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Africa Engineering Week can change lives
Africa Engineering Week can change lives

Africa Engineering Week is currently underway at the University of Johannesburg's Doornfontein Campus from 1-4 September.

1 Sep 2014 10:48

Tolls will keep SA's roads servicable says Cesa
Tolls will keep SA's roads servicable says Cesa

Engineers have urged Gauteng motorists to pay e-tolls or face the danger of road infrastructure going the way of Eskom - deteriorating to the point that billions of rands are needed to rebuild it.

By Philani Nombembe 29 Aug 2014 09:07

Nedbank unveils fourth Green Building
Nedbank unveils fourth Green Building

Nedbank Lakeview in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, is the fourth occupied Nedbank building to achieve the 4-Star Green Star Rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

29 Aug 2014 08:20

MEC claims a "school a week" will be opened in Gauteng
MEC claims a "school a week" will be opened in Gauteng

Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, has announced that from next month his department will open a new school every week, until the end of the year.

29 Aug 2014 08:08

Government seeks to transform economy
Government seeks to transform economy

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is working hard to build an economy that is able to generate jobs, while improving export competitiveness.

29 Aug 2014 07:11

Water leaks cannot be left unresolved says Mchunu
Water leaks cannot be left unresolved says Mchunu

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu says mayors and councillors should be at the forefront of the fight against water leaks and the poor quality of water provided to municipal residents

By More Matshediso 28 Aug 2014 09:43

Government ready to monitor safe shale gas exploration
Government ready to monitor safe shale gas exploration

CAPE TOWN: Government says it is ready to regulate and monitor companies that have expressed an interest in exploring shale gas in the country.

28 Aug 2014 07:02

GDP creeps up narrowly avoiding recession
GDP creeps up narrowly avoiding recession

South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.6% in the second quarter of this year according to figures released by Statistics South Africa.

27 Aug 2014 07:29

Smartphone app from Corobrik offers specification, application of bricks and pavers
Smartphone app from Corobrik offers specification, application of bricks and pavers

Corobrik has joined the digital generation by launching its smart app, which allows users to access the expertise of the company with a dedicated app for the specification and application... (video)

26 Aug 2014 11:43

SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair
SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair

A delegation of South African companies is in Maputo, Mozambique, showcasing their products and services at the 50th Jubilee of the Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) trade fair.

26 Aug 2014 08:22

Choose your bricks with new mobile app
Choose your bricks with new mobile app

After months in development, Corobrik have become one of the first building materials suppliers in South Africa to launch a dedicated app for the specification and application of its bricks and pavers. The interactive Corobrik app allows users to access the expertise of Corobrik at their fingertips.

25 Aug 2014 10:37

Italtile's profits rise to R751m for the year
Italtile's profits rise to R751m for the year

Italtile has reported a 13% rise in full-year profit, bucking the broader retail malaise, as the group's higher-income customers and integrated supply chain supported growth.

By Zeenat Moorad 25 Aug 2014 09:44

Bakwena road construction projects on track
Bakwena road construction projects on track

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire has announced that an additional 32km of the N4 road between Tshwane and Rustenburg is in the process of becoming a dual carriageway freeway with the aim of providing safer, congestion-free travelling between these two cities.

25 Aug 2014 09:30

Singaphi Street upgrade gets underway
Singaphi Street upgrade gets underway

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) has started phase one of the R40m upgrade of Singaphi Street in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.

25 Aug 2014 09:20

Mud schools: SAHRC report dismissed as "misleading"
Mud schools: SAHRC report dismissed as "misleading"

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has dismissed a report that says it will take at least nine years to eradicate mud schools in the country as 'inaccurate, misleading and unhelpful".

25 Aug 2014 07:19

Arup honoured at Top Women Awards ceremony
Arup honoured at Top Women Awards ceremony

Arup, the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment, won the Top Gender Empowered Company: Chemicals & Construction at the 11th annual Top Women Awards ceremony which was recently held at Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg.

22 Aug 2014 09:57

MBSA Congress focuses on increasing investment in building sector
MBSA Congress focuses on increasing investment in building sector

The annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress will take place from 21-23 September at The Boardwalk Hotel and Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth.

22 Aug 2014 09:41

Honing PR skills in the construction industry
Honing PR skills in the construction industry

The marketing of the construction industry varies from other industries in major ways. Where some companies can focus exclusively on inbound marketing...

By James White 22 Aug 2014 09:09

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries
SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014 08:32

Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads
Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) believes its jurisdiction over the proclaimed national road network trumps the Cape Town city council's wish that the Winelands toll road project on the N1 and N2 be halted.

By Linda Ensor 21 Aug 2014 10:07

Builders urged to comply with safety regulations
Builders urged to comply with safety regulations

PRETORIA: President Jacob Zuma has appealed to builders and project managers to apply the necessary protection measures as well as comply with building and safety regulations to prevent future accidents.

21 Aug 2014 09:55

Blue Label Telecoms revenue up to R19.4bn
Blue Label Telecoms revenue up to R19.4bn

Mobile telecommunications and payments specialist Blue Label Telecoms reported increased headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 67.98 cents a share for the year to May or revenue that was up by 2% to R19.4bn.

21 Aug 2014 09:36

Doubt whether growth in construction sector in sustainable
Doubt whether growth in construction sector in sustainable

Brian Africa, executive of Marketing & Business Development at Performance and Customs Bond Services (PCBS), questions whether the optimistic view of growth within the construction sector is in fact sustainable.

21 Aug 2014 09:08

Measures implemented to reduce child labour and exploitation
Measures implemented to reduce child labour and exploitation

The Department of Labour says interventions to improve the social security and welfare of children have resulted in government being able to reduce the widespread use of child labour.

21 Aug 2014 07:38

Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems
Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems

President Jacob Zuma has told Ministers, Premiers and Mayors, who are part of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC), that they must jointly develop a problem-solving culture and fix infrastructure problems facing South Africa.

21 Aug 2014 07:15

New 'generation star' Matona to keeps lights on
New 'generation star' Matona to keeps lights on

The Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) Tshediso Matona is Eskom's new Chief Executive Officer and his appointment has been confirmed by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

21 Aug 2014 06:48

Redisa recycling plants operating in Eastern Cape
Redisa recycling plants operating in Eastern Cape

Two of the four tyre recycling depots planned for the Eastern Cape this year are already operating under the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of SA (Redisa).

20 Aug 2014 10:27

Government needs innovation for service delivery
Government needs innovation for service delivery

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly and delivering its services.

20 Aug 2014 07:22

City Lodge to expand in East Africa
City Lodge to expand in East Africa

City Lodge Hotels has set aside R475m to build two new hotels in East Africa, and is looking for other opportunities to add hotels in capital cities across East and Southern Africa, the company said.

19 Aug 2014 10:38

SA needs its Integrated Energy Planning
SA needs its Integrated Energy Planning

The imminent revival of the Integrated Energy Planning (IEP) process, which allows the public to give its views on what SA's future energy mix should be, provides an opportunity to move well beyond conservative and fatalistic thinking.

By Charlotte Mathews 18 Aug 2014 12:22

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