Construction & Mining

Terex Trucks rebrands to Rokbak

thumb 1Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks has rebranded as Rokbak at a digital launch event on September 1 

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Power systems supplier Kohler unveils M139 generator canopy

M139 GT6582 307x210 2Power systems supplier Kohler has launched its M139 generator canopy, offering the highest levels of anti-corrosion performance, making it suitable for use in harsh outdoor environments in markets such as Africa and the Middle East

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80,000 housing sites serviced by the DA-led government

AdobeStock 208601111Since 2010, under the leadership of the DA, the provincial Department of Human Settlements serviced 80,000 housing sites across the Western Cape, revealed a parliamentary reply


This excludes all housing developments and social housing initiatives undertaken by the provincial department which focuses on using innovative and affordable methods to addressing the housing crisis that is facing South Africa.

By allocating around US$260mn to servicing sites, which includes the supply of water and electricity, and laying of bulk infrastructure, the Western Cape government has once again showed its commitment to bring housing opportunities to our residents as bulk infrastructure remains the costly part of any development.

The provincial department of agriculture, environmental affairs and development planning is currently finalising the first ever inclusionary housing policy framework for any provincial government in the country where the provincial department of human settlements also provided input. This policy framework alongside the development of service sites in the Western Cape accelerates the delivery of housing opportunities for deserving beneficiaries.  

Initiatives such the iclusionary housing policy framework as well as the Western Cape asset finance reserve, which will empower local municipalities and unlock further funding opportunities, are game changes for the Western Cape. This Reserve is the first and only of its kind in the country.

The standing committee on human settlements will engage the provincial department on this reserve fund and the ways in which this will support local municipalities across the province to deliver housing opportunities for our residents. As the budgets for human settlements continues to shrink year on year, finding ways to accelerate dignified housing opportunities for residents must remain a top priority for all the governments.

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The role of the 3D geological model in geotechnical BIM

SeequentSeequent has included Geotechnical BIM concept in its Building Information Modelling/Management (BIM) with an aim to understand the the challenges and opportunities geotechnical engineers face to manage geotechnical structures built in real-time through geotechnical analyses rooted within the 3D geologic context

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Schneider Electric and AVEVA support sustainability initiatives of mining companies

AdobeStock 23189010Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and AVEVA, a specialist in industrial software has announced that their combined technology offerings are supporting the sustainability initiatives of mining companies in four key pillars: energy efficiency, yield improvement, low greenhouse emission technology adoption, and new green processes

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