ARTICLES RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE

'Time is against us': Address failed attempts at infrastructure development, urges Mbalula

2019-10-17 06:00

Time is of the essence in addressing infrastructure development in Africa and it is time to admit the way things have been done to date has not really worked, says Minister Fikile Mbalula.

Golden Arrow owner wants to help Western Cape solve its passenger rail woes

2019-10-01 07:00

The group says Prasa's woes have resulted in delays and congestion for its bus services in the province.

Transnet investment target risky and doubtful - Zim auditor general

2019-07-02 20:30

The National Railways' of Zimbabwe has been operating without a finance director and internal auditor, while its wagons and other infrastructure are not insured.

Sanral suspends process of pursuing e-toll debt

2019-03-27 13:38

The South African National Roads Agency has announced that it is suspending the process of pursuing e-toll debt.

Agriculture could go same route as Eskom without investment - FNB economist

2019-02-25 06:25

Lack of investment in infrastructure that supports the agriculture sector could see it take the same route as Eskom, senior agricultural economist Paul Makube has warned.

Raubex warns of 20% drop in earnings

2019-02-12 19:36

JSE-listed infrastructure development group Raubex is expecting its earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the year ending 28 February to fall by at least 20%.

The case for (coal and nuclear) megaprojects

2018-12-31 06:00

Megaprojects - including major new coal and nuclear power stations - can give the economy a much-needed boost, says Rob Jeffrey.

Durban just launched a R1.14 billion highway interchange – with 4 levels and Africa’s longest flyover bridge

2018-11-01 13:27

Sanral and transport minister Blade Nzimande opened the new Mount Edgecombe highway interchange in Durban, which is set to ease the disreputable traffic in the area.

SA sees expanded municipal bonds spreading debt burden

2018-10-24 15:53

South Africa is working on policy and regulatory reforms to make it easier for municipalities to borrow in capital markets to finance infrastructure projects, says the National Treasury.

Civil construction confidence remains in doldrums

2018-09-25 10:33

The FNB Bureau of Economic Research index for confidence in the civil construction sector for the third quarter is only marginally higher than for the second, reflecting that a majority of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions.

 

Sewage spill causes a stink in Cape Town suburb

2019-10-11 06:19

A faulty sewage pump is causing a stink among residents of Table View in Cape Town who are concerned about the environment and potential for diseases.

A 12,000-year-old Turkish city is about to disappear underwater. Residents are moving ancestors' bones to dry land.

2019-09-29 14:08

The Turkish government has called for the evacuation of a 12,000-year-old city, which is about to get flooded with water from the Tigris River.

Why limit municipalities in generating power, asks SA Development Bank CEO

2019-04-05 14:30

Why are municipalities in South Africa being limited in generating their own power, the CEO of the Development Bank of SA asked at the BRICS bank meeting.

Sanral promises 'shovel-ready' projects for new roads, job creation

2019-02-26 18:55

The South African National Roads Agency is not raising more debt in the bond market and is relying on its budget and loans from development finance institutions to fund future road projects.

Eskom is in crisis, so why get pricey, unreliable hydropower from the DRC?

2019-02-21 06:01

The power we import from the DRC will cost R400m more a year than locally producing 2500MW of renewable energy, says Rudo Sanyanga.

RMB report looks at big hurdle to business in Africa

2019-01-30 22:45

The lack of efficient infrastructure is one of the highest hurdles to business in Africa, according to RMB's Where to Invest in Africa.

SANRAL's Vusi Mona: Infrastructure offers 'bridges to the future'

2018-11-20 06:01

Investment needs infrastructure, says SANRAL spokesperson Vusi Mona.

Super-smart traffic lights to be launched in South Africa - and could cut travel time by 26%

2018-10-26 12:28

Africa’s first traffic lights that use an algorithm and electromagnetic loops will be rolled out in Stellenbosch in 2019.

The Big Read: Engineers face retrenchment, struggle to find jobs

2018-10-21 08:22

Civil engineers are being retrenched, graduates are struggling to find jobs and students at universities are aware they will find it difficult to find jobs, according to chief operations officer of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Steven Kaplan.

DBSA's financial health steady as it runs tight ship

2018-09-23 16:58

The Development Bank of Southern Africa has had a rocky few years after publicly falling out with previous Eskom leadership on governance challenges.

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