TNPA develops its first water desalination plant at Port of East London
Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) development of a groundbreaking water desalination plant is set to improve the reliability of freshwater supply to users of South Africa’s only river port, the Port of East London. TNPA has awarded a Joint Venture – Norland Civil Engineers and Contractors and Impact Water... Read more
Sanral outlines multi-billion rand investment pipeline
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) announced it would invest over R50 billion in road infrastructure development in the Eastern Cape between now and 2028. Speaking at the Construction Summit held at the East London International Convention Centre on Tuesday, 26 March, Welekazi Ndika, SANRAL’s Regional... Read more
Contract participation goals on Msikaba Bridge construction surpassed
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has exceeded its targets for locals to benefit from the construction of the Msikaba Bridge. Msikaba is one of two-mega-bridges on the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road (N2WCR). SANRAL reported today that it had already exceeded its contract participation goals... Read more
Double shift power outage costs Struandale businesses millions
A 14-hour power outage has cost businesses operating in Struandale millions of rands in lost manufacturing time and is severely compromising their ability to achieve production targets.     The unplanned power outage on the Chatty/Swartkops 132 kV circuit breaker is the 43rd to hit the industrial areas of the metro... Read more
Singaphi Street upgrade still benefits New Brighton community
The upgrading of Singaphi Street in New Brighton may have been completed five years ago, but the infrastructure is still in good shape and continues to make a difference in the life of the community, New Brighton community leaders told the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) this week. As... Read more
Health Department brings hope though infrastructure
The South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan underlines aggressive infrastructure investment and delivery as key priorities to stimulate inclusive economic growth. In line with this, the Coega Development Corporation is currently implementing three projects commissioned by the National Department of Health (NDoH) in preparation for the National Health Insurance (NHI).... Read more
SMMEs benefit from N2 upgrade
Upgrading the N2 between Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) and Fish River Pass, Phase 3, will create much-needed jobs and boost the economy of the Ngqushwa and Makana Local Municipalities, stakeholders were told. Councillor Lindiwe Mdabula, Ngqushwa Local Municipality’s portfolio head for budget and treasury, said that the upgrading of the... Read more
Coega welcomes increased infrastructure spend
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) says it welcomes the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) intent to increase infrastructure spending to support economic growth and development, in the speech by Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana. “Moreover, Coega is reinvigorated that the government will scale up efforts to build a... Read more
TNPA commits to R9.1 bn to ports in Gqeberha, East London, Ngqura
During its recent stakeholder engagement sessions held in Nelson Mandela Bay and East London, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) announced its bold plan of injecting an R9.1 billion infrastructure development investment over a seven-year period in its Central Region – the ports of East London, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura. ... Read more
MTN drives network expansion in Eastern Cape with R624m investment
MTN SA is investing R624 million into the Eastern Cape to drive upgrades and deploy new network infrastructure across the region this year. As part of MTN’s “Modernisation of Network South Africa project” (MONZA) project the investment will expand network reach into rural communities, drive 5G expansion and work... Read more
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