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Construction on Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou commences
Construction on Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou commences

Official construction work on the new R1bn Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, started on 31 July...

5 Aug 2015 07:29

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Green Building Convention aims to inspire better buildings

The Green Building Council of South Africa's (GBCSA) annual convention will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 2 to 6 November...

5 Aug 2015 07:20



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SANRAL spends R2.2bn on roadworks in Eastern Cape

There are currently 32 engineering projects with a combined value of R2.2bn taking place on the national road network in the Eastern Cape...

3 Aug 2015 13:39

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Search for alternative water sources

The search continues for alternative methods to receive water since the conversion of seawater to drinking water to areas affected by severe drought is extremely expensive...

3 Aug 2015 10:17

Exciting new offerings at Eastgate
Exciting new offerings at Eastgate

The Eastgate Shopping Centre is currently undergoing considerable construction work as the centre progresses through its refurbishment and international brands and some really big new offerings are on the cards...

31 Jul 2015 11:10

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RICS releases reports on building information modelling

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released three new research reports focused on building information modelling (BIM)...

31 Jul 2015 09:38

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SA must embrace energy management as a strategic imperative

Corporate South Africa has both the incentive and responsibility to embrace energy management as a strategic imperative...

31 Jul 2015 08:58

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Self-building 3D printed bricks hint at future without assembly lines

A new study has shown that high frequency vibrations can cause bricks to self-assemble into a larger 3D object...

By Eliza Berlage 31 Jul 2015 07:43

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Hout Bay 'White House' has fallen

The contentious dilapidated Hout Bay building, dubbed the "White House", has fallen...

By Tammy Petersen 31 Jul 2015 06:49

Lafarge South Africa contributes to local communities
Lafarge South Africa contributes to local communities

Lafarge South Africa, a manufacturer and supplier of building material, believes its operating sites are an integral part of local communities...

30 Jul 2015 13:47

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Building sustainable relationships key to Ver-Bolt's success

Trevor Nienaber, owner of Ver-Bolt, says one of the biggest lessons he has learned since helping establish the company in 1980, is that maintaining and nurturing relationships with customers and suppliers is the best way to create a sustainable business model...

29 Jul 2015 12:46

Inyatsi Construction's safety management programme pays off
Inyatsi Construction's safety management programme pays off

With 33 sites running in four different countries, the Inyatsi Construction Group achieved over one million lost time injury-free hours in October and November 2014...

29 Jul 2015 11:54

Is South Africa ready for smart cities?
Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

The concept of the 'smart city' is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions...

By Paul Divall 29 Jul 2015 11:09

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UN Global Compact and RICS call for responsible business practices

The United Nations Global Compact and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have urged organisations in the land, construction and real estate sector to take a leading role in efforts to drive responsible and sustainable business practices...

29 Jul 2015 07:07

DynamiTrac provides homegrown solution
DynamiTrac provides homegrown solution

Pilot Crushtec International has recently launched its DynamiTrac TDH6118 triple-deck screen. Designed and built completely in-house, it represents a new departure in high output screen technology...

28 Jul 2015 13:55

Putting wind in the sails
Putting wind in the sails

With Eskom's conventional power infrastructure foundering, alternate sources of energy are looking more attractive. The ground breaking at an 80MW wind farm in the Northern Cape brings the country a step closer to effectively harnessing renewable energy...

By Nicci Botha 28 Jul 2015 13:33

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SADC Energy Ministers approve establishment of renewable energy centre

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) energy ministers have approved the establishment of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE)...

28 Jul 2015 06:32

V&A Waterfront rewarded with Heritage Platinum status
V&A Waterfront rewarded with Heritage Platinum status

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town was recently rewarded with Heritage Platinum status in recognition of efforts to preserve the property's unique history...

27 Jul 2015 09:36

Habitat for Humanity's new website demonstrates shift in focus
Habitat for Humanity's new website demonstrates shift in focus

Habitat for Humanity has launched its new website, featuring eye-catching images and motivational quotes whilst telling the journey Habitat has travelled since its inception in South Africa and the broadened strategic direction it has embarked on.

27 Jul 2015 09:13

Park Lane building receives five-star GBCSA rating
Park Lane building receives five-star GBCSA rating

Vivienne Gutsche, managing director of Assetmatrix, says their company is committed to practising what they preach by improving on sustainability and green ratings on each build they are involved in...

27 Jul 2015 08:39

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WWF-SA investigates the roll-out of renewable energy

South Africa's current electricity crisis has led to the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) to see an opportunity for the country to transform to a more adaptive energy and electricity system...

27 Jul 2015 08:27

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Plan to develop lake precinct

Management at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is in discussions with the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) to redevelop some aspects of the North End Lake precinct as a stepping stone to greater economic activity in that part of the city...

24 Jul 2015 06:56

Jura pavers will compliment Bridge Park office precinct
Jura pavers will compliment Bridge Park office precinct

Revelstone has supplied its Jura paving range for the exterior surfaces at Bridge Park, a new office precinct development situated at Century City in Cape Town...

24 Jul 2015 06:45

Stanley Black & Decker appoint new SA and Africa business heads
Stanley Black & Decker appoint new SA and Africa business heads

Riaan Olivier has been appointed as head of South African business, and Francois Géradin has been appointed as head of African business for Stanley Black & Decker (SBD)...

23 Jul 2015 11:24

Work on OSSB at the Port of Saldanha has commenced
Work on OSSB at the Port of Saldanha has commenced

Construction on Transnet National Ports Authority's new Off-Shore Supply Base (OSSB) at the Port of Saldanha has commenced....

23 Jul 2015 11:19

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Construction on largest off-grid solar/battery/diesel plant commences

A combined hybrid power plant has the potential to save a mining operation millions of dollars over the mine's life and reduce its carbon footprint considerably...

23 Jul 2015 07:26

Durban dry dock set for final phase of repair
Durban dry dock set for final phase of repair

Over the next four months the Prince Edward Graving Dry Dock in Durban, owned and operated by Transnet National Ports Authority...

22 Jul 2015 15:10

Five people who can change Africa's energy path
Five people who can change Africa's energy path

Five experts in the energy sector will spend a week sharing insights and knowledge with leaders from African countries working in the power sector...

22 Jul 2015 07:39

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Building costs analysis the only financial risk mitigation tool

The executive director of the Master Builders Association North, Mohau Mphomela, says doing the due diligence building cost analysis and choosing the right building contractor are key to building a new home within budget, and without nasty surprises...

20 Jul 2015 10:19

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