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67 South Africans killed as church collapses in Lagos
67 South Africans killed as church collapses in Lagos

The Presidency has confirmed that 67 South Africans have been killed and scores others injured after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, 12 September, in Lagos, Nigeria.

17 Sep 2014 08:21

GBCSA launches IFC's EDGE in SA
GBCSA launches IFC's EDGE in SA

The Green Building Council South Africa has announced the launch of the EDGE rating system - a new green building certification programme for the residential property market - to be utilised for homes in South Africa.

17 Sep 2014 08:15

Transformation of Sandton Twin Towers results in Green Star rating
Transformation of Sandton Twin Towers results in Green Star rating

Atrium on 5th, previously known as the Sandton Twin Towers in Johannesburg, has been awarded Green Star Office v1 Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

16 Sep 2014 08:48

Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom
Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom

National Treasury has announced the approval of a package to support Eskom to ensure that the energy security of the country is maintained and GDP growth supported.

16 Sep 2014 09:26

DBSA returns to profitability with historic disbursement record
DBSA returns to profitability with historic disbursement record

The state-owned Development Bank of Southern Africa‚ which ran a loss of R826m in 2012-13‚ has returned to profitability with a historic disbursement record.

By Evan Pickworth 16 Sep 2014 08:43

Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem gets 5000m2 extension
Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem gets 5000m2 extension

Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem, acquired by Investec Property Fund in June 2014, is to get a 5000m2 extension, anchored by a full-line Woolworth's store of over 3000m2. The expansion is scheduled to open for trading in August 2015.

15 Sep 2014 10:39

400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation
400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation

Four hundred of the 580 schools in Gauteng, which had various problems with sanitation, have had their toilets repaired.

12 Sep 2014 10:25

Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought
Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Jeff Radebe, says government aims to achieve at least 100 convictions against people fingered for corruption in the public service.

11 Sep 2014 09:09

State says it will create 6m jobs in five years
State says it will create 6m jobs in five years

Pretoria - Six million job opportunities are expected to be created through Phase 3 of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) by 2019, claims the Department of Public Works.

By More Matshediso 11 Sep 2014 08:26

Vanguard completes challenging contract
Vanguard completes challenging contract

The transport, offloading and final positioning on site of the major power generation equipment for the R3.5bn Dedisa peaking power plant located in the Coega industrial development zone near Port Elizabeth, has been completed.

11 Sep 2014 08:26

Shackles of unemployment may be broken through partnerships
Shackles of unemployment may be broken through partnerships

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country needs to break the shackles of economic exclusion so young people can get jobs.

9 Sep 2014 08:47

SAIA urges Minister to take heed of SAPOA's call
SAIA urges Minister to take heed of SAPOA's call

The South African Institute of Architects has expressed interest in SAPOA's call to Minister Gugile Nkwinti, to invoke his discretionary powers to expedite spatial planning.

9 Sep 2014 11:05

Online shopping no threat to malls
Online shopping no threat to malls

Does the rise of consumers who shop online signal the death of the traditional mall? Not necessarily.

By Joan Muller 8 Sep 2014 12:56

SA building companies thriving in Australia
SA building companies thriving in Australia

The shift towards highrise apartment living in Australia is reflected in the order book of construction firm Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO), whose pipeline of work in that country has ballooned on mall and apartment building contracts.

By Nick Hedley 8 Sep 2014 11:32

Conference to discuss financing for power projects in Africa
Conference to discuss financing for power projects in Africa

The 8th Annual Powering Africa: Finance Options Meeting will return to Cape Town on 30 and 31 October.

8 Sep 2014 12:36

Minimum wage has serious implications for business
Minimum wage has serious implications for business

Business organisations urged caution about the implementation of a national minimum wage, which they warned could result in widespread job losses as employers try to cut operational costs.

5 Sep 2014 10:32

Attract youth to academia says Zuma
Attract youth to academia says Zuma

With an ageing lecturing workforce at higher education institutions, President Jacob Zuma says there is a need to make academia more exciting for South Africa's youth.

5 Sep 2014 07:32

Women are the engineers of the future, says Vallabh
Women are the engineers of the future, says Vallabh

As part of Africa Engineering Week, a couple hundred girls from schools around Johannesburg donned pink hard hats, at UJ earlier this week, to get the feel of what it is like to be an engineer.

5 Sep 2014 08:00

GVK-Siya Zama awarded contracts for special schools
GVK-Siya Zama awarded contracts for special schools

GVK-Siya Zama was selected as the contractor for the construction, renovation and upgrading of three schools for learners with special educational needs. The schools are situated in Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal, Kwadwesi in Port Elizabeth, and Uitenhage.

5 Sep 2014 09:59

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