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Italtile FY trading profit up 21% to R905m
Italtile FY trading profit up 21% to R905m

Italtile (ITE) on Thursday reported a 21% rise in trading profit to R905m in the year to June from a year ago...

28 Aug 2015 09:15

TPT granted operating licence for manganese export terminal
TPT granted operating licence for manganese export terminal

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has been granted a permanent operating licence for the manganese terminal at the Port of Ngqura...

27 Aug 2015 08:50



WWF-SA concerned about government's INDC to the UNFCCC
WWF-SA concerned about government's INDC to the UNFCCC

WWF South Africa has expressed its concern about the vague and defensive position taken by the South African government in its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the 21st United Nations Climate Change Negotiations Conference (UNCCNC)...

26 Aug 2015 11:36

Cape Town trains women for road maintenance
Cape Town trains women for road maintenance

The City of Cape Town's transport authority, Transport for Cape Town (TCT), has introduced its first all-female roads repair team, based at the Ndabeni roads depot...

25 Aug 2015 12:34

Development projects worth R809m completed at Coega
Development projects worth R809m completed at Coega

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has announced that during the 2014/15 financial year, and with the inclusion of the first quarter of the 2015/16 financial year...

25 Aug 2015 08:14

Mall to be built in KZN
Mall to be built in KZN

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has announced that international property investor, Investec Property, will build a 85,000m2 shopping centre at the Cornubia housing project in KwaZulu-Natal...

24 Aug 2015 10:43

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Cape Town collaborates with Dutch government to save water

Cape Town's water consumption are set to come under the microscope as the city's participation in a collaborative research project with the Dutch government and the Centre of Expertise has been approved by council...

24 Aug 2015 07:58

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Increase in number of buildings becoming obsolete

Changes in technology, workplace practices and production requirements have resulted in an increasing number of commercial and industrial buildings becoming obsolete...

24 Aug 2015 07:50

Black & Veatch opens new office to extend African footprint
Black & Veatch opens new office to extend African footprint

The global provider of energy, water and telecommunications solutions, Black & Veatch, has announced the opening of a South African office...

21 Aug 2015 08:24

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AZA2015 aims to challenge architectural fraternities

AZA2015, hosted by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), will tackle the much debated topic of our cities' future...

21 Aug 2015 08:08

Baywest City boasts first green commercial building
Baywest City boasts first green commercial building

A modern three-storey office block within the Baywest City precinct in Port Elizabeth is South Africa's latest four star green building and the first of its kind in the Eastern Cape...

19 Aug 2015 08:51

[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green
[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green

Given South Africa's world-shattering potential for renewable energy, it is inexplicable why our government is seriously considering the purchase of eight nuclear reactors at an estimated R1tn...

By Roger Metcalfe 17 Aug 2015 10:38

Construction of phase one at Coega's multi-user facility commences
Construction of phase one at Coega's multi-user facility commences

Construction on the Coega Development Corporation's (CDC) multi-user facility, located in Zone 3 of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape, has started...

17 Aug 2015 07:43

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Construction worker killed in KZN wall collapse

One person died and three others were injured when a wall collapsed at a Newcastle construction site on Thursday, 13 August...

By Jeff Wicks 14 Aug 2015 08:39

BME's double-edged solution identifies reactive ground
BME's double-edged solution identifies reactive ground

BME, a supplier of explosives and services to the African mining, quarrying and construction industries, has developed a double-edged solution that allows customers to quickly identify reactive ground and apply the appropriate product...

13 Aug 2015 09:59

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Government needs to support small contractors

There has been a noticeable increase in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) being asked to provide guarantees when participating in government construction projects...

12 Aug 2015 08:43

Philippi Village a space for people to find inspiration
Philippi Village a space for people to find inspiration

Philippi Village in Cape Town is a transformation of genius that was designed as a thesis project for a Masters Degree in Sustainable Design by one of Cape Town's acclaimed architects, Philip Briel...

12 Aug 2015 08:31

Winners of Architecture for Social Gain 2015 awards announced
Winners of Architecture for Social Gain 2015 awards announced

The winners of the inaugural Architecture for Social Gain 2015 awards were announced at a ceremony held at Glenshiel in Johannesburg on 6 August...

12 Aug 2015 06:50

Shando's is part of a competitive construction industry
Shando's is part of a competitive construction industry

A former administrator at Sasol, Princess Ndiweni, became an entrepreneur because she has always dreamt of owning her own business...

12 Aug 2015 06:44

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Why promoting green infrastructure in Africa may be bad for development

Inadequate infrastructure is widely recognised to be holding back Africa's development and lowering the quality of life of its citizens...

By Mike Muller 11 Aug 2015 12:38

PSG Konsult head office moves into new building
PSG Konsult head office moves into new building

Financial services firm PSG Konsult and its subsidiary, Western National, are the first tenants to occupy the newly built commercial building, The Edge, in Tygervalley, Cape Town...

7 Aug 2015 09:35

Western Aqueduct construction work will affect Kloof residents
Western Aqueduct construction work will affect Kloof residents

Durban's Kloof residents must take note of road diversions which will affect traffic travelling along Church Road from Abelia Road to the Church Road railway bridge, starting at the end of August...

6 Aug 2015 13:20

[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel
[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel

We chatted to Dr Hannelie Nel who's had to overcome the barriers women face when pursuing an engineering career...

By Sindy Peters 5 Aug 2015 09:38

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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