SADC 50KM ROAD CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN TANZANIA

SADC 50KM ROAD CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN TANZANIA

Construction of a 50-kilometre strategic road that will link Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries through neighbouring Zambia is underway which will facilitate the smooth flow of goods and services in the region.

Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) Rukwa Regional Manager, Ms Mgeni Mwanga said that the completion of the

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KILLARNEY GARDEN HOUSING PROJECT ON HOLD ON SOUTH AFRICA

KILLARNEY GARDEN HOUSING PROJECT ON HOLD ON SOUTH AFRICA

The Killarney Gardens housing project, intended to alleviate overcrowding in Dunoon’s informal settlemen has ground to a halt.

Announced by former Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu in April 2020 at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was initially going to provide accommodation for 1,500 families.

After lengthy delays

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HOW SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN RENTAL FLAT ARE IN POOR CONDITION

HOW SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN RENTAL FLAT ARE IN POOR CONDITION

Crumbling balconies, unstable steps, mouldy walls and leaking roofs, are some of the issues that tenants are experiencing in their Avonwood rental flats. They claim that the flats are not being maintained by the City of Cape Town.

Situated in Elsies River, the four-storey buildings which were built in 1976,

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HOW IBACF IS HELPING SA INFRASTRUCTURAL PROGRESS

HOW IBACF IS HELPING SA INFRASTRUCTURAL PROGRESS

The Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum (IBACF) has welcomed the progress made by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other law enforcement agencies on the progress made to crack down on the construction mafia.

The IBACF was formed in 2020 and is aimed at monitoring infrastructure projects and putting systems

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SOUTH AFRICA LAUNCH BIDS FOR NEW POWER GENERATION PROJECT

SOUTH AFRICA LAUNCH BIDS FOR NEW POWER GENERATION PROJECT

South Africa on Thursday launched three bidding rounds for 7,615 megawatts (MW) of new power generation from renewable energy, natural gas, and battery storage, part of efforts to overcome record power outages crippling economic output.

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy said in a statement it had issued three

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SOUTH AFRICA ANNOUNCED PLANS TO BEGIN 2500 NUCLEAR ENERGY PROJECT

SOUTH AFRICA ANNOUNCED PLANS TO BEGIN 2500 NUCLEAR ENERGY PROJECT

Minister in The Presidency responsible for Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa announced that South Africa will soon begin the procurement process for some 2,500MW of nuclear energy. Ramokgopa said that national power utility Eskom’s current power station fleet is aging – meaning that South Africa will have to generate additional sources of

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WHY FIXING SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE VITAL TO HELP LEARNING CRISIS IN SOUTH AFRICA

WHY FIXING SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE VITAL TO HELP LEARNING CRISIS IN SOUTH AFRICA

November 29 marks the 10th anniversary of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga signing the Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure into law. And despite this legislation clearly stating that all schools should have been provided with libraries and laboratories by then – as well as sufficient electricity, water, safe

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BOREHOLE DRILLING TO COMMENCE IN DIFFERENT SA REGION TO REDUCE WATER CHALLENGES

BOREHOLE DRILLING TO COMMENCE IN DIFFERENT SA REGION TO REDUCE WATER CHALLENGES

As part of interventions to resolve water challenges, the eThekwini Municipality has started the drilling of boreholes in several wards, particularly in the rural parts of the city.

This follows the recent launch of the borehole project that will see 20 boreholes drilled in areas affected by irregular supply of

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SA ACTIVISTS UNHAPPY WITH GOVT. PLANS OVER ENERGY MIXTURE

SA ACTIVISTS UNHAPPY WITH GOVT. PLANS OVER ENERGY MIXTURE

Activists protested against oil and gas development outside the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on Wednesday, as the Southern African Oil and Gas Conference got underway.

The protesters included members of Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI), the Climate Justice Charter Movement, Feed the Future for Life and

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CHINA DONATE POWER SUPPLY TO SOLVE SOUTH AFRICA’s LOAD SHEDDING

CHINA DONATE POWER SUPPLY TO SOLVE SOUTH AFRICA’s LOAD SHEDDING

At least 500 public facilities around the country are set to benefit from a donation from China which will allow them to have an uninterrupted alternative power supply and shield them from the effects of load shedding.

