Board supports strategy to turn Eskom around
The Eskom Board has expressed support for the overall strategy by executive management to turn the company around. The power utility’s Board of Directors led by Interim Chairperson Zethembe Khoza expressed its support on the strides made by executive management in turning around the company’s operational and financial performance, and... Read more
Flagship container port unveils investment
Two new landmarks at the Port of Ngqura, which are part of ongoing developments to position the port as a container transhipment hub for Sub-Saharan Africa, were officially launched by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) today. The new landmarks are the port’s state-of-the-art administration building and an administration craft... Read more
Dam levels drop slightly
THE DEPARTMENT of Water and Sanitation has reported a slight decrease in capacity of dams in all provinces, with the exception of Northern Cape where there is a slight increase. “Based on our 5 June 2017 report, the national water storage has once again decreased slightly week on week,... Read more
THE GAUTENG Provincial Government will over the next three years invest more than R44 billion in infrastructure development, while provincial municipalities spend R94 billion over the next five years. Gauteng Premier David Makhura said the investment will have a massive multiplier effect on the economy of the Gauteng City... Read more
Partnerships critical to unlock infrastructure bottlenecks
PUBLIC Works Minister Nathi Nhleko says public private sector partnerships are critical to unlock infrastructure bottlenecks, as well as creating capacity and addressing skills shortage. Minister Nhleko made the passionate appeal for private sector involvement in the delivery of the National Infrastructure Plan (NlP) in a speech presented by... Read more
15-05-2014 -Two court cases against the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL), continued to delay the start of work on the construction of the N2 Wild Coast Highway, SANRAL Project Engineer Marlize Nel-Verwey said. Briefing the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber on projects in the Eastern Cape, she... Read more
Construction of R250 million Ludeke Dam completed by end of March
Construction of the R250-million Ludeke dam, in the Eastern Cape, is expected to be completed and filled with water for the first time by the end of March, MBB Consulting said in a statement at the end of last week.Work on the Ludeke dam project, which forms part of... Read more
28-02-2014 -The National Department of Water Affairs has allocated R694 million for the Mzimvubu hydro-electric and irrigation scheme over the next three years, but nothing will be spent in the next financial year as the feasibility study for the project still has to be completed. The memorandum to the... Read more
28-02-2014 -The Department of Public Enterprises says that it will oversee the introduction of “multiple private rail operators on the branch line network to revitalise the rail network” by March next year. The commitment to revive the moribund branch line concession process is given in the memorandum to the... Read more
SANRAL changes plan on Colchester intersection
SANRAL  (South African National Roads Agency Limited) has changed its mind on plans to close the median at the Colchester intersection as part of the upgrading of the N2 from Coega to Colchester following a public outcry. As a result, the Roads Agency is now planning to amend the... Read more