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Building industry expects steady growth in 2015
Building industry expects steady growth in 2015

Nu-Hold, the holding company of Krisp Properties and Nu-Way Housing Developments, is anticipating further growth - both for itself and within the industry at large - during 2015...

17 Dec 2014 09:59

Developers pouring in to Mthatha add to Transkei transformation
Developers pouring in to Mthatha add to Transkei transformation

Established in 1883, Mthatha, the capital of the former Transkei, is a hive of bustling activity and recognised as the leading city of the area...

15 Dec 2014 10:38

Heideveld Primary redesigned and rebuilt
Heideveld Primary redesigned and rebuilt

The Heideveld Primary School in Cape Town has had more than a superficial facelift - an entire new school was designed and built...

15 Dec 2014 06:26

Funding shortages hinder young building developers
Funding shortages hinder young building developers

Young South Africans are increasingly being encouraged by politicians to play an active role in infrastructure development by working in construction and starting their own companies...

By Khulekani Magubane 11 Dec 2014 09:37

Imraan Lambat
Disruptive technologies - 3D printing

The future of how things are made is evolving rapidly to fit a changing world. Driven by disruption, it's no longer science fiction or limited to the imagination, the design-led revolution is now underway...

By Imraan Lambat 10 Dec 2014 08:46

PnP holds another "Day for Madiba"
PnP holds another "Day for Madiba"

To commemorate the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing, Pick n Pay will once again hold a "Day for Madiba" in its stores on 14 December, with that day's profits going to the Nelson Mandela's Children's Hospital Trust...

4 Dec 2014 12:30

Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa set to reach USD180bn a year by 2025
Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa set to reach USD180bn a year by 2025

Spending on infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to reach $180bn a year by 2025‚ according to PwC's 2014 report...

By Mark Allix 4 Dec 2014 11:58

Self-repairing potholes down the road
Self-repairing potholes down the road

Potholes could soon become a thing of the past due to futuristic plans to produce self-healing concrete...

4 Dec 2014 11:37

When does redeveloping older buildings make business sense?
When does redeveloping older buildings make business sense?

On the face of it, the refurbishment or redevelopment of an older commercial building can look like a lucrative opportunity...

3 Dec 2014 13:06

Student housing development at Onderstepoort soon completed
Student housing development at Onderstepoort soon completed

The University of Pretoria's projections show that student numbers at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort are expected to increase in the future due to the higher intake of new undergraduate students, thus creating the need for more on-campus residence space...

1 Dec 2014 09:49

Green building rating attracts investment, funding
Green building rating attracts investment, funding

Green building's sustainability factor is attracting investment and funding to all kinds of businesses, especially listed property companies like REITs, as more and more capital owners place a high priority on responsible investment...

28 Nov 2014 13:05

Neil Cameron
To build smart cities, we need smart buildings

As the global urbanisation trend picks up, smart cities are emerging...

By Neil Cameron 27 Nov 2014 09:16

How to manage your renovation project and stress levels
How to manage your renovation project and stress levels

While renovating is a great way to update the look of a home and possibly add value, it can be a process that is as stressful as moving house altogether...

21 Nov 2014 11:45

Bekkersdal sewer network system to be upgraded
Bekkersdal sewer network system to be upgraded

Government has set aside R250m to renew and improve the sewer network system in Bekkersdal, south west of Johannesburg...

18 Nov 2014 06:31

R4bn waterfront plan on cards
R4bn waterfront plan on cards

A major Chinese engineering firm is interested in investing about R4bn in a waterfront-type development in Port Elizabeth...

By Xolisa Phillip 17 Nov 2014 17:47

Tongaat Hulett partners with BEE consortium through Cornubia sale
Tongaat Hulett partners with BEE consortium through Cornubia sale

The sale of Tongaat Hulett's Cornubia Business Hub was the company's first major empowerment deal in a key area in Umhlanga...

17 Nov 2014 10:45

Tanzania to start major port construction in 2015
Tanzania to start major port construction in 2015

DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzania will launch construction of a major Chinese-funded sea port in 2015 to boost the trading capacity of the east African nation, a presidential statement read.

4 Nov 2014 07:55

SRK Consulting extends African footprint
SRK Consulting extends African footprint

With 14 offices in African nations, including Angola, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Zimbabwe, engineering consultants SRK Consulting has approximately 776 active projects on the continent in 26 different countries.

31 Oct 2014 09:23

NYDA welcomes age restrictions on free housing
NYDA welcomes age restrictions on free housing

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the age restriction of 35 set by the Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu for access to free public housing.

31 Oct 2014 07:58

Masina appeals to investors to comply with BEE
Masina appeals to investors to comply with BEE

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina has invited Chinese business to invest in South Africa, but when doing so to embrace the country's Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy.

29 Oct 2014 07:38

Upgrading of transport infrastructure a major challenge
Upgrading of transport infrastructure a major challenge

After decades of underinvestment in maintenance and development of South Africa's road and rail networks, the country is in a process of revitalising its transport networks that will see the country set itself up as a transport hub for Southern Africa.

27 Oct 2014 08:51

Stellenbosch to analyse DNA from Nigerian church deaths
Stellenbosch to analyse DNA from Nigerian church deaths

The DNA samples gathered from the 116 people who died in the collapse of the building in Nigeria over a month ago have arrived at a laboratory in Stellenbosch for analysis.

24 Oct 2014 08:58

National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy
National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has tabled the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which signals a shift in the country's fiscal policy through measures aimed at reducing the country's budget deficit and stabilising public debt.

23 Oct 2014 09:19

Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises
Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises

Members of Parliament have responded to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday (22 October).

By Neo Semono 23 Oct 2014 08:26

Vanguard moves equipment to Afrox's Coega plant
Vanguard moves equipment to Afrox's Coega plant

Vanguard, the specialist in lifting, relocating and installing heavy plants, recently moved a 'cold box' and other equipment to Afrox's R300-million air separation unit (ASU) at the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) near Port Elizabeth.

23 Oct 2014 07:53

Blink Tower wins gold in NAE video contest
Blink Tower wins gold in NAE video contest

Blink Tower, a Cape Town-based animated video company, scooped gold in two categories of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Engineering for You Video Contest, held last month.

23 Oct 2014 06:58

Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis
Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis

The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department is looking for investment partners for its plan to build an aerotropolis at OR Tambo International Airport.

22 Oct 2014 11:01

Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation
Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says it's high time the built environment sector picks up the pace of transformation.

22 Oct 2014 07:32

Cashbuild's revenue up 10%
Cashbuild's revenue up 10%

Buildings and material group Cashbuild said total revenue for the company rose by 10% for the first quarter of its 2015 financial year with higher sales and the opening of new stores.

20 Oct 2014 11:52

State may sell Vodacom stake to fund Eskom
State may sell Vodacom stake to fund Eskom

Crushing financial pressure on Eskom has compelled the government to consider selling its R26bn stake in Vodacom and to assess its other listed holdings‚ such as Telkom to raise the cash that Eskom needs.

By Thabiso Mochiko and Andiswa Maqutu 17 Oct 2014 11:17

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