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 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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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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Project Infographic: Africa

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Featured Project: Tetra4 Natural Gas Project – Pipeline

Tetra4 Natural Gas Project – Pipeline

Description
Construction of a 107km pipeline which will lie 2m underground, a combined helium and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) plant with associated gas production and processing facilities, for the Tetra4 Cluster 1 Gas Production Project located near Virginia, within the Matjhabeng and Masilonyana Local Municipalities, in the Free State. The study area includes portions of the following farms: Brakspruit 121; Palmietkuil 328; Middelplaas 583; Enkeldoorn 360; Kalkoenkrans 225; Mond van Doornrivier 38; Boschluis Spruit 278; Damplaats 341; Grottkau 410; Retreat 118; Zonderzorg 342; Goedemoed 143; Nortier 361; Zoetendal 243; Deeldam 106; Jordaan 1; Doornrivier 330; Leeuwbult 52;Driekoppies 322; Excelsior 147; Harmonie 579; Frisgewaag 550; Terra Blanda 155; Erfdeel 188; Kleinpan 320; Blaauwdrift 188; Tarka 656; Hendriena 563; De Wilger 544; Glen Ross 562; Helpmekaar 47. Activities that will take place will include the drilling of new wells as well as intervention drilling of historic wells in order to connect the new with the old and develop a producing gas field, mainly for helium as well as CNG. Gas extracted from the existing and new wells will be compressed via centralised compressors and sent via pipeline through to the combined helium and CNG plant for processing.

 

Status Region
Awarded Virginia
Category Value
Infrastructure R 100 million+
Industry Timing
Water 2020 onwards.
Sector Class
Public Private Partnership EPCM


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Building Relationships: One Construction Project at a Time

 

More importantly, is that everyone can build strong relationships no matter what industry you’re in or what your title may be. It’s important to build the right relationships with the right people. Strong relationships between general contractors and subcontractors are important for a successful project. These relationships don’t mature overnight, and it takes time and effort from both parties to build a level of trust that evolves into a strong working partnership.

Main contractors
When a client hires a contractor to build or renovate a property, the company is legally responsible for completing all of the required work. Main contractors are thinkers. They work with you through the entire project, from the idea phase to the finished product. By contrast, subcontractors come and go. They specialize in certain areas of the construction process, like large equipment operation, concrete formulation, plumbing, electricity and carpentry. They enter a project to do a particular task and leave when that task is finished.

Subcontractors
If you’re bidding to a general contractor for the first time this is your opportunity to make a strong first impression.
Communicate! Keep in contact with the site supervisor and project manager with updates on your progress and advise them immediately of any issues or potential delays that might impact other subcontractors on the job or the overall project timeline.
Choose the right team for the job. Make sure your workers act and perform their duties safely and professionally. Be organized. Practice good housekeeping and clean up after every workday, picking up tools and equipment and disposing of any construction waste as you go.
Show up to the job site every day with the tools, equipment, materials, and workers you need to get the day’s work done. Subcontractors may be tempted to take on a job that is outside the scope of their capabilities allowing the subcontractors a window of time at either end of the project will ensure all their work will be finished within the project time frame. Preparing for delays will prevent the project from running overtime and therefore going over budget. Following these suggestions will lower the chances for disappointment and maintain a positive relationship between you and your subcontractor. Partnerships between contractors and subcontractors are vital for any business. In fact, this relationship is beneficial to both parties involved.
A subcontractor agreement usually exists between a contractor and a subcontractor. It outlines information similar to the conditions detailed in a contractor agreement. In most instances, the contractor will be responsible for compensating the subcontractor and the subcontractor is required to complete certain tasks for the contractor. Both a contractor and subcontractor work together to complete specified duties for a company or an individual.

Vendor/Suppliers
Main contractors and subcontractors often tend to ignore one thing: supplier relationship management. Effective supplier relationship management increases profitability and drives efficiencies for businesses.
Leads 2 Business has a service called Leads 2 Quotes and Open Quotes. (www.L2B.co.za) Vendor/Suppliers receives RFQ from main /sub-contractors as a preferred vendor via email, submit your RFQ’s (request for quotes) online. Easy access to vendor/suppliers within the area of work. You will be able to view which contractors prefer your business and interact directly with you regarding your service and product offerings.
This is a professional platform to enable anyone to build a solid relationship between Contractors and Suppliers.
As much as company culture is important to your business, it should also manifest in your supplier. Values such as speed, quality, excellence, innovation, and reliability are existent in trustworthy companies and you want to be sure that the same can be said about your own suppliers

Available Cash
You have payments due to subs, employees, vendors, materials suppliers, and equipment renters but you don’t get paid until the project is complete. If you want to have a solid relationship with your subbies, treat them how you would want to be treated, and pay them on time, every time
Nothing will ever run a 100% smoothly in construction at any given time. When there is a bump in the road, fingers start pointing. If you have a positive attitude and are working with subcontractors you trust; it will be easy to establish a good working relationship
Good business relationship management can lead to loyalty, which is important in terms of finding suppliers and subcontractors that can be trusted. This applies to tender bids as well as project delivery. Professionalism should be demonstrated at all times, as well as open and honest communication, efficiency and consideration when dealing with their needs and requirements

There are plenty of tools and online resources out there to help keep you and your business organized

Whether you are a “leader” or a follower, you can build a community of friends, colleagues, associates, allies, partners, and buddies around you. Together, there is no telling what you can do. Building Relationships: One Construction Project at a Time

Sources:
ProjectSmart
GenieBelt


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Tender Infographic: Northern Cape

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How To: View your Online Footprint – Part 1

Do you want to keep an eye on your Online Footprint Reports? We have compiled a series of helpful reports to assist in assessing the information you use on the site.
In Part 1 we will be covering Online Activity, Site Engagement, Project Engagement and Tender Engagement. Get your reports now!
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