The donation includes generators, power supply vehicles, and off-grid PV energy storage supply

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KWANONGOMA GET INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECT BOOST IN SOUTH AFRICA

KWANONGOMA GET INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECT BOOST IN SOUTH AFRICA

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport and KwaNongoma Local Municipality have committed to work together to accelerate service delivery, especially the delivery of transport infrastructure projects.

This follows a meeting where Transport, Community Safety, and Liaison MEC, Sipho Hlomuka, led a team of departmental officials to engage with the municipality in

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SOUTH AFRICA MINISTER OUTLINE EAP PLANS FOR ELECTRICITY

SOUTH AFRICA MINISTER OUTLINE EAP PLANS FOR ELECTRICITY

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, says at least half of the actions set out in the Energy Action Plan (EAP) are either completed or on track.

He was briefing the media on the progress made on the one-year implementation of the Energy Action Plan on

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ESKOM WORKING ON AVOIDING HIGHER STAGE OF LOADING SHEDDING

ESKOM WORKING ON AVOIDING HIGHER STAGE OF LOADING SHEDDING

Electricity Minister, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, says there is a need for Eskom to continuously ensure it improves the reliability of generation units as the government works around the clock to end load shedding.

“I think it’s particularly unhelpful when Eskom has to go out from time to time with the

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SA HEALTH MINISTER TO CUT SOD FOR CONSTRUCTION OF FIRST CENTRAL HOSPITAL

SA HEALTH MINISTER TO CUT SOD FOR CONSTRUCTION OF FIRST CENTRAL HOSPITAL

Minister of Health, Dr. Joe Phaahla, together with Acting Limpopo Premier, Seaparo Sekoati, will on Tuesday, 18 July 2023, preside over the sod-turning ceremony for the first Central Hospital in Limpopo.

“This follows a feasibility study conducted and submitted to National Treasury in July 2018, which established a need to

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HOW WESTERN CAPE INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT R1BILLION

HOW WESTERN CAPE INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT R1BILLION

Following the recent severe floods, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) released an updated assessment of the estimated financial cost of the damage.

A rapid assessment conducted during the period 26 to 30 June 2023 confirmed extensive damage to riverbanks, irrigation equipment, private roads and sediment over vineyards and

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NAQO GRANT ESKOM PERMISSION TO MEET MINIMUM EMISSION STANDARDS IN SA

NAQO GRANT ESKOM PERMISSION TO MEET MINIMUM EMISSION STANDARDS IN SA

The National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) has granted Eskom a postponement to meet the Minimum Emission Standards (MES) at the Kusile Power Station, subject to certain strict conditions.

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) said the postponement is from 5 June 2023 to 31 March 2025.

“The

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SA AND NIGERIA TO COLLABORATE ON INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT

SA AND NIGERIA TO COLLABORATE ON INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Mseleku said that although both Nigeria and South Africa were learning from each other in implementing PPPs, there was a need for both nations to rekindle their collaboration and take it to a greater height.

The South African Government has sought the collaboration of the Nigerian Government on mutually

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INFRASTRUCTURAL DAMAGE AFFECTING RESIDENTS OF CITRUSDAL IN SA

INFRASTRUCTURAL DAMAGE AFFECTING RESIDENTS OF CITRUSDAL IN SA

In recent days, the Western Cape experienced severe and stormy weather conditions. This led to the damage of infrastructure and the closure of access roads. Citrusdal and Ceres were amongst some of the areas worst affected by this. Teams from the Western Cape Government including the Department of Infrastructure have

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R83 MILLON AND THREE AND THE HALF YEARS LATER ONLY ONE RDP HOUSE CONSTRUCTED

R83 MILLON AND THREE AND THE HALF YEARS LATER ONLY ONE RDP HOUSE CONSTRUCTED

The Namibia Stop 8 Housing Project in Inanda, eThekwini, started in 2019, but to date, only one RDP house has been completed.

Residents say the construction company was on site from 2019 to 2020, but stopped because of the Covid pandemic.

According to eThekwini Municipality spokesperson Lindiwe Khuzwayo, the development

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