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SA cement and concrete industry facing myriad of challenges

SA cement and concrete industry facing myriad of challenges

The entire South African cement and concrete industry is threatened by multiple challenges of economic decline, the crisis in the construction industry, cheap imports and environment-related issues, Industry body Cement & Concrete South Africa...
Hyundai says headoffice, dealerships running on solar power

Hyundai says South Africa headoffice, dealerships running on solar

Automotive giant Hyundai says its head office in Bedfordview and dealerships across Gauteng now run on solar power a move it hopes will help the company tackle load shedding. At the head office, more than...
Sanral defends move to award tender to Chinese JV after backlash

Sanral defends move to award tender to Chinese JV after backlash

South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (Sanral) is under fire after its decision to award tenders to joint ventures led by foreign companies. Four of the five tenders, that were cancelled in June 2022,...
Main dam construction completed in Tanzania's Nyerere hydropower project

Main dam construction completed in Tanzania’s Nyerere hydropower project

Highlights 1.45 million cubic meters of Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) have been used in the construction of the main dam. 158,000 square kilometer reservoir filling preparations have commenced. 22 million manhours by 2,500 workers for...
Construction projects in East Africa declined in 2021-report

Construction projects in East Africa declined in 2021-report

The number of infrastructure construction projects in East Africa declined in 2021 by 13.6%, with 102 projects under construction, compared to 118 recorded projects in 2020, a new report has shown. The report by Deloitte...
Polihali Dam, Polihali Transfer Tunnel construction set to start

Polihali Dam, Polihali Transfer Tunnel construction set to start

Today the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) announced the Polihali Dam and Polihali Transfer Tunnel construction contract awards, the two biggest Phase II contracts to date. These milestone awards mark the start of the final...
T he World Bank has approved South Africa’s request for a $497 million project to decommission and repurpose Komati coal-fired power plant

South Africa to decommission, repurpose Komati coal plant

The World Bank has approved South Africa’s request for a $497 million project to decommission and repurpose Komati coal-fired power plant using renewables and batteries. In a statement, the World Bank said the project would...
End of life for South Africa's Komati coal-fired power station

End of life for South Africa’s Komati coal-fired power station

After serving South Africa since 1961, Komati the coal-fired Power Station in Mpumalanga has today reached the end of its operating life and has been shut down from midday. Unit 9 was commissioned in March...
Msalato airport

Construction work starts on Tanzania’s Msalato International Airport

President  Samia Suluhu Hassan has laid a foundation stone for construction of  the Msalato International Airport in Dodoma officially setting in motion work on the airport that was launched in 2020. The project is being undertaken by  Sinohydro &...
Sika South Africa excited to acquire Index Construction

Sika South Africa excited to acquire Index Construction

Sika is proud to have acquired a majority stake in Index Construction Systems and Products. Index is a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems near Verona, Italy. In acquiring Index, Sika has expanded...
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