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BBE Projects nearing delivery of Venetia underground cooling system

By: Donna Slater     Updated 5 hours ago Project delivery company BBE Projects is in the final stages of completing its delivery of a turnkey air-cooling system for diamond miner De Beer’s Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo, which is currently approaching the final stages of its transition from openpit to underground mining. BBE Group,... 

Heavy haul value system collaboration advancing, but more action required

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     5th August 2022 The level of collaboration among key stakeholders in the heavy haul value chain is only about half of what it should be and more must be done to ensure that this is encouraged. This was indicated by speakers during a heavy haul collaboration panel discussion on the third day of the South African... 

Concrete parking lots offer numerous benefits

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th August 2022 While the initial construction cost of concrete parking is slightly higher, compared to asphalt parking, the maintenance costs of the former, for commercial and industrial properties, are minimal, says consolidated industrial body Cement & Concrete SA CEO Bryan Perrie. He adds that concrete... 

Watt Interchange nominated for Fulton Award

By: Donna Slater     3rd August 2022 The City of Johannesburg’s Watt Interchange has received an entry into the 2022 Fulton Awards – an awards programme which recognises and honours excellence and innovation in the use of concrete in Southern Africa.   The construction of the Watt Interchange, which lies on the Louis Both... 

Armorflex for Mamelodi stormwater upgrades

2nd August 2022 Technicrete’s internationally licensed Armorflex Erosion Control System was selected for upgrades to major stormwater systems currently underway in Mamelodi Extensions 4 and 5 north-east of Pretoria. The project, undertaken by Tefla, was awarded by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality... 

Slurry density measurement and percent solids made easy using gas pycnometry

1st August 2022 The variety of industrial applications for different slurries necessitates a reliable method for evaluating the density of these unique mixtures. Accurate and repeatable density measurements can be performed using the Anton Paar Ultrapyc series gas pycnometers. In addition, the percentage of... 

Rocla and Technicrete score at CMA awards

29th July 2022 The 2022 Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) honoured both Rocla and Technicrete with Engineering Excellence Awards in the Infrastructure and Paving Categories. Group Marketing and Communications Manager for the ISG Group, Malebusa Sebatane commented that being recognised by their peers is... 

Sanral upgrading the N2 from KwaMashu to Umdloti

By: Schalk Burger     29th July 2022  Traffic on the N2 between the KwaMashu interchange and Umdloti bridge will be disrupted over the next two months to bring in and place concrete barriers alongside the median to protect workers building a median barrier wall and additional lanes, the South African National Roads Agency Limited... 

Old dame receives a new makeover

29th July 2022 Repairs to the external façade of a commercial development in De Korte Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, has been successfully completed by Citi-Con, a leading concrete repair specialist. It was an extensive and technically complex undertaking that entailed repairing many thousands of... 

Rocla supplies 19 kms of HDPE pipes for Polokwane Waste Water Treatment plant

29th July 2022 Waste water treatment plants play a crucial role in the removal of contaminants from wastewater and sewage in order for its conversion into an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle in an environmentally friendly way or to be reclaimed for other purposes. It is a critical process in the... 

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