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Govt observes anniversary of Marikana tragedy

Government says it has, since the conclusion of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, made “great progress” in implementing the inquiry’s recommendations, among which has been to ensure that the South African Police Service strengthens its public order policing capacity. A statement issued by the Government Communication System on Friday noted that 3 825 members from […]

Sasfa aims to increase LSFB market share locally

The Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (Sasfa) aims for light steel frame building (LSFB) to be used for at least 10% of all new building projects in South Africa. Powered by WPeMatico

Institute aims to lead in transitioning to 4IR

The steel construction sector has an important role to play in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) aims to lead the charge on behalf of the sector, says Saisc technical director Amanuel Gebremeskel. Powered by WPeMatico

Industry body welcomes infrastructure spend decision

Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) welcomes the decision by government to allocate about R100-billon as seed funding for infrastructure development. “The organisation would like to appeal to government to use competent capacity at municipal level, by leveraging the partnerships offered by the industry to ensure that the money that has been allocated will translate […]

New buildings to provide accommodation closer to institutions

To address the issue of the lack of student accommodation in close proximity to campus, ADA Consulting Engineers has been involved in a greenfield construction project for a Southpoint building on Jorissen street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. “Owing to Braamfontein being a densely built-up area, a project of this kind has not been constructed in the […]

Africa’s first high-speed train line fully operational

The Al Boraq high-speed train line, which links the cities of Tangier and Casablanca, in Morocco, is fully operational. Railway infrastructure constructor Colas Rail, a subsidiary of construction  company the Colas Group, built a 182 km/s electrified double track between Tangier and Kenitra. “This new railway infrastructure allows for a maximum operational speed of 320 km/h […]