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Civil work on N2 Nodal Development about 20% complete

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has conducted an oversight visit at the N2 Nodal Development, in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape. So far, 20% of civil works have been done, having started in January. Powered by WPeMatico

Concrete progress on historic fighter restoration project with building of workshop structure

The project to rebuild South Africa’s only Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft has reached an important milestone, with the erection of the structure for the new workshop required to reconstruct the aircraft. This was marked with a small celebration held on Saturday, March 5, which was the 86th anniversary of the first flight by the original […]

Presidential hopeful plans to shun debt-fueled Kenyan projects

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, the front-runner to become the nation’s next leader, will scale back spending on mega roads, rail and energy projects, rein in debt and pump more money into small business if he wins this year’s election. The 55-year-old former cabinet minister plans to implement a so-called Bottom-Up model, with the creation […]

Closures, diversions on the cards as M2 rehabilitation to continue to June

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has warned motorists of possible traffic delays owing to partial lane closures on the M2 from March 7. The JRA had appointed the Johannesburg Development Agency to implement the long-term rehabilitation of the M2 to keep the ageing infrastructure serviceable and functional for motorists. The project started in September 2021 and […]

US official says South Africa aid aimed at coal plants not EVs

A group of the world’s richest nations that pledged $8.5-billion in climate finance to South Africa wants the money to be used to retire coal-fired power plants, according to a senior US official involved in the talks, damping suggestions some could be channelled to producing electric vehicles and green hydrogen. The funds pledged by the […]

M&R expects to add to record R61bn order book over coming year

Engineering and contracting group Murray & Roberts (M&R) reported a strong recovery in earnings for the interim period to December 31, as well as another increase in its order book, which rose to a record R61.1-billion. The JSE-listed group reported attributable earnings of R55-million and headline earnings a share of 29c, representing a marked improvement on […]