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Amanda Strydom

Freeway improvement project makes provision for public transport

30th October 2009 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has included high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in the design of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). 

Economic strategy under way for Maputo corridor

30th October 2009 Consulting engineering company PD Naidoo & Associates’ subsidiary Econogistics is developing an economic strategy to optimise the Maputo transport corridor. 

Safety and innovation 
play key role for shaft 
sinking company

23rd October 2009 Mining contractors Grinaker-LTA Mining have designed a new small shaft sinking headgear for petrochemicals giant Sasol’s Thubelisha mining project. 

Replacement coal 
mines under way

23rd October 2009 The RSV Enco-Goba coal joint venture (JV), comprising engineering consultancy firm RSV Enco Consulting and coal mining experts Goba, is advancing on the two new greenfields mine complex projects, Thubelisha and Impumelelo, which are replacement coal mines for coal-to-liquids giant Sasol Mining,... 

Canada’s first 
CTL project still 

23rd October 2009 Canadian alternative energy supplier Alter NRG’s first coal-to-liquids (CTL) project has slowed significantly owing to the economic slowdown. 

Software enables 
efficiency in design

9th October 2009 Design and engineering software company Autodesk Africa reports that its building information modelling (BIM) software AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 can enable engineers to complete more projects in less time with the same resources. 

Funding for future road expansions will be secured

9th October 2009 Industry body the South African Federation for Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) is confident that funds for future road expansions will be secured. 

Successful refurbishment of scrubber for diamond mining industry

2nd October 2009 Heavy engineering firm Baldmin Engineering has completed the refurbishment of a 40-year-old scrubber for diamond producer Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine. 

Simulation training provides business solutions

25th September 2009 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) middle and top management attended business simulation designers Business Today’s Railway Management Today (RMT) training to improve the management and operation of the railway.  

Logistical feat wins award

25th September 2009 Diversified mining giant Rio Tinto’s QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) was the export category winner at the 2009 Steel Awards for its logistical feat in setting up its Ilmenite plant, in Fort Dauphin, on the south-east coast of Madagascar. 

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