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70 schools in SA red-flagged for structural defects

By: News24Wire      18th February 2019 A tragedy similar to the one at Hoërskool Driehoek is possible at 70 schools in South Africa, after they were red-flagged for structural defects. On February 1, the country mourned the death of four pupils after a concrete slab above a corridor at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark collapsed.... 


13th July 2018 Focused on supplying engineered solutions and products for the electrification of moveable machinery, including materials handling equipment, cranes and mining equipment, Powermite prides itself on an excellent customer service experience, superior collective technical knowledge and high-quality... 

Track system to benefit railway contractors

By: Simone Liedtke     4th November 2016 Railway track manufacturer Tubular Track adviser and business development head of T-Track Global Jaap van der Merwe believes that contractors awarded Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) tenders can use Tubular Track’s tubular modular track (TMT) to build and rebuild track and platforms... 

MTN launches video-on-demand services in S Africa 

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th February 2015 Telecommunications giant MTN on Thursday showcased its video-on-demand (VoD) offering over its long-term evolution network, demonstrating the potential for consumers to use mobile broadband for the consumption of high-bandwidth media. Speaking at the group’s Roodepoort-based headquarters, MTN... 

MTN unveils first concentrated solar plant

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th July 2014 Telecommunications giant MTN this week unveiled Africa’s first concentrating solar cooling plant, paving the way for South African companies to adopt similar strategies to reduce their carbon footprint. The more than R5-million concentrating solar power (CSP) plant, which would power MTN’s... 

Presidency defends e-tolls, names upgraded alternative routes  

By: Natalie Greve     17th January 2014 The Presidency on Friday released a statement in defence of the controversial e-tolling system, asserting that it was part of a far broader infrastructure plan intended to develop world-class infrastructure that would boost economic growth and development in South Africa. While acknowledging that... 

Government committed to providing alternative routes to e-toll roads 

By: Leandi Kolver     28th November 2013 The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport remained determined to ensure that Gauteng residents had the option of making use of alternative, no-toll routes, once e-tolling on some of the province’s highways starts on December 3, Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi said on Thursday. The... 

Whispering Pines In Little Falls

10th September 2013 The development of residential estates and sectional title complexes on the West Rand has been on the go for over 15 years. The demand for affordable yet attractive housing is still high as evidenced by the continuous construction of medium sized start-up residential complexes, particularly in... 

Academy accredited to offer instrumentation, rigging training

By: Samantha Herbst     31st May 2013 Level 1 broad-based black economic-empowerment training academy the Artisan Training Institute (ATI), formerly the Ikhaya Fundisa Techniskills Academy, can now offer training in instrumentation and rigging to potential candidates, after finalising accreditation from the Mining Qualifications... 

Focus to fall on City Deep, Tambo Springs – MEC

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     30th May 2013 In the current financial year, the Gauteng Roads and Transport Department would focus its attention on the City Deep freight terminal and to further planning for the Tambo Springs inland port, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Public Transport Ismail Vadi said on Thursday. The Tambo Springs... 

Gauteng’s aerotropolis master plan to get under way  

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th February 2013 The development of a master plan for the aerotropolis concept around South Africa’s busiest airport was set to get under way following the appointment of Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe to manage the process, Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane revealed on Monday. Speaking during... 

Taxpayers reminded of looming deadline

By: SANews, SA government news service     14th November 2012 The South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Wednesday reminded taxpayers of the looming deadline for income tax returns while also announcing that some of its branches had extended its hours. The deadline for individual taxpayers and trusts to submit their annual income tax returns is on 23... 

Gauteng's future mobility hinges on better coordination, integration 

By: Terence Creamer     13th November 2012 South Africa’s most populous province will require better planning coordination, as well as greater integration across transport modes if it is to avoid future “gridlock”, Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi warned on Tuesday. The recently released Census 2011 showed that Gauteng’s... 


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