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SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma
SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma

While the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council has admitted at its housing summit that it has performed poorly when it comes to providing homes for its residents, President Jacob Zuma says great strides have been made in delivering basic services to South African communities.

19 Sep 2014 09:23

Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery
Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery

As the population of Ekurhuleni grows at a rate of between 3% and 4% a year, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country with 119 informal settlements housing 162,000 people.

19 Sep 2014 08:08

Finding cost-effective solutions for SA's power supply
Finding cost-effective solutions for SA's power supply

Air pollution caused by emissions from the chimney stacks of Eskom's coal-fired power stations and the smoke from the cooking fires of millions of township residents are closely interlinked in a kind of vicious cycle: the more Eskom spends on cleaning up its stacks, the more people can expect to pay for power.

19 Sep 2014 07:02

Fifteen projects nominated for AfriSam-SAIA Award
Fifteen projects nominated for AfriSam-SAIA Award

The AfriSam-SAIA Award recognises buildings that are the result of an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology.

19 Sep 2014 06:50

Climate change: the South African scenario
Climate change: the South African scenario

On Tuesday, 23 September, more than 120 world leaders will meet in New York to announce how they each intend to tackle climate change. Two days before the summit, billed as the 'largest mobilisation on climate change', the People's Climate March will demand for urgent action.

By Sindy Peters 18 Sep 2014 11:49

Green buildings make economic sense
Green buildings make economic sense

With rising operating costs and the economic slowdown in SA likely to affect commercial property developments within the next few months, it is an opportune time for developers to explore the business case for green buildings, says Nedbank Corporate Property Finance Gauteng Regional Executive Ken Reynolds.

18 Sep 2014 11:16

SA's water crisis in danger of deepening
SA's water crisis in danger of deepening

South Africa is facing a water crisis and the government's current plans to address it are not sufficient according to the latest paper of the African Futures project released at a seminar in Pretoria.

18 Sep 2014 10:41

SA search and rescue team sent to Lagos
SA search and rescue team sent to Lagos

Government has dispatched a search and rescue team to Lagos to assist in the recovery of the remains of South Africans that were killed when a building collapsed in Nigeria, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

18 Sep 2014 09:10

67 South Africans killed as church collapses in Lagos
67 South Africans killed as church collapses in Lagos

The Presidency has confirmed that 67 South Africans have been killed and scores others injured after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, 12 September, in Lagos, Nigeria.

17 Sep 2014 08:21

GBCSA launches IFC's EDGE in SA
GBCSA launches IFC's EDGE in SA

The Green Building Council South Africa has announced the launch of the EDGE rating system - a new green building certification programme for the residential property market - to be utilised for homes in South Africa.

17 Sep 2014 08:15

Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom
Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom

National Treasury has announced the approval of a package to support Eskom to ensure that the energy security of the country is maintained and GDP growth supported.

16 Sep 2014 09:26

Second tender awarded for NAA project
Second tender awarded for NAA project

Construction of approximately R250m worth of urgently needed bulk water infrastructure is now underway to the north of Durban.

16 Sep 2014 09:15

Transformation of Sandton Twin Towers results in Green Star rating
Transformation of Sandton Twin Towers results in Green Star rating

Atrium on 5th, previously known as the Sandton Twin Towers in Johannesburg, has been awarded Green Star Office v1 Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

16 Sep 2014 08:48

DBSA returns to profitability with historic disbursement record
DBSA returns to profitability with historic disbursement record

The state-owned Development Bank of Southern Africa‚ which ran a loss of R826m in 2012-13‚ has returned to profitability with a historic disbursement record.

By Evan Pickworth 16 Sep 2014 08:43

Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem gets 5000m2 extension
Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem gets 5000m2 extension

Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem, acquired by Investec Property Fund in June 2014, is to get a 5000m2 extension, anchored by a full-line Woolworth's store of over 3000m2. The expansion is scheduled to open for trading in August 2015.

15 Sep 2014 10:39

400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation
400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation

Four hundred of the 580 schools in Gauteng, which had various problems with sanitation, have had their toilets repaired.

12 Sep 2014 10:25

Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought
Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Jeff Radebe, says government aims to achieve at least 100 convictions against people fingered for corruption in the public service.

11 Sep 2014 09:09

State says it will create 6m jobs in five years
State says it will create 6m jobs in five years

Pretoria - Six million job opportunities are expected to be created through Phase 3 of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) by 2019, claims the Department of Public Works.

By More Matshediso 11 Sep 2014 08:26

Vanguard completes challenging contract
Vanguard completes challenging contract

The transport, offloading and final positioning on site of the major power generation equipment for the R3.5bn Dedisa peaking power plant located in the Coega industrial development zone near Port Elizabeth, has been completed.

11 Sep 2014 08:26

SAIA urges Minister to take heed of SAPOA's call
SAIA urges Minister to take heed of SAPOA's call

The South African Institute of Architects has expressed interest in SAPOA's call to Minister Gugile Nkwinti, to invoke his discretionary powers to expedite spatial planning.

9 Sep 2014 11:05

Shackles of unemployment may be broken through partnerships
Shackles of unemployment may be broken through partnerships

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country needs to break the shackles of economic exclusion so young people can get jobs.

9 Sep 2014 08:47

Online shopping no threat to malls
Online shopping no threat to malls

Does the rise of consumers who shop online signal the death of the traditional mall? Not necessarily.

By Joan Muller 8 Sep 2014 12:56

Conference to discuss financing for power projects in Africa
Conference to discuss financing for power projects in Africa

The 8th Annual Powering Africa: Finance Options Meeting will return to Cape Town on 30 and 31 October.

8 Sep 2014 12:36

SA building companies thriving in Australia
SA building companies thriving in Australia

The shift towards highrise apartment living in Australia is reflected in the order book of construction firm Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO), whose pipeline of work in that country has ballooned on mall and apartment building contracts.

By Nick Hedley 8 Sep 2014 11:32

Minimum wage has serious implications for business
Minimum wage has serious implications for business

Business organisations urged caution about the implementation of a national minimum wage, which they warned could result in widespread job losses as employers try to cut operational costs.

5 Sep 2014 10:32

GVK-Siya Zama awarded contracts for special schools
GVK-Siya Zama awarded contracts for special schools

GVK-Siya Zama was selected as the contractor for the construction, renovation and upgrading of three schools for learners with special educational needs. The schools are situated in Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal, Kwadwesi in Port Elizabeth, and Uitenhage.

5 Sep 2014 09:59

Women are the engineers of the future, says Vallabh
Women are the engineers of the future, says Vallabh

As part of Africa Engineering Week, a couple hundred girls from schools around Johannesburg donned pink hard hats, at UJ earlier this week, to get the feel of what it is like to be an engineer.

5 Sep 2014 08:00

Attract youth to academia says Zuma
Attract youth to academia says Zuma

With an ageing lecturing workforce at higher education institutions, President Jacob Zuma says there is a need to make academia more exciting for South Africa's youth.

5 Sep 2014 07:32

HSBC's PMI higher at 51.1 for August
HSBC's PMI higher at 51.1 for August

Operating conditions improved in the local economy in August, the first improvement in five months, as production normalised after a strike-heavy first half of the year‚ the HSBC index indicated.

3 Sep 2014 11:55

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