May 2011

SENIOR CONTRACTS MANAGERS x 2 - Building & Civil

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR/DESIGNATE – Contractor - Mauritius
B Sc/HND QS, CCS
Our Client has built its success on achieving quality on time. This credo pervades all activities of the company so that quality and timely response are not only applicable to the final construction product but also to our business and personal dealings with our partners in the constructions process including clients, consultants, sub-contractors, suppliers and our company employees.
The resulting teamwork provides the successful environment which has made this a preferred contractor for most of the major stakeholders in the industry.

COMMERCIAL MANAGERS - Mauritius - Construction COMPANY

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR/DESIGNATE – Contractor - Mauritius
B Sc/HND QS, CCS
Our Client has built its success on achieving quality on time. This credo pervades all activities of the company so that quality and timely response are not only applicable to the final construction product but also to our business and personal dealings with our partners in the constructions process including clients, consultants, sub-contractors, suppliers and our company employees.
The resulting teamwork provides the successful environment which has made this a preferred contractor for most of the major stakeholders in the industry.

COMMERCIAL MANAGERS - Mauritius - Construction COMPANY

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR/DESIGNATE – Contractor - Mauritius
B Sc/HND QS, CCS
Our Client has built its success on achieving quality on time. This credo pervades all activities of the company so that quality and timely response are not only applicable to the final construction product but also to our business and personal dealings with our partners in the constructions process including clients, consultants, sub-contractors, suppliers and our company employees.
The resulting teamwork provides the successful environment which has made this a preferred contractor for most of the major stakeholders in the industry.

COMMERCIAL MANAGERS X 4 North Gauteng M&E Specialists

We are seeking a number of Commercial Managers to be based on a large power station project currently under construction in the northernmost part of South Africa. This major scheme is a high profile project which when built, will be one of the world's largest Coal Fired Power Stations offering 4 800 Mw capacity.
Our client is assisting the owner in the efficient construction of this plant, and is currently searching for candidates with experience in the commercial and contractual management of complex Mechanical and Electrical packages ideally as associated with projects such as power stations or similar. In particular we are seeking candidates with a good grounding in the industry, good managerial skills, a proactive and enterprising nature and the ability to work as part of a committed team on the project with the ultimate aim of getting the job done!

Contractor Locked Out of Murram Site in Thika

Kenya: Contractor Locked Out of Murram Site in Thika - Kabuito construction company has been barred from excavating murram at the Wabeni polytechnic following protests by local residents led by councillor David Njehia. [AA Construction]

Construction of Nacala Airport to Create 700 Jobs

Mozambique: Construction of Nacala Airport to Create 700 Jobs - The construction of an international airport in the northern Mozambican port of Nacala will create a total of 700 jobs, according to the official government spokesperson, Deputy Justice Minister Alberto Nkutumula. [AA Construction]

Building Industry Tops Other Sectors With 100,000 Jobs

Kenya: Building Industry Tops Other Sectors With 100,000 Jobs - Spending on roads and housing enabled the construction sector to create new jobs at the fastest rate last year as employment in the sector rose above 100,000 for the first time. [AA Construction]

FCTA Constructs 1,500 Classrooms in 12 Months

Nigeria: FCTA Constructs 1,500 Classrooms in 12 Months - The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said that it has constructed over 1,500 classrooms in the last one year and has rehabilitated over 500 existing classrooms, as part of efforts towards classroom decongestion. [AA Construction]

Boarding High School Building Under Way in Chief Mailo

Zambia: Boarding High School Building Under Way in Chief Mailo - The Government has started the construction of a boarding high school in Chief Mailo in Serenje District. [AA Construction]

S. Africa to spent R14.2bn on Dams & Infrastructure Upgrade

Cape Town - Government plans to spend over R14.2 billion over the next three years vamping up dams and water distributions systems to ensure the country maintains a sustainable water-supply, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa said.

Molewa singled out several mega infrastructure projects, in reply to a parliamentary question raised in the National Assembly on whether the department had identified any urgent projects as part of the government's R846bn infrastructure upgrade plan over the next three years.

So far the department has spent R5.9bn of the R29.2bn budgeted for several projects, ranging from water services projects to mega infrastructure projects, she said. The projected expenditure on water and waste water infrastructure projects is expected to rise from R2.7bn in 2010/11 to R13.6bn in 2013/14.

