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Group Five spikes on Greenbay offer
Group Five spikes on Greenbay offer

Group Five's share price surged as much as 42% on Monday, 16 October, after it received an unsolicited firm-intention cash offer for its European assets and businesses from Greenbay Properties for R1.6bn...

By Mark Allix 23 hours ago

Fifth WoodEX for Africa exhibition set for July 2018
Fifth WoodEX for Africa exhibition set for July 2018

WoodEX for Africa 2018 will take place 11-13 July at Gallagher Estate in Midrand...

1 day ago

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N2 upgrade near Grahamstown making progress

Sanral has announced that its six to seven-year project of upgrading the N2 between Grahamstown and the Fish River Pass is progressing well...

3 days ago

RICS celebrates 150 years, calls for nominations of SA successes
RICS celebrates 150 years, calls for nominations of SA successes

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), launching its Pride in the Profession: Celebrating 150 years of surveying successes campaign, is calling for nominations from around the world...

13 Oct 2017

Why engineering schools globally need more creative women
Why engineering schools globally need more creative women

Engineers are good at solving problems. We make bridges safer, computers faster and engines more efficient. Today, the profession is working on an especially thorny problem: gender equity in higher education...

By Ishwar K. Puri 12 Oct 2017

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Minister inspects Western Cape transport infrastructure projects

The Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi and Member of the Executive Council, Donald Grant, recently undertook a site inspection to monitor progress on a R487m road infrastructure upgrade and development...

12 Oct 2017

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R48m road rehabilitation project launched

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi on Tuesday, 10 October 2017, officially launched the rehabilitation project of P-243 Road from Vereeniging to Balfour...

11 Oct 2017

Lafarge South Africa launches Binastore
Lafarge South Africa launches Binastore

Lafarge South Africa has launched a new home building service called Binastore...

10 Oct 2017

Otis Southern Africa recognises its top mechanic
Otis Southern Africa recognises its top mechanic

Otis Southern Africa, for the second year running, has awarded its top mechanic for expertise in product and safety aptitude and ability...

10 Oct 2017

Sanral accused of digging holes in transformation road
Sanral accused of digging holes in transformation road

Political ructions shaking the ANC are showing up as cracks in the country's infrastructure...

By Mark Allix 9 Oct 2017

Group Five leaps 11% after saying it is mulling offers for various units and assets
Group Five leaps 11% after saying it is mulling offers for various units and assets

Construction firm Group Five's share price jumped 11% to R8.75 on Friday, 6 October, after its new management said it was evaluating numerous potential offers for various subsidiaries and assets...

By Robert Laing 6 Oct 2017

Coega SEZ set to be a new African automotive hub
Coega SEZ set to be a new African automotive hub

With construction well on its way in zone one of the Coega SEZ BAIC site, the vehicle plant is being positioned as a new automotive hub on the continent...

6 Oct 2017

Detailed planning, scheduling key to avoiding power project cost overruns
Detailed planning, scheduling key to avoiding power project cost overruns

Cost overruns and schedule delays are key concerns for developers of infrastructure projects across Africa...

By Joseph Mahendran 4 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria
SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

The start of a continuous industrial development conversation
The start of a continuous industrial development conversation

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, will be addressing scientists, engineers and researchers from public and private sector at the 6th CSIR Conference on 5 and 6 October...

Issued by CSIR 2 Oct 2017

Turnkey gland service water system for Grootegeluk
Turnkey gland service water system for Grootegeluk

Exxaro's Grootgeluk mine has a beneficiation complex where 8,000 tonnes per hour of run-of-mine coal is upgraded in 10 different plants...

28 Sep 2017

GVK-Siya Zama scoops five awards at National Occupational Health & Safety Competition
GVK-Siya Zama scoops five awards at National Occupational Health & Safety Competition

GVK-Siya Zama recently walked away with five awards from the National Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Competition, held at the recent Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress...

28 Sep 2017

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Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth...

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017

Aveng keeps its head above water, just
Aveng keeps its head above water, just

Construction group Aveng narrowly managed to remain solvent in the year to end-June, with current assets of R9.7bn covering current liabilities of R8.9bn...

By Robert Laing 27 Sep 2017

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Building activity tapers off

The Afrimat construction index fell for a second quarter in a row, but only marginally, due to political events, said economist Roelof Botha...

By Alistair Anderson 26 Sep 2017

Aveng in big drive to settle claims
Aveng in big drive to settle claims

Construction group Aveng has thrown the kitchen sink at a host of long-outstanding claims - and plans to book a R2.7bn impairment charge as a result...

By Giulietta Talevi 22 Sep 2017

NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing
NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing

NEPAD gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Monday, 18 September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda initiative...

19 Sep 2017

NHBRC appoints Mziwonke Dlabantu as new CEO
NHBRC appoints Mziwonke Dlabantu as new CEO

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has appointed Mziwonke Dlabantu as CEO with effect from 1 October 2017...

18 Sep 2017

Opacity over construction pact is risky
Opacity over construction pact is risky

There has been no full public disclosure by the Department of Economic Development and seven JSE-listed construction and engineering groups over their signing of a voluntary transformation agreement...

By Mark Allix 13 Sep 2017

2017 MBSA Congress tackles triple challenge of poverty, unemployment, inequality in SA
2017 MBSA Congress tackles triple challenge of poverty, unemployment, inequality in SA

The 112th annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress, under the theme 'Building South Africa Together', kicked off on Monday, 11 September, at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town...

12 Sep 2017

City of Cape Town gives CTICC site expansion thumbs up
City of Cape Town gives CTICC site expansion thumbs up

The City of Cape Town's executive mayor, Patricia de Lille has conducted the final site inspection of the Cape Town International Convention Centre's (CTICC 2) expansion before contractors hand over the building...

8 Sep 2017

Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies
Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious...

By Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017

New country CEO for Lafarge South Africa
New country CEO for Lafarge South Africa

Rossen Papazov has been appointed country chief executive officer (CCEO) of Lafarge South Africa Holdings with effect from 1 October 2017...

5 Sep 2017

Timber decking done right
Timber decking done right

I am often told by prospective clients that other decking contractors have told them that they do not need plans or an engineered design for their timber deck...

By Peter Bissett 4 Sep 2017

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