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Company welcomes relaxed lockdown regulations

Construction materials company AfriSam has welcomed the first steps in relaxing South Africa’s national Covid-19 lockdown, and looks forward to Level 3, which was earmarked to start at the beginning of this month. The relaxed regulations now allow for critical supplies of cement and construction materials to reach specified markets. Powered by WPeMatico

Concrete solutions for rural roads

With poor rural gravel roads causing horrific accidents, technical service provider The Concrete Institute (TCI) MD Bryan Perrie says there is substantial scope for more low-volume concrete roads to increase road safety in South Africa. Powered by WPeMatico

Protection tech used at office building

Construction company Storm Waterproofing Systems’ specialists made use of the Spraylock concrete protection technology to successfully cure, increase the concrete durability of and waterproof the ground and first floors, as well as the roof of the new Deloitte head office in Waterfall City, in Midrand. Powered by WPeMatico

Accelerated renewables roll-out ‘one of the few substantial recovery opportunities’ open to …

The South African government is being urged to accelerate the implementation of its renewable-energy-heavy Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP 2019) as part of the country’s post-Covid-19 economic recovery package. Meridian Economics MD Dr Grové Steyn, who is currently modelling the economic impact of such an acceleration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), […]

Rolls-Royce to help develop nuclear fusion energy in the UK

UK-based industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has been awarded a four-year full-service engineering design framework contract by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA). The contract means that Rolls-Royce will help deliver multi-disciplinary projects for the UKAEA. The company will provide mechanical engineering, process engineering, electrical control and instrumentation, minor structural design engineering, computer-based modelling and simulation, […]

Placing green stimulus at heart of South Africa’s postpandemic recovery would yield big …

South Africa’s medium-term response to the Covid-19 pandemic provides a unique opportunity to reset the country’s unsustainable development pathway by fostering a “green recovery” that improves electricity and water security and creates jobs, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) senior economist Gaylor Montmasson-Clair argues. Speaking during a TIPS webinar on South Africa’s post-lockdown reconstruction options, […]