Construction Trends 2018

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National dams show slight increase

The national average of dam levels across the country has this week received a slight increase of 2.1% from 60% last week to 62.1% this week...

2 days ago

#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief

Relief for SA's drought-ridden regions amounting to R6bn was among the proposals announced by finance minister Malusi Gigaba when he delivered the Budget Speech on Wednesday, 21 February...

By Khulekani Magubane 2 days ago

Durban's Umhlanga beach closed in wake of sewage spill

A sewage spill in the plush Durban suburb of Umhlanga has forced the closure of all its beaches...

By Suthentira Govender 2 days ago

SA-based AsaDuru wins Nigeria Genome Centre rammed earth contract

AsaDuru has been awarded a contract to build 972m2 of stabilised rammed earth (SRE) walls for the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) at Redeemer's University in Nigeria...

3 days ago

Bright times lie ahead for black-owned concrete business

Bright by name. Bright by nature. Bright through sheer hard work and dogged determination participated in the Sasol Siyazenzela Youth Programme (SSYB) in 2015, facilitated with the assistance of female-owned Tushiyah Advisory Services...

Issued by Stone Décor 3 days ago

Construction begins on Old Mint Park

Atterbury has begun construction on Old Mint Park, a 65,000m2 industrial development located between Midrand and Centurion...

3 days ago

People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working

The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand...

By Ellis Adjei Adams 3 days ago

Smart building data makes business sense

Buildings have become so much more than brick, mortar and glass...

By Neil Cameron 20 Feb 2018

Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town's water use: what is it, and is it working?

The City of Cape Town has introduced the idea of Day Zero to focus everyone's attention on managing water consumption as tightly as possible by cajoling water consumers into reducing usage...

By Kevin Winter 20 Feb 2018

Day Zero moved to 9 July

Good news for Cape Town, Day Zero has been shifted to 9 July, the city's deputy mayor Ian Neilson confirmed today...

20 Feb 2018

New construction-focused academy launches

Afribiz Academy is a new tertiary education institution launching in Johannesburg and specialising in technical training within the construction industry...

19 Feb 2018

When climate comes unhinged, we need to rethink how to build our cities

In late January 2018, Paris seemed to be drowning...

By Dagmar Haase 19 Feb 2018

Metro exploring new ways to reduce water and electricity losses

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is on a mission to reduce water and electricity losses through a partnership with the SA Revenue Protection Association (Sarpa)...

By Siyamtanda Capa 19 Feb 2018

#SONA2018: Nation called to conserve water amid protracted drought

With a national state of disaster having been declared in three provinces, newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to the nation to continue to intensify efforts to use water wisely...

19 Feb 2018

Jan Smuts Avenue to be upgraded

The Johannesburg Road Agency has developed a draft design for the upgrading of Jan Smuts Avenue to a dual carriageway from Northwold Drive to Bolton Drive and from 8th Avenue to Kent Road in Rosebank...

By Penwell Dlamini 16 Feb 2018

The real reason why cities in sub-Saharan Africa aren't issuing municipal bonds

Cities around the world have been financing their long-term investment needs through municipal bonds for centuries...

By Jeremy Gorelick 16 Feb 2018

Claassen has 'the right skills' to lead PPC

Cement group PPC has appointed Johan Claassen as CEO and executive director with immediate effect...

By Mark Allix 16 Feb 2018

Construction merger raises questions

The Competition Commission has approved, with conditions, the "mergers" - in the form of "economic alliances" - of Raubex, Stefanutti Stocks and Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) and their respective groups of "emerging contractors"...

By Mark Allix 15 Feb 2018

Semi-transparent solar cells: A window to the future?

Can you see a window as you are reading this article?

By Matthew Wright and Mushfika Baishakhi Upama 15 Feb 2018

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International

SA group seals R5bn Saudi water deal

SA-based investment company PSG Group has not had to wait long for its investment in GrahamTek, a desalination and water purification company, to start paying off. On Tuesday, 6 February, GrahamTek confirmed it had clinched a R5bn contract to build a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

By Marc Hasenfuss 8 Feb 2018

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