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Infrastructure Archive

Lost For Good?

Image Credit: Robert Tshabalala @ Financial Mail

The decline of modern, well-functioning infrastructure in SA – Peter Major, Director for Mining at Cadiz Corporate Solutions investigates.

The Economics Of Luxury Living

Image: An aerial view of the completed Waterfall Hills Mature Lifestyle Estate. ©Xavier Saer

Upmarket mixed-use estates offering the ultimate in luxury living continue to be on-trend and the aspiration for most home-owners.

Re-Engineering Technology To Close Development Gaps

By: Brindaveni Naidoo
Image: Siemens E-House ribbon cutting - Siemens SA's Clifford Klaas and Sabine Dall'Omo

The engineering of infrastructure development in today’s world needs to evolve towards revolutionising the way in which technology is researched, developed and used, states Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens South Africa.

The Resurgence Of A Carbon-Based Industrialised Community

By: Brindaveni Naidoo
Image: ©iStock - SA has to provide secure, inexpensive and clean energy to develop its industrialisation.

South Africa sits on the verge of a dilemma – the collapse of the coal industry and all that it represents – or the resurgence of a new and sustainable coal-based industry.

Tsitsikamma

By: Brindaveni Naidoo
Image: Cennergi's TCWF project. ©Stefanie de Beer - Line of Sight - 2016

The commissioning of the Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm (TCWF) pushes the boundaries beyond just representing the success of the renewable energy programme in South Africa, but speaks to the heart and the success of the AmaMfengu community in the Eastern Cape.

Military Veterans’ Housing Project Makes Significant Headway

By: Brindaveni Naidoo
Image: Lekwa Consulting constructed a 4-roomed, 40m² house for a 77-year-old female in Orange Farm Extension 2

The Department of Human Settlements undertook a rigorous programme last year to address the backlog of housing for military veterans. The Military Veterans Housing Programme is aimed at assisting and supporting military veterans and their dependents.

Call For Governments To Energise Infrastructure Projects

By: Nelendhre Moodley
Image: Water treatment works

Governments need to energise infrastructure projects and so far they have relied heavily on the private sector to achieve their economic, social and environmental objectives.

Drone On

By: Nelendhre Moodley
Image: Coega Industrial Development- Port Elizabeth

International import/export trade continues to grow – this in spite of the global financial crunch.

Driving Change

By: Nelendhre Moodley
Image: Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme

South Africa’s oldest consulting engineering firm, Knight Piésold, which celebrates 95 years this year, will soon join the ranks of top South African companies, such as De Beers and Old Mutual, which have been in existence for over a century.

A Compelling Vision For SA’s Infrastructure

By: Brindaveni Naidoo
Image: iStock© suriya silsaksom -  Improved freight logistics is crucial to economic growth

Power, water, electricity, telecommunications, commercial property development, agriculture and housing – these are but some of the sectors in which South Africa has made progress in developing critical infrastructure, but significant challenges remain in closing the infrastructure development gaps across the country.

In Search of a New African Urbanism

Image: iStock.

African cities and specifically Africa’s new urban agenda have become a hot topic amongst businesses and institutions seeking to understand, influence and explore opportunities arising from Africa’s rapid rate of urbanisation. This is according to multidisciplinary and built-environment consultancy Arup.

Growth in Global Construction Industry Gaining Momentum

Construction sites. (©shutterstock)

Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) has revealed the statistics for global growth in 2015. The leading provider of online data, analysis and advisory services also believes global construction in 2016 will improve slightly, with the Middle East and Africa taking the lead.

Further Delays with Inga III Hydroelectric Project – Frost & Sullivan

Dam wall (©iStock).

Government’s commitment to attracting foreign investments could turn the tide in favour the Hydroelectric Inga III project, reveals new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

Clairwood Logistics Park Given the Go Ahead

Tynago Communications
Clairwood Entrance.

Construction of the R3,5bn Clairwood Logistics Park will begin within the first quarter of 2016, creating much needed employment and business opportunities within the South Durban Basin.

Interwaste Launches First Refuse Derived Fuel Plant in South Africa

Orange Ink: PR Specialists
First ever refuse derived fuel plant in South Africa.

The Interwaste plant aims at reducing waste to landfill and pioneering general, industrial and municipal waste to alternative fuels, ensuring less reliance on South Africa’s vital resources and resources that are carbon intensive.


 
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