Limpopo Province Builds New Primary School

Thohoyandou - Primary school children living in Hathukutha village near Thohoyandou no longer need to travel to a neighbouring village to attend school.

Limpopo Education MEC Dickson Masemola officially opened the R15 million Muratho Primary School this week as part of a conscious effort by government to improve the quality of primary school education.

"We have a mandate as a department to prepare young minds for the future," he said.

He said the standard of education at primary school was a source of concern and, in the long run, had a negative effect on Grade 12 results.

Limpopo hostels turned into double-storey units

By Sydney Masinga

Polokwane - Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has officially launched a R40 million project aimed at turning former hostels into residential units in Limpopo.

Sexwale, together with the Premier Cassel Mathale, launched the Seshego Community Residential Units (CRUs) in Seshego outside Polokwane on Wednesday.

"The Seshego CRU is the first of its kind in this province and will cost the government R40 million to build," said Sexwale.

Sexwale told community members that the project targeted residents who earned a monthly income of up to R3 500. He said the rentals would range between R400 for a one-bedroom unit and R800 for a two-bedroom unit.

"Repackaging" of municipalities report untrue: Cabinet

Pretoria - A media report alleging that government has sent back a National Treasury report on municipalities for "repackaging" is untrue, says Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi.

In a statement on Wednesday, Manyi said that an article in the Afrikaans Daily Beeld on Wednesday claiming that Cabinet has sent back the report supposedly to Treasury for repackaging was inaccurate.

Cabinet as part of its routine business of performance monitoring and evaluation from time to time receives reports on the performance of government across all three spheres namely national, provincial and local.

Some of the reports are compiled by government departments and entities.
"Other reports, like the one referred to in the article, are compiled by Chapter 9 institutions such as the Office of the Auditor-General. These reports are meant to give Cabinet updates on the state of service delivery and introduce necessary interventions where required."

Manyi said the purported report referred to in the article was presented to Cabinet in mid-March in 2011 by the Auditor -General and not Treasury as claimed in the newspaper report.

Limpopo and Chinese Partner On Renewable Energy

Polokwane - The Limpopo government is negotiating with a Chinese company to explore using green energy sources in the province.

Spokesman for Premier Cassel Mathale, Tebatso Mabitsela, said Mathale recently held talks with Chinese company Chili Capital Management Corporation to "explore possible ways of enhancing the energy mix of the province."

"The Chinese company deals with, among others, large renewable energy power plant development services. The meeting explored possible ways [that would] ensure, among others, optimal utilisation of energy resources as espoused by the Limpopo Employment Growth and Development Plan (LEGDP)," said Mabitsela.

Mabitsela said the meeting involved key role-players from the provincial government, Eskom and Chili Capital Management Corporation.

Electricity Installations On Track In South Africa

Pretoria - Government is still on track to meeting the target of installing electricity to all households by 2014, says President Jacob Zuma.

President Zuma and Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters officially launched a multimillion electricity project in the rural area of Engcobo in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. Addressing about 10 000 people from surrounding areas in Engcobo, President Zuma reiterated government's commitment to ensure that all communities, including households, clinics and schools have electricity by the year 2014.

"One of the challenges in electrification projects over the last few years was that, only municipalities which were licensed to distribute electricity were allocated electrification funding.

"However, in order to increase the roll-out process, the Department of Energy initiated the "Turnkey" projects with the municipalities that are not licensed," Zuma said.

The "Turnkey" approach is a recommended alternative to in-house electrification done by the Municipalities or Eskom in the light of the pressures and limitations that these entities have.

Riverwalk Office Park - Deloitte’s New Home In Pretoria

A computer generated perspective of the off ramp view of the new Riverwalk Office Park, which is being developed by one of South Africa's leading property developers and property owners, Atterbury Property Developments (Pty) Ltd at a cost of R300-million in Garsfontein Road, just off the N1.

With construction of the new R300-million Riverwalk Office Park, on the corner of Garsfontein and Matroosberg Roads in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria, progressing well, news is that Deloitte & Touche will be one of the blue chip companies to be accommodated in the complex on completion early next year.

COMMERCIAL MANAGERS X 4 North Gauteng M&E Specialists

We are seeking a number of Commercial Managers to be based on a large power station project currently under construction in the northernmost part of South Africa. This major scheme is a high profile project which when built, will be one of the world's largest Coal Fired Power Stations offering 4 800 Mw capacity.
Our client is assisting the owner in the efficient construction of this plant, and is currently searching for candidates with experience in the commercial and contractual management of complex Mechanical and Electrical packages ideally as associated with projects such as power stations or similar. In particular we are seeking candidates with a good grounding in the industry, good managerial skills, a proactive and enterprising nature and the ability to work as part of a committed team on the project with the ultimate aim of getting the job done!

Church Collapses At Okombahe

Namibia: Church Collapses At Okombahe - The residents of Okombahe were startled late at night by a loud rumbling - soon to learn that a five-metre-high wall of the 103-year-old Omkhaidani Evangelical Lutheran Church had collapsed. [AA Urbanisation]

EFF Provides Sanitary Facilities to Foni Communities

Gambia: EFF Provides Sanitary Facilities to Foni Communities - The Eastern Foni Federation (EFF), in collaboration with EU-Child Fund Water and Sanitation (WatSan) project, recently dug 34 pit latrines in Foni Jarrol and Bondali Districts of the West Coast Region. [AA Urbanisation]

Housing - Experts Advise Jonathan On Policy Implementation

Nigeria: Housing - Experts Advise Jonathan On Policy Implementation - The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) and the African Real Estate Society (AfRES) have advised President Goodluck Jonathan to engage competent professionals in the implementation of policies relating to land acquisition and housing development. [AA Urbanisation]

Exercises to Develop City to Continue - Accra Mayor

Ghana: Exercises to Develop City to Continue - Accra Mayor - The Mayor of Accra, Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has has said that he is not afraid to loose his position for doing what he terms as right for the development of the capital city. [AA Urbanisation]

Construction Junction

Ethiopia: Construction Junction - Wednesday, May 11, 2011, witnessed a subdued inauguration of the second Addis Build Construction, Construction Equipment and Technologies Exhibition by Turkish officials and businesspeople at the Addis Abeba Exhibition Center. [AA Construction]

Luanda Governor Assesses Banned Building Site

Angola: Luanda Governor Assesses Banned Building Site - The governor of Luanda, José Maria Ferraz dos Santos, on Monday here checked the site on which is being constructed two private buildings, whose works have been banned for the last two years. [AA Construction]

Jonathan Orders Cement Manufacturers to Crash Price

Nigeria: Jonathan Orders Cement Manufacturers to Crash Price - President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday ordered cement manufacturers to cut down the price of the product within 30 days to make it affordable to Nigerians. [AA Construction]

Land Restitution Conference Under Way

Pretoria- A two day land restitution consultative conference began on Sunday to evaluate the impact of the Land Restitution Programme.

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti acknowledged that government has not moved fast enough in addressing challenges facing the programme, but has assured claimants that government's shortcomings would be addressed swiftly.

"I acknowledge that we have not done well in managing the restitution programme, as government, causing strain, pain and frustration.

"Some of the people who were expected to have benefited from the restitution programme have even passed on. On behalf of government, I apologise," he said.

The objective of the consultative conference, according to the minister was to evaluate the impact of the Land Restitution Programme in terms of its intended objective and the restitution of land rights on people who lodged claims.

"The key word is equitable redress. We must therefore look at what have been our successes, our shortcomings as well as what is to be done. We must stay focused on this task throughout these two days," he said.

Jamba Industrial Park Making Progress

Angola: Industrial Park Back to Normal - State Secretary - The Secretary of State for Industry, Kiala Gabriel, said on Friday in Jamba district in the southern Huíla province that the industrial park of the country is returning to its normal functioning, due to the public and private investments made in the last nine years. [AA Urbanisation]

Eviction of Ihefu Valley Herders 'Was Inhuman'

Tanzania: Eviction of Herders 'Was Inhuman' - The eviction two years ago of pastoralists and farmers from Ihefu Valley, which is part of Usangu Basin in Mbarali District, was not planned and executed properly, The Citizen has been told. [AA Urbanisation]

Work On Mombasa Terminal to Start in June 2011

Kenya: Work On Terminal to Start in June - Work on the new container terminal at the Mombasa port is set to begin next month. [AA Construction]

Ugandan Government Launches Construction Regulations

Uganda: Government Launches Construction Regulations - Government on Saturday launched the National Construction Industry Policy and the revised engineering manuals and specifications. Works and Transport Minister, Eng. John Nasasira said Cabinet last year approved a policy to develop and strengthen the national construction industry in a bid to offer better services and weed out quack constructors that had caused buildings to collapse and shoddy on road construction. [AA Construction]