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The New Mammoth Baywest Mall Open

11 Phase 1, Monte Circle Office Development

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44 Mall of Africa the first for South Africa

14 Kusile Power Station underway 48 New Polokwane private hospital to improve access to cost20 Bidvest SA Water effective, quality healthcare 22 Century City Urban Square 56 Multi –Billion Power Plants on Track 23 PaCE delivers at Nakambala Sugar Expansion

24 Sasol’s Mammoth New Head Office underway

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The New Mammoth Baywest Mall Opens

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he much-anticipated Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth opened its doors on 21 may 2015.

Baywest Mall is located on the western side of PE along the N2 national highway. It is the catalyst and first phase in the development of the multi-billion rand greater Baywest City Precinct. At 90 000sqm, the super-regional Baywest Mall will be the largest shopping centre to open its doors in the Eastern Cape. Developed as a joint venture between Abacus Asset Management and the Billion Group, the mammoth mall will offer some 250 stores, restaurants and entertainment attractions such as an ice rink, an 8-screen Ster-Kinekor Cinema complex with an IMAX screen, a ten pin bowling alley, hi-tech games arcade and indoor dodgem cars offering. Baywest is arguably the most innovatively designed mall and differentiates itself by being one of the most compact superregional shopping centres. It has a totally unique architectural design in the shape of a square, which is unlike any other super regional mall in South

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Africa. Most mega malls are expansive and shoppers have to walk a long way from one end to the other. But, Baywest Mall has a compact layout, with prime parking at each corner, and ultimately the shopper in mind.

There’s also going to be a beautifully landscaped Europeanstyled boulevard at Baywest Mall, where visitors can take in the fresh air in a secure environment before heading back indoors for a bite to eat or shopping spree.

Convenience of this layout sets it apart from other super regional malls in South Africa. However, the comprehensive mix of 250 tenants, in addition to attractions such as the mall being home to the only ice rink in the Eastern Cape, were integral aspects of the overall world-class offering at Baywest Mall.

Baywest Mall will no doubt be the flagship retail destination in the Eastern Cape, and is currently more than 92% let. International brands such as Swarovski, Lacoste, River Island, Express, Dune, Mamas and Papas, Superga, Timberland, Toss, Karaca, TM Lewin and Tom Tailor will make an entry into the province for the first time at Baywest Mall.

The mall will have several other distinctive offerings and features such as four quads inside its square-shaped design. These quads will serve as pause areas for shoppers, and be functional spaces with coffee shops and other eateries.

Construction of the new multi-million rand super –regional mall commenced in July 2013, and it employed close to 4 300 people on site and once open, the mall will employ a further 1 500 people.

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Bringing it all together at Baywest Mall

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etts Townsend is proud to be the principal agent and joint project manager, together with Abacus Asset Management, for Baywest Mall. The R2 billion, 90,000m2 mall will form the centrepiece of Baywest City – a massive new mixed use development in Port Elizabeth. The entire precinct is being developed by Billion Group and Abacus Asset Management in joint venture, and will create over 3,500 permanent jobs in the area.

This is not the first project that Betts Townsend has worked on for the Billion Group – the company carried out the project management for the impressive Hemingways Mall in East London completed in 2009, and brought the lagging Mdantsane City (between East London and King Williams Town) back on schedule. Work on Baywest Mall has required an incredible degree of co-ordination between all members of the project team, as well as on site. This fits well with Betts Townsend’s ethos of taking a hands-on attitude and maintaining a cohesive team approach. The sheer size of the building and the various technical, logistical and environmental aspects have all combined to make this a particularly challenging project. Nevertheless, the team has kept up with the construction programme and the mall will open in April as planned.

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Phase 1, Monte Circle Office Development by Gothic Construction

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he Monte Circle office development park, a project developed by Abland in partnership with Tsogo Sun is undergoing its initial phase. Monte circle Phase 1 is due for completion in August 2015. The contractor hired to undertake building activities on site is Gothic Construction. Gothic Construction was established in 1979 spanning over 35 years of experience in the construction industry.

This exciting new office development gives companies an opportunity to occupy space in a growing area with freeway access to the N1, which is conveniently situated off the William Nicol off-ramp within 2km of the Montecasino Precinct. This development is the first of 7 different developments that are being developed by Abland who own

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the piece of land stretching from Monte Casino Boulevard all the way to William Nicol.

a certain high level of expertise to be able to execute. It is a challenge and certainly one we are enjoying.”

Construction work on the project commenced late November 2014 and is scheduled for completion on 21st August 2015. Construction Insight caught up with Patrick van Gool, contracts manager for Gothic Construction.

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On Sustainability “This is a green star project,” says Patrick van Gool. “This means we are taking care of the environment by ensuring the waste that comes out of the development is either recycled or reused. The waste on the site is collected after a separation process and is handled by a waste collection company, which then recycles all the waste from this development.”

