08-12-2011 -The process of decommissioning the existing fuel storage facilities – the tank farm-located at the Dom Pedro Quay in the Port Elizabeth Harbour is underway. WSP Environment and Energy, the company that will conduct the Environmental Impact Assessment for the decommissioning that will also involve the dismantling of... Read more
07-12-2011 -No final decision has been taken on whether Dora Nginza will be down-graded to the status of a district hospital, a move opposed by the Eastern Cape Department of Health. In terms of a proposal in an Amendment to the National Health Act, the hospital would be downgraded limiting... Read more
25-11-2011 -The filling of potholes on roads in Nelson Mandela Bay may take longer than expected as refineries continue to meet export contracts. Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has told the National Council of Provinces his department has raised its concern about the situation where export permits are granted for... Read more
18-11-2011 -THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is planning the construction of a revetment system at three sections along the Swartkops Estuary. The area identified for the proposed revetments is located at the Redhouse Village in close proximity to the yacht club. A Basic Information Document (BID) issued ahead of... Read more
17-11-2011 -The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs has issued a positive Record of Decision (RoD) for the proposed fibre optic data cable linking Port Elizabeth and Durban. The decision is still subject to an appeal period to the Minister Edna Molewa. The Port Elizabeth-Durban link via Grahamstown, East... Read more
14-11-2011 -Cabinet has approved the decision to direct the Transnet National Ports Authority to license Transnet Port Terminals to operate the Port of Ngqura for an interim period of three years. Cabinet took the decision at its meeting on Wednesday, saying it was “subject to Transnet National Ports Authority... Read more
28-10-2011 – Transnet says that it has started the approval process of Phase 2A of the expansion of the Port of Ngqura to expand capacity from 800 000 containers a year to 1.5 million. In the transport parastatal’s annual report, CEO Brian Molefe says this is being done as a... Read more
26-10-2011 – The Human Settlements Directorate has recommended that an application for 278 Main Road to be rezoned from Residential 1 to Business 2 should be refused. In a report to the Human Settlements Committee that meets on Tuesday, the directorate states that in order to “safeguard and protect the... Read more
24-10-2011 – Despite tough trading conditions brought about by the recent economic downturn and a sluggish post-recession, the Port of East London is poised to benefit from substantial growth and development in the short to medium term. This optimism springs in part, from the massive R2 billion re-investment by Daimler... Read more
TRANSNET National Ports Authority has vowed to actively and aggressive develop South Africa’s harbour infrastructure and its terminal capacity, both ahead of demand and in partnership with the private sector. CEO Tau Morwe said the TNPA would spend over R23 billion over the next five years on terminal infrastructure... Read more