland Residence project, in Johannesburg, before the end of this year. 

Space agency’s operations directorate marks two milestones

By: Keith Campbell     9th December 2016 The Space Operations directorate of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) recently achieved a new high when it successfully supported the simultaneous launch of four satellites. “Four Galileo satellites were simultaneously launched by an Ariane rocket from Kourou [in French Guiana] on... 

86 MW Northern Cape solar photovoltaic plant connected to national grid

By: Dylan Slater     2nd December 2016 Developed on a remote site 50 km south-west of Prieska in the Northern Cape, the 86 MW Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska photovoltaic (PV) project was connected to the national grid in October, thereby finalising the project on schedule, on budget and reaching full grid code compliance in good time for... 

A.B.E Concrete Protection For Upgrading Of Three Cape Waste Water Treatment Plants

     30th November 2016 A.B.E Construction Chemicals has supplied specialised products for the protection of the concrete surfaces and joints of three waste water treatment works in the Cape Province. A.B.E is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Dean Botha, a.b.e. Technical Sales Consultant in the Eastern Cape,... 

Esor profit up despite revenue drop

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     24th November 2016 Civils and construction company Esor on Thursday posted a 21.7% increase in profit for the six months ended September 30, up from R6.2-million in 2015, to R7.5-million this year. Basic earnings a share for the half-year grew 24.2% to 2.05c, while headline earnings a share increased by 6.8% to 2.15c. 

Coke’s upgraded Durban plant on stream in time for festive demand

By: Shirley le Guern     18th November 2016 The R205-million upgrade to the Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) plant in the Phoenix Industrial Park in Durban and the replacement of a seventies packing line, has come on stream just in time for the busy festive season. The upgrade of the line, which has trebled capacity, came with... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     18th November 2016 SNC-Lavalin has been awarded the inspections work of Unit 6 at the Medupi power station. 

New road unlocks Hemel and Aarde Valley

     14th November 2016 NM Civils completed the long awaited new R240 Hemel and Aarde Road which now offers local commuters a quicker alternative between Hermanus and Caledon and brings relief to the heavy congested R43 to Hermanus and surrounding areas. The Hemel and Aarde road, located in one of the country’s most... 

New road unlocks Hemel and Aarde Valley

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th November 2016 NM Civils completed the long awaited new R240 Hemel and Aarde Road which now offers local commuters a quicker alternative between Hermanus and Caledon and brings relief to the heavy congested R43 to Hermanus and surrounding areas. The Hemel and Aarde road, located in one of the country’s most... 

Company targets major construction contracts

By: Kimberley Smuts     11th November 2016 Construction, civils and housing company Motheo Construction Group is upgrading the on- and off-ramps at the Engen Blockhouse on the R59, in Vereeniging, which is scheduled for completion in January. Having started in September, the project comprises earthworks that mainly consist of the... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th November 2016 Eskom has reported that work is progressing well at the project. 

Rocla Interlocking Joint Pipes Used At Musina Mall  

     8th November 2016 The Musina Mall, an extension of the Great North Plaza situated in Limpopo, looks to service cross-border trade as well as increase retail facilities to the local community through its current vast extension from 14 000 to 34 000 m2 . The R320 million mall which will be fully operational by April... 

Pacaltsdorp Bridge Wins Coveted Award at the SAICE-SAFCEC Awards Gala in Johannesburg

     3rd November 2016 The prestigious annual SAICE--SAFCEC Awards gala event for the Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievements for 2015/2016 was held at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on 13 October and attended by industry leaders and dignitaries from across South Africa. The awards recognize international and... 

M&R to sell construction units to Southern Palace-led consortium for R314m

By: Terence Creamer     1st November 2016 Engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) announced on Tuesday that it had entered into a R314-million agreement to sell eight of its infrastructure and building divisions to a black-empowered entity known as Firefly Investments, led by the Southern Palace Group. The transaction... 

Southern Palace Group-Led Consortium Acquires Murray & Roberts Infrastructure & Building Businesses

     1st November 2016 Murray & Roberts and Southern Palace Group today announced the purchase of the Murray & Roberts Southern African Infrastructure & Building (“I&B”) businesses, by a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group of Companies (Proprietary) Limited (“Southern Palace”).  The fully-funded purchase... 

Advance Projects invests in Komatsu power to maximise new development opportunities

     31st October 2016 An enduring partnership that has thrived for a quarter of a century best describes the relationship between Komatsu and highly-respected earthworks and civils contractor Advance Projects. The story began in 1992 when founding director Aldert Nieuwoudt – together with his brother MC and friend... 

Afrisam Helps Bpb Sindi Civils Lay The Foundations For Upliftment In Kwazulu-Natal

     24th October 2016 Some five kilometres outside of Wartburg, and neighbouring Trust Feed Village, essential infrastructure is being developed to support a highly anticipated housing project in KwaZulu-Natal. Once completed, this 160 hectare development will feature about 3 000 low and middle cost housing units as... 

Eskom executive upbeat about entity’s performance

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th October 2016 Eskom customer service operations GM Marion Hughes on Thursday highlighted the many achievements of the power utility in the past year, including the fact that it has not had the need to load-shed for a year. Speaking at the yearly South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry convention, she... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     30th September 2016 The second 800 MW unit – Unit 5 – at the project has been synchronised to the grid. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th September 2016 The second 800 MW unit – Unit 5 – has been synchronised to the grid. 

Building market buoys WBHO to R991m in operating profit

By: Irma Venter     6th September 2016 One of the main drivers behind Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon’s (WBHO’s) healthy jump in profit in the 2016 financial year was the company’s success in grabbing a bigger share of the market, rather than an improving domestic environment, said CEO Louwtjie Nel on Tuesday. A strong push in the building... 

Venetia underground project may deliver first carats ahead of 2022 target

By: Ilan Solomons     26th August 2016 The construction of the R29-billion ($2.1-billion) underground development at the Venetia mine by diamond miner De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is within budget and developing on schedule, with the potential to see underground opera- tions deliver the first ore before the targeted start of... 

DCD opens new doors to local market

     10th August 2016 Leading seamless forged product manufacturer DCD Ringrollers is expanding into new market segments with its recent forging of a large nozzle component weighing over three tons. “With a height of 850 mm, this forging is the largest of 43 components ordered by a South African customer for a... 

Sibanye firming up funding for gold-from-dumps project 

By: Martin Creamer     8th August 2016 Sibanye Gold is far advanced with plans to recover gold, uranium and sulphuric acid in a phased manner. Sibanye VP Grant Stuart says the West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) defines the creation of superior value for all stakeholders, creates jobs and is environmentally responsible. 

MeerKAT telescope project, South Africa

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd July 2016 The MeerKAT First Light image has been released, shedding light on more than 1 300 galaxies in the universe. 

Technicrete Kerbs And Pavers Chosen For Modderfontein Private Hospital

     14th July 2016 In June 2015 the construction of the new 200 bed Modderfontein Private Hospital began. This new development estimated at a cost of R 200 million will included a sports clinic and a 100 bed sub-acute facility with a parking area suitable to accommodate the vast number of visitors and emergency... 

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