On Challenges According to Patrick van Gool, the major challenge in this project is ensuring that the architectural identity of the general Monte Casino precinct is captured in this new office development. “There is a lot of architectural detail on the face of the building which blends in with the general Monte Casino ancient Italian Tuscan style architecture. This requires

“Gothic Construction has 36 people employed on a permanent basis on the site; in addition there are bricklayers, electricians and plumbers on a subcontracted basis; making the total number of people employed on site to about 60 people at its peak.”

On Technology Patrick van Gool explains, “We made use of a concrete technology called Penetron, which makes the concrete waterproof. Using penetron concrete is both cost-saving as well as time-saving in that we do not have to water proof the concrete once it is cured. Penetron is an add mix that is put into the concrete at the plant, making the concrete waterproof right from the word go. Penetron is not a new technology even though it is fairly new in South Africa.”

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On Safety “On this project the developer, Abland took safety seriously and appointed a safety consultant to make sure all safety standards are adhered to. Gothic Construction also has its own in-house highly qualified safety officer to ensure that all Gothic Construction sites are up to the national standard. Additionally Gothic also runs a safety training program, where various employees are incorporated into the program and mentored and trained by the Chief Safety Officer.� Monte Circle will feature an Italian village ambience with a modern edge, offering tenants superior office space with high quality finishes, state-of-the-art systems and excellent accessibility. The phase 1 of Monte Circle office development comprises 2 buildings with three floors of office space and below that will be 2 floors of parking; with additionally an open area of outside surface parking to guarantee that all tenants and visitors have sufficient, safe and secure parking. Security will be ensured by access control to the basement and offices, as well as by on-site cameras and 24-hour security guards.

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Kusile Power Station underway

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or several years, concerns about South Africa’s power shortage have been mounting. With the growth of South Africa’s economy, the demand for electricity has increased significantly. Grid margins have been reduced and electric supply cannot always meet demand resulting in load shedding at times, which hashad a negative impact on communities and businesses throughout the country. It is imperative that new power supply is commissioned quickly to meet this growing demand and sustain South Africa’s economic expansion with as little impact on the environment as possible.It takes years to design and construct a power station large enough to alleviate the strain on the power grid. It has been over 20 years since a coal-fired power station has been built in South Africa, creating a skills shortage today.

Eskom is taking action to address the power crisis, while minimising the impact on the environment and awakening a dormant industry. The Kusile Power Station, which is being constructed in Mpumalanga, is one of Eskom’s most ambitious and innovative projects to date. Upon completion the plant will increase South Africa’s power supply capacity by 10% while reducing the environmental impact typical of coal-fired power generation.

Setting higher standards The Kusile Power Station will be Eskom’s most advanced coal-fired plant to date, and will be one of the largest coalfired plants in the world. In fact, it will be the largest coalfired power plant in the southern hemisphere once complete.

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Utilising supercritical boilers and flue gas desulphurization (FGD) technology, The Kusile Power Station will be one of the most efficient and cleanest coal-fired power stations in Eskom’s fleet.

environment in mind and will be the cleanest and most efficient coal-fired plant in Eskom’s fleet.”

More power, less harm to the environment

Water is essential to the process of power production, but unfortunately water scarcity is another concern in South Africa. The Kusile Power Station will be usingair-cooled condensing technology to significantly reduce the station’s water consumption. The station has been designed as a ‘zero-discharge’ site,which means that all water effluent will be treated and re-used by the station instead of being discharged to estuaries.

Eskom is committed to mitigatingthe environmental impacts associated with coal power stations. To this end, the Kusile Power Station will be Eskom’s first power station which will utilise FGD to achieve 90% sulphur dioxide (SO2) removal and to greatly reduce other carbon emissions. The power station will also make use of six 800 megawatt (MW) supercritical boilers, with the result that less coal will be burnt and emissions per MW will be reduced. According to Abram Masango, the Kusile Power Station Project Director, “The Kusile Project was designed with the

Reducing water consumption

Overcoming challenges A project of this size and complexity naturally brings with it certain challenges. According to Masango, “One of the biggest challenges for construction has been skills availability. Eskom

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has not constructed a project of this magnitude in more than 20 years, thus making difficult to obtain the needed skills in the construction of the project.”

Approximately 17 000 people are currently working on the project, and once the power station is fully operational it will employ approximately 600 permanent staff members.

Eskom is currently addressing the problem by establishing training centres in local communities toboth overcome the skills shortage and increase employment opportunities.Along with skills development the Kusile project will also benefit the community through immediate and long-term job creation.

Masango further adds, “Construction is going well at Kusile and a number of milestones have been reached.”The project was approved in March 2007 and construction began in May 2008. Eskom estimates that the entire power station will be completed by 2020.

