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Makhubo says CoJ to focus on finances, good governance; proposes infrastructure drive

City of Johannesburg (CoJ) executive mayor Geoff Makhubo has said the administration was focusing on responding to the worrying state of Johannesburg’s finances, the collapse of good governance and the debilitating effects of Covid-19 on the economy. “We have re-committed ourselves to creating an enabling environment wherein we rebuild Johannesburg’s economy by focusing on growing the […]

John Deere names new dealers in Africa

Following an announcement to expand its construction lineup into new markets, John Deere has made public the first three construction and forestry dealers responsible for the Southern African region. These are AFGRI Equipment, Mascor and Senwes Equipment.  Powered by WPeMatico

Equites records solid full-year performance, despite challenging environment

JSE-listed Equites Property Fund recorded a 2.4% increase in its yearly distribution a share. The increase in distributions was supported by a strong growth of 6.7% in South African like-for-like net rental income owing to a robust in force contractual lease escalation rate, coupled with no tenant defaults and limited lease expiries during the period. […]

Solar energy to power Centamin’s Sukari mine into the future, juwi Renewables

Gold miner Centamin has awarded engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for its 36 MW solar farm and 7.5 MW battery-energy storage system at the Sukari gold mine, in Egypt, to renewable energy specialist juwi Renewables and systems integrator company Giza Systems. juwi has been contracted to design, supply and integrate the Sukari solar and battery plant […]

Germany to use hydrogen fuel cell trains on reactivated historic Heidekrautbahn line

The German Federal Ministry of Transport has provided €25-million in funding for a project using green hydrogen in rail transportation in Brandenburg. The total cost of the project to connect the surrounding area with the metropolis of Berlin was €100-million, said Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer on May 3. Powered by WPeMatico

DBSA infrastructure competition aims to fill gaps with youth’s ideas

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has launched the second edition of the DBSA Youth Challenge, a competition aimed at harnessing innovative solutions from young people in South Africa to help address infrastructure challenges. Young people aged between 18 and 35 are invited to submit their innovative infrastructure development ideas across various sectors, including […]