MEC opens R90m Road D670
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, on Tuesday launched a R90 million Road D670 rehabilitation project between Bronkhorstspruit and Ekangala, east of Tshwane. The 19km road project, wholly funded by the department, was completed eight months ahead of schedule. Road D670 is located north of Bronkhorstspruit towards... Read more
Cape Town Airport renaming process in full swing
President Nelson Mandela’s name is among the top names recommended for the renaming of Cape Town’s International Airport, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday. “There are a number of names that have been put forward around the renaming of Cape Town International Airport. Some officially, others in the... Read more
Cape Town prepares for winter rainfall
The City of Cape Town’s Flooding and Storms Task Team has completed its annual flood risk assessment to mitigate the impact of severe weather episodes during the winter season. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security and Social Services, Alderman Smith, said flooding is a known hazard in the... Read more
SA working on accelerating economic growth
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday held discussions with Moody’s Investors Service representatives on the various initiatives underway to accelerate economic growth and create jobs. In the meeting held at Tuynhuys in Cape Town, President Ramaphosa described the new mood of hope, renewal and unity in South Africa and the... Read more
Drought a threat to Western Cape growth
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the severe drought and fires are a threat to growth in the province. “The drought has had a significant impact on agriculture, which is a central pillar of our provincial economy. Our early estimate is that there will be a 10% reduction in... Read more
Community spin-off from niche tourism
Both the local communities and business benefit from niche tourism outside of the main holiday periods, says Wessel Benson, general manager of the Royal St. Andrews Hotel and Conference Centre. “A good example is a two-day visit to the hotel by members of the Western Cape register of the... Read more
Corobrik’s face brick offers smooth finish to Green Star-rated Radisson RED hotel
The world’s fourth Radisson RED hotel is a vibrant addition to Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront with construction of the seven-storey building including one of Corobrik’s popular face brick range. The use of natural materials, such as Corobrik’s clay product, contributed towards the 5 Star Green Star rating awarded to... Read more
Efforts underway to declare drought a national disaster
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says efforts are underway to classify the drought as a national disaster. This would assign new responsibilities to the Minister of Water and Sanitation to issue regulations and directives in dealing with the drought. The Minister said this when he... Read more
Bulk infrastructure projects could push back Day Zero
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said interventions such as the bulk infrastructure projects and daily monitoring of dam levels could see “Day Zero” pushed back this year. “It could be pushed back this year as the department has interventions in place, which include six projects around bulk infrastructure... Read more
Local companies eager to show off wares at Fruit Fair
Two local companies are eager to show off their wares at the Fruit Logista Berlin Trade Fair that gets underway in Germany today. Stems Fruit and Unlimited Group based in the Western Cape, both received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), and are part of... Read more