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Kusile power station – another world-class project supplied by Ash Resources

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skom’s Kusile power station is being constructed using environmentally-friendly concrete incorporating the classified fly ash, DuraPozz®Pro, from Ash Resources’ Matla Plant. In this respect, Kusile is following in the footsteps of Medupi, which was the first Eskom power station constructed using a fly ash concrete mix. Since 2009 when concrete work began on Kusile, Ash Resources, South Africa’s leading fly ash supplier, has delivered over 180 000 tons of DuraPozz®Pro to the five concrete plants servicing the main contractor, Kusile Civil Works Joint Venture (KCW JV). The plants are those of the KCW JV itself, 3Q Mahuma Concrete, Crocodile Readymix, Franki Africa, and WBHO. “While committing to delivering to five different companies and operating sites seemed

“Our highly experienced logistics team, in combination with an excellent transporter, gives a flexible, responsive delivery service that ensures no one runs out of fly ash, even if a plant has to cope with unanticipated high demands.”

challenging, it has in fact worked out extremely well,” comments Mike Moore, Ash Resources’ Segment Manager – Construction. “Our highly experienced logistics team, in combination with an excellent transporter, gives a flexible, responsive delivery service that ensures no one runs out of fly ash, even if a plant has to cope with unanticipated high demands.” The peak period of concrete structural work is now over but the KCW JV will continue to require fly ash up until 2016, when equipment installation will be the primary activity. However, additional projects are already underway, including a coal stockyard and an environmental control catchment dam for water runoff. The completed power station will require in excess of 600 000 cubic metres of concrete – equivalent to four Cape Town soccer stadiums! Incorporating DuraPozz®Pro fly ash in the concrete mix design produces a denser, more durable hardened concrete, consistent with the power station design life of a minimum of fifty years. Consistent high quality fly ash has also become a standard ingredient for helping to control the heat of hydration in mass concrete pours, as well as creating mixes with excellent workability and flowability. These were particularly important factors when much of the concrete had to be pumped in order to deliver the required volume rate on the very congested Kusile site, and then disperse through high density reinforcing without segregation or settlement. “We focus on total supply reliability to our customers regardless of the size of the project,” says Ash Resources’ MD, Tshepiso Dumasi. “We are proud to be supplying fly ash to the massive Kusile power station – a project that is vital for South Africa’s future economic growth.”

Ash Resources has delivered over 180 000 tons of fly ash to the concrete batch plants that are supplying the main contractor for the Kusile power station project.

For further information, please contact: Natalie Johnson, Marketing Services Manager, Ash Resources. Tel: 011 657 2320 Email: natalie.johnson@ashresources.co.za Web: www.ashresources.co.za

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• Our solutions are also applied in various sectors such as government, mining, hospitality and industrial. • Our packaged water treatment solutions are designed to suit the needs of the customers and consist of a number of different treatment technologies (Chemical dosing, settling, flocculation, filtration, and oxidation, etc.). • Bidvest SA Water’s packaged water treatment solutions can be delivered in 4-8 months depending on the capacity required.

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through a D1 GAC filtration system for pre-filtration and finally a three stage RO system equipped with 4� membrane vessels. The recoveries expected from the process after 5 years given a fouling factor of 0.7 would be in the region of 75%. The potable system also will be able to feed the safety shower located next to the plant.

Our scope was to provide treated water that would be utilized to wash-off dust particles that build up on solar panels on regular basis. SA Water offered a fully automated demineralizing treatment plant with a capacity of 5000Lt/h,

One of the advantages with our treatment units is that they are professionally packaged into a shipment container with less space requirements, fully automated and can easily be designed to suite the client specifications.

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CENTURY CITY URBAN SQUARE B innington Copeland and Associates (A Hill International Company) is proud to be associated with this prestigious development by the Rabie Property Group.

Binnington Copeland and Associates has provided construction and project management services to clients in Southern Africa for more than 25 years. The company is now part of Hill International, which employs 4800 professionals in more than 100 offices throughout the world, offering a full spectrum of construction and project management services to public and private sector clients worldwide. Hill’s experience gives us a unique understanding of what can go wrong on a project. Hill uses this knowledge

to identify potential trouble spots on a project before problems develop and to recommend or initiate preventive action through strategic planning and project controls. As a programme, project or construction manager, Hill’s experienced professionals have managed all phases of the construction process from feasibility and pre-design through completion, including cost and budget controls, scheduling, estimating, inspection, contract administration and management of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Hill also offers extensive programme management, project management oversight, troubled project turnaround, staff augmentation, project labour agreement and other project consulting services. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.

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onstruction is currently under way at a rapid pace on the contemporary structure which will be the new premises of petrochemical giant Sasol. The ten storey high building which is aiming for Green Star Rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa will undoubtedly change the landscape of Wierda Valley permanently.

The Sasol Pension Fund in a 50:50 partnership with developers Alchemy properties is developing the multi million rand development. Described as a “floating glass box� by its designers, Paragon Architects, the building is the latest in a stream of high profile structures which Paragon Architects, led by Anthony Orelowitz, have been commissioned to design. Other iconic

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designs include the Norton Rose Towers, Alice Lane and the Alexander Forbes building.

partners with the Sasol Pension Fund, and will lease this commercial space to Sasol.

Alchemy Properties was awarded the tender to develop and lease this massive structure, and will be equal investment

Once completed the ten – storey, 67 000sqm office building at 2 Katherine Street, Sandton, will enable Sasol to

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consolidate its current office space across Johannesburg into a single location and to realize significant building operating cost savings. The building will comprise of ten floors of office space, incorporated onto a podium stand comprising integrated gardens and facilities, and would aim to achieve a five –star Green Building Council of South Africa Green Star rating in both the design and as - built categories. The New development will add to the Sasol Pension Fund’s significant portfolio of property assets, which included a number of blue-chip offices and shopping centre’s. Construction of the new building started in 2013 with Sasol taking occupation during the second half of 2016.

