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Foundation welcomes government initiatives to bolster project pipeline

Thought leadership organisation, the Construction Management Foundation, has noted the announcement by the Presidency that it will host an inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium on June 23. This symposium will unveil an infrastructure project pipeline from six priority sectors. Powered by WPeMatico

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, […]

Scopa wants public works to stop paying for ‘absolute mess’ of a fence at Beitbridge border

  Parliament’s public finance watchdog supports the directive from law enforcement agencies that the Department of Public Works pays no further money on the “absolute mess” of a fence at the Beitbridge border until all investigations are completed. Powered by WPeMatico

Responsible sourcing of critical minerals in focus as energy transition drives up demand

The accelerating pace and scale of the global clean-energy transition is poised to dramatically increase demand for critical energy minerals and metals, from aluminium to zirconium, with implications not only for the resources sector, but for geopolitics. The future energy system will be far more minerals- and metals-intensive, Colorado School of Mines public policy professor […]

WBHO considers indicative proposal for Probuild subsidiary

JSE-listed construction group Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) has received an indicative proposal from a major international construction company to acquire the company’s 88% interest in Australian construction subsidiary Probuild. WBHO on June 3 stated that it, from time-to-time, received unsolicited proposals for Probuild, ranging from strategic alliances and partnerships to acquisition interest in the business. […]