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Are South African companies dying or perishing?

By: Riaan de Lange     16th June 2017 This is a simple enough question, but is the answer as simple? Well, that depends on the distinction you make between dying and perishing. According to the Oxford Dictionary perishing is defined as dying, especially in a violent way, dying is defined simply as being on the point (verge) of death.... 

Surging copper stockpiles point to concerns over global demand

By: Bloomberg     5th May 2017 Another surge in copper stockpiles tracked by the world’s top base-metals bourse is reigniting concerns about demand for the material that’s often viewed by investors as a bellwether for the global economy. A 40% jump in inventories monitored by the London Metal Exchange in just three days comes... 

M1 Oxford and Federation bridges rehabilitation project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     28th April 2017 The construction upgrades on the M1 freeway’s Oxford and Federation bridges will enter the third and final phase in May. 

Construction of M1 Oxford, Federation bridges to enter final phase

By: Anine Kilian     24th April 2017 The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) on Monday said construction upgrades on the M1 freeway’s Oxford and Federation bridges will enter the third and final phase in May. The R127-million project is 75% complete, with the majority of fill and stabilisation of underground conditions completed on the... 

Tourism supports 1 in 10 jobs

By: News24Wire      18th April 2017 Travel and tourism generated 1 in 10 of the world’s jobs in 2016, according to a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC’s Economic Impact Report 2017, which is conducted in conjunction with Oxford Economics, researches the economic impact of travel and tourism on a global... 

Will the South African economy catch a crab?

By: Riaan de Lange     14th April 2017 It is mid-afternoon on Sunday, April 2. I am enjoying glorious weather, reminiscent of South Africa, with soaring temperatures, which is not the usual rainy, gloomy and cold London. I find myself in Putney, where the River Thymes is aligned by an estimated 300 000 people who have made their way... 

Championing Delivery

By: Tracy Hancock     3rd February 2017 Founder of black-empowered consulting engineering firm PD Naidoo & Associates Pragalathan Dhanapalan (Dempsey) Naidoo may be retiring from Mott MacDonald, but the civil engineering industry and business world, he tells Tracy Hancock of Engineering News, has not yet seen the last of him. 

Climate change in the Donald Trump era

By: Saliem Fakir     9th December 2016 Donald Trump's Presidency will, no doubt, have a significant impact on the progress on collective action on the climate change front. The US President-elect has promised to rip apart any semblance that climate change is real. It is said that, in Morocco, the incumbent US climate negotiating team,... 

GBCSA launches Green Star – Communities Pilot Programme in South Africa

     8th December 2016 The Green Building Council South Africa today announced the launch of the locally applicable version of the Green Star – Communities rating tool in South Africa. The tool is a framework that will drive the development of more sustainable neighbourhoods and precincts, ultimately making African... 

It don’t matter if you’re black or white

By: Riaan de Lange     2nd December 2016 No, it don’t matter - rather, grammatically it doesn’t matter. It’s not supposed too, but then, in South Africa’s instance it does. Unfortunately, it does. It has been for living memory, and there is no indication that this would not be the case in the foreseeable future. It might not have... 

M1 bridge rehabilitation projects’ completion delayed to late 2017

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th November 2016 The Johannesburg Roads Agency’s (JRA’s) M1 bridge rehabilitation projects will now only be completed towards the end of 2017, owing to unforeseen events, including sporadic labour unrest and geotechnical complications. Improvements to the Oxford and Federation bridges, as well as the M1’s Double... 

R100-billion infrastructure investment enhances safety and mobility

By: Nadine James     28th October 2016 As part of the City of Johannesburg’s ten-year R100-billion investment in infrastructure, the city’s road infrastructure authority the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) investigated the state and quality of the 814 bridges in Johannesburg, and set out to construct and rehabilitate bridges in the... 

Potain Helps Barrow Construction Raise Property Value

     1st August 2016 A large commercial property development has rapidly climbed out of the ground on the corner of Oxford and Glenhove Roads in Rosebank, Gauteng, since earthworks started on the site in July 2015. The quick rate at which this office block is being built is a trademark of Barrow Construction’s... 

Long-term global infrastructure growth projected to inch to 5% per year by 2020

By: Anine Kilian     4th July 2016 Analysis released by global consulting firm PwC predicts that global spending  on capital projects and infrastructure (CP&I) will grow by 5% a year within four years, doubling the low rates of growth of just 2% expected this year. The analysis by Oxford Economics, which examined spending across... 

Strong platinum leadership needed – Sibanye

By: Martin Creamer     13th May 2016 Strong leadership is required in the fragmented South African platinum mining sector, which newcomer Sibanye Gold described on Friday as having too much unprofitable production and questionable capital allocation. Speaking at the 2016 Oxford Platinum Lectures, CEO Neal Froneman told his UK... 

Africa’s growth potential showing consistency

     29th April 2016 Economic growth in Africa is expected to average over 4% in the next five years, according to accountancy and finance body the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).  

Next stage of M1 revamp to start in May

     4th April 2016 The next stage of upgrades to the M1 freeway and bridges in Johannesburg will start early next month, with the closure of lanes on the southbound carriageway. At that stage, the carriageway would be reduced to two lanes between the Killarney and St Andrews offramps. 

R210m rehab of three bridges on Joburg’s M1 freeway enters second phase

By: Irma Venter     4th March 2016 The Johannesburg Roads Agency’s (JRA’s) multimillion-rand project to rehabilitate three bridges on the M1 freeway has entered its second phase. This new phase is set to cause major traffic headaches, as construction now moves onto the freeway surface, leading to the closure of lanes at certain... 

M1 rehabilitation over Oxford and Federation bridges project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     26th February 2016 The project includes the rehabilitation of the Federation and Oxford bridges. 