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Final touches being applied to the mammoth Sasol basement in Sandton

Giving it Gas in Sandton Introduction Franki Africa has received widespread acclaim for its foundation and general geotechnical work on a host of different basements in the Sandton area in Gauteng, South Africa. Two of the most recent include the mammoth 170 000m³ basement for the new Sandton premises of petrochemical giant, Sasol, and the 60 000m³ basement for the new head office of legal firm Webber Wentzel.

Sasol Magic “This is not just another building,” says Franki Africa’s Paulo Alves of the Sasol premises. “The building will have a massive footprint of about 6,500m² and will be 67 000m² in total,” he says.

“Our main challenge on this job was to excavate the 170 000m³ - of which 100 000m³ was decomposed granite rock - to a depth ranging between 14m and 18m and still complete the job in seven months, which is extremely tight from a time perspective” Alves says. “The granite required drilling and blasting, which is challenging in such a densely populated area as Sandton. We were of course considerate of our neighbours who were notified well in advance every time there was to be a blast.” Alves adds that this was a two-phase contract, which meant that Franki Africa did not have immediate access to the entire site. “It is fairly difficult to work under partial-access circumstances, which were exacerbated by the fact that there were also five large buildings on the site that had to be

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demolished. We had to work while the demolition was taking place and on only half the site at a time. This left us very little room to manoeuvre,” Alves says.

Teamwork

But ultimately this project went off very smoothly starting with the fact that the original soil investigations were, according to Alves, pretty accurate. “There were no surprises,” he said.

Alves says that to complete, in seven months, two significant basements totalling 230 000m³ excavation and requiring drilling and blasting and the installation of hundreds of piles is no mean feat and one which could not be achieved without exceptional teamwork.

The scope of works included: 170 000m³ excavation; 6 600m² of lateral support; 169 (no) 600-diameter soldier piles, 550 strand anchors, 400 rock-bolts and a 6 600m² gunite face area. It also included approximately 85 (no) structural piles and the diversion of existing storm-water and sewerage lines that ran through the site. The Sasol project began in May 2013 and was finished by the December 2013 shutdown. The other basement, that of Webber Wentzel’s new head office, while considerably smaller than the Sasol excavation turned out to be quite a lot more challenging. Of the total excavation of 60 000m³, no less than 20 000m³ was extremely hard blue granitic rock. “This is very hard material which required extensive drilling and blasting,” Alves says. “But easily the biggest challenge on this job was the diabase dyke that we came across along the Rivonia Road face when we were installing the soldier piles. “This was unexpected and required a completely different piling application and technique, which entailed us replacing 40 (no) auger drilled soldier piles with 610mm diameter percussion-drilled piles, which took in excess of a month to install. “This too was a tight job with respect to time and in this regard we were put under pressure with the discovery of the dyke and when the demolition of the existing structure took longer than anticipated limiting the lateral support and earthworks access on site.” But Alves says the contract, which started in June 2013 and was completed by midNovember 2013, was still completed in an acceptable time-frame. The scope of works included: 60 000m³ excavation to a depth ranging between 8m and 14m; 96 (no) 600 diameter soldier piles; 240 (no) strand anchors and 250 (no) rock bolts and a total gunite area of 2 900m².

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“Our team and our partners on these jobs, Zero Unlimited Earthworks and Pro-Frag Blasting, went way beyond the call of duty in order to get the job done professionally and on time. They often sacrificed weekends and never complained about the extra hours that were needed when the pressure was on,” Alves says. He adds that unless there is harmony and teamwork between all the players on complex geotechnical sites, all the expertise and experience in the world can mean very little. “From our project managers to the Zero and Pro-Frag on-site managers, these jobs were shining examples of how engineering and related teams can work together to produce world class results,” he says For both jobs Franki Africa utilised three lateral support teams and two Soilmec SR 30 drill rigs, which proved to be invaluable in the speedy and efficient drilling and installation of the soldier piles. “Balance between quality and time is always the issue in projects with tight timing and these machines as usual proved to be significant in us maintaining this balance,” Alves says.

Part of the Keller Group Meanwhile Franki Africa MD Roy McLintock says that being part of the Keller Group is a tremendous boon. “The Keller Group is the world’s largest independent geotechnical engineering contractor. Being part of an organisation like this has obvious and significant benefits for Franki Africa including access to a wide range of innovative technologies, finance

for future growth and, of course, a wealth of geotechnical intellectual property and experience. “On the other hand Franki Africa brings to the group its vast experience in working in Africa and this will help to accelerate Keller’s growth into mainly sub-Saharan construction markets, where significant growth fuelled by major infrastructure and resource-related projects is expected over the medium to long term. “But those who will benefit the most are our clients who will now be able to get an even better all-round service from us including the most effective geotechnical solutions the world has to offer,” says McLintock. Keller, which acquired Esorfranki Geotechnical (now Franki Africa) from JSE-listed Esorfranki towards the end of 2013, has approximately 8,000 staff worldwide and global annual revenues of around ₤1.5 billion. Keller is the clear market leader in the U.S., Canada and Australia, and has prime positions in most established European markets as well as a strong profile in many developing markets. Justin Atkinson, Chief Executive of Keller is very optimistic about the acquisition. “The combination of Franki Africa’s local knowledge and resources with Keller’s scale, experience and broad range of techniques will make us ideally placed to undertake complex major projects requiring design expertise and multi-product solutions in a region where we expect the longer-term opportunities to be significant,” he concluded.

