Fluor Wins 2007 PMI’s Project of the Year Award
The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced the selection of the Fluor Corporation as the winner of its 2007 Project of the Year Award. The recognition honours a project and its project team for superior performance and the execution of exemplary project management.

Burj Dubai Now World’s Tallest Building
Dubai boasts the world's tallest building, with the Burj Dubai (DubaiTower) scraping the sky at 512m (1,680ft) a year before its slated completion.

The Burj Dubai, built by South Korea's Samsung, now covers 158 floors and stands at a magnificent 598.5 meters tall.

More Questions Than Answers on Injaka Bridge Debacle

Professional engineers and the general public expressed confusion and outrage when the finding of the inquest into the Injaka Bridge Collapse was announced on 13 November 2006. Over eight years has elapsed since the collapse that killed 14 people in July 1998.

The inquest magistrate Ms J E Serfontein surprisingly found that “none of the deaths were brought about by any act or omission prima facie involving or amounting to an offence on the part of any person. This Office does not intend prosecution in the matter.”


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Sydney Olympic Games: A real winner!
Paula Schultz


Blueprinting the body?
Paula Schultz

This article focuses on the 1999 winner of the Project Management Excellence (PME) Award, namely the Delivery Tunnel for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.

By Lene Ecroignard
The Three Tenors “Bravo Africa” concert in Pretoria, promised to be the most spectacular and ambitious event ever staged in South Africa. Who was ensuring that this promise was kept?

Winner of the Project Management Excellence Award (PME) 2001 and the International Project of the Year (POY) Award
Mozal Smelter Project breaks records against all odds

Louise van Niekerk
The Mozal Smelter Project in Mozambique is a worthy winner of the Project Management Excellence (PME) Award for 2001! This US$1,3 billion project built in an under-developed country, finished under budget and well ahead of schedule, is believed to have set a world schedule record for construction of an AP-30 single line aluminium smelter. To top it all, this was achieved despite the additional challenges of working in adverse conditions in Mozambique, especially in view of the floods early in 2000. When choosing a winner the Project Management Institute South Africa who organises the annual PME Awards, took all these factors into consideration.

Lene Ecroignard
Recently the South African government approved construction of the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). This is a very exiting project that will run for five more years and promises significant technology and skills development for the country. Says Dr Robert Stobie, Director, South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), “With the construction of SALT, South African scientists will be able to match or exceed the astronomical resources in South America and Australia for the first time in decades”.


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