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Kenya launches pilot oil export scheme via Mombasa

Kenya has launched a pilot scheme to export crude oil via Mombasa as part of efforts to capitalise on the country’s oil reserves. The East African country discovered commercial oil reserves in its Lokichar basin in 2012 and a 800 km (500 mile) pipeline is due to be built before production starts up in 2021/22. […]

South Africa to release new-look renewables bid window in November

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe announced on Friday that South Africa would launch a fifth Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) bid window in November with the aim of procuring a further 1 800 MW of renewable energy from independent power producers (IPPs). Addressing energy stakeholders in Johannesburg on Friday Radebe said the auction […]

JDA undertakes R52m public transport facility upgrades

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) has appointed Alberton-based road construction company Boitshoko Construction Road & Surfacing to undertake the first phase upgrade of the Merafe railway station, in Soweto.   Powered by WPeMatico

Property sector increasingly embracing solar PV plants

JSE-listed real estate investment trust South African Corporate Real Estate (Sacre) will invest more than R30-million to install rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) plants to help curb ever-rising electricity tariffs at its malls and reduce their carbon footprint. Powered by WPeMatico

Gauteng govt to release unused land and properties in July

The Gauteng provincial government completed an assets register last year and is expecting to release its property portfolio to the value of R31-billion in July. The portfolio consists of unused land and buildings, Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo told construction professionals attending this year’s African Construction & Totally Concrete Expo, held at Gallagher Convention […]

Active seal solution to mitigate corrosion

Companies and industries affected by corrosion should consider Afrisun’s High Ratio Calcium Sulfonate Alkyd (HRCSA) coating to mitigate the threat of corrosion at production plants in the metal- and industrial sectors, says local corrosion solution provider Afrisun Coating Enterprises CEO Quentin Erasmus.           HRCSA is an “active sealant” that is compatible with concrete and a perfect […]