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N2 project to make travelling easier
N2 project to make travelling easier

The N2 Wild Coast project will improve mobility and connectivity between provinces and towns, says Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi...

13 hours ago

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors is starting to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' rather than buyers' marke...

By Miguel Damião Gago 14 hours ago

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Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday, 17 August, that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo...

14 hours ago

New Africa infrastructure fund launched
New Africa infrastructure fund launched

AP Moller Holding, together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension, has launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550m from anchor investors...

17 Aug 2017

Sharp rise in prices forecast for SA construction sector in 2017
Sharp rise in prices forecast for SA construction sector in 2017

The South African construction sector will see a tender price growth of 7.4%, including 5.3% inflation, and an 8.8% increase in 2018, including 5.1% inflation...

15 Aug 2017

Co-owners of Majozi Brothers Construction Sihle Ndlela (left) and Simphiwe Majozi (right) celebrate the launch of Majozi Bros Tool Hire & Sales with Hire-It Natal's Richard Fraser.
Majozi Brothers Construction enters joint venture with Hire-It Natal

Majozi Brothers Construction and tool hire and sales operation Hire-It Natal have entered into a joint venture called Majozi Bros Tool Hire & Sales...

15 Aug 2017

UniZulu gets R70m infrastructure upgrades
UniZulu gets R70m infrastructure upgrades

A 288-unit residential facility and the complete rebuild of an electricity substation at the University of Zululand's main KwaDlangezwa Campus have been completed...

14 Aug 2017

New NEC4 Alliance Contract designed to elicit feedback
New NEC4 Alliance Contract designed to elicit feedback

The format of the new NEC4 Alliance Contract, recently released by the NEC, is designed specifically to elicit feedback from the construction and infrastructure sectors...

11 Aug 2017

ITC-SA to host roofing CPD-accredited workshop in Maritzburg
ITC-SA to host roofing CPD-accredited workshop in Maritzburg

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) will be hosting a free CPD-accredited workshop in Pietermaritzburg on 31 August...

10 Aug 2017

R10m Mpame Bridge project to undergo assessment
R10m Mpame Bridge project to undergo assessment

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Des van Rooyen will visit the communities of Mbashe Municipality in the Eastern Cape on 15 August to assess progress of the R10m Mpame Bridge project...

10 Aug 2017

Twin City Bushbuckridge Shopping Centre in Mpumalanga
Property development in underserved areas is not for the faint of heart

Building in under-serviced areas is tough, but the socio-economic payoff makes it worthwhile in the long run...

7 Aug 2017

Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century cities
Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century cities

In the 160 or so years since the first skyscrapers were built, technological innovations of many kinds have allowed us to build them to reach astonishing heights...

By Antony Wood and Dario Trabucco 7 Aug 2017

Growthpoint opens incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs
Growthpoint opens incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs

Growthpoint Properties has opened up its Property Point incubation programme to KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs. The initiative aims to build sustainable small businesses in the industry...

4 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: ITC-SA profiles three women in roofing who've climbed the scaffolding
#WomensMonth: ITC-SA profiles three women in roofing who've climbed the scaffolding

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) marks Women's Month by putting the spotlight on three of its female members...

4 Aug 2017

National home building regulator visits rural areas
National home building regulator visits rural areas

Rural communities will get an opportunity to access home building information and services when the national regulator for the sector undertakes a roadshow. ..

1 Aug 2017

Nigel road upgrade project completed
Nigel road upgrade project completed

The R16m P41/1 road rehabilitation project near Nigel has restored the road for a further 15 years...

1 Aug 2017

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Roads set to boost intra-regional trade in Africa

The initial free trade agreement between 26 Africans countries was recently signed in Uganda. Transport infrastructure will be a vital ingredient in this agreement...

31 Jul 2017

Damelin Benoni city students attend Africa's mega infrastructure show
Damelin Benoni city students attend Africa's mega infrastructure show

Damelin Benoni City students and lecturers recently attended the annual African Construction Totally Concrete Expo at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand...

By Ashmika Chottu, Issued by Damelin 28 Jul 2017

Bridge building competition helps develop interest in engineering careers
Bridge building competition helps develop interest in engineering careers

The third annual South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) Bridge Building Competition took place during the July school holidays in Port Elizabeth...

28 Jul 2017

New International Construction Measurement Standards launched
New International Construction Measurement Standards launched

The newly launched International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) aims to revolutionise the global construction industry by improving cost prediction in infrastructure projects...

28 Jul 2017

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Rwanda concludes agreement for new Bugesera Airport

With the backing of the African Legal Support Facility, the government of Rwanda has taken a concrete step toward becoming a transportation hub for the East African region...

27 Jul 2017

Allan Gray delivers Group Five shake-up
Allan Gray delivers Group Five shake-up

The eight new non-executive directors who secured appointment to the Group Five board at Monday's extraordinary shareholders' meeting are faced with the immediate prospect of releasing the details of hefty losses notched up by the construction company in the year to June...

By Ann Crotty 26 Jul 2017

Damelin civil engineering students go on a field trip
Damelin civil engineering students go on a field trip

Damelin Pietermaritzburg's civil engineering students were taken on a field trip to visit a construction site for the practical learning experience...

By Nana Zuke, Issued by Damelin 25 Jul 2017

MBAWC welcomes guideline to 2014 Construction Regulations
MBAWC welcomes guideline to 2014 Construction Regulations

MBAWC occupational health and safety manager Deon Bester says that while the recently published guideline to the 2014 Construction Regulations has provided clarity on certain definitions and sub-regulations, a number of items have not been addressed...

25 Jul 2017

How big business can help small entrepreneurs excel
How big business can help small entrepreneurs excel

A targeted programme to assist black entrepreneurs set up small businesses and co-operatives will fill a gap in the assistance currently offered to black industrialists...

By Tommy Strydom 24 Jul 2017

Swift progress being made with Kenya's Tatu City
Swift progress being made with Kenya's Tatu City

Kenyan mixed-use real estate project Tatu City is rapidly taking shape...

21 Jul 2017

SMME’s benefiting from Coega projects (L-R): Nandi Mpofu, Agnew Cabinets; Nolan Mathura, Ascon Civil Engineering; Laeeq Dolley, Rulasaqa Plumbing; Shaheed Nordien, YKW Projects; Thembisa Doda, Mothiscore; Luleka Ncomanzi, Ingakuhle Trading Enterprise; Nonyameko Maya, Ibhayi Achuma Trading
Coega awards nine contracts worth R30m to SMMEs in Eastern Cape

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has invested R30m in nine small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the Eastern Cape...

20 Jul 2017

Abland, Tiber to develop mixed-use Sandton Gate precinct
Abland, Tiber to develop mixed-use Sandton Gate precinct

Abland and Tiber have joined forces to develop the Sandton Gate precinct which will offer an office, retail, residential and lifestyle environment...

19 Jul 2017

Award-winning innovation on the Van Zyl Spruