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Upgraded N14 freeway officially opened
Upgraded N14 freeway officially opened

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi on Thursday, 1 December, officially opened an upgraded portion of the N14 freeway between Krugersdorp and Diepsloot...

3 days ago

Invicta CE resigns after just less than two years at helm
Invicta CE resigns after just less than two years at helm

Invicta announced on Monday, 5 December, that its CE Charles Walters had resigned, with effect from January...

By Andries Mahlangu 3 days ago

Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project
Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project

Nigeria and Morocco are in talks over a huge project to extend a West African gas pipeline to stretch up towards Europe, officials say...

5 Dec 2016

Imperial builds pharmaceutical warehouse with ground-breaking passive cooling approach
Imperial builds pharmaceutical warehouse with ground-breaking passive cooling approach

The Imperial Logistics group faced the challenge of establishing a pharmaceutical regulatory compliant, temperature controlled storage facility that would not require a consistent supply of electricity...

5 Dec 2016

Green lightbulbs set to spark at innovation awards
Green lightbulbs set to spark at innovation awards

The built environment is the biggest contributor to climate change, but thanks to exciting developments in how we re-imagine the future, African cities of the future could become resilient, energy independent, carbon neutral systems...

Issued by Change Agent Collective 1 Dec 2016

PwC report: SA's construction industry still under pressure
PwC report: SA's construction industry still under pressure

2016 has been a challenging year and South Africa's construction industry was not immune, with ongoing pressure on margins, lower revenue and lower order books...

29 Nov 2016

Software frees quantity surveyors to add (yet more) value
Software frees quantity surveyors to add (yet more) value

Enthusiasts are seeing improvements in software as a sign that the days of the quantity surveyor are numbered. Nothing could be further from the truth...

By Larry Feinberg 29 Nov 2016

Can billions of litres of coal seam gas water be safely reinjected into the ground?
Can billions of litres of coal seam gas water be safely reinjected into the ground?

Water produced when coal seam gas (CSG) is extracted from below ground can be safely re-injected hundreds of metres underground, according to new CSIRO research...

By Henning Prommer 28 Nov 2016

Dr Thandi Ndlovu elected to SAFCEC council
Dr Thandi Ndlovu elected to SAFCEC council

Dr Thandi Ndlovu, CEO of Motheo Construction Group, has been elected as a council member to the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC)...

25 Nov 2016

New hospital at the heart of future medical precinct
New hospital at the heart of future medical precinct

Netcare's new flagship hospital is the first phase in comprehensive medical precinct...

24 Nov 2016

Sasol expansion completed at Secunda
Sasol expansion completed at Secunda

Energy and chemicals giant Sasol has completed a R1.1bn investment to expand its two polypropylene manufacturing plants at Secunda, within schedule and funded from internal cash flows, it said on Monday, 21 November...

By Charlotte Mathews 24 Nov 2016

R80 million roads project launched
R80 million roads project launched

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi has launched a R80 million roads rehabilitation project between Bronkhorstspruit and Ekangala, in the City of Tshwane...

22 Nov 2016

Meeting green ambitions requires a coordinated approach
Meeting green ambitions requires a coordinated approach

The energy saving industry has moved from retrofitting buildings to a multidisciplinary approach which is aimed at reducing usage and costs...

21 Nov 2016

SRSA achieves a million injury-free hours in Ladysmith project
SRSA achieves a million injury-free hours in Ladysmith project

Parent company to the Dunlop brand, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) recently achieved one million lost time injury-free hours on its current expansion project underway at its Danskraal, Ladysmith production plant...

21 Nov 2016

Earthworks on R11.4m Strand Pavilion upgrade started
Earthworks on R11.4m Strand Pavilion upgrade started

The City of Cape Town recently announced that a contractor has been appointed for the R11.4m Strand Pavilion Precinct upgrade project with the earthworks under way...

14 Nov 2016

SA construction sector must expand into Africa to overcome slump
SA construction sector must expand into Africa to overcome slump

While the multidisciplinary South African construction industry contributes significantly to the economy and employment, globally the industry is exposed to the business cycle and has been under tremendous pressure...

14 Nov 2016

Young artisans to gain from nuclear build
Young artisans to gain from nuclear build

It is a pity that the nuclear energy debate has been shrouded by what appears to be serious ideologues from the two sides; and, unsurprisingly, very rarely have cooler heads been allowed a voice. The litigation and policy ambivalence hasn't made things easier...

By Gaopalelwe Santswere 11 Nov 2016

Desalination plant opens in KZN
Desalination plant opens in KZN

South32 has opened a desalination plant in KwaZulu-Natal at its Hillside Aluminium Smelter in Richards Bay...

10 Nov 2016

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Swartkopfontein Bridge officially opened

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has officially opened Swartkopfontein Bridge, which will make the movement of citizens between South Africa and Botswana easier as well as strengthen economic ties between the two countries...

8 Nov 2016

Marco Kriek, founder, Ground Up
#EntrepreneurMonth: Residential construction from the Ground Up

Founded by Marco Kriek in 2015, Ground Up is an independent construction consultancy that aims to ensure home build quality in SA...

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2016

Time to tell the real African development story
Time to tell the real African development story

43% of Africa's urban population lives below the poverty line..

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2016

Public comment sought on draft Construction Sector Code
Public comment sought on draft Construction Sector Code

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is calling on the public to make comments on the draft Amended Construction Sector Code, which stipulates that at least 50% of black shareholding needs to be held by professionals...

4 Nov 2016

Black consortium gets into building
Black consortium gets into building

Construction group Murray & Roberts says a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group has bought its Southern African infrastructure and building businesses for R314m.

By Mark Allix 3 Nov 2016

Legal rights of property owners when dealing with illegal buildings
Legal rights of property owners when dealing with illegal buildings

This article examines the legal rights of property owners and occupiers when dealing with illegal buildings, which are buildings that are built contrary to the approved plans on file at the municipality, or buildings that are built in contravention of any zoning, town planning, or title deed condition or restrictive covenant...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Tenielle Combrink 2 Nov 2016

MBAWC offers health and safety training in building sector
MBAWC offers health and safety training in building sector

The latest statistics from the Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company reveal that there have been 5,716 accidents on construction sites across the country in 2016, with 51 being fatal and 468 resulting in permanent disabilities...

2 Nov 2016

Construction suggests property resilience
Construction suggests property resilience

Newly released data, outlining the dynamics of South Africa's construction industry, provides an informative perspective of the real estate chain through tough economic times - and also indications of optimism and resilience...

By Richard Gray 28 Oct 2016

Construction settlement pact leaves BEE waters murky
Construction settlement pact leaves BEE waters murky

Far from making things clearer, the government's so-called settlement agreement with seven major construction groups has further muddied the waters with regard to its proposed R4tn infrastructure spending programme over 15 years.

By Mark Allix 28 Oct 2016

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Lesotho water project phase II to be completed in 2025

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II is envisaged to be completed in 2025...

28 Oct 2016

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