Mall of Tembisa development under way

Work on the 42,889m2 Mall of Tembisa, McCormick Property Development’s (MPD) largest development to date, has begun. The regional shopping centre will be located in the under-serviced north-western quadrant of Tembisa, on the main thoroughfare of Olifantsfontein road. The initial dolomite assessments undertaken in 2018 indicated pockets of dolomite which resulted in further assessments and…

Sappi and Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investment

LignoTech South Africa (LignoTech) is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi Southern Africa Limited (“Sappi”) and Borregaard AS of Norway (“Borregaard”). The lignin extraction plant in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal, was first commissioned in December 1998 and officially opened in 1999. The plant at LignoTech was designed to generate revenue from a previously unused component of…

Closing Africa’s infrastructure gap

Never before has the need for infrastructure felt so immediate and acute. This became apparent to me as I travelled to Nairobi, Lagos, Lusaka and Gaborone during the first three months of this year. Gerald Gondo, business development executive, RisCura A commonality I saw across all these African cities — the yellow metal equipment either…

SANDF bungalows upgraded with solar water heating systems

Overseen by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and partially supported by the Solar Thermal Demonstration and Training Initiative (SOLTRAIN), two bungalows at a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) base in Limpopo will be upgraded with solar water heating (SWH) systems. Certificate handover for top achievers of the programme: Angelo Buckley, reesearcher…