Construction will begin later this month on a 240-bed student residence at Walter Sisulu University’s Nelson Mandela Drive campus. The first residence to be built at the university since WSU’s establishment in 2005, the R40 million project comes at a time when older Mthatha residences will also undergo much-needed... Read more
14-11-2013 -The N2 Wild Coast Road will cost a total of R9.1 billion to construct with the two largest bridges over the Mtentu and Msikaba rivers along to cost R2.1 billion. The South African Road Agency Limited’s Marlize Nel-Verwey told a conference on the development of the Wild Coast... Read more
Bay West development gets the nod from SANRAL
The development of the R2-billion Bay West Mall is set to unlock dramatic growth in Nelson Mandela Bay, Bay West City MD Gavin Blows told top businessmen in the city this week. The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) had committed R300-million to the Bay West City project –... Read more
A total of R693 million has been provided for roads and transport related infrastructure in the Metro’s 2012/13 draft budget, although the bulk of the funding is linked to “work packages” associated with the 2010 World Cup. The R446 million worth of projects linked to the World Cup include:... Read more
18-03-2013 -A total of R86 million will be spent on infrastructure in the Eastern Cape’s Parks between 2012/13 and 2014/15. R30 million was allocated for infrastructure in the current financial year and the same amount will be spent in 2013/14, with R26 million the budget for the following year... Read more
05-12-2012 -The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has issued a call for tenders for the upgrading and improvement of a number of stations in the Eastern Cape. Four tenders have been called for in Phase 5 of the National Station Improvement Programme in Buffalo City at: *King... Read more
17-10-2012 -Refurbishment of the Buffalo River Bridge, a joint project between the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality and Transnet National Ports Authority is nearing completion and will be open to the public within the next few weeks. Contractors have encountered several challenges in recent weeks including high winds and rain... Read more
A new dam is to be constructed on the Xura River to address the “inadequate” supply of water to Lusikisiki and 23 rural villages, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has told the National Assembly. The dam, together with the development of groundwater and the upgrading and expansion of the... Read more
Enabling infrastructure, central to the success of businesses in the marine aquaculture cluster, has been put in place by the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ). Since 2010, construction workers have been hard at work on the Sea Water Abstraction facilities that will serve investors that settle in the... Read more
The Infrastructure and Engineering Directorate has established a special Street Lighting Response Team to address the backlog in lighting repairs in “dark areas” of the Metro. A report to the Infrastructure, Engineering and Energy Committee says the team consists of all available illuminations staff from the depots who work... Read more