Leading engineering and manufacturing company Andrew Mentis has entered into an exclusive supply agreement with R&R Engineering in Perth, Australia. R&R Engineering specialises in industrial handrail and walkways for the mining and petrochemical industries. The agreement will see Andrew Mentis' products enter the Australian market before mid-2012.
Australian based global engineering consultancy firm SMEC, and highly-successful local South African engineering consulting firm Vela VKE have strengthened their standing in South Africa and the wider African market, by joining forces in a merger.
After taking a leap of faith and resigning from the former Concor Plant in 2010, entrepreneur Bobby Mabe's structural steel fabrication business is going from strength to strength under the coaching and mentorship of Murray & Roberts Plant.
From left: Andrew Mentis jnr, deputy managing director at Andrew Mentis, says the company will be entering the Australian market in mid 2012; SMEC CEO Ross Hitt (left) and Dr Thomas Marshall, Vela VKE CEO and entrepreneur Bobby Mabe's structural steel fabrication business is going from strength to strength under the coaching and mentorship of Murray & Roberts Plant.
Following a vigorous adjudication phase aimed at identifying outstanding South African architectural projects that reflect sustainable outcomes, 12 qualifying entries for the 2011/2012 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture have been announced.
From left: Three of the shortlisted entries - Lebone II College in Phokeng, North West; Ozmik House and Pick n Pay on Nicol, Sandton.
Ingenuity Property Investments Limited is unlocking value in its substantial development portfolio by utilising recent financing from Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, Cape for the refurbishment of two prime properties in Cape Town. The loan facilities amount to R700-million, of which R336-million will be utilised for new projects, including the refurbishment of the office and retail-based Atlantic Centre on the Foreshore in Cape Town.
Also in Cape Town: 22 on Bree situated in Cape Town's CBD, is set to be one of the latest developments to graceCape Town's rapidly growing skyline within the city centre.
Poland and the Ukraine hosted the 14th UEFA European Football Championship 2012. Wroclaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Warsaw are the four Polish venues, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Kiev and Lviv the four Ukrainian venues. Seven of the eight football stadiums with seat capacities of between 35 000 and 70 000 were built or enlarged with PERI formwork and scaffolding systems.
From left: A street view impression of the Atlantic Centre; an impression of the new 22 on Bree that will change Cape Town's skyline and Donetsk's stadium that hosted five matches - the stadium, which offers place for 51 000 spectators, was newly built between 2006 and 2009.
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Industrialising the nation - is government doing enough?
In September 2011 President Zuma raised his concern about the lack of black industrialists in South Africa and called for the economy to produce ‘authentic black entrepreneurs' who own factories. A few months later in his 2012 State of the Nation Address, President Zuma introduced government's plans to make a massive investment in infrastructure.
Solar Water Heaters - what are the benefits?
The popularity of installed solar water heaters (SWHs) in South African households remains low, despite awareness regarding the potential benefits of SWHs amongst potential users slowly improving.
Massive retaining wall
One of the largest retaining wall projects ever undertaken in South Africa is currently under construction on the site of Cradlestone Mall, a new shopping centre which is being constructed for the Sasol Pension Fund and Retail Africa by Aveng Grinaker-LTA.