Construction Trends 2018

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Murray & Roberts secures R3.8bn in new mining projects

Murray & Roberts said on Friday, 16 March, that it had secured new underground mining projects to the tune of R3.8bn...

By Andries Mahlangu 16 Mar 2018

Durban is slowly becoming a seaside city without any sand

Durban is becoming a seaside city without any sand as strong waves pummel its beaches. Swathes of what used to be wide stretches of sand are now underwater and beachside infrastructure is being destroyed...

16 Mar 2018

Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks

Annual South African manufacturing output growth accelerated to 2.5% in January from December's figure, which was revised down to 1.8% from the 2% Statistics SA originally published...

By Sunita Menon 14 Mar 2018

Public warned against unregistered home building company

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has warned the public not to conduct business with Modulus Civils and Construction, which is conducting its business in and around Tshwane, Gauteng...

12 Mar 2018

Lower priced building projects could be putting clients at risk

Like many parts of the world, the South African built environment and construction industry is still in a slump...

By Henry van de Wall 9 Mar 2018

Ghana project delays Group Five results

Construction company Group Five has delayed its financial results for the half-year to December because of challenges it is facing with a project in Ghana...

5 Mar 2018

Basil Read set to make solid turnaround, says CEO

Basil Read CEO Khathutshelo Mapasa believes the firm is on track to effect a solid turnaround following successfully concluding a rights offer in February this year...

5 Mar 2018

Murray & Roberts aims to seal deal with US firm

Murray & Roberts expects to finalise the acquisition of a US oil and gas engineering and construction firm within the next four months, according to group CE Henry Laas...

By Nick Hedley 1 Mar 2018

New online directory launched listing building-related service providers

Building Service Advisor (BSA) is a new free-to-use online directory and mobile site that lists building-related service providers...

28 Feb 2018

Aveng remains in the red, despite valiant effort from Australian subsidiary

Aveng's Australian subsidiary McConnell Dowell contributed a profit of R51m in the six months to end-December from a R47m loss in the corresponding period...

By Robert Laing 28 Feb 2018

Modular momentum driving the construction industry in 2018

Factories in flat-packs and homes built in factories - modular construction will build new momentum in 2018...

By Kenny Ingram 26 Feb 2018

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 21 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

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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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