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Unlocking farming potential the focus of EC agri indaba

MINISTER of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Eastern Cape Agriculture Indaba. Organised by Nascence...

How to protect heritage or historic buildings from fire risk

THE issue of protecting heritage structures and other buildings containing priceless artefacts or documents from fire risk came into stark focus in mid-April when...

Roadworks a bridge to economic growth and development

ROAD infrastructure maintenance is not only important for smoother, safer traffic flow, it is also a key catalyst for economic growth, which is one...

Opinion: Spotlight on ‘intemediary city’ water issues

By Simon Thomas KISUMU County, Kenya, will host Africities 9 from 26-30 April 2022, under the auspices of the Pan-African Organisation of United Cities and...

EC water crisis: is govt doing enough?

AS South Africa battles a third wave of Covid-19 amidst the destruction and looting in parts of the country in recent weeks, it’s easy...

Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has expressed it dismay and grave concern about the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Swiss cable car tech for Wild Coast bridge project

A temporary cableway that promises to drastically reduce the travelling time between the South and North sites of the Msikaba Bridge will soon be...

EPWP gains momentum, despite challenges

By Sithole Mbanga AS the official Stats SA unemployment figures break the 32% mark, news from the South African Cities Network (SACN) is that the...

Specialised cement helps stabilise EC road

A specially formulated cement is helping pave the way for a safer R67/5 road between Queenstown and Whittlesea in the Eastern Cape. The contractor –...

Bay businesses secure over R8m in funding

FOUR manufacturing businesses have secured over R8 million in funding from the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. MEC for the...

Roadworks continue on busy EL airport route

EAST London motorists should expect traffic congestion until well into 2023 as roadworks continue on the airport route. That’s according to the Buffalo City Municipality,...

New SA dealer for top compaction equipment brand

CONSTRUCTION equipment manufacturer Bomag GmbH, based in Boppard Germany, has appointed Kemach Equipment as its new dealer for South Africa, Lesotho, and Eswatini (Swaziland). The...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...