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Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's still a patchy picture

Africa's vast land mass and rich natural and mineral resources make it strategically important and an increasingly significant global player...

By Swapan Kumar Patra 8 Dec 2017

Cape Town's City Hall closed for renovations

Cape Town's City Hall is undergoing a major makeover and will not be available until July 2018...

4 Dec 2017

Things are going south in the private building sector

Building plans passed are a strong indicator of the future health of the construction industry, and statistics for the South Africa private sector point to an economic shift down south.

28 Nov 2017

MBAWC now accepting bursary applications

Applications for bursaries for the upcoming 2018 academic year from the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) are currently open...

23 Nov 2017

Group Five sells a 50% interest in its steel pipe business

Construction firm Group Five said on Wednesday, 22 November, that it would sell its 50% interest in its steel pipe business, as part of broader strategy to shake up its portfolio...

23 Nov 2017

Group Five to dispose of its manufacturing cluster

Group Five's share price was little changed on Tuesday, 7 November, despite the company providing additional details on a turnaround strategy first announced in October...

By Karl Gernetzky 8 Nov 2017

Investing in the improvement of blasting engineering practices

In its fifth year running, the Programme in Blasting Engineering has presented industry best practice methods and techniques for professionals working in the commercial blasting industry...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 7 Nov 2017

Viewing elevator down Graskop Gorge a first for Africa

When first approached about the possibility of constructing a viewing elevator down the Graskop Gorge cliff face in Mpumalanga, the engineers' first thought was 'pie in the sky'...

6 Nov 2017

TDS Projects Construction completing ground handling infrastructure installation at Finsch

A project which commenced in November 2014, TDS Projects Construction is now completing the installation of extensive ground handling infrastructure at Petra Diamond's Finsch Mine...

6 Nov 2017

Mechanical pipe joining provides solution to key concerns in struggling construction industry

The latest FNB BER Civil Confidence Index, released towards the end of September, has shown that confidence in South Africa's construction sector in the last quarter fell to its lowest level since 2000...

By Marcel Ley 3 Nov 2017

African Cities Development Fund established

The establishment of the African Cities Development Fund (FODEVA) recently took place during a two-day workshop hosted by United Cities and Local Governments of Africa...

3 Nov 2017

Southern Palace Group acquires Genrec Engineering from Murray & Roberts

Southern Palace Group recently announced its 100% acquisition of Genrec Engineering, a steel fabrication and manufacturing business, from Murray & Roberts...

2 Nov 2017

NEC4 Design Build and Operate contract may have limited use in SA

NEC4 Design Build and Operate (DBO) is the latest addition to the international NEC suite of contracts...

2 Nov 2017

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International

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 20 Nov 2017

Jordan plans new city to ease crowding and congestion

Jordan has announced plans to build a new city east of the capital Amman in order to ease rising population density and traffic congestion.

7 Nov 2017

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