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December 7, 2017

N2 roadworks project reaches practical completion

From today, 5 December 2017, motorists have been able to enjoy travelling on the new lanes of the N2 between Borcherds Quarry Rd and the R300.

The Department of Transport and Public Works has now completed this R200 million freeway upgrade, which included the addition of a third lane in both directions.

Ride quality, safety and visibility are better. The carrying capacity of the road has improved with an extra lane on each side. This will benefit high-capacity buses and taxis, in particular, because the right-hand lane is a dedicated bus lane during peak periods.

Since the project began in January 2016, many people have benefited directly from the short-term [...]

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October 2, 2017

Zulu museum named as Africa’s best building

A museum built in Durban to celebrate Zulu heritage has won the first Africa Architecture Awards.

uMkhumbane Cultural and Heritage Museum in Cato Manor‚ built for R75-million in 2016 and designed by Choromanski Architects of Durban‚ was unveiled as the $10‚000 (R135‚000) winner on Thursday night at the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town.

The awards‚ sponsored by construction materials giant Saint-Gobain‚ attracted 307 entries from 32 countries. The shortlist of 21 projects‚ as well as the final winners‚ were chosen by a jury of leading African architects and academics.

Saint-Gobain retail division MD Evan Lockhart-Barker said: “Although this [...]

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September 19, 2017

Major upgrade for Cecilia Makiwane Hospital

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says investing in infrastructure such as the new wing of Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in the Eastern Cape will contribute significantly to improving the health of the people of Mdantsane.

“It is a facility that will allow us to expand government’s e-health strategy by providing advanced clinical support to rural areas. These investments in infrastructure, technology and innovation will contribute significantly to improve the health outcomes for the people of Mdantsane and the region,” said the Deputy President on Sunday.

Speaking at the unveiling of the new wing of the hospital in Mdantsane, East London, Deputy President Ramaphosa said [...]

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September 18, 2017

Construction set to start on new R281m forensics laboratory unit

Work has started on the new R281 million project to replace the forensic pathology services laboratory in Salt River, Cape Town with a larger purpose-built modern forensic pathology facility to be built at the entrance to Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory, the Western Cape government said on Sunday.

The 23-month project is a partnership between the Western Cape government health (WCGH) department and the transport and public works department, the Western Cape government said in a statement.

“The work that we do in health mostly depends on our infrastructure,” health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo said in the statement.

“Therefore, infrastructure forms part [...]

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