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Paardevlei new Health facility

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usamed Paardevlei Private Hospital is a 100-bed acute hospital. It is housed in an attractive, modern, purpose-built, building situated in the historic Paardevlei precinct. The convenient location places it close to the N2 and other main and arterial routes which make access to this world-class, quality treatment facility even easier for residents of the Helderberg basin and other surrounding areas. The building has been designed with the patients’ needs and comfort in mind. In addition, it is equipped with the most modern equipment – aimed at the most favourable outcomes and best possible experience for its patients and their families. The building and equipment however, would have very little value in the absence of appropriate specialists and staff. To this end, the staff and the resident specialists are passionate about patient-centred care and place their well-being at the centre of all they do.

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Paardevlei Private Hospital has the following: • • • • • • • • • • •

Medical ward: 30 beds Surgical ward: 30 beds Day ward: 10 beds Maternity: 2 delivery rooms, 1 first stage room, 10 postnatal beds and a nursery NNICU: 2 beds (one of the beds is for isolation) High care: 4 beds General ICU: 4 beds (one of the beds is for isolation) Cardiac ICU: 4 beds (one of the beds is for isolation) Paediatrics: 6 beds (two of the beds are for isolation or private rooms) Theatres: 4 theatres in total and a catheterisation laboratory. Two of the theatres are laminar flow and one theatre is a cardiac theatre Emergency unit: two resuscitation beds, three examination cubicles, one procedure room, one POP room, a triage room and consulting room

In the high care and ICU areas the beds are divided by glass panels which make it more private for the patient and

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator (SA) (Pty) Ltd ThyssenKrupp Elevator is proud to be associated with BusamedPaardevlei Private Hospital in the Western Cape town of Strand. ThyssenKrupp Elevator is installing 4 lifts in the new hospital, 2 Latitude and 2 Synergy (MRL). ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the world’s leading elevator companies. With sales of €6.20 billion and 50,000 employees at 900 locations, we have a global presence. The company offers innovative and energy-efficient products designed to meet our customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts, as well as tailored service solutions for all products.

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Busamed, chaired by Dr. Diliza Mji, a pioneer in progressive healthcare provision, has been issued with four licenses to build hospitals in Gauteng, the Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) and Cape Town. These hospitals will deliver world-class healthcare services, supported by T-Systems South Africa, which will provide the platform to enable Mji’s vision of bringing integrated digitalised healthcare to hospitals in South Africa. T-Systems is a local and global veteran in the Healthcare industry and through its own experiences, coupled and complemented by that of Mji and team, Busamed is earmarked to offer flagship healthcare facilities and a distinguished patient experience. Johann Joubert from T-Systems South Africa highlights the areas of collaboration as: 

An optimised patient experience

Elevated care-giver interaction

Reduced risk to the patient and the care-giver

Greater focus on the actual care of the patient

A fully integrated and managed healthcare value chain

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Best-in-class skill attraction and retention

“With T-Systems delivering a comprehensive Information Technology service, we can focus on the patient journey and apply our energy towards quality and affordable healthcare.” Says Mji. T-Systems in South Africa Sales & Solution Marketing Specialist Elize van Rooyen Tel.: + 27(21)974-3185 E-Mail: Elize.vanRooyen@t-systems.co.za Further information for the media at: www.telekom.com/media and www.telekom.com/photos

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there are windows overlooking the mountains. The patients’ bed can be placed in such a position that they can see the mountains. For the children there are two enclosed play area in paediatrics (inside and outside). In the nursery, we have two private areas for mothers to breastfeed their babies.

Busamed is a private hospital operating group with 4 hospital licences across South Africa. In addition to the Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital, they also have private hospitals in the early stages of development in Johannesburg, Harrismith and Bloemfontein. While they are a young group, the management and staff have a wealth of experience and are passionate about patient-centred care.

