Hefty investment in KZN provincial road network
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport will be spending the bulk of its budget to build, upgrade and maintain provincial road networks. Tabling the Provincial Budget on Friday, Finance MEC Belinda Scott allocated the Transport Department R10 billion, R10.4 billion and R11.1 billion budget over the 2018/19 Medium Term Expenditure... Read more
R57m for KZN small business sector
Co-operatives and small business enterprises in KwaZulu-Natal will receive R57 million from the provincial Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA). Economic Development MEC Sihle Zikalala said his department had set aside the monies for the implementation of the Radical Agrarian Socio-Economic Transformation (RASET) programme, which sought... Read more
Committee to oversee UniZulu until it is fully functional
The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has committed to enhance its oversight responsibility on the University of Zululand’s KwaDlangezwa campus in eMpangeni, until the institution functions normally. The committed made the commitment following a meeting with the Council for Higher Education (CHE) on matters regarding the university.... Read more
Umgeni Water to get interim board soon
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane will soon announce an interim board to oversee Umgeni Water in the interests of sound corporate governance and stability at the utility. Umgeni Water is the second largest water board in the country with an annual turnover of more than R2.4 billion and... Read more
KZN tightens security to curb rhino poaching
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is tightening its security in an effort to prevent rhino poaching. “Ezemvelo has strengthened its manpower by recruiting an additional 18 security personnel, who will be deployed in 10 rhino reserves,” MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, said. On Wednesday, MEC Zikalala... 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
Over R650m redirected to metros infrastructure development
In response to rapid urbanisation, the forum of Minister and MECs of Human Settlements (MINMEC) has taken a decision to redirect over R650 million Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) to the country’s five metropolitan municipalities. The five municipalities – Mangaung, Ekurhuleni, City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane and City... Read more
Dude TradePort calls for ad agency
In the latest government tender bulletin, the Dube TradePort Corporation (DTPC) has called for suitably experienced service providers to tender for the appointment of an Advertising Agency to develop highly effective marketing strategies and creative rollout, for a period of 3 years that support the organisation’s strategic objectives. The Dube TradePort Corporation is... Read more
Bumper SANRAL opportunities in latest tender bulletin
In the latest edition, the tenders as called for by South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) indicate the short to medium priorities of the road agency. Tenders of various natures such as resealing, special maintenance, geotechnical drilling services, geotechnical core drilling  and consulting engineering services are advertised... Read more
Durban joins elite cities programme
Durban has joined the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Programme and is committed to building a city that will withstand the changes of time, climate and society. It aims to create a city that will survive and thrive in spite of environmental and societal changes. As Debra Roberts, Durban’s... Read more