Amatola Water gets new CEO
Vuyo Zitumane has been appointed as Amatola Water’s chief executive officer. The appointment was announced earlier today by the national cabinet following a recommendation by the Amatola Water Board. Zitumane comes with a formidable track-record, having served in numerous senior positions in the public sector, notably as the executive... Read more
R9bn investment on N2 Wild Coast Road Project to develop local communities
The R9 billion investment that the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has put aside for the green fields portion of the N2 Wild Coast Road Project in the Eastern Cape will go a long way in improving the lives of ordinary people in the Mpondoland area... Read more
Otis South Africa appoints Nicolas Branly as its Service Director
Otis South Africa has appointed Nicolas Branly to the position of Service Director, reporting to the MD: Otis Africa, Daniel Daphne. Branly, who joined Otis France as Field Supervisor in 2009, holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Applied Economics from the University of Paris Dauphine, and MS Mechanical Engineering and... Read more
New Transnet Plough Tug Starts to Take Shape
Construction of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) new bed leveller (plough tug) is underway and was marked by an official keel laying ceremony earlier today in Port Elizabeth. The new vessel is being designed, manufactured, assembled, commissioned and delivered to TNPA’s Dredging Services division by shipbuilder FTC Engineering (Pty)... Read more
Water, sanitation master plan necessary for growth
The National Water and Sanitation Master Plan is necessary for growth, says Water and Sanitation Deputy Director General: Strategic and Special Projects, Trevor Balzer. “The Water and Sanitation Master Plan is necessary because there is a rapidly growing and urbanizing population, meaning there is an increase in water requirements... Read more
Khotsong TB Hospital brings much-needed jobs
Over 310 locals from Matatiele are benefiting from the construction upgrade of the Khotsong TB Hospital. The project valued at over R436 million has become a pillar of hope for communities residing in and around the Matatiele area. Once finished, the TB Hospital will result in a world class modern... Read more
Desalination plans underway for SA
Plans are underway to ensure that South Africa gains the capacity to desalinate its own seawater. Speaking at the 38th Expert Group meeting of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) on Monday, acting Director General of the Department of Energy, Tseliso Maqubela, said the City of Cape Town at... Read more
Amatola Water dismisses CEO
The Chief Executive Officer of Amatola Water Board, Lefadi Makibinyane, has been dismissed by the Board based on the outcome of a disciplinary enquiry. This decision comes after his suspension from 3 March 2017. Director of Operations, Asanda Gidana, will continue to act as a CEO in the interim.... Read more
Bridging Africa’s $68bn infrastructure finance gap
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) ( – African Union’s economic development programme gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market today, 18th September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda campaign. The launch took place five years after a January 2012 African Union... Read more
SANRAL preserves rare plant species, sensitive habitats
Proactive steps taken by SANRAL’s environmental experts are preserving rare plant species and sensitive habitats during road-building programmes throughout South Africa. Mpati Makoa, the Environmental Manager of the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL), says the coming Arbour Month activities will focus on the need to protect... Read more