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Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital under Construction

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DNA Logic Installs Pneumatic Tube System for Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital D

NA Logic, a company specialising in logistical design, supply, installation and maintenance of systems to help hospitals improve material transport and medication management, has been contracted to design and install a functional pneumatic tube system for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. DNA Logic uses Rowa and Swisslog systems to offer some of the best products manufactured in the world to the highest standards. DNA Logic products can be used in various industries such as health care, banking, mining, retail and libraries. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, DNA Logic was confident they can deliver for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. The pneumatic tube system employed is a network of tubes with carriers of various sizes propelled through the network to transport items to and from designated destinations. JSE-listed construction firm Group Five was awarded the R400-million contract in 2014 to build the hospital. Construction work on the new Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital got under way in Parktown, Johannesburg in June, 2014. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust announced on the day, adding that it had chosen Group Five as the lead contractor on the project. The hospital was built as a matter of legacy for the late Nelson Manadela, ‘help make former President Nelson

Mandela’s “lasting wish”, the construction of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, in Parktown, a reality. The hospital, whose completion is expected in the first quarter of 2016, will cater for all medical purposes and would have about 240 beds and eight operating theatres. The hospital was expected to employ around 150 doctors and 451 paediatric nursing professionals. DNA Logic (Pty) Ltd is a dynamically geared company with capacity suitable for projects such as the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. According to DNA Logicin many processes of hospital logistics, material transport plays a decisive role. DNA Logic argues that there is no need for professional nurses and supporting medical staff bustling around with drugs, surgical supplies and prescriptions – waiting in the pharmacy for the express processing of the transaction in order for them to fulfil the on-demand nursing task. In such cases, considerable time is wasted. DNA Logic offers the highest quality of material transport in healthcare facilities.

The Mechanism of Pneumatic Tube Systems Pneumatic tube systems or PTS, and also known as Pneumatic Post Systems, are systems in which cylindrical containers called ‘carriers’ are propelled through a network of tubes by compressed air or by vacuum. The tubes will connect various departments in a building.The materials

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Swisslog Pneumatic Transport System

identified to be transported are placed in an appropriately sized canister, which is tightly closed and leak proof. Simple PTS follow conventional fluid mechanics principles. Air is blown down or extracted from the pipeline, propelling the capsule along the pipe. Both ends of the pipeline are sealed during transport, allowing the air behind the canister to be above atmospheric pressure, and the air in front to be below atmospheric pressure.

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The movement of the canisters can be tracked by computer interface and therefore can’t get lost. The hospital pneumatic tube system can transport practically anything that fits into a carrier: •

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• FULL stock control and tracking • Expiry date and batch number logging • Fast dispensing – 360 items per hour • Modular customer specific design • Space saving

DNA Logic is proud to be associated the a hospital named after the legacy of Madiba, a world class, highly advanced and specialised children’s hospital that will shape the lives of the children of Africa and shape the future for a greater Africa.

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PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS - BY TREVOR MILLER Fire losses in South Africa are continuously costing the country millions of rands, malfunction in electrical installation ranks as one of the major causes. In order to mitigate this risk and allow for effectivefirefightingtechniques, the 0400 National Building Regulations calls for a number of important building standards to be adhered to. In summary the two most important factors are containment of a fire to its source, andthe prevention of structural collapse of building elements especially where steel is used.

At Pyro-Cote with over 30 years’ experience in the field we have spent R 500 000.00 in officially testing of products and systems. We ensure that all our contract personnel are adequately trained in the correct installation procedures and on site safety. In today’s market and especially in commercial buildings the emphasis is on price rather than the protection of human occupancy and developers assets. At Pyro-Cote we believe that a more conscious approach should be followed between the consultants and quantity surveyors in the assessment of product reliability and applicators credentials.

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Mall of Africa the first for South Africa

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here is an exciting and trailblazing development happening in Gauteng, with a whole new city between Johannesburg and Pretoria, rising out of the ground and the super-regional Mall of Africa set to open its doors in April 2016. Attacq’s flagship development is changing the landscape of the province forever, with developments valued at more than R7 billion completed or secured. The 340ha Waterfall development has 1.753 million sqm of developable bulk and is the largest urban concept development in South Africa, with over 175 000sqm already developed. Attacq Waterfall Investment Company (AWIC) has the development rights with its holding of 81.2% of AWIC, while the balance of 18.8% is owned by Atterbury Property Holdings, the appointed development partner to the Waterfall development. Set to become the largest Mall ever built in a single phase in South Africa. Mall of Africa is a mega R3.5 billion super – regional retail project. It is envisaged that the 130 000sqm retail mall’s distinctive design, which was meticulously planned by MDS Architects,

prime location and envious retail mix will offer a unique retail experience, making it a destination for both local and tourist visitors. It is strategically located at the Allandale Road interchange and for many will offer a convenient “mall stop on the way home”. The precinct straddles the highway with the Waterfall Commercial district on the eastern side and the city on the western side. Major road upgrades are underway with an impressive entrance and new road network taking shape. The mall holds prime position in the tailor-made 330ha new city that embraces integrated living in its fullest livework-shop-eat-play scope, with retail, offices, homes, hotels, a hospital, light industry and the all-important lifestyle and leisure components. The Mall’s top level would boast a 4 500sqm undulating steel and glass roof with curved bulkheads that allowed daylight entry, as well as a ‘’luxury mall” section offering high – end brands and a champagne bar. It would also offer executive services such as valet parking, hands – free shopping and free parking.

