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© Jozsef Szasz Fabian –
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
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

IWC builds GRP fan stacks for Kusile
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

Durban's old Lion Match Factory refurbished
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

© Dejan Bozic –
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

HAW appointed OMT master distributor
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

© Ivan Kruk –
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
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

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.
Photographer: Trevor Samson
Image credit: BDlive
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

© stokkete –
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
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

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

© Joanna Szycik –
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

All the way from Switzerland, Steffen Lemmerzahl, co-founder of the architectural office SLIK Architekten in Zürich shared insights on rule-based architectural design at ArchitectureZA 2015 (AZA2015). The conference, hosted by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) highlighted the future of our cities and how architects and designers can help create meaningful, liveable spaces for generations to come. (Photographer: Brent Meder)
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’s Wayne Schafer, Vuyo Mpondwana, Philani Vezi and Karthi Govender with the awards that the company won in this year’s Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) National Safety Competition.
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

© wlad74 –
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

UN adopts 17 Global Goals
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

House Rhino
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

Katherine & West the 'Coolest building in Jozi'
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

© deGraaf Erik –
Winners of Steel Awards produce world-class work

The winners of the annual Steel Awards, which was simultaneously held in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, have been announced...

28 Sep 2015 10:16

Judging panel announced for Caesarstone Student Designer 2015 competition
Judging panel announced for Caesarstone Student Designer 2015 competition

The judging panel for the Caesarstone Student Designer 2015 competition has been selected. They are Dorothy van't Riet, Jonathan Anstey, Stefan Antoni, Greg Wright and Lisa Younger...

25 Sep 2015 10:51

Craig Bain, Immediate Past President of the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC)
Construction in Western Cape on the up

At the recent MBAWC's Annual General Meeting, Craig Bain, Immediate Past President of the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC), elaborated on developments in the province that have helped to sustain the building sector over the past year...

24 Sep 2015 06:47

© Alistair Cotton –
Japan commits to training SA artisans

As South Africa races to meet targets for training artisans, Japan, a leader in innovation and technology development has offered to help train young South African artisans...

23 Sep 2015 11:19

Louw’s Avenue development in Southern Paarl
JLK Construction awaits approval for new development

Paarl-based JLK Construction anticipates, subject to Paarl municipality's approval, to announce a residential apartment development that will be by far the largest they have yet handled on their own account...

22 Sep 2015 10:32

© Oleksiy Holubenko –
Steel giant in fresh bid for BEE scheme

ArcelorMittal SA shareholders have approved an employee share ownership scheme estimated at about R1.9bn...

By Linda Ensor 22 Sep 2015 06:28

Turner & Townsend to manage expansion at Gautrain station
Turner & Townsend to manage expansion at Gautrain station

Global construction and management consultants, Turner & Townsend, have been appointed by Bombela Concession Company as project managers for the expansion of the Gautrain station platforms at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg...

21 Sep 2015 11:54

© Wittaya Puangkingkaew –
Outlook for building sector remains downbeat

Confidence in South Africa's building sector is 16 points lower compared to the end of last year, according to the latest FNB/BER Building Confidence Index...

21 Sep 2015 11:33

Green property index 2014 highlights higher returns

The IPD South Africa Annual Green Property Indicators 2014 show that properties with top-quartile energy and water efficiency delivered an ungeared total return of 12.1%...

18 Sep 2015 13:19

© khunaspix –
R1.4tn for SA infrastructure

South Africa is investing R1.4tn into infrastructure projects, says Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile...

16 Sep 2015 09:06

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