Job Creation: An infrastructure-led recovery … engineering holds key for SA

  JOHANNESBURG – The South African engineering and construction industry is currently under severe stress. According to the 2019 Budget Review report, public sector spend on infrastructure has reduced by almost R36 billion since 2016. The recently released Q3:2019 Labour Force… Continue Reading →

SVA appoints Mbutuma as new MD

SVA International(SVA), one of Africa’s leading architectural companies, is proud to announce the appointment of Sandi Mbutuma as managing director, equipping the company to continue providing comprehensive solutions for its clients across Africa. SVA is a member of the GIBB Group… Continue Reading →

GIBB Power announces Managing Director

Leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy company, GIBB, is excited to announce the appointment of Kiren Maharaj as Managing Director of GIBB Power, a subsidiary of GIBB Holdings PTY LTD, Maharaj assumed her role effective 4 March 2019. Maharaj is a seasoned… Continue Reading →

Ensuring environmental protection at Durban port project

A significant project that is set to revolutionise operations in the Port of Durban is progressing well underway under the watchful eye of an independent Environmental Compliance Officer. R7 billion Durban Container Terminal berth-deepening project, which commenced in October last… Continue Reading →

What Prasa needs to do to survive

Railway engineer and analyst Dr Willem Sprong says the rail network can still be saved, but only just. With only three months left on their contracts, the Passenger Rail Agency SA’s (Prasa) board still has time and money to fix… Continue Reading →

GIBB growing water sector’s female entrepreneurs

The GIBB incubation programme to develop women entrepreneurs in the water sector is bearing fruit, with three women-run small businesses already benefiting from the programme to unlock skills and opportunities in this under-developed sector.

Motherwell Passenger Rail a potential boon for Port Elizabeth

Designed by GIBB Engineering and Architecture, the Motherwell Passenger Rail Corridor (MPRC) in the Eastern Cape is one of PRASA’s largest rail projects. The MPRC, when constructed will be a major benefit for Port Elizabeth and could lead to other… Continue Reading →

GIBB Expert’s Corner with Dave Clark

Dave Clark, Technical Executive at GIBB, takes us through the challenges that exist within the water sector and what can be done to remedy them. Part 1: Part 2:  

EDF and GIBB become partners in GIBB Power

On 4 October 2018, EDF, one of the world’s leading electricity companies, and GIBB, a leading engineering player in Africa signed agreements for EDF to invest in GIBB Power, a subsidiary company of GIBB Engineering and Architecture specialising in engineering… Continue Reading →

GIBB Expert’s Corner with Fana Marutla

Fana Marutla, Head of Business Development and Transportation at GIBB, elaborates on the challenges and opportunities facing the Railway Sector within South Africa. Part 1 Part 2

Major engineering milestone as Lesotho dam achieves full capacity

This article first appeared in Engineering News on 23 August 2018. The new $100-million Metolong Dam in Lesotho has achieved a significant project success this year, with the dam spilling for the first time since its completion in 2016. Spilling… Continue Reading →

GIBB Expert’s Corner with Vuyo Msipa

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GIBB Expert’s Corber with Tehoho Mofokeng – Part Two

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GIBB Expert’s Corner with Teboho Mofokeng – Part One

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Female engineer takes the helm at SAICE East London

Onke Ngacu, a Technologist at Engineering and Architecture firm GIBB, is set to make history by becoming the first black woman to hold the position of Chairperson of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering for the Amathole (East London)… Continue Reading →

Why construction firms need to leverage the potential of technology

Paul Fitzsimons: General Manager for Power and Energy and Louwrens van der Merwe: Sustainability Consultant: Sustainability and Strategic Projects in the Environmental Sector.

Why construction firms need to leverage the potential of technology

To rebuild itself for the 21st century, the construction industry needs to embrace innovation and new technologies. Across many sectors, companies large and small are ditching manual systems and investing in technology to streamline processes and create competitive advantage. The… Continue Reading →

Engineering companies now have to re-evaluate their appetite for risk

  As Chinese construction conglomerates enter Africa’s business landscape, success will depend on adaptation South African consulting engineering companies are confronted with some fascinating trends that will shape our industry, now and even more so in future. One of the… Continue Reading →

Minigrids gradually becoming more connected in Africa

    Minigrids gradually becoming more connected in Africa Emerging power generation networks, which are minigrids that are off the grid, are gradually becoming more connected and providing a directional generation of supply to the demand in Africa, where about… Continue Reading →

Solar-hydro hybrid schemes can help fulfil Africa’s energy needs

Solar-hydro hybrid schemes can help fulfil Africa’s energy needs The evidence for climate change is clear worldwide. We see it in record heat levels, heavier rainstorms and severe droughts, increased tropical storms and hurricane intensity. This reality has forced a… Continue Reading →