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At the centre of the Mall, the interior would open up onto an exterior restaurant area and the “green lung” of the Waterfall City development – a large park that extended towards the bottom of the mixed –use development. The mall would also be serviced by the Gautrain bus and talks are currently underway to possibly extend the city’s bus rapid transit system to link the development to other parts of the city region. It also offered 6 500 parking bays for customers with their own transport.

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New Polokwane private hospital to improve access to cost-effective, quality healthcare “Situated within the Savannah suburb of Polokwane, the hospital is expected to attract patients not only from within the city itself but from throughout the province. We have identified a particularly great need for highly specialised services such as cardiology, and the hospital will include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory. This will employ sophisticated imaging equipment to visualise the arteries and chambers of the heart to identify abnormalities and treat them. Patients will no longer have to travel beyond the borders of the province to obtain such services,” adds Du Plessis. he development of the new state-of-the-art private hospital in Polokwane will greatly improve the community’s access to quality private healthcare services and assist in stimulating the local economy.

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Netcare Polokwane Hospital will initially open with 109 beds, but the facility is being developed in a modular way that will enable easy and rapid expansion in order to meet the growing needs of the community.

This is according to Jacques du Plessis, managing director of the Netcare hospital division. The construction of Netcare Polokwane Hospital, which is being developed in partnership with empowerment consortium Pholoso Holdings, commenced in February 2014 and is scheduled for completion by September 2015.

Du Plessis says that aside from cardiology, the hospital will offer a wide range of other medical and specialist services and, over the coming months, Netcare will be looking for opportunities to expand on these even further.

“This is a tremendously exciting project not only for Netcare and Pholoso, but also for Polokwane, the capital and heartbeat of the Limpopo province. Polokwane is developing rapidly and there is a great need within the region for the specialised and other healthcare services that the new private hospital will be offering,” explains Du Plessis.

Some of the specialist disciplines that Netcare Polokwane Hospital will offer once it has been completed include: cardio-thoracic surgery; vascular surgery; obstetrics and gynaecology; urology; ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery; paediatric services and surgery; and orthopaedic surgery. The facility, which is being developed using the very latest in hospital design techniques to optimise both operational

He says that Netcare carefully researched the need for such a facility in the area, and ensured that the project had the support of both the local community and medical fraternity before deciding to go ahead with the development. Although Netcare operates the largest network of private hospitals in South Africa, Netcare Polokwane Hospital will be the group’s and Pholoso’s first facility in Limpopo province. Du Plessis points out that the project forms part of Netcare’s strategy to further expand its national footprint and make quality healthcare available to more South Africans.

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and environmental efficiencies, will have an emergency department, adult medical and surgical wards, an obstetrics ward, a paediatric ward, a day ward, a combined intensive care and high care unit; a neonatal intensive care unit; general surgery theatres; a caesarean theatre; catheterisation laboratory; radiology and pathology departments; a fertility clinic; and a retail pharmacy, all situated in the surrounds of the doctors’ consulting rooms. “The development of Netcare Polokwane Hospital will bring significant benefits to the province, and has been warmly welcomed by the community and medical fraternity. In addition to the obvious advantages it will have for patients seeking emergency and specialist medical services, the

facility will also assist in further energising the local economy by creating employment and business opportunities. Local skills are being used as far as possible to develop the hospital, and individuals from the community will staff the facility,” says Godfrey Phakoago of Pholoso Holdings, which consists of a number of prominent businessmen. “Netcare and its empowerment partners Pholoso Holdings are delighted that they will now be represented in Limpopo province, one of the few areas in South Africa where the group has yet to establish a presence. We are looking forward to the opportunity to bring our unique culture of care to the people in this rapidly developing region,” concludes Du Plessis.

TALISMAN Hire Polokwane Involvement with the new NETCARE Polokwane Private Hospital. TALISMAN Hire Polokwane will be supplying contractors with quality equipment towards the new NETCARE Private Hospital being built in Limpopo, Polokwane. TALISMAN Hire specializes in light to medium construction equipment and supports the needs, operations and goals of its clients. Thus, this important project can be rest assured

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quastorm Waterproofing Solutions is a professional Waterproofing Company with a 100% black ownership (BBBEE LEVEL 3), dedicated to meet the waterproofing needs of commercial, industrial and domestic property developers. As the specialist in waterproofing we endeavor to provide the total one stop waterproofing service in new construction works, maintenance of existing infrastructures and infrastructure revitalization projects. The NEW NETCARE POLOKWANE PRIVATE HOSPITAL construction is one of the few waterproofing projects we are currently involved in, in the Limpopo Province. In this project we were involved with waterproofing the Retaining Walls as well as the supply and installation of the drainage and protective Walls for those Retaining Walls. For these walls we used materials such as Bituthene 3000 and 4mm Thermoflex

Membrane/Derbigum (Torch-on) and these are just but few of the materials that we can apply for waterproofing different structures. Even though our involvement in the project was not much, it is important to acknowledge the experience and knowledge gained by our company to be part of such a bigger picture that brings change and improvement into such a vibrant Province. Amongst other projects we are currently involved in, construction of the University of Limpopo’s residential accommodation for students is one of them. The project on its own is a huge project and we are sub-contracting under THAW Construction. Our main clients in Limpopo are Construction Companies and Residential Property owners.

