BKM in the News

Afrisam is building new life into Hopetown bridges

Afrisam is building new life into Hopetown bridges

The passage of motorists and pedestrians over the bridges north of Hopetown is about to get safer. This is due to a South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) bridge widening project currently underway by contractors Botes & Kennedy Manyano with performance- based concrete mixes designed by AfriSam.

The R88-million project – which began in mid-2016 and is on track for completion by the end of February 2018 – is focused on the 312 metre Hopetown bridge (B2482) that crosses the Orange River north of the town en route to Kimberley. There is also a much smaller and lower bridge being widened (B2483) which traverses the 30 m over what
used to be Langford Stream.

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Rundu Reservoir in the news

Design and build of new reservoir in Namibia

Work is progressing well on the new 12 000 m³ reservoir and associated pipework on Namibia’s northern-most
border with Angola. Progress is over 60% and completion is expected to be well in advance of the contractual
completion date of 12 April 2018.

The design and construction of the reservoir – awarded by the Namibia Water Corporation Ltd (NamWater) in October 2016 – is being conducted by a joint venture between B&K Civils and Windhoek-based Rock Leigh Investments. The concrete reservoir situated near the Ndama Water Treatment Plant is being built to expand the water storage capacity in the Kavangoregion. The current storage capacity at Rundu is insufficient to sustain the target read more


Finsch Contract | Botes & Kennedy Manyano | Civil Engineers & Contractors

Finsch Contract

Botes & Kennedy Manyano offered Petra Diamonds a practical workable solution for the rehabilitation of three concrete silos at its Finsch Diamond Mine in the Northern Cape.

The design and construct project was aimed at restoring the structural integrity of the silos while addressing issues such as concrete and liner wear inside the structures.

Mantie du Toit, contracts manager at Botes & Kennedy Manyano, says that most importantly the solution provided an option whereby the concrete repair work would be done by taking one silo out of production at a time and recommissioning it before work would start on the next silo causing as little impact on the plant operation as possible.

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CITY OF CAPE TOWN – 10 MARCH 2016 – JOINT MEDIA RELEASE BY MAYOR PATRICIA DE LILLE, MEC DONALD GRANT AND SANRAL WESTERN CAPE – New interchange in Kuils River signals start of journey to connect road users

Today the City of Cape Town and its partners, the Western Cape Government Department of Transport and Public Works and the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) turned the first sod in the new R60 million R300/Bottelary interchange in Kuils River.

This new connection will go a long way towards alleviating pressure on two of the city’s most important arterials, the R300 and Bottelary Road.

Cape Town is the most congested city in the country as a result of increased investment and more people moving to Cape Town in search of opportunities.

The City of Cape Town is looking at various interventions and investments read more


Construction of Jip de Jager Road (Tygerberg Valley Road to Race Course Road)

Client:  City of Cape Town

Location:  Cape Town – Western Cape

Start Date:  03/2016


Brug in Groen-Kalahari

Die foto deur Charles Stolper, Reach for the Sky, is aangewys as die wenner van die Suid-Afrikaanse instituut vir siviele ingenieurswese (SAICE) se jaarlikse foto kompetisie.  Die foto’s word beoordeel op grond van die uitbeelding en kunstigheid van die siviele struktuur, fotografies uitnemendheid, visuele impak, kreatiwiteit en oorspronklikheid, asook balans en komposisie.  Die foto is van bouwerk aan ‘n brug op die roete tussen Kenhardt en Keimoes in die Noord-Kaap.  Die projek het die verbreding van vyf brue en die verbetering van veiligheidstoestande op die R27-hoofweg behels, met BKS as konsultant.  Die klient was die Nasionale Padagentskap (SANRAL).