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 •  January 15

The City of Cape Town drilled its first test borehole into the Cape Flats aquifer on 11 January hoping that the earth's natural underground reservoirs would provide an extra 80-million litres of water per day as dams dry up in a prolonged drought. The City has a licence to extract 80-million litres of water from the Cape Flats Aquifer per day,...

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 •  January 15

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has started the R37-million reconstruction of the Bridge road bridge over Klipspruit river, in Soweto, owing to overtopping during heavy rainfall. “[The] bridge in Klipspruit West is known to bring traffic to a halt during heavy downpours, rendering it unsafe for pedestrians to cross owing to increased water...

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 •  January 15

Construction of Zambia’s Kitwe-Chingola dual carriageway is on course. According to the project contractor, SINO-HYDRO Zambia Limited, the project, which is scheduled for completion by December 2018, is 79% complete. Additionally, project manager Sun Hongchao, said the south bound road has been completed and is open to motorists. He noted that...

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 •  January 15

Egypt’s ambitious target to developing one of the world’s largest solar generation parks has gained international support. The World Bank Group, announced guarantees of up to US $102.6m to support construction, operation and maintenance of six solar power plants in Egypt. The power plants will collectively have a combined capacity of up to 250MW....

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 •  January 12

Six persons were reportedly trapped when a two storey building collapsed in Aguleri-otu in Anambra East local government area of Anambra state. Daily trust reliably gathered that the victims, suspected to be casual workers, were under the building when the structure, said to be under construction caved in. An eye witness, who blamed the incident on...

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 •  January 12

Private higher education institution Monash South Africa (MSA) is extending its academic offering this year by offering engineering within its expanded faculty of business, engineering and technology. MSA is the first private higher education institution to offer a Bachelor of Engineering programme that is reviewed by the Engineering Council of...

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 •  January 12

South Africa's economy may grow 2% or more this year if the government takes the right policy decisions, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday. "The capacity of the South African economy's growth levels far exceeds the targets that we have set ourselves," Gigaba told a business gathering in East London. "We can even grow at more than...

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 •  January 11

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the contract to design and supervise the construction of the Polihali water transfer tunnel – the largest of all the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase Two (LHWP II) engineering design contracts – to the Metsi a Senqu-Khubelu Consultants (MSKC) joint venture (JV). Work on the design...

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 •  January 11

Beitbridge residents have applauded Government for availing more than $14 million to resuscitate infrastructure in the border town. The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Cde Patrick Chinamasa announced during his 2018 National Budget presentation that infrastructure development was critical in modernising the border post. He said the...

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 •  January 11

French company Paris Aeroport, formerly Aeroports de Paris or ADP, has won a contract with Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) for design of a new passenger terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The contract involves preliminary design work of the new passenger terminal as well as baggage sorting systems, said Gratien Maire,...