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R153 million water project for Colesberg

Water shortages will soon be a distant memory for the community of Colesberg in the Northern Cape thanks to the R153m Colesberg Bulk Water Supply Scheme...

8 Oct 2015 10:12

Greening Cape Town's skyline

When you have a backdrop as dramatic as Table Mountain, it must be very hard to resist the temptation of making a contrasting statement when it comes to adding to the city's skyline...

By Nicci Botha 6 Oct 2015 06:52

Seeking local innovations that promote clean technology

If you transform businesses, you change the world. This is the premise of The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)...

9 Oct 2015 05:52

Durban's old Lion Match Factory refurbished

Property development and construction group, JT Ross, bought the 90 year old Lion Match Factory in Durban more than ten years ago when Lion Match moved its manufacturing operations to Gauteng...

9 Oct 2015 06:15

IWC builds GRP fan stacks for Kusile

Eskom's new Kusile Power Station in Witbank, Mpumalanga, will soon be fitted with IWC's energy-efficient, patented glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) fan stacks, four of which have been manufactured for one of the station's mechanical induced-draft cooling towers...

9 Oct 2015 06:26

HAW appointed OMT master distributor

Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), part of the Hytec Group of Companies, was recently appointed as the master distributor of OMT's complete product range to South and sub-Saharan Africa. OMT is an Italian-based hydraulic equipment and systems supplier...

8 Oct 2015 10:21

Alternative dispute resolution can stimulate construction industry

The development of alternative dispute resolution for the construction industry has important potential to help the industry to grow, but the proposed regulations should not allow many exemptions, particularly from state-owned companies (SOCs)...

6 Oct 2015 13:20

Construction and project management methodology need an upgrade

All building projects have the potential for efficiency, effectiveness and cohesion, but unfortunately many projects conducted in today's African environment are inherently inefficient...

5 Oct 2015 13:35

Davies hints at settlement in steel standoff

CAPE TOWN - Prospects are looking promising for the steel industry to get further protection against cheap Chinese imports and for the state to win its battle for a "developmental" steel price...

By Linda Ensor 5 Oct 2015 12:30

Effective communication is crucial in construction industry

If a team is unable to communicate effectively with one another in a potentially hazardous construction environment, there could be serious health and safety ramifications. Better communication also greatly enhances productivity...

2 Oct 2015 08:42

Dow Polyurethanes opens office in Durban

The Dow Chemical Company has introduced their first dedicated Polyurethanes Systems House in Durban which will serve as the hub to provide the sub-Saharan African region with tailor-made polyurethanes systems...

1 Oct 2015 12:48

Lifting the veil on SA's nuclear programme

Does South Africa need a nuclear build programme? Not according to Hilton Trollip, senior researcher at UCT's Energy Research Unit...

By Nicci Botha 30 Sep 2015 06:30

Q2 formal-sector jobs fall to 8.944m from 8.945m in Q1

SA's formal sector shed jobs in the second quarter, which is not surprising given the economic contraction over the period...

30 Sep 2015 10:50

SA metros grow twice as fast as other cities

"This year's 'Future City' theme is more relevant and urgent than ever before. For the first time in history the majority of humans are now urbanised and the rate is accelerating," said Daniel van der Merwe, president of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture...

30 Sep 2015 08:10

Liviero Building wins two national safety awards

Liviero Building was the proud winner of two awards at the 2015 Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) National Safety Competition...

30 Sep 2015 07:31

Master Drilling eyes deep gains with new boring technologies

Master Drilling - a company specialising in raise bore drilling - is working on technologies that could change the way underground workers operate, boosting productivity and lowering costs at a difficult time...

By Allam Seccombe 30 Sep 2015 10:37

Katherine & West the 'Coolest building in Jozi'

Barrow Properties' mixed-use building on the corner of Katherine and West Streets in Sandton, Johannesburg was hailed 'Coolest Building in Jozi' by the public...

29 Sep 2015 06:27

UN adopts 17 Global Goals

The 193 UN member states have adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and 17 Global Goals, designed to put the world on a pathway to sustainability...

29 Sep 2015 06:54

NMMU academics win award at sustainability conference

A paper on the development of one of South Africa's most unique off-grid homes received the Chair's Award at the recent Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) international conference at Leeds Beckett University in the UK...

29 Sep 2015 06:33

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