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Tongaat's Ntshongweni urban development gets go-ahead

By: African News Agency      12th September 2018 Agricultural group Tongaat Hulett says it has all approvals in place for its Ntshongweni urban development after 20 years of planning. Tongaat said on Tuesday breaking ground on the mixed use development was due to commence in the first quarter of 2019. 

Failure not an option at DCT berth deepening project, says TNPA

By: Shirley le Guern     11th September 2018 Transnet’s R7-billion megaproject to create deeper berths at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2’s North Quay will create some disruption and require close collaboration. However, given that this is the first project to be funded by the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa's New... 

Community project receives Saice honours

By: Donald Makhafola     20th July 2018 The eThekwini municipality’s Provision of Water and Sanitation to Informal Settlements project was awarded the 2018 South Africa Institute of Civil Engineering (Saice) Durban region award for the most outstanding civil engineering achievement in the category of community-based projects last... 

Davies bemoans corruption’s undermining of industrial policy capability

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th June 2018 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies on Monday said corruption undermines industrial policy capabilities.  

Dredging project revitalises Durban’s beaches

By: Nadine James     18th May 2018 An innovative sand pumping initiative between eThekwini Municipality and Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has successfully reinstated sand along eroded sections of Durban’s popular Golden Mile and could offer similar benefits for beaches extending further northwards. The municipality and... 

M&R Water, partner launch innovative wastewater treatment demo plant

By: Shirley le Guern     25th April 2018 Murray & Roberts Water (MRW), together with its European technology partner, Organica Water, on Wednesday launched an innovative, environment-friendly wastewater treatment plant that closely resembles a greenhouse at the eThekwini municipality’s Verulam Wastewater Treatment Works. The first of... 

Detailed design phase for R200m Durban cruise terminal to start this month

By: Shirley le Guern     16th April 2018 Transnet National Ports Authority and the KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) consortium on Monday officially signed an agreement that will see the construction of a R200-million-plus cruise terminal at the entrance to the Port of Durban.   The consortium, which is 70% owned by MSC Cruises, the largest... 

Durban on track to open public transport network

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th March 2018 The City of Durban is on track to start its GO!Durban integrated public transport network from Pinetown’s central business district (CBD) to KwaMashu’s Bridge City in the latter part of this year. Aligned to the eThekwini municipality’s vision to be Africa’s most caring and liveable city by 2030,... 

Variance rates measured in eight metropolitan municipalities

4th August 2017 The South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) has compared the level of rates and taxes levied in each of the eight metropolitan municipalities of the country which reveals some variance in the cents in the rand rate across the main property types. 

$100-million loan for African infrastructure spending

By: Nadine James     26th May 2017 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in March signed a $100-million loan agreement aimed at furthering the DBSA’s infrastructure financing activity across Africa. This flexible credit line will focus on DBSA’s four strategic sectors:... 

Bridge City development to offer small business incubation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th October 2016 Part of agriculture and agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett and the eThekwini municipality’s Bridge City mixed-use development is being earmarked for small business incubators, with the integrated rapid public transport network set to benefit existing and emerging businesses. The industrial,... 

Cornubia mixed-use development, eThekwini municipality, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th April 2016 An independent cost benefit and macroeconomic impact analysis study has found that the Cornubia mixed-use development will change the face of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Local environmental head elected to IPCC working group

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th October 2015 eThekwini municipality Department of Environmental Planning and Climate Protection head Dr Debra Roberts has been appointed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II co-chair, marking the first time a South African has been selected to a co-chair position in the IPCC... 

South African companies gain German insight into energy efficiency

By: Pimani Baloyi     19th June 2015 With South Africa seeking ways of mitigating the country’s ongoing power challenges, the Southern African–Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC), in cooperation with the Germany Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, hosted a South African delegation on an industrial energy... 

GO!Durban project, South Africa

10th April 2015 The GO!Durban integrated rapid public transport network will continue to progress apace this year. 

Bid to improve municipal water delivery through peer-to-peer benchmarking

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th September 2014 Although the national Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (MBI) is not intended to be a solution to service delivery problems, it does aim to improve efficiency and effectiveness by enabling municipalities to share knowledge on a peer-to-peer basis. This is according to National Planning Commission... 

Bid to improve municipal water delivery through peer-to-peer benchmarking

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th September 2014 Although the national Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (MBI) is not intended to be a solution to service delivery problems, it does aim to improve efficiency and effectiveness by enabling municipalities to share knowledge on a peer-to-peer basis.  

eThekwini Water and Sanitation projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th June 2014 Four contracts along the full length of Durban’s Western Aqueduct bulk water pipeline have been awarded and work is well under way. 

Water Research Commission provides support to measure municipal operational performance

25th June 2014 The South African Local Government Association officially released the Annual Report on Water Services as part of the Municipal Benchmarking Initiative project initiated by SALGA in 2011 in partnership with the Water Research Commission,  the Institution of Municipal Engineering of Southern... 

Carbon tax could be 'creatively dysfunctional' – Professor  

By: Yolandi Booyens     3rd May 2013 While South Africans are concerned that a carbon tax could make South Africa less attractive to foreign investment and affect some business sectors negatively, a fear of the realisation of unintended consequences, such as a downturn in economic activity, is also prominent, as South Africa is only... 

Bank unit buys municipality’s carbon credits

By: Dimakatso Motau     20th April 2012 Nedbank group investment banking division Nedbank Capital has bought verified carbon units (VCUs) issued under the Verified Carbon Standard by Nedbank Capital from the eThekwini Municipality, for the environmental benefit arising from renewable energy power generation using landfill gas.  

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