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City to inject R99m into infrastructure

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will spend R99m on infrastructure projects like fixing potholes, resurfacing roads and servicing housing sites in Uitenhage over the next two years...

By Mkhululi Ndamase 27 Nov 2015 06:00

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Aveng Grinaker-LTA awarded contract for student boarding house

Aveng Grinaker-LTA has been awarded a contract for the construction of a 602 unit, seven storey student boarding house and three levels of basement parking...

26 Nov 2015 07:19

Riverfields underpass officially opened
Riverfields underpass officially opened

The executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Mondli Gungubele, officially opened the Riverfields underpass on Friday, 20 November at the Riverfields Boulevard, Plumbago Logistics Park in Riverfields...

23 Nov 2015 07:48

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Invitation to apply for Schneider Electric's graduate programme

Schneider Electric South Africa has launched a graduate programme for students who want to become world-class engineers in the field of energy management...

18 Nov 2015 06:51

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Impact of NHBRC system downtime on property industry

The announcement by the National Homebuilders Registration Council (NHBRC) that its IT systems will be down while being upgraded, will have a material effect on and seriously impede the South African residential property development industry, according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop...

16 Nov 2015 08:02

Liviero’s Johan van der Westhuizen, Martijn Groot, Moses Maponyane, Stuart Knight and Johan Bouwer at the sod-turning event for the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency’s new industrial development zone.
Construction of Gauteng Industrial Development Zone commences

Civil engineering contractor Liviero has turned the first sod for the construction of the new Gauteng Industrial Development Zone near OR Tambo International Airport...

16 Nov 2015 09:12

Engineers don't just build things, they can help save the world

Engineers like to claim their primacy as problem solvers. But while this ability will always be critical for engineers, there is more to engineering than just solving problems...

By Petr Matous and Abbas El-Zein 13 Nov 2015 06:00

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Applications for MBAWC bursaries now open

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) has been providing bursaries for tertiary education for the past ten years, and applications for the 2016 academic year are now open...

12 Nov 2015 13:39

Menlyn Maine set to become Sun International's flagship property
Menlyn Maine set to become Sun International's flagship property

Sun International's latest project, Menlyn Maine in Pretoria's eastern suburbs, has been three years in the making and the entertainment complex is set to become the flagship property of the group when it opens in 2017...

11 Nov 2015 07:51

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NAA construction work will affect Phoenix residents

Residents of Phoenix northwest of the Durban CBD must take note of road closures that will be taking place between 2 and 16 November as construction continues on the Northern Aqueduct Augmentation (NAA)...

6 Nov 2015 06:57

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Why South Africa should not build eight new nuclear power stations

It has been an eventful year in South Africa, characterised by power cuts, parliamentary confrontations about wasteful expenditure and student fee protests. There has, however, been a massive elephant in the room that has impacted all these issues but enjoyed surprisingly scarce attention...

By Hartmut Winkler 5 Nov 2015 09:22

Port of Durban's Maydon Wharf reconstructed
Port of Durban's Maydon Wharf reconstructed

The quay walls at Maydon Wharf in the Port of Durban is currently being reconstructed to ensure safe operations, to meet the needs of larger vessels calling at the port...

5 Nov 2015 13:10

Is the Cloud the right answer for construction in SA?
Is the Cloud the right answer for construction in SA?

The construction industry has been labeled as a late adopter, but with the advent of mobility and trends such as Bring Your Own Device...

4 Nov 2015 07:05

L-R: Marten Govender, Junior VP; John Matthews, President; Antoinette Farrar, Senior VP
MBA of the Western Cape appoints new president

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) has appointed John Matthews, CEO of Garden Cities and managing director of Pinelands Development Company, as its president for the ensuing year...

30 Oct 2015 10:05

Cape Town's castle to be renovated
Cape Town's castle to be renovated

Construction and renovation company GVK-Siya Zama has been contracted for the renovation and repair of South Africa's oldest building, the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town...

28 Oct 2015 08:04

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Home maintenance and upgrades show further improvement

The third quarter of 2015 saw further improvement in agent perceptions of home maintenance and upgrades...

23 Oct 2015 07:07

V&A Waterfront's Silo District honoured with safety awards
V&A Waterfront's Silo District honoured with safety awards

The V&A Waterfront's Grain Silo project, comprising the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) and The Silo (hotel), came first regionally and second nationally in the Master Builders Association Safety Competition...

19 Oct 2015 11:36

IoT: the land of opportunity
IoT: the land of opportunity

The worldwide web, a place most of us are familiar with, is populated by 2.5 billion people who go online to stay in touch, find information, entertainment and shopping...

By Neil Cameron 13 Oct 2015 12:59

Roy Mnisi, executive director, MBSA
Mnisi appointed as new executive director of MBSA

The Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) has appointed Roy Mnisi as the organisation's new executive director...

12 Oct 2015 06:11

Engineering graduates can help Africa to meet its SDGs

Engineers will play a vital role in meeting the challenges laid out by the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

By Saurabh Sinha 9 Oct 2015 07:51

Durban's old Lion Match Factory refurbished
Durban's old Lion Match Factory refurbished

Property development and construction group, JT Ross, bought the 90 year old Lion Match Factory in Durban more than ten years ago when Lion Match moved its manufacturing operations to Gauteng...

9 Oct 2015 06:15

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Alternative dispute resolution can stimulate construction industry

The development of alternative dispute resolution for the construction industry has important potential to help the industry to grow, but the proposed regulations should not allow many exemptions, particularly from state-owned companies (SOCs)...

6 Oct 2015 13:20

Construction and project management methodology need an upgrade
Construction and project management methodology need an upgrade

All building projects have the potential for efficiency, effectiveness and cohesion, but unfortunately many projects conducted in today's African environment are inherently inefficient...

5 Oct 2015 13:35

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Effective communication is crucial in construction industry

If a team is unable to communicate effectively with one another in a potentially hazardous construction environment, there could be serious health and safety ramifications. Better communication also greatly enhances productivity...

2 Oct 2015 08:42

Q2 formal-sector jobs fall to 8.944m from 8.945m in Q1
Q2 formal-sector jobs fall to 8.944m from 8.945m in Q1

SA's formal sector shed jobs in the second quarter, which is not surprising given the economic contraction over the period...

30 Sep 2015 10:50

Liviero’s Wayne Schafer, Vuyo Mpondwana, Philani Vezi and Karthi Govender with the awards that the company won in this year’s Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) National Safety Competition.
Liviero Building wins two national safety awards

Liviero Building was the proud winner of two awards at the 2015 Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) National Safety Competition...

30 Sep 2015 07:31

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Master Drilling eyes deep gains with new boring technologies

Master Drilling - a company specialising in raise bore drilling - is working on technologies that could change the way underground workers operate, boosting productivity and lowering costs at a difficult time...

By Allam Seccombe 30 Sep 2015 10:37

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Winners of Steel Awards produce world-class work

The winners of the annual Steel Awards, which was simultaneously held in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, have been announced...

28 Sep 2015 10:16

Craig Bain, Immediate Past President of the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC)
Construction in Western Cape on the up

At the recent MBAWC's Annual General Meeting, Craig Bain, Immediate Past President of the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC), elaborated on developments in the province that have helped to sustain the building sector over the past year...

24 Sep 2015 06:47

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