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City of Johannesburg: New Council Chambers

City of Johannesburg: M1 Construction

Witwatersrand Acid Mine Drainage

Gautrain

Capacity: 60 People

Capacity: 60 People

Capacity: 60 People

Capacity: 60 People

Requirement: Wear closed shoes

The City of Johannesburg embarked on the project to build a new Council Chamber for the legislature. The estimated cost for the Council Chamber alone (excluding the surroundings) is R 240 million and its expected completion date is July 2017. It is situated right in front of the head offices in Braamfontein (Civic Centre Boulevard) and it +/- 32km from O.R. Tambo Airport. The reason for building this new Chamber was triggered by the current one that is very old and was going to cost more to bring it to the new one which is at the state of art level.

Requirement: Wear closed shoes

The City of Johannesburg, Transport Department, is working on multi-million rands project on the M1 to ease the traffic from west to east – is the construction of the overhead bridge and the loop only for the REYA VAYA Buses. The estimated cost of the project is R 220million and with the expected completion date of April 2017. It situated between Grayston and Malboro Drive and +/- 35km from O.R. Tambo Airport.

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The DWS has appointed TCTA to implement the Acid Mine Drainage Short Term Solution with treatment plants construction for the Western, Central and Eastern Witwatersrand basins. The Central basin plant has a treatment capacity of 84 Ml/d with a raw water pump station installation of 4,8 MW and lime plus limestone dosing system of 375 ton per day. The plant was constructed at a cost of approximately R600 million.

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The Gautrain is an 80-kilometre mass rapid transit railway system in Gauteng traveling at 160km/h, a mere 14 minutes between Sandton and OR Tambo Airport. Project costs was estimated at ±R30billion. A mixed-face Earth Pressure Balance Shield Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) was built in Germany to cope with the complex underground conditions. It installed pre-cast concrete tunnel lining segments behind it as it moved forward and left behind a watertight and smooth lining to the 6.8 m diameter tunnel.

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