Joburg kicks off painful Phase 2 M1 upgrade

By: Irma Venter     18th February 2016 The Johannesburg Roads Agency’s (JRA’s) multimillion-rand project to rehabilitate three bridges on the M1 freeway has entered its second phase. This new phase is set to cause major traffic headaches, as construction now moves to the freeway surface, leading to the closure of lanes at certain... 

Air transport catalyst for economic growth across African Continent

     22nd January 2016 Greater distances, more widely dispersed populations and lack of terrestrial infrastructure makes aviation an essential catalyst for social and economic progress on the African continent, says airport management company Airports Company South Africa (Acsa).  

S Africa set for modest 2016 growth, report predicts 

By: Natalie Greve     5th January 2016 Despite a year marred by falling commodity prices, high unemployment, ratings downgrades and a weaker rand, South Africa remains poised to grow at a faster rate than many advanced economies in 2016, outperforming Eurozone States such as France and Italy, publishing, research and consultancy firm... 

M1 highway gets R210m facelift

     11th December 2015 The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) will spend a total of R210-million to upgrade the M1 highway bridges and associated stormwater drainage systems, says the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA). The project, which started on November 16, forms part of the CoJ’s R365-million programme to upgrade the M1 and... 

Rehabilitation work on M1 freeway to start in Sept

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th August 2015 Residents of Johannesburg are urged to make greater use of the city’s public transport systems, including Metrobus, Rea Vaya and the Gautrain, from September, when the Johannesburg Roads Agency embarks on a R365-million contract to upgrade the Soweto Freeway, as well as the M1 and M2 highways to... 

Joburg rolls-out road infrastructure upgrades

     6th August 2015 The City of Johannesburg today begun the roll-out of its R365-million work to upgrade the Soweto Freeway, M1 and M2 highways to improve mobility on the municipal roads. This is part of the City’s R110-billion infrastructure investment over 10 years that is also directed at changing the spatial... 

‘Fit for performance’ versus ‘fit for purpose’: How ‘equivalent’ is your product, really?

     6th July 2015 What are the limitations and restrictions of a product supplied as an ‘equivalent’ or ‘otherwise approved’, and how do we interpret the term ‘equivalent’? Is it related to visual elements, performance, function or quality? These are questions that Vital Engineering’s Managing Director Dodds... 

Sections of Joburg highways to be upgraded

By: SANews, SA government news service     7th May 2015 Key sections of the Johannesburg highway system will soon be upgraded to world-class standards, but none of these roads will be tolled. This was the assurance given by Executive Mayor Parks Tau in his 2015 State of the City Address on Wednesday. 

Synapse risk engineering

     30th March 2015 Risk Management as a discipline, no doubt, is often construed as ‘highly technical’. More often than not, clients and end users of risk management reports are left confused or unsure in terms of the value risk management can add at virtually any level viz. corporate and/or project application. In... 

Oxfordshire solar power plant project, England

By: Sheila Barradas     16th January 2015 The project involves the construction of 46 MW direct current utility-scale power plant in Oxfordshire, Southern England. 

Secret platinum stocks declining – World Platinum Investment Council 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd December 2014 The volume of vaulted platinum holdings held confidentially is declining, the recently launched World Platinum Investment Council said on Wednesday. The council, which has just published its first quarterly analysis of global platinum supply and demand fundamentals, said the platinum shortfalls... 

Four SA universities recognised in global rankings 

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th August 2014 Four of South Africa’s universities have made it into the top 500 institutions recognised in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities undertaken by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The rankings, which focus primarily on the quality of scholarship at... 

UK-based consultancy acquires South African environmental specialists

     1st August 2014 Global environmental group SLR Consulting last month acquired South African specialist consultancy firm CCA Environmental, which has blue chip clients across the oil and gas, minerals, infrastructure, energy and waste sectors. Cape Town-based CCA has established a reputation across South Africa,... 

iTSCi Appoints New Independent Evaluators Synergy Global Consulting For Conflict-Free Minerals Programme Assurance

     22nd May 2014 iTSCi is pleased to announce the appointment of UK consultancy firm Synergy Global Consulting as the new Independent Evaluator for the minerals traceability and due diligence Programme. The company will be carrying out a range of auditing and assessment activities designed to provide general... 

Britain gives R2bn for SKA radio telescope construction

By: Keith Campbell     28th March 2014 The UK has given a major boost to the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope programme by announcing funding of £100-million (€120-million, almost R1.8-billion) for Phase 1 of the instrument. As the construction cost of Phase 1 has been capped at €650-million, the British... 

Square Kilometre Array project, Africa and Australia

     14th March 2014 The UK has given a major boost to the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope programme by announcing funding of £100-million for Phase 1 of the instrument. 

Britain's R2-billion boost for the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope

By: Keith Campbell     11th March 2014 The UK has given a major boost to the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope programme by announcing funding of £100-million (€120-million, almost R1.8-billion) for Phase 1 of the instrument. As the construction cost of Phase 1 has been capped at €650-million, the British... 

Tighter South African emission laws best platinum ‘beneficiation’

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2014 Tighter vehicle emission legislation in South Africa would boost the struggling platinum mining industry and be a fantastic local beneficiation route for the metal, which is facing an uphill battle, SFA Oxford MD Beresford Clarke said on Monday. Beresford, who was addressing the Investing In... 

Difficult choices ahead for institute’s Steel Awards judges

By: Ilan Solomons     16th August 2013 A workers accommodation project, which used the light-steel frame building (LSFB) method on Saint Helena island, in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 1 770.2 km west of Luanda, Angola, and the new office building of banking firm Standard Bank in Rosebank, Johannesburg, are among the 50 entries for... 

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