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Honing PR skills in the construction industry
Honing PR skills in the construction industry

The marketing of the construction industry varies from other industries in major ways. Where some companies can focus exclusively on inbound marketing...

By James White 22 Aug 2014 09:09

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries
SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014 08:32

Arup honoured at Top Women Awards ceremony
Arup honoured at Top Women Awards ceremony

Arup, the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment, won the Top Gender Empowered Company: Chemicals & Construction at the 11th annual Top Women Awards ceremony which was recently held at Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg.

22 Aug 2014 09:57

New 'generation star' Matona to keeps lights on
New 'generation star' Matona to keeps lights on

The Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) Tshediso Matona is Eskom's new Chief Executive Officer and his appointment has been confirmed by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

21 Aug 2014 06:48

Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems
Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems

President Jacob Zuma has told Ministers, Premiers and Mayors, who are part of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC), that they must jointly develop a problem-solving culture and fix infrastructure problems facing South Africa.

21 Aug 2014 07:15

Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads
Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) believes its jurisdiction over the proclaimed national road network trumps the Cape Town city council's wish that the Winelands toll road project on the N1 and N2 be halted.

By Linda Ensor 21 Aug 2014 10:07

Blue Label Telecoms revenue up to R19.4bn
Blue Label Telecoms revenue up to R19.4bn

Mobile telecommunications and payments specialist Blue Label Telecoms reported increased headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 67.98 cents a share for the year to May or revenue that was up by 2% to R19.4bn.

21 Aug 2014 09:36

Measures implemented to reduce child labour and exploitation
Measures implemented to reduce child labour and exploitation

The Department of Labour says interventions to improve the social security and welfare of children have resulted in government being able to reduce the widespread use of child labour.

21 Aug 2014 07:38

Doubt whether growth in construction sector in sustainable
Doubt whether growth in construction sector in sustainable

Brian Africa, executive of Marketing & Business Development at Performance and Customs Bond Services (PCBS), questions whether the optimistic view of growth within the construction sector is in fact sustainable.

21 Aug 2014 09:08

Builders urged to comply with safety regulations
Builders urged to comply with safety regulations

PRETORIA: President Jacob Zuma has appealed to builders and project managers to apply the necessary protection measures as well as comply with building and safety regulations to prevent future accidents.

21 Aug 2014 09:55

Redisa recycling plants operating in Eastern Cape
Redisa recycling plants operating in Eastern Cape

Two of the four tyre recycling depots planned for the Eastern Cape this year are already operating under the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of SA (Redisa).

20 Aug 2014 10:27

Government needs innovation for service delivery
Government needs innovation for service delivery

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly and delivering its services.

20 Aug 2014 07:22

City Lodge to expand in East Africa
City Lodge to expand in East Africa

City Lodge Hotels has set aside R475m to build two new hotels in East Africa, and is looking for other opportunities to add hotels in capital cities across East and Southern Africa, the company said.

19 Aug 2014 10:38

SADC wants economic integration and infrastructure development
SADC wants economic integration and infrastructure development

Southern African leaders have made renewed calls for regional economic integration and cross-border infrastructure development as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit got underway.

By Chris Bathembu 18 Aug 2014 07:34

SA needs its Integrated Energy Planning
SA needs its Integrated Energy Planning

The imminent revival of the Integrated Energy Planning (IEP) process, which allows the public to give its views on what SA's future energy mix should be, provides an opportunity to move well beyond conservative and fatalistic thinking.

By Charlotte Mathews 18 Aug 2014 12:22

Informal sector stagnates amid employment woes
Informal sector stagnates amid employment woes

The latest survey of employers and self-employed South Africans by Statistics SA shows the informal sector's contribution to gross domestic product has remained at about 5% from 2001 to 2013.

By Amanda Visser 18 Aug 2014 11:47

Resilient gives shareholders 20,9% more in payouts
Resilient gives shareholders 20,9% more in payouts

Des de Beer and his team's ability to make money for Resilient shareholders is underscored by the 20,9% increase in income payouts achieved for the year to June.

By Joan Muller 18 Aug 2014 09:32

Trends in residential building
Trends in residential building

Building characteristics reflect far less exuberance in the post-2008/9 recovery, compared with the pre-2008 boom period, and continue to point to a far more constrained household sector financial position.

15 Aug 2014 09:01

Energy Safety Week's focus on illegal power connections
Energy Safety Week's focus on illegal power connections

Illegal power connections have come under the spotlight as Eskom's National Electricity Safety Week continues.

15 Aug 2014 08:46

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