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Group Five BRPs still committed to Aug 30 deadline for business rescue plan

Group Five on Thursday reiterated that its business rescue practitioners (BRPs) plan to publish a business rescue plan by August 30. This follows after it announced last month that creditors had agreed to extend the deadline for the publication of the plan from Jun 28. Powered by WPeMatico

Vryburg’s first enclosed mall to open in 2021

Pretoria-based developers Twin City Development will build Vryburg’s first enclosed shopping mall, situated in North West. Dubbed Twin City Vryburg, the R290-million development is expected to change the face of retail in the town, with around 70 stores, three anchor tenants, restaurants and service outlets to be housed at the 20 000 m2 mall. Powered […]

CSIR doubles down on solar PV amid energy-autonomous campus success

The Pretoria-based headquarters of research organisation the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has almost doubled its commissioning of solar photovoltaic (PV) installed capacity because of its rooftop-mounted fixed-axis solar PV plant exceeding initial performance expectations. Powered by WPeMatico

Collaboration key to property, construction success – De Lille

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille on Thursday called for collaboration between the public and private entities in the property and construction sectors in order to tackle the challenges facing these sectors and to pursue opportunities to boost growth in these sectors, as well as the broader economy. De Lille was speaking at […]

TNPA calls for improved maritime transportation infrastructure systems

With over 90% of global trade volumes being seaborne and moving through ports, Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) Kana Mutombo has highlighted the growing need for improved maritime transportation infrastructure systems globally and in South Africa. As a result of global population growth, increasing globalisation, vertical specialisation and economies of scale, the maritime industry had […]

Researcher says roads still enable social segregation

Department of Transport (DoT) researcher Oscar Thobela says South Africa’s road network remains an enabler for social segregation, despite the end of the Apartheid more than 25 years ago. Speaking at the Southern African Transport Conference this week, he stated that transport was more transit-focused, excluding other users of the road and perpetuating the legacy […]