Towards a broad energy mix and a focused policy

What is the ideal energy balance between various energy resources? Should we embrace renewable energy, and phase out fossil fuels entirely? Would this approach be able to meet the country’s growth needs? The halted nuclear build programme promises 9,6 GW… Continue Reading →

Engineering sector – remaining competitive in tough times

    Engineering sector – remaining competitive in tough times   South African companies face an embattled business environment, especially in the infrastructure space. While there are pockets of growth, South Africa and many other African countries are not recovering… Continue Reading →

Long-term strategy needed to grow black-owned businesses

  Long-term strategy needed to grow black-owned businesses WHILE some policies are rightfully placed to develop Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa, further consideration needs to be given to the development of large black-owned companies to ensure… Continue Reading →

It makes sense to have a clear policy and strategy in energy supply

JOHANNESBURG – In determining the ideal energy mix for South Africa, there is no objective truth. What is the ideal energy balance between various energy resources? Should we embrace renewable energy, and phase out fossil fuels entirely? Would this approach… Continue Reading →

Insights into SA’s water security

    In May, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane made greater water security for all South Africans a priority, with the department setting a R15.1 billion budget for the 2017/18 financial year.   In light of this, and given… Continue Reading →

Long-term strategy needed to grow black-owned businesses

WHILE some policies are rightfully placed to develop Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa, further consideration needs to be given to the development of large black-owned companies to ensure they can compete globally, undertake large complex projects… Continue Reading →

Exploring alternative water sources in South Africa

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Getting serious about desalination

Jacques Laubscher, GIBB Technical Executive: Integrated Infrastructure   In South Africa, it seems that whenever drought starts to bite, talk of desalination returns to the national debate. In principle, everyone supports the idea of desalinating sea water or sewage wastewater… Continue Reading →

Business Day interview with GIBB Technical Executive, Teboho Mofokeng on desalination

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GIBB Technical Executive, Teboho Mofokeng talks about being a woman in the engineering industry.

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Encourages people to consider waste as a valuable resource

Caption: The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa’s (IWMSA) Eastern Cape branch hosted the ‘Green is the new Gold’ conference in the splendid World of Windows venue at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium last week. Back Row (Guest Speakers):… Continue Reading →

Behavioural change in the home is key to saving water

http://www.702.co.za/articles/264266/behavioural-change-in-the-home-is-key-to-saving-water <iframe src=”https://omny.fm/shows/the-john-maytham-show/gibb-round-table-waterwatch/embed” width=”100%” height=”180px” frameborder=”0″></iframe> On Thursday, the Department of Water and Sanitation together with Sunlight and engineering consulting firm, GIBB held a round-table discussion in the quest for alternative water resources. Some of the issues covered during the… Continue Reading →

Water scarcity to put SA under dire strain

 With the winter months here and a forecast of low rainfall in South Africa the already water scarce country could be under dire strain. However, there could be some hope for water users. A roundtable looking at alternative sources for… Continue Reading →

Desalination could be necessary to mitigate S Africa’s water woes

With freshwater resources in South Africa almost fully utilised and heavily stressed – especially in the Western Cape, where drought conditions have left dam levels at 25% – water scarcity conditions are set to increase in the country, especially in… Continue Reading →

WINTER WARMER OUTREACH HELPS THOSE BATTLING THE WINTER FREEZE

As temperatures drop, sometimes to below freezing point in South Africa, winter represents cruel and cold nights for many who don’t have the means to stay warm. With the cold winter grip set to continue GIBB staff set out to… Continue Reading →

Lesotho hydropower facility Phase II to kick off developments this month

In Southern Africa, Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) has secured a joint venture to begin works of one of its two main water transfer facilities. The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed the Matla a… Continue Reading →

LHDA appoints JV to oversee Polihali dam design, construction

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed the Matla a Metsi joint venture to oversee the R445-million design and construction of the Polihali dam. The dam is one of the two main water transfer components of Phase 2 of… Continue Reading →

Rabbits pulled out of hats in the name of transformation.

The Competition Commission has approved without conditions the buyout by Kutana Construction of a 51% beneficial interest in Aveng Grinaker LTA from Aveng Africa. The former is a black women-owned company. The deal ticks off a major black economic empowerment… Continue Reading →

The inevitable advance of technology in engineering

by Paul Fitzsimons, GIBB Power and Energy Sector South Africa will have to adopt global engineering and construction standards and technologies to compete on the world stage. While some industries such as the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), automotive and financial… Continue Reading →

Greater support for water sector’s female entrepreneurs

Providing support to upskill female entrepreneurs in the water sector is being is one of GIBB Engineering’s latest commitments. The company recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the South African Water Research Commission (WRC) to develop a group of… Continue Reading →

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