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Prevailing low capacity use in manufacturing industry a worry for Seifsa

Persistent low levels of capacity use in the manufacturing sector and low demand for locally manufactured goods are “worrying” trends compounding the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions that are limiting operations at industrial plants, says the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). Data released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) on May 6 shows that manufacturing […]

Massmart opens new distribution centre in Brackenfell

Consumer goods distributor Massmart has opened its new 53 000 m2 distribution centre (DC) in the Brackengate 2 precinct, in Brackenfell, Cape Town. Construction on the centre started in October 2019. Powered by WPeMatico

Housing authority delivered 14 000 units in 2020, asks for budget reform

Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) council chairperson Bathabile Dlamini says the 2019/20 financial year had seen “encouraging” performance in that 13 projects were completed, delivering almost 14 000 units. Although the target for the year was not met, it is a solid achievement, she adds. This while demand for social housing remains high at 320 000 units […]

Saldanha Bay IDZ announces R3.5bn Phase 1 expansion project

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) is embarking on the R3.5-billion first phase of an eventual seven-phase infrastructure investment project. The first-phase 356 ha expansion is integral to national and regional infrastructure development and will also be the single largest project that government has launched in the Western Cape. Powered by WPeMatico

Ministerial determination sanctioning private power procurement would spur investment, clear …

The chairperson of the South African Independent Power Producer Association (SAIPPA) believes that the quickest and cheapest way to reduce, or eliminate, South Africa’s growth-sapping risk of load-shedding would be for Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe to issue a Ministerial determination catering for private-to-private electricity supply agreements. Through Section 34 of the Energy […]

M&R’s Clough awarded R1.1bn EPC contract for New South Wales power station

Murray & Roberts (M&R) subsidiary Clough has been awarded a R1.1-billion contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Tallawarra B gas turbine power station in New South Wales, Australia. Tallawarra B is a 300 MW expansion of the existing Tallawarra A power station. Powered by WPeMatico