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Construction bodies unite into single alliance

Twenty-nine of South Africa’s professional, contractor, supplier and other bodies within the construction industry have united to form a single umbrella organisation, called the Construction Alliance South Africa (CASA). Industry stalwart John Matthews has been appointed as CASA chairperson. Powered by WPeMatico

Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City set to welcome new guests

Situated close to the iconic Mall of Africa, as well as the Sandton and Midrand central business districts (CBDs), the new Courtyard Hotel at Waterfall City, in Midrand, is officially welcoming guests. The hotel is within walking distance of the Mall of Africa’s various amenities and is close to the Gautrain bus service and a […]

UN seeks $254m to respond to escalating humanitarian crisis in gas-rich Cabo Delgado

The United Nations is warning that the humanitarian crisis in the gas-rich Cabo Delgado province, of northern Mozambique, has escalated dramatically over the past 12 months with more than 500 000 people having been displaced as a result a religiously inspired conflict. The UN launched an appeal on December 18, following a multi-agency mission to the […]

Siemens partners to extend Covid-19 facility at Eastern Cape hospital

Technology company Siemens South Africa has joined forces with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Eastern Cape Department of Health to provide a separate modular hospital solution to the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, in East London. This modular solution, with a 100-bed capacity, will be […]

Aggreko to implement hybrid power solution for Gold Field’s Salares Norte in Chile

Mobile and modular power solutions provider Aggreko has signed a ten-year contract with global miner Gold Fields to provide a 25.9 MW hybrid solar and thermal power solution for the Salares Norte openpit gold/silver mine, in Chile. This solution has been designed to provide power for the entire mine, which sits at an altitude of […]

Raising distributed-generation licensing threshold to 50 MW would unlock at least 5 000 MW in …

Lifting the licensing threshold for distributed-generation projects to 50 MW or higher could unlock an estimated 5 000 MW of additional capacity in five years and go a long way to rapidly easing South Africa’s debilitating power supply constraints. This is the conclusion of a Meridian Economics analysis of a recent industry survey conducted by EE […]