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Our Waterproofing services focused on the following: Concrete roof slab, balconies, parking decks, Damps, Retaining walls, Shower, metal sheet roof and expansion joints amongst other areas.

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Duncan Court to offer Fashionable Modern Living

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osta Zervas Projects, an established property development company based in Tshwane with extensive experience in residential and commercial developments – is currently developing a new residential offering in Pretoria’s cosmopolitan suburb of Hatfield. The new Duncan Court intends to meet the shortage of decent accommodation for students and young professionals. It aims to put a major dent in the deficit in accommodation students studying at the University of Pretoria and other colleges. Duncan Court is perfectly positioned to provide easy access to fashionable modern living, state of the art communication, IT and security systems as well as the best that Hatfield

has to offer. Within walking distance to the Gautrain station, Shopping Centres, University of Pretoria and LC de Villiers (University Sports grounds), being mobile has never been easier. With 6 apartment types available to choose from you can rest assured there is something for everyone. From the young to the young at heart. Once completed the multi-million rand Duncan Court will comprise 11 storeys of 480 studio and loft one- and twobedroom apartments on the upper levels. It will also have one basement level for parking, as well as additional parking on both the ground and first-floor levels. The ground floor will also accommodate conference facilities, as well as a

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restaurant. Security features include a 24-hour manned guard house, as well as security camera surveillance.

smallholdings who want a base in town, as well as property investors. Said Costa Zervas projects CEO Costa Zervas.

“We foresee Duncan Court attracting more investors, particular, parents looking for secure student accommodation, young professionals who work in the area, individuals living on smallholdings who want a base in town, as well as property investors. Said Costa Zervas projects CEO Costa Zervas.

“Duncan Court’s trendy apartments offer investors a secure profitable investment, with a positive return guaranteed. There will be no shortage of tenants to rent the units.

“We foresee Duncan Court attracting more investors, particular, parents looking for secure student accommodation, young professionals who work in the area, individuals living on

Parents investing in their students’ future can be at ease knowing their son or daughter resides in a safe environment – a home away from home, but also integrated into student life” he said. Construction of the Duncan Court started in January 2014 and is expected to be completed towards the end of 2015. GD Irons are the main contractors on the project whilst Studio 3 Architects is the firm behind the design.

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The plant currently employs 1500 people - 97% South Africans and about 25% locally employed. The Dedisa Peaking Power plant will be operated in accordance with the terms of the power purchase agreement but will not supply electricity to the grid continuously. Peaking power plants can be dispatched at short notice and assist in stabilising the grid. Once operational, the plant will employ about 40 people. The two facilities are situated next to existing high-voltage Eskom substations, one at Dedisa, 20 km north-east of Port Elizabeth, and the other in KZN (Avon). The electricity generated by these facilities will be fed into the transmission systems of the two substations. Dedisa will comprise two units – gas turbine and generator. The turbine will use diesel (SANS 342) as the primary fuel and will use water injection for NOx control.

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For over sixty years, Morris Material Handling SA (PTY) LTD has been committed to providing Standard and Engineered material handling solutions across a variety of industries throughout South Africa and into sub-Saharan Africa, including Steel Making, Aluminum and Copper Smelting, Water Treatment Plants, Container Cranes, Mining and Engineering Industries.

Specialising in the following: • • • • • •

Wire Rope Hoists with capacities up to 120 tons Standard Cranes with capacities up to 250 tons Electric & Manual Chain Hoists Engineered Cranes for special process requirements Lightweight Crane Systems Jib Cranes

By choosing Africa’s Lifting Legend you: Tap into a wealth of knowledge, dedicated experience and industry know-how. • • Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your material handling solution brings value to your business. www.morris.co.za Crane Aid, a division of Morris Material Handling, is the largest service company in Sub – Saharan Africa consisting of 17 branches specialising in:

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Servicing and Repairing of all cranes, hoists and associated lifting equipment Refurbishment and modernisation of all makes of lifting equipment Annual load testing as per the OHS Act Spares and associated electrical equipment Comprehensive crane maintenance training at our fully equipped training centre HEAD OFFICE - BENONI Cnr Dusseldorf & Ruhr Road, Apex Ext 3, Benoni Tel. 011 748-1000 Fax. 011 748-1159 www.craneaid.co.za For 24 / 7 breakdown assistance call our toll free number on 0800 015 659

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Construction started in September 2013 on the R3.5-billion Dedisa power station. The plant will help prevent blackouts nationally and complement the city’s power supply.

Corporation (CDC), and in accordance with the BEE commitments given to the Department of Energy.

It is the largest construction project at the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) to date, and during its peak it will employ 1000 construction workers.

The Dedisa Peaking Power project is being led by a consortium of South African, French and Japanese companies, who are also building a second peaking power station, the R6.2-billion Avon project in KwaZulu-Natal.

A large majority of the workforce at the plant had been recruited locally in coordination with the Coega Development

This plant, with four gas turbines, will generate a total of 670MW of electricity and come online in the middle of 2016.

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