The NU29 project was commissioned in 2014 to benefit poor families in the metro. Construction was abandoned halfway, leaving many unfinished flats. Photo: Joseph Chirume
National government to "go after" housing officials, blacklist contractors for rotten buildings

The Department of Human Settlements earlier this week said it will be taking legal action against officials across the country who oversaw the construction of poor houses...

By Joseph Chirume 3 days ago

2018 ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards winners announced
2018 ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards winners announced

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) recently hosted its Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards in Cape Town...

16 Aug 2018

Genoa bridge collapse: maintaining these structures is a constant battle against traffic and decay
Genoa bridge collapse: maintaining these structures is a constant battle against traffic and decay

As rescue workers look for survivors in the concrete rubble that used to be part of the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italian authorities are starting their investigation into the possible causes...

By Marios Chryssanthopoulos 16 Aug 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa construction sector shaken up by changes in government
Sub-Saharan Africa construction sector shaken up by changes in government

Mace has released a new report providing its latest tender cost update for Sub-Saharan Africa...

15 Aug 2018

L-R: Hlologelo Manthose, Frankie A'Bear, Jabulile Nhlapo, and Karen King
Collaboration key to building for the future - WSP #womeninSTEM

If the African vision of Agenda 2063 for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa is to be achieved, enablement through sustainable built environment intervention will be an important contributor...

14 Aug 2018

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5 brilliant female engineers changing the sanitation landscape

Lack of sanitation is one of the world's leading development challenges...

By Dr Sudhir Pillay 13 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certifications
#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certifications

Founded in 2010 by Marloes Reinink, Solid Green Consulting is all about advancing sustainability in the African built environment...

By Sindy Peters 3 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: Atisha Gopichund on how embracing her femininity has benefited her career
#Newsmaker: Atisha Gopichund on how embracing her femininity has benefited her career

Atisha Gopichund is a wife, mother and businesswoman working in the interior construction sector. I asked her to let us in on the challenges she has faced working in such a male-dominated industry and for some words of advice to other women facing similar challenges in business...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Aug 2018

2018 SA Construction Industry Awards to host Thulas Nxesi
2018 SA Construction Industry Awards to host Thulas Nxesi

The 11th annual South African Construction Industry Awards will take place this year on 6 October...

2 Aug 2018

Archie Rutherford, CEO, Motheo Construction Group’s Civils Division
Motheo Construction awarded multi-million-rand DBSA contract

The Motheo Construction Group has been awarded a R145m contract by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) for bulk services...

27 Jul 2018

Accessing the inaccessible - RopeTeam
Accessing the inaccessible - RopeTeam

South Africa welcomes RopeTeam, an innovative Rope Access firm with the aim of achieving safe and attractive high-rise building maintenance, using effective Rope Access techniques...

Issued by RopeTech 25 Jul 2018

These are the Western Cape's safest building sites
These are the Western Cape's safest building sites

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape has released the results of its 2018 Regional Occupational Health and Safety Competition...

24 Jul 2018

Culture is at the heart of a safe workplace
Culture is at the heart of a safe workplace

Creating a safe working environment is a complex issue and requires a concerted effort by all stakeholders...

By Hardie de Beer 19 Jul 2018

This is how the new vessel repair hub is boosting the PE economy
This is how the new vessel repair hub is boosting the PE economy

The new vessel repair facilities in the Port of PE is not only a positive step towards a thriving vessel maintenance and marine engineering hub but is evidently also going to boost the local economy...

18 Jul 2018

CT cans Foreshore Freeway Precinct development RFP
CT cans Foreshore Freeway Precinct development RFP

The City of Cape Town's city manager Lungelo Mbandazayo has cancelled the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct...

18 Jul 2018

Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

South African engineers and those from other sub-Saharan countries are invited to enter the fifth edition...

16 Jul 2018

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Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry has completed its work

The Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry has completed its work and is awaiting the submission of...

16 Jul 2018

Multi-million rand upgrade for Fisherman's Lane in Strandfontein
Multi-million rand upgrade for Fisherman's Lane in Strandfontein

The City of Cape Town is spending R3.4m upgrading the Fisherman's Lane parking area in Strandfontein along the False Bay coast...

12 Jul 2018

Jungheinrich wins gold German Brand Award
Jungheinrich wins gold German Brand Award

At a celebratory gala held in the German Historical Museum in Berlin on 21 June, Jungheinrich AG was presented with a gold German Brand Award for the first time for "Industry Excellence in Branding - Industry, Machines & Engineering"...

By Martin Wielgus, Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 9 Jul 2018

2018 ASAQS Conference theme puts emphasis on growth, progress
2018 ASAQS Conference theme puts emphasis on growth, progress

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors' (ASAQS) fourth annual conference is this year themed 'Traction'...

5 Jul 2018

MBSA gravely concerned by reports of intimidation on SA construction sites
MBSA gravely concerned by reports of intimidation on SA construction sites

Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) executive director Roy Mnisi says the federation is gravely concerned about the reported spread of violent intimidation and harassment...

26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economy
#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economy

With its multiple effect, manufacturing is the one sector in the economy that has the potential to create the jobs the country needs so desperately. But the industry is under threat and has declined...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jun 2018

House of cards collapses on rogue builders
House of cards collapses on rogue builders

A total of 122 criminal cases have been opened against home builders who have contravened the HCPMA...

21 Jun 2018

How to print a building: the science behind 3D printing in construction
How to print a building: the science behind 3D printing in construction

It's often claimed that 3D printing - known in the trade as "additive manufacturing" - will change the way we live...

By Seyed Ghaffar 20 Jun 2018

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City of Cape Town tackles congestion issue with more roads

The City of Cape Town is in the process of constructing six more roads as part of its Congestion Management Programme...

15 Jun 2018

HomeFixer teams up with Hirsch's for simplified home improvement
HomeFixer teams up with Hirsch's for simplified home improvement

Local home improvement app, HomeFixer, has entered into a partnership with Hirsch's, a popular South African independent home appliances and furniture store...

12 Jun 2018

IFPA resolves to qualify welding procedures
IFPA resolves to qualify welding procedures

The Installation and Fabrication Plastics Pipe Association (IFPA) has announced that it will be qualifying welding procedures and weld jobs performed by its members going forward...

11 Jun 2018

Nature's traffic engineers have come up with many simple but effective solutions
Nature's traffic engineers have come up with many simple but effective solutions

As more and more people move to cities, the experience of being stuck in impenetrable gridlock becomes an increasingly common part of the human experience...

By Tanya Latty 11 Jun 2018

Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across
Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across

Cities worldwide face the problems and possibilities of "volume": the stacking and moving of people and things within booming central business districts. We see this especially around mass public transport hubs...

By Andrea Connor and Donald McNeill 8 Jun 2018

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