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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.


Development of Rainbow Rare Earths’ Burundi project advancing on schedule

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th September 2017 LSE-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has started mining ore from the Gasagwe pit at its Gakara rare earth project, in Burundi. CEO Martin Eales on Tuesday said the company was firmly on track to deliver its first shipment of concentrate from the mine in the fourth quarter of this year. 

Africa’s Uptake Of Dry-Type Transformers Set To Grow

     18th September 2017 Already popular in North America and Europe, dry-type transformers will soon be seeing greater take-up in Africa through a more concerted entry and support strategy from global leader Hammond Power Solutions (HPS). According to Andrea Giacometti, regional sales manager of the HPS Europe, the... 

Khato Holdings is making great strides in Botswana and other SADC states 

     18th September 2017 Khato Civils has also established a country office in Botswana, where it has 60-million pula of equipment and has bought a 4 ha site on which to construct its head office in the country. Khato Civils CEO Mongezi Mnyani explains that the building plans are in the last stages of being approved by... 

South African civils firm still keen on Botswana, despite recent setback

By: Dylan Slater     15th September 2017 South African civil construction company Khato Civils is continuing with the roll-out of its broad investment into the Botswana market, despite legal action recently taken against the company, which saw several of its business bank accounts being frozen. Khato Civils chairperson Simbi Phiri tells... 

Technicrete Enviro-Wall Installed At New CTM Factory In Polokwane

     15th September 2017 A positive customer experience is what all retailers seek to achieve through their sales outlets. This puts an emphasis on a good aesthetic appearance internally and externally, which is an element that the new CTM retail outlet in Thornhill, Polokwane considered when choosing the Technicrete... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th September 2017 Unit 1 of Eskom’s Kusile power station has been brought into full production. 

Khato Holdings – growing Africa on time and within budget 

     29th August 2017 With plans to expand further in Africa, South African black emerging design and construction company Khato Civils expects that, in three to five years, 20% of its workload will be attributable to South Africa, while 80% will be based across the rest of the continent.  

Dry-Type Transformers Ideal For Trend To Modular Sub-Stations

     22nd August 2017 The introduction of Trafo dry-type transformers to the African market comes just at the right time for the end-user, as a number of industry sectors embrace the growing trend towards modularised substations. “Due to the various benefits and the cost effectiveness of modular substations – which... 

Company supplies piping for water treatment expansion project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th August 2017 Thermoplastic piping company Plasti-Tech supplied a range of piping, custom fittings and flanges to Zululand district municipality’s Usuthu purification plant expansion infrastructure project to increase output by 20 M a day.  

Majozi Bros, Hire-It join forces to create one-of-a-kind black-owned JV

By: Samantha Herbst     10th August 2017 Durban-based Majozi Brothers Construction has joined forces with tool hire and sales company Hire-It to establish a new Level 2 broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) joint venture (JV) company – Majozi Bros Tool Hire & Sales. The new JV, which is 51% owned by Majozi Brothers and 49%... 

Exciting new Black owned tool hire JV for KZN

     10th August 2017 An exciting new joint venture between Durban based Majozi Brothers Construction and well established tool hire and sales operation, Hire-It (Natal) PTY Ltd will introduce an exciting combination of new generation entrepreneurship and experience into this often overlooked segment of the... 

‘Exceptional’ rare earth grades confirmed at Burundi prospect

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th August 2017 Independent laboratory testing recently undertaken at the Gasagwe prospect at LSE-listed Rainbow Rare Earths’ Gakara project, in Burundi, has returned an average total rare earth oxide (TREO) grade of 62.17%. This grade compares favourably with the average grade of 57% contained within... 

Giyani’s Gon`On`O Village Road Upgraded

     10th August 2017 By Technicrete   Situated in the north-east of the Limpopo Province, in the heart of the Limpopo bushveld, is the rural town of Giyani. While the area is comprised mainly of rural villages,  infrastructural upgrades are required for the continued upliftment of local communities in terms of... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th August 2017 The project continues to closely manage contractor productivity. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     28th July 2017 Eskom is focusing on maintaining momentum of construction progress on Units 4 to 1. 

New local fluorspar mine set to lead globally in production volume, quality and cost

By: Mia Breytenbach     18th July 2017 The new R1.7-billion Nokeng fluorspar mine in Gauteng, the development of which got under way last month, is expected to lead in terms of production volume and quality, and to rank “in the bottom cost quartile when it reaches full production in 24 months”, says SepFluor CEO Rob Wagner. Speaking... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th July 2017 Eskom signed a loan agreement with the China Development Bank, which will form part of the funding for the Medupi power plant. 

N1/N4 highway rehabilitation projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th July 2017 The rehabilitation of the N1/N4 toll highway aims to increase the design life of the road by ten years. 

FEED lowers Salamanca uranium mine’s upfront costs

By: Mariaan Webb     6th July 2017 The Salamanca uranium mine in Spain has been confirmed as one of the lowest-cost uranium developments in the world, Aim- and ASX-listed Berkeley Energia reported on Thursday, as it published a new capital cost estimate for the project. The Salamanca mine, which will produce 4.4-million pounds a... 

Monty awarded environmental approvals

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     5th July 2017 ASX-listed Sandfire Resources and its joint venture (JV) partner, Talisman Mining, have been granted environmental approval to start development activities at the Monty copper/gold project, in Western Australia. Sandfire MD Karl Simich said on Wednesday that the approval for the mining proposal,... 

Pipe supply for Tekwane project ongoing

By: Victor Moolman     30th June 2017 Fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon is supplying 6 km of PE100 800 mm steel-reinforced, spirally wound high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for the Tekwane South integrated human settlement project in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, which will cost about R12-million upon completion. 

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... 

First Monty contract goes out

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     13th June 2017 ASX-listed copper/gold miner Sandfire Resources has awarded an A$8.2-million civils and earthworks contract for the A$90-million Monty mine to the Yagahong Alliance. The alliance is a joint venture (JV) between Geraldton-based contractor Central Earthmoving and the Yugunga-Nya People, the... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th June 2017 Eskom announced on June 1 that Unit 4 had been synchronised to the grid. 

Grain silos in East London repaired

     2nd June 2017 Construction company Motheo Infrastructure Contractors is carrying out repair work at the grain silos at the Port of East London’s Transnet terminals as result of the spalling of the concrete owing to constant exposure to damp, salty air from the Indian Ocean. 

Civil work, settlement agreement position company for future growth

By: Nadine James     26th May 2017 A minuscule uptick in civil tenders, private sector projects and a recent development agreement with a multinational construction group have ensured that emerging construction group Motheo Construction is well positioned for future growth. One of the project’s the group has secured is the... 

N4 leg of toll plaza upgrade under way

By: Nadine James     26th May 2017 The final phase of the R160-million toll plaza upgrade project being overseen by the N1/N4 freeway operator Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessioniare started last month and is expected to be completed by October. Bakwena commercial manager Liam Clarke explains that this latest phase of a project... 

Work-based experience for graduate interns

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th May 2017 Technology ecosystem company Resolution Circle has welcomed 115 South African graduates to its graduate internship programme, which aims to develop them into high-quality, employable individuals that can excel in South Africa’s economy. Resolution Circle, an ‘idea-to-barcode’ ecosystem that... 

Endeavour reports solid progress with Houndé construction 85% complete

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd May 2017 West Africa-focused miner Endeavour Gold has reached the 85%-complete mark in building the Houndé mine, in Burkina Faso, after receiving and starting installation of the longest lead time item, the semi-autogenous grinding mill. Endeavour, which expects to produce between 600 000 oz and 640 000... 

Southern Palace outlines vision for radically transformed M&R infrastructure unit 

By: Mia Breytenbach     19th May 2017 The newly black-owned construction company conceived from a R314-million sale agreement between engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) and black-empowered Southern Palace Group aims to build on its 115-year heritage to become a “leading, Tier 1, infrastructure player in South... 

Southern Palace outlines vision for radically transformed M&R infrastructure unit 

By: Mia Breytenbach     19th May 2017 The newly black-owned construction company, conceived from a R314-million sale agreement between engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) and black-empowered Southern Palace Group, aims to build on its 115-year heritage to become a “leading, tier one, infrastructure player in... 

Four bidders shortlisted for Blantyre water project 

By: Marcel Chimwala     12th May 2017 Malawi’s Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has shortlisted four bidders for a project to tap water from the Likhubula river to the city, the country’s commercial capital. The project will be financed by a $23-million loan from the Export and Import (Exim) Bank of India. 

ELB completes first phase, Tippler A at the Manganese Terminal, Port of Port Elizabeth

     11th May 2017 ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB) has successfully completed the refurbishment of the first phase, Tippler A, of the Transnet Tippler Refurbishment project at the Transnet Port Elizabeth Manganese Terminal. ELB’s scope of work included the design, supply of new components, stripping,... 

Civils', builders' business confidence remains stagnant in Q1

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th May 2017 The small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) segment in both the building and civil engineering sectors remained under pressure in the first quarter of this year, with the latest Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) business conditions survey marking the seventh consecutive quarter of... 

Incledon supplies 6 km of sewer pipe for Nelspruit project

     8th May 2017 Incledon is supplying 6 km of PE100 800 mm steel-reinforced spirally-wound HDPE pipe for the Tekwane South integrated human settlement project in the Nelspruit area. The project will accommodate 722 Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses and walk-up units for 500 households. The sewer pipe forms part... 

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. 

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