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Limpopo looters brought to book

Law enforcement processes and other forensic investigations were under way in Limpopo, “ensuring that any wrongdoing is identified and necessary action taken against individuals involved”, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in Parliament on...

Sexwale ruffles private sector’s feathers

The Master Builders South Africa (MBSA), a national organisation representing the building industry, is none too pleased with Tokyo Sexwale’s proposal for a state construction company. “We are very concerned with the proposition tabled...

Smart grids – intelligent electricity networks

Smart grids. Smart metering. If you are the kind of person who is regularly to be found around conferences where utilities and especially power supplies issues are discussed, you will be familiar with these words. In fact, you may even be one of...

Facelift for Free State Bridge

The 6-year old Modder River Bridge is receiving required some cosmetic “surgery”. Engineering company Aurecon was responsible for the 637m2 operation and instantly specified Sika products to be used. The project commenced in January 2011 with...

R185m upgrade for East London airport

The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has invested R185m in an East London airport runway upgrade project, the largest expenditure in the airport’s history, airport manager Michael Kernekamp said. The project to rehabilitate...

New push to transform cities

A new infrastructure programme to transform the country’s cities was officially launched on Friday. Officiating at the event in Kempton Park, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi said the objective was to...

State housing company rejected

Building industry organisations and experts are “very concerned” about the government’s intention to consider establishing a state-owned construction company. “This is just another hair-brain scheme,” Llewellyn Lewis, the principal consultant at...

Motlanthe gets behind the e-toll wheel

Nazir Alli might be out of the picture, but Sanral’s plans to roll out e-tolling endure. This week the government task team headed by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will begin trying to work out what to do about the court interdict barring the...

Revamp for Green Point Common

Green Point Athletics stadium, formerly known as Green Point Common is in the process of getting a face-lift, forming an integral part of the new Green Point Urban Parks initiative to upgrade facilities in Green Point, Cape Town. WSP was...