Eskom working on replacing failing infrastructure

Eskom has committed to replacing its ailing infrastructure in Gauteng after experiencing an increased number of “pole-mounted” transformers and mini-substations that fail due to network overload. Source: Getty/Gallo According to the state-owned entity, this is caused by meter bypassing, illegal connections, unauthorised operations, and vandalism of the electricity infrastructure. To date, Eskom has successfully replaced…

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CIDB 2021Q2 survey shows mixed sentiment among civil engineering, general building contractors

The results of the 2021Q2 CIDB SME Business Conditions Survey showed that while sentiment in the civil engineering (CE) sector increased for the fourth consecutive quarter, the business mood deteriorated among general building (GB) contractors. A further broad trend observed was the divergence in the confidence of smaller contractors, which moved decidedly higher in the…

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