The Build Africa Forum, together with the Institute for Infrastructure Studies (IIS) and the African Development Bank's Africa50 Fund, have joined forces and committed their combined expertise in infrastructure investment and finance to develop solutions to Africa's infrastructure funding gap.
19 Dec 2013 13:25
Plettenberg Bay residents are furious about a proposed multi-billion-rand small-boat harbour they claim will destroy the character of the village.
19 Dec 2013 11:05
Here they are, Bizcommunity.com's 2013 lists of most popular articles, those that drew the most comment, our most-visited galleries, our most-read contributors and companies.
17 Dec 2013 15:22
Despite talk of a looming over-supply of office space and concern about increased road congestion, commercial real estate investors and developers continue to pour billions into the Sandton central business district.
By Joan Muller 17 Dec 2013 11:33
Krisp Properties had fared very well despite the challenging economic conditions highlighted in the recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) SA Construction Survey, and is looking forward to even better growth in 2014.
17 Dec 2013 07:09
Schneider Electric is inviting African students to take part in the Go Green in the City global business case challenge, focusing on innovative energy solutions for a city. The challenge is open to students from across the globe.
13 Dec 2013 10:15
South Africa has a 28.7% unemployment rate and tertiary education institutions can only provide 30% of school leavers with the opportunity to study further. The country faces a huge skill shortage in trades and welding can open up a wide variety of career opportunities.
13 Dec 2013 09:49
In October 2011 the SCA had occasion, in the matter of Dormell Properties 282 CC vs Renasa Insurance Company Limited and Others NNO 2011 (1) SA 70 (SCA)("Dormell"), to consider and pronounce upon the status and enforceability of a construction guarantee under circumstances where a dispute existed between the Contractor and the Employer in whose favour the guarantee had been issued.
By Nick Muller 12 Dec 2013 10:37
Sustainable Power Solutions and its sub-contractor, Renen Renewable Energy Solutions, have completed the installation of a 1MW single-rooftop grid-tied solar plant on the roof of the Belgotex factory in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal.
12 Dec 2013 07:02
Corobrik's Christie van Niekerk said that Corobrik had for many years considered the architectural community crucial in the process of providing sustainable development and this was one of the important reasons why the company was supporting the Architectural Student of the Year Awards for the 27th year running.
12 Dec 2013 06:36
Even though EPC contracting is quickly becoming the norm in the South African construction industry, a large portion of the construction fraternity approaches EPC contracts with great circumspection, to put it mildly.
By Jurg van Dyk 11 Dec 2013 10:38
The Green Building Council of South Africa is the winner in the Community Category of this year's Eskom eta Awards for their Green Street initiative in Cato Manor, Durban - as announced at the award ceremony which took place on Wednesday, 4 December 2013.
10 Dec 2013 11:28
PRETORIA: The Pietermaritzburg Airport has been given an R18-million upgrade at its terminal building and apron. Unveiling the upgrades on Tuesday, 3 December 2013, KwaZulu-Natal Finance MEC Ina Cronjé said they had to give KwaZulu-Natal's capital city new wings.
10 Dec 2013 09:07
PRETORIA: North West Premier Thandi Modise has conducted a sod-turning ceremony for the construction of an R80-million mega farm school in Lykso, near Vryburg.
10 Dec 2013 09:01
The road leading to the Nkandla village where President Jacob Zuma has his residence cost R290m to build‚ Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said in a written reply to a parliamentary question on Tuesday, 3 December.
By Linda Ensor 4 Dec 2013 08:29
Brikor‚ which is in provisional liquidation and whose Alt-X shares are suspended‚ on Monday (2 December) said its interim results reflect its profitable turnaround.
By Nick Hedley 3 Dec 2013 08:28
When Telkom chairman Jabu Mabuza criticised President Jacob Zuma at the World Economic Forum in Davos‚ Switzerland a year ago‚ a turning point was reached on the National Development Plan (NDP).
3 Dec 2013 08:04
The Green Building Council of Southern Africa (GBCSA) has launched a new PILOT Socio-Economic Category (SEC) for Green Star SA rating tools in Gauteng, which will recognise the socio-economic achievements of green building projects.
2 Dec 2013 11:37
Plastic pipe manufacturer, Marley Pipe Systems, has donated PVC pipe materials to the University of Cape Town (UCT) to help students conduct instrumental work for a significant project that seeks to study water loss in pipes.
2 Dec 2013 09:20
The Bombela Concession Company has been ordered to fix the ingress of water into parts of the Gautrain's tunnel in Johannesburg.
28 Nov 2013 10:25
Lumka Msibi, an aeronautical engineer at Denel Dynamics, will be part of the summer relief voyage to replenish the South African team at the Antarctica expedition base (SANAE). During her voyage she will conduct science and weather research.
28 Nov 2013 06:51
The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) has welcomed the Infrastructure Development Bill that was recently introduced to Parliament by Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel.
28 Nov 2013 06:24
With the road access rate in Africa being only 34%, compared with 50% in other parts of the developing world and transport costs being 100% higher, transport infrastructure has been identified by the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) as one of the four key sectors requiring attention to address the deficit. The African Development Bank is the executing agency for PIDA.
27 Nov 2013 12:19
SA's main steel manufacturer, ArcelorMittal SA, saved R127m last year by spending R21m on energy-saving initiatives in 2011 and last year at its Saldanha Bay plant. The plant makes ultra-thin hot-rolled steel coil, which requires significant energy, engineering and technology inputs.
By Mark Allix 26 Nov 2013 06:04
Hammerglass SA was launched at the second Annual African Railway Summit on 5 and 6 November, 2013, at the Radisson Gautrain Hotel, Joburg.
25 Nov 2013 10:52
PRETORIA: Human Settlements Minister Connie September has vowed to take strong action against contractors responsible for building sub-standard low-cost houses in the country.
25 Nov 2013 09:39
The government wants to create 7.5m work opportunities between 2014/15 and 2018/19 under Phase Three of its Expanded Public Works Programme, which was approved at a Cabinet meeting this week.
By Linda Ensor 22 Nov 2013 11:40
Government says it notes the Public Protector's outline on how her office will deal with the interim report and comments submitted by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster on the security upgrades at Nkandla.
21 Nov 2013 11:48
Barloworld is targeting six sectors to boost the growth of its business and is busy positioning itself "o expand into west and east Africa‚ according to company chief executive Clive Thomson.
By Nick Hedley 20 Nov 2013 06:54
Barloworld saw headline earnings per share (HEPS) rise by 26% in the year to September‚ despite a wobbly global mining sector and SA's construction industry still largely stagnant.
By Mark Allix 20 Nov 2013 06:15
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