Featured Project: Syama Gold Mine, Mali

Syama Gold Mine, Mali

Description
The Syama Gold Project is located in the south of Mali, West Africa approximately 30kms from the Côte d’Ivoire border and 300km southeast of the capital Bamako in Mali. A pre-feasibility study into an underground operation at the Syama project has resulted in a 54% increase in the project’s ore reserves. With the addition of some 14.3 million tonnes of underground ore, the Syama ore reserve has grown to 3.15 million ounces, up by 1.1 million ounces on the previous estimate. Underground mine would require a capital investment of $85.6 million.

 

Status Region
Underway Mali
Category Value
Infrastructure R 100 million+
Industry Timing
Mining 2014 onwards
Sector Class
Private Invited / Negotiated


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Featured Tender: Feasibility Study for Development of Glass Bridge at the Top of the Falls within Murchison Fall National Park

Featured Tender: Feasibility Study for Development of Glass Bridge at the Top of the Falls within Murchison Fall National Park

Contract Number:

UWA/SRVS/2019-20/00210 – Uganda Wildlife Authority

Description:

Uganda Wildlife Authority invites sealed bids from Eligible bidders for Feasibility Study for Development of Glass Bridge at the Top of the Falls within Murchison Fall National Park.

Category Industry
Consultants Institutional
Region Site Inspection
Uganda No Details
Closing Date Contract Period
24 January 2020 at 11:00 (Local Time) No Details

 


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Featured Project: Mountain View iCity, Cairo – Creek Park

Mountain View iCity, Cairo – Creek Park

Description
Construction of residential units in Creek Park, one of six distinct parks that make up an integrated urban community, mixed-use development containing 18 000 housing units built on an area of 500 acres in New Cairo City, worth $3.6 billion. Creek Park has their own architectural style, landscaping and lifestyle personality. The units are designed like villas, but sized like apartments ranging from 100 to 500m², each with its own entrance, green space and parking.

 

Status Region
Underway Egypt
Category Value
Building R 100 million+
Industry Timing
Residential 2017 onwards.
Sector Class
Public Private Partnership Invited / Negotiated


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Construction Highlights for 2019

As the end of the year approaches… Wait! What? Is it that time already?

Yes, it is, before we know it’s crunch time again, Christmas décor is up at shopping malls…. while looking back at the year 2019 it was not just doom and gloom with the construction industry under immense pressure, let’s take a look at some of the construction highlights for this year.

How can I not start with the Tallest Building in Africa, situated in Sandton, almost near completion The Leonardo poses at 230m high in all it’s glory, boosting a mixed-use space with apartments, offices, landscaped gardens, a bar, and a crèche. It offers eight luxury penthouse suites topped by the three-level, 360° view.

PPA 16492

Sticking in the Gauteng region with some architectural flare we had the unveiling of the OR Tambo Mixed Used Development, Facilities include a fitness centre, canteen and creche. The floor area is estimated at 33 000m². The entire project is estimated at a total of R4.5 Billion. Phase 1 A is approximately R750 million.

PPA 23317

Another mammoth development underway is the Sandton Gate Precinct consisting of 6 phases including premium office space, convenience retail, modern residential apartments and a gym. This development also includes features such as piazzas & walkways, fibre connectivity and state of the art security. Oh and just by the way it’s a Smart Eco City development.

PPA 20383PPA 20393

 

Okay, I am definitely allowing Gauteng to get the better off me here let me move on to the Western Cape…

So let’s see what the Mother City has in store for us.

Harbour Arch embracing restaurants, coffee shops, cocktail bars, offices, residential apartments, and a motor dealership, levels of parking, an entertainment area & retail outlets located north-eastern gateway to the CBD.

PPA 21077

The Rockefeller consisting of 246 apartments and 13 storeys located smack-bang in the middle of the Cape Town.

PPA 21752

Moving to the shores of the East Coast we have the fabulous extension of the Durban Promenade, already an East Coast favourite amongst tourists and locals, the golden mile has been extended by 750m.

PPA 20379

Glorious establishments never seem to stop popping up in Umhlanga, The Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga will have a total of 200 rooms and a range of world-class offerings including: State-of-the-art business facilities; exclusive fine-dining offerings; a large banqueting facility and other meeting rooms for 1200 people; rooftop bar and terrace; spectacular rim-flow pool deck; boutique gym; spa treatment rooms; artisanal roaster style coffee bar; and Islamic compliant facilities. There will also be a Presidential suite on the 16th floor.

PPA 11583

Well Ladies & Gentlemen, looking back at 2019, it has been nothing short of magnificent buildings coming up everywhere in our beautiful country despite the bad it gives us something great to look forward to.


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Fitness Secrets from a Tech Junkie

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Fitness Secrets from a Tech Junkie

For those of you that are looking for hacks, quick fixes aren’t a thing when it comes to Fitness. You have to put in cash and consistent hard work. Yes, cash plays a huge role in this Algorithm. From paying for Gym Fee (public use), Gym Equipment (private use), Nutrition and Gadgets that give you a slight advantage.

Gym Fee

Many of us keep Gym Memberships for guilt purposes, in the hope that someday we will use these premises. As we all know this could be a costly exercise. But for those who are in it for all the right reasons, exercising within a public audience can increase work-rate. Affordability and location is something that one needs to evaluate before committing.

Gym Equipment

I find that having gym equipment at home works best for intermediate and advanced fitness junkies, as they have already been exposed to this broad world. Whereas, public facilities (such as gyms) could be more beneficial to beginners. An example of this would be, someone who wants to start the gym but doesn’t necessarily know where to start or what to buy. Fitness junkies already know what works best out there and seldom make the mistake of overspending on excessive fitness equipment and nutrition.

Nutrition

Just as all conventional concepts of computing employ the IPO (Input, Process, Output) System. Your diet plays a huge role when exercising, from your stamina to your overall outcome. This starts with your first meal to your last meal of the day and of course not neglecting snacks in between. Firstly you have to identify your goal; may it be Losing Fat, Building Muscle, Improving Endurance or Increasing Flexibility. You need a diet plan.

Gadgets

It is 2019 after all, so much has changed with how the modern world does things. Keeping track of your progress is essential and this where these gadgets come into play. There are some impressive fitness gadgets out there namely: Ozmo Active Smart Bottle, Tangran Smartrope, Bose Soundsport Free wireless headphone, Garmin Forerunner 235, JaxJox KettlebellConnect, Powerdot Pain Reliever, Vyper 2 Vibrating Fitness Roller and Withings Boady Cardio. Don’t be afraid to spend on a good gadget. The results can be very rewarding.

Hard-work

Catching up with your mates whilst exercising can be a distraction, you have to stay focused and make every second count. Many fitness junkies would rather train alone than with a friend and even go to the extreme of changing gyms just to maintain focus. This is something you’d need to monitor because you have to keep your break intervals short to get maximum results from your exercise. Challenge yourself. Don’t be afraid to go that 1 km extra or to add an extra 5 kg on that last set. If you never try it, you’ll never know what it feels like to do it.

Consistency

With the festive season approaching, many of us are looking forward to vacationing more than anything and the gym will be taking a back seat during this season for most of us. Maybe what you could do is to shorten your workout period instead of cutting it out completely because complete absence is not an option. This way you won’t feel guilty when having that ice-cream.

Many fitness junkies use this time best, as they know that public facilities are less congested and residential roads are a little quieter than usual. This is a great opportunity for beginners to start exercising because they don’t need to wait to make the infamous New Year’s Resolution pledge to start.

Sources:
Self
Breaking Muscle
Matador Network


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Trending Projects 2019

Featured Projects: Trending 2019

PPA 8435 – Lanseria International Airport – New Hotel
Description
Construction of the proposed R200 million face-lift expansion of the existing Lanseria International Airport, in Lanseria, Gauteng to include a new, large domestic low-cost airline terminal which will mean the current terminal will convert to the International Terminal. Infrastructure will also include a new, additional runway costing R50 million to increase capacity, a new multi-storey parkade, along with extensions to the existing parking area as well as possibly a new hotel located on the grounds. Hotel Component.

 

Status Region
Procedural Randburg
Category Value
Building R 100 million+
Industry Timing
Hospitality & Leisure 2022 / 2023 Onwards
Sector Class
Private Invited / Negotiated

 

 

PPA 8248 – Umshwathi Municipality Slums Clearance Project – Clinic
Description
Construction of a clinic for the Umshwathi Municipality Slums Clearance Project on The Farm Camel Hoek No. 1320, KwaZulu-Natal. The project will include a taxi rank, community hall, sports field, community gardens, primary school, high school, police station and residential area.

 

Status Region
Procedural Wartburg
Category Value
Building R 0 Million – R 30 Million
Industry Timing
Healthcare 2022 / 2023 Onwards
Sector Class
Public Open Tender

 

 

PPA 8171 – Mixed-Used Waterfront Development in the Port Elizabeth Harbour – Retail
Description
Construction of a retail component for the proposed mixed-use waterfront development. Situated at the Port Elizabeth harbour, Eastern Cape.

 

Status Region
Conceptual Port Elizabeth
Category Value
Building R 100 million+
Industry Timing
Retail 2019 onwards.
Sector Class
Public Private Partnership Open Tender

 

 

PPA 8116 – Athlone Power Station Site Development – Commercial / Business
Description
Construction of commercial and or business component for the redevelopment of the 36 hectare Athlone Power Station site, in Cape Town in the Western Cape. The mixed use development envisaged for Athlone Power Station site will consist of the following components: Residential – 22.2%; Commercial or business – 30%; Retail – 12.3%; Public institutions – 21.5%; Light industry – 7.4%; Athlone Refuse Transfer Station – 6.6%. The historical red brick buildings are to be retained where possible for predominantly public usage, such as a cultural centre. The existing electricity and waste water infrastructure will also be retained. Provision is to be made to link the site to future IRT routes and there is potential for a Rail Station on the site. GPS Coordinates: -33.9496273, 18.512898500000006.

 

Status Region
Procedural Cape Town
Category Value
Building Unknown At This Stage
Industry Timing
Office & Commercial 2024 onwards.
Sector Class
Commercialised State Pre-Qualification / Invited / Negotiated

 


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5G Technology: Is Africa Ready For It?

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Communication is a vital part of our everyday lives, and with the advancements in technology, we have seen it become so much easier to incorporate into our daily lives. With those advancements came the integration of other parts of our lives to these technological platforms. Our entertainment, our work, everything we hold dear, all of this data accessible on the go. We have gone from being amazed by making phone calls to another person, to nonchalantly video-chatting with other people on the other side of the globe. It just keeps getting easier. With new mobile devices coming out every other week, we realise just how these platforms have transformed. But are these platforms quick enough? Now we are more interested in how quickly we can access everything. In steps 5G Technology. What is this mysterious thing of the future?

What is 5G Technology?

5G is the latest in cellular networks, it is 5th Generation technology. Meaning that it is the successor of the 4th Generation cellular network technology(4G). Using 4G technology we get substantial speeds, allowing us to download large files, even as large as Gigabytes, in minutes. Being the next generation, we will be able to download Gigabytes of data in seconds. Check out Spectrum for more info on the more on the technologies required for 5G. There is a recognised standard for the network to have to follow for it to be considered 5G meaning that we could be looking at speeds like 2.5 GB/s(gigabytes per second which also equates to 20 gigabits per second, bits being an eighth of a byte) for downloads and 1.25 GB/s(gigabytes per second which also equates to 10 gigabits per second) for uploads. Further details can be found at Life Wire.

What is so special about 5G Technology?

Because 5G is substantially faster than its predecessor it is definitely worth taking a look at as it makes real-world uses incredibly exciting. It can enhance the usability of existing technologies and perhaps even open doors to newer ones at the same time. Considering that the speeds, capacity and latency(which is the delay) of such a connection has potential to be, it would alter the way we perceive the internet as a whole, giving light to endless possibility. Such improvements could aid in the experience in self-driving cars, virtual reality simulations, air traffic control, movie downloads, and many other uses that would require downloading large files.

Does anyone have as yet in Africa?

At the moment there are a few places in Africa that have access to 5G technology. Vodacom has launched Africa’s first commercial 5G services as of August of 2018 in Lesotho. Other companies also have taken to 5G, such as MTN; having launched a customer trial in Midrand back in November 2018. South African company Rain offers a 5G for home service to Johannesburg and Tshwane. Although Rain is currently the only one of these companies with the necessary licensing that will allow for the use of the newer 5G spectrum (IOL).

Changes needed to be made to support 5G?

As great as the prospects are for this technology, there are some issues that companies looking to implement this technology, may face. The more technical stuff aside, there would need to be newer towers, or at least upgrades to the older towers so that they can support the 5G spectrum. And there would need to be widely available devices that can support this technology. Here’s a list of 5G supported devices from Gihosoft. For these to be put into place, even before all of these changes are even plausible, there would need to be the discussion of whether or not the spectrum necessary for the network, is even available. For more detail on what spectrum is as it relates to communication networks check out GSMA.

Is Africa ready for 5G?

As great as this technology seems, is it really something that could be implemented in Africa? Yes and no. It has already been implemented in certain areas. Which certainly gives us hope that it is possible, and given the right location, plausible. But there already exists technology that is available in Africa that has barely been used to its fullest. 4G being 5G’s predecessor, is yet to be fully realised across the continent, with some places still using 2G (IT Web). Considering that there are places that can support the newer technology, there are also places that cannot. Although we are playing catch up, I do believe that once the older generations are more widely utilised, for all that it is and all that it is worth, then there should certainly be more backing of this technology. But until then, implementing it in smaller proportions, at least as is feasible, is the best way forward.


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