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Colas South Africa

25th May 2018 Colas South Africa is a company focused on innovative road surfacing products and technology. A subsidiary of the Bouygues Group, the international Colas Group, headquartered in France, is a world leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure, operating in 50 countries... 

Corrosion cures for sugar cane industry

By: Simon Sonnekus     25th March 2016 Coatings manufacturer Kansai Plascon has reaffirmed its position in the sugar industry by providing holistic coating solutions that will prolong inevitable corrosion at sugar mills and refineries through implementing established specifications and seasoned systems. Kansai Plascon industrial and... 

Riverfields Development key to aerotropolis advancement

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th November 2015 A 100 m, R80-million underpass, which joins the two sites of the 1 900 ha mixed-development Riverfields, was officially opened by Ekurhuleni mayor Mondli Gungubele on Friday. Construction on the 7-m-high bridge started in 2014 and took about 19 months to complete. This included a tarred underpass... 

Roads rehabilitation firm awarded R29m Gauteng contract

By: Anine Kilian     11th September 2015 Road rehabilitation and infrastructure division within Aveng Grinaker, Aveng Rand Roads, was chosen as the preferred supplier for the N14 Phase 1 project, in Johannesburg, last month. The R29-million project was announced by Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi in... 

Sustainability driving alternative technologies

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th August 2015 Industry’s drive towards sustainability and innovation is the impetus behind the use of recycled asphalt materials, and implementing new and alternative initiatives in asphalt technologies and applications in the road construction and rehabilitation sector, says multidisciplinary engineering... 

Additives reduce asphalt deformation and provide energy savings

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th August 2015 With local road infrastructure gradually deteriorating, most bitumen and asphalt customers are likely to consider products, additives and mixes that could significantly extend the life of roads, says petrochemicals major Sasol. “Road-deterioration challenges could be overcome . . . [using]... 

Gauteng govt launches R295m N14 highway upgrade 

By: African News Agency      15th July 2015 Gauteng Premier David Makhura, and MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi launched a R295-million project to upgrade the N14 freeway from Krugersdorp to Pretoria on Wednesday. “The N14 is a high traffic volume freeway that is under severe stress. The road has degraded over the years and needs... 

Acquisition improves valve manufacturing capabilities

By: David Oliveira     15th May 2015 Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has improved its valve-manufacturing capabilities with its acquisition of Krugersdorp-based valve manufacturer Klep Valves in October last year. BMG fluid technology manager Wayne Holton tells Engineering News that the group’s journey into... 

Survey finds 70% of Gauteng residents satisfied with govt service delivery  

By: Natalie Greve     25th October 2013 Despite a recent spate of violent service delivery protests, a survey of 16 729 respondents in the Gauteng region has indicated that, with a few exceptions – most notably in Westonaria – over 70% of surveyed residents are “satisfied or very satisfied” with publicly provided dwellings, water... 

SA fasteners safe and meet global standards

16th August 2013 The bolt and fastener industry is in excellent shape, in South Africa with the product easily meeting international safety standards, Krugersdorp-based fastener manufacturer CBC Fasteners MD Robert Pietersma. “By way of example, the manufacturing process at CBC Fasteners is monitored by a... 

Billion Group breaks ground on new R1.6bn development

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th February 2013 Property development company Billion Group broke ground on new mixed-use development Forest Hill City with the turning of sod of a R1.6-billion super mall west of Pretoria this week. The 72 000 m2 Forest Hill mall, which was the first phase of a planned 110 000 m2 retail development, was... 

Company contributes to rebuilding SA boiler manufacturing industry

By: Gia Costella     14th December 2012 Boiler contractor for State-owned power utility Eskom’s Kusile and Medupi power stations, Hitachi Power Africa (HPA), says it is rebuilding the South African boiler industry. Speaking at the inaugural Power-Gen Africa Conference, held in Johannesburg last month, HPA CEO Johannes Musel said the... 

Public transport plan aims to transform city landscapes

By: Schalk Burger     1st June 2012 The Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission’s (PICC’s) seventh Strategic Integrated Project (Sip 7) focuses on using coordinated development of urban and integrated transport networks to establish cities as engines of growth and development, two national Cabinet Ministers said in May. 

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