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TFR to release tender in April for take-or-pay access to container corridors

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) will release a request for proposals (RFP) on April 1 for the sale of slots to private operators on the key container corridor linking Gauteng and Durban, as well as parts of the Cape corridor. The State-owned utility tells Engineering News that it is in the process of finalising the number […]

Ramaphosa says Budget aimed at growth and employment

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana presented a budget that supports and reinforces the programme of action announced in the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to grow the economy and create jobs, says President Cyril Ramaphosa in a February 28 newsletter. The budget provides details on how government plans to raise money and where it is […]

Mantashe says Eskom to seek permission for coal-to-gas switch at some old stations

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says he expects Eskom to make an application soon for a Section 34 determination to facilitate gas-to-power generation at some of the coal power stations that the utility aims to repower and repurpose as part of its unfolding just energy transition strategy. Speaking during an energy dialogue hosted […]

GE, partners launch Next Engineers programme in Johannesburg

Multinational General Electric (GE), in partnership with nonprofit organisations FHI360 and PROTEC, as well as the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), on February 24 officially launched the Next Engineers programme in Johannesburg, aimed at increasing the diversity of young people in the engineering sector. The programme, which will run over the course of five years, […]

SHRA encouraged by social housing progress

The Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) has said it is “encouraged” by government’s commitment to the development of social housing across South Africa, following Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s budget speech on February 23. The budget highlighted that human settlements projects included six Integrated residential development programmes, ten social housing projects and two high-impact privately led […]

CoJ passes Adjustment Budget, which prioritises infrastructure

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has passed its Adjustment Budget through its Council to see it through to the end of the 2021/22 financial year in June. The CoJ says the Adjustment Budget is, in various ways, a prudent response to a loan market that is increasingly averse to lending money to municipalities, including metropolitans, […]