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DTI to spend R216m on upgrades at industrial parks

About R216 million will be spent on renovations at five industrial parks in the country, this is according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).  On Tuesday, Minister Rob Davies, said a significant improvement in industrial development, economic growth and job creation will be the desired outcome when this exercise is completed. “Last year, […]

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Cummins appoints new MD for Southern Africa

“My vision for Southern Africa is for us to exceed our customers’ expectations through world class professionalism from a diverse and highly motivated team.” These are the words of Thierry Pimi, the new Managing Director for Cummins Southern Africa. Pimi takes over from Schuyla Goodsen Bell who has now joined the US team as Vice […]

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Report shows African countries can reduce trade costs through TIR system

African countries can reduce the cost of trade in Southern and Eastern Africa, saving billions of dollars and increasing GDP, when implementing the TIR Convention as demonstrated by the International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) report, Transit costs in East and Southern Africa. TIR has, since 1949, made international freight transits faster, more efficient and more […]

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Feminine touch at the national architectural awards

Four talented women are among architects from across the country to enter their designs in the 2015/16 Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Excellence and Merit which will be presented at a gala dinner at Shine Studios in Braamfontein on 2 September 2016. Karlien Thomashoff of Thomashoff and Partners has entered the “Last Glass House” in Johannesburg, Gallagher […]

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GVK-Siya Zama appoints first female director

GVK-Siya Zama has appointed its first female director – Jabu Serithi has been promoted to commercial director: key projects (Gauteng).  Serithi began working as a quantity surveyor in training through a bursary programme with one of the major construction companies in the country. Over the course of her career she has been involved in numerous […]

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Government must spend more on water and electricity infrastructure

  Approximately 80% of South African engineering professionals do not think that the government will allocate sufficient funds towards projects aimed at addressing the country’s electricity and water crises. This is according to the latest PPS survey conducted among almost 600 engineering professionals. Manglin Pillay, CEO of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), […]

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Women excelling in City of Cape’s Women at Work programme

It just goes to prove that, given equal opportunities, women can excel in most male-dominated fields. Under Women at Work, a gender transformation programme, an all-female roads repair team, which is based at the Transport for Cape Town (TCT) depot in Heideveld, is doing all the hard slog, which only men are expected to do. […]

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Disabled friendly transport facilities should be nationwide

In a month, the City of Tshwane has demonstrated that it is possible to run an efficient transport system that accommodates people with disabilities, the elderly and children. The system’s design employs principles of universal design, which means it is accessible to persons with disabilities, commuters with shopping trolleys or baby chairs, children, older persons, […]

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Taxi bosses an obstacle to an efficient public transport system

The Eco-mobility Initiative has now passed, now it’s back to driving cars and enduring road rage incidents and traffic gridlock (for those that did heed the call of Parks Tau, the Mayor of Johannesburg). It was good to see the Mayor and other powers-that-be trying to shore up support to generally indifferent motorists to embrace […]

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New CEO to continue building MBSA’s legacy

New Master Builders Association of South Africa Chief Executive Officer, Roy Mnisi is a man who wears many hats professionally. And he is certainly not someone wet behind the ears. Mnisi has served as the CEO of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers since 2008. He is a qualified attorney and is a non-practising member […]

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