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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

App offers virtual tour of Stand 47, home of the future

Stand 47 is a concept home, recently built at Monaghan Farm Gauteng, to demonstrate what one can do when using considered design and state-of-the-art building materials.

14 Jul 2014 14:51

Kwikspace delivers first ever rental units in Namibia

Kwikspace Modular Buildings has been contracted to provide prefabricated rental units for the construction team of Namibia's largest dam, the Neckartal Dam in the Fish River.

14 Jul 2014 13:02

Autodesk University Extension (AUx) comes back to Jozi

Autodesk University Extension (AUx), described as one of the largest design events in South Africa, returns to Johannesburg on 4 September 2014 at The Forum in Bryanston.

11 Jul 2014 15:15

Section 44 of LUPO declared unconstitutional

Parties aggrieved by municipal land use decisions are no longer able to appeal such decisions at provincial level through the mechanism of section 44 of the Land Use Planning Ordinance 15 of 1985 (LUPO).

By Jyoti Narshi 11 Jul 2014 14:08

Vanachem Vanadium case clarifies 'matters of mutual interest' phrase

In an urgent application, Vanachem Vanadium Products (Pty) Ltd (Applicant) sought to interdict the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Union) from embarking on strike action.

By Fiona Leppan and Benjamin Cripps 11 Jul 2014 12:18

Construction sector braced for more pain

Construction stock investors are taking it on the chin at the halfway mark of the year and the outlook remains uncertain for the struggling sector even as some analysts point to green shoots.

By Andries Mahlangu 11 Jul 2014 11:46

African businesses realise advantages of going green

There are signs that forward-thinking African businesses are beginning to realise that going green saves costs and boosts employee productivity, something on which leading employers across the world appear to have already made up their minds.

11 Jul 2014 11:37

Philips provides solar-lit Light Centre for SU soccer field

Philips South Africa has partnered with the Stellenbosch University and provided a solar-lit Light Centre for their soccer field. The project was done in conjunction with the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) and Dutch Football side PEC Zwolle.

11 Jul 2014 11:19

DoE exempt bidders with compliant projects

In recognition of the effort that prospective independent power producers have put into their renewable energy projects in Windows 1, 2 and 3 of the DoE's REIPP Procurement Programme, the DoE has exempted those bidding into Windows 4 and 5 from having to resubmit voluminous sections of qualification criteria.

By Lize Louw, Patrick Mayer and Charlotte Mankgela 9 Jul 2014 08:37

Construction of Baywest N2 bridge completed

The first of the twelve 70 ton concrete beams which make up the bridge linking two sides of Port Elizabeth across the N2 freeway, have been put in place by the developers of the Baywest road network.

9 Jul 2014 07:57

Schools going up in Bardale Village

The Department of Education has commenced the construction of a second school in Bardale Village, an estate situated in Kuilsriver on the outskirts of Cape Town.

8 Jul 2014 08:00

Plastics industry condemns NUMSA strike

The Plastics Convertors Association of SA (PCASA) has condemned the latest violent strike action by members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa).

8 Jul 2014 07:28

'Timing is everything' in saving a business

Whatever the nature of its business, or the sector in which it operates, when it comes to saving a company from financial collapse, timing is everything.

7 Jul 2014 11:18

Aveng expects drop in earnings‚ in subdued sector

Aveng says it expects headline earnings per share and adjusted earnings per share - excluding the impairment of goodwill - for the year to June to be about 10% lower than last year.

By Nick Hedley 4 Jul 2014 12:16

Grohe deal an 'enormous opportunity' for Dawn‚ says CEO

Dawn CEO Derek Tod on the group selling a 51% stake in its local manufacturing businesses to Grohe for R880m in cash‚ in this interview conducted on July 2. (Video)

4 Jul 2014 07:30

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