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UNESCO launches groundwater initiative in Africa

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in collaborations with Kenya, Ethiopia and Somali governments have launched a joint groundwater initiative that aims at alleviating the impact of drought in the Horn of Africa. The...

Merger on the cards for Hatch and GOBA

Consulting engineering, project management and implementation firms Hatch and GOBA, are pleased to announce their intention to merge the two businesses in South Africa. The proposed new entity will form part of the global Hatch group and will be a...

SANRAL crisis: increased burden on taxpayers

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) may have to buy back bonds, the Auditor-General is warning of disclaimers and qualified audits, there are questions around whether Sanral would remain an going concern and the potential for increased...

Eskom can’t promise blackout-free winter

It is five o’clock in the evening and the computer dials at the nerve-centre of state electricity firm Eskom are cranking towards the red as millions of people get home and turn on their heating, hot water and cookers. In the next two hours, demand...

Numsa members to benefit from housing project

Hundreds of Numsa members in Nelson Mandela Bay are set to benefit from a housing project following the handing over of R43.7 million worth of prime piece of land to its leadership. Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements MEC Helen...

Gordhan appeals to court following e-toll saga

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has made an unusual appeal to the Constitutional Court in a bid to set aside the high court order halting e-tolling. “At the heart of the dispute in this case, lies a fundamental issue regarding separation of...

Why does South Africa stumble so often?

by Richard Jansen van Vuuren All those wonderful feelings and memories of the Soccer World Cup seem so distant lately. In just two years since the event the construction industry and government have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons....