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Gauteng townships set for a facelift

PRETORIA: Gauteng townships are set for a major facelift as part of a R4.4bn budget that will be used to build more houses.

By More Matshediso 31 Jul 2014 08:31

Medupi plant to be ready in December

CAPE TOWN: Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she is confident that the construction of the Medupi Power Plant will be completed by December.

30 Jul 2014 09:09

Reliance Compost uses Rubble Master for building rubble

Reliance Compost has purchased a crusher which will be used to remove building rubble from Cape Town's municipal drop-off sites and landfills.

29 Jul 2014 07:20

Pick neighbourhood before buying a house

Home buyers should pick the right neighbourhood before they even start looking for a house; says FNB because it is pointless buying an affordable house in the wrong area.

By Gaongalelwe Moatshe 28 Jul 2014 13:51

Celebrate Women's Month with Eskom's charity fundraiser

The Eskom Development Foundation NPC is once again hosting its glamorous fundraising event, 'Joy & Jewels' to celebrate extraordinary women during Women's Month while raising funds for a good cause.

28 Jul 2014 13:20

Hulamin makes R130m on R4.6bn revenue

Aluminium manufacturer Hulamin has delivered a 42% increase in normalised earnings to R130m in the six months to June‚ boosted by the weaker rand.

28 Jul 2014 12:49

Tongaat Mall plans not approved

Rectangle Properties has conceded in the Department of Labour-appointed commission of inquiry into the collapse of the Tongaat Mall that the plans for the development were never approved.

25 Jul 2014 08:50

Bus contract halted after company liquidated

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has been thrown a lifeline and could soon be out of a controversial multimillion-rand bus technology contract with Lumen Technologies, after the Cape Town-based company was liquidated.

25 Jul 2014 07:59

Zuma responds to debate on Presidency's budget

President Jacob Zuma said the gains that await developing countries through the BRICS New Development Bank will far outweigh the cost of establishing the bank.

25 Jul 2014 06:59

Discovery builds most expensive offices in SA

Medical aid group Discovery's new office, next to Sandton City, is being built at an estimated development cost of R2.6bn, which is believed to set a new record for office developments in SA.

By Alistair Anderson 24 Jul 2014 11:53

SA train deal doubles Alstom's order book

The order book of French transport and power firm Alstom doubled in its first quarter ended June compared with the same three months last year - thanks largely to its sizeable passenger rail contract in SA.

By Nick Hedley 24 Jul 2014 11:31

Cyber-attacks caused e-toll billing problems claims Peters

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has accused "some media houses" and other unknown people of conducting deliberate cyber-attacks on the website of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) which is responsible for the hugely unpopular electronic tolls in Gauteng.

By Linda Ensor 24 Jul 2014 09:50

Architectural films to feature at UIA 2014

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will partner with UIA 2014 and Architect Africa Film Festival to present architecture films in Durban during the 25th International Union of Architects World Congress of Architects (UIA 2014)...

24 Jul 2014 09:38

Winners of Corobrik-SA Institute of Architects Awards soon announced

The Corobrik-SA Institute of Architects Award for Excellence, the highest accolade that can be bestowed on a building in South Africa, recognises an exceptional contribution to the field of architecture.

23 Jul 2014 07:07

Energizer sheds light on 'that's positivenergy' campaign

Light is a scarce commodity for many, often disrupting daily life and education due to limited study time.

22 Jul 2014 13:36

Tongaat Mall's design was not flawed says engineer

The design of the collapsed Tongaat Mall, north of Durban, was not flawed according to engineer Dr Piet Pretorius.

22 Jul 2014 11:39

Samsung's first African factory goes up in Dube

Electronics company Samsung has agreed to establish its first African manufacturing facility at KwaZulu-Natal's Dube Tradeport.

By Nick Hedley 22 Jul 2014 11:16

Maritime boost as development plan starts

South African President Jacob Zuma promised to help ramp up investment in the country's maritime industries as part of an ambitious plan to boost economic growth and cut unemployment.

21 Jul 2014 11:39

Operation Phakisa to move SA forward

Through Operation Phakisa government aims to implement its policies and programmes better, faster and more effectively.

21 Jul 2014 11:02

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014 10:50

Langa Junction shopping centre to open in March 2015

The Langa station in Cape Town will soon boast with a 5,000m² specially tailored pedestrianised shopping centre.

21 Jul 2014 07:32

Construction industry invited to Soweto BuildExpo

The Soweto BuildExpo will take place from 30-31 July at the Orlando Communal Hall in Soweto near Johannesburg.

18 Jul 2014 09:20

Build programme powers full steam ahead

PRETORIA: Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says the next 12 months will be a milestone in the country's massive build programme.

18 Jul 2014 07:26

Construction of Langa Junction under way

The construction of a 5,000m² specially tailored pedestrianised shopping centre at the Langa train station is expected to be completed by March next year.

17 Jul 2014 14:00

Aveng gets R2bn from its bond placement

The listed construction and engineering firm Aveng placed R2bn in convertible bonds‚ maturing in 2019‚ with institutional investors at a coupon rate of 7.25%.

By Nick Hedley 17 Jul 2014 11:02

Sasfin wants to invest in small businesses

Sasfin Private Equity plans to invest in small- and medium-sized enterprises, to the tune of R50m a year on businesses with an enterprise value of between R50m and R350m.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 16 Jul 2014 12:35

Ford, Toyota halt production in wake of Numsa strike

Toyota and Ford both announced a halt at their production plants in Durban and Pretoria as the strike in the metals and engineering sector enters its third week.

By Natasha Marrian 16 Jul 2014 11:05

Seifsa says it has "exhausted" means to end strike

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) said it has failed to reach a deal to end a crippling strike, after a union rejected its final wage offer over the weekend.

16 Jul 2014 10:43

Master plan to redesign housing

CAPE TOWN: The new housing "master plan" will integrate houses closer to amenities such as shops, clinics, schools and places of work, says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

16 Jul 2014 07:31

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