Madiba-inspired tourist attractions map

A travel map of “Madiba-inspired tourist attractions” aims to encourage tourists from around the world to come to South Africa to walk in former president Nelson Mandela’s footsteps. Launching the map, Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, said: “It is…

Power station and coal mine a boon for colenso

In recent years a concerted effort has been in process to re-establish a new, larger, independent base load power station near the original site of the old Colenso power station in KwaZulu-Natal. With a substantial coal resource discovered near the…

City of Tshwane celebrates its successes

The City of Tshwane is undertaking several infrastructure projects that will centralise government departments and upgrade the inner city. In his recent State of the City address, executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopato elaborated on what will be known as the “Government…

Construction Expo addressing Skills Shortage

A budget allocation of about R1 trillion has been set aside for Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs) in South Africa. This includes the building of roads, schools, universities, harbor’s, power stations and other key infrastructure projects but the lack of skills…

Working at getting smarter

This, was preceded by a talkshop on “turning Stellenbosch’s challenges into opportunities for smart solutions” and involved a visioning exercise for the municipality and its prospects for becoming an exemplar for a “smart city” in Africa. Four groups, focusing on…

Transnet Retains Investor Confidence

  Now in the third year of its record-breaking seven-year R307 billion rolling infrastructure development programme, in August Transnet successfully issued a R1.5 billion five-year bond through its programme to raise funds in the local debt capital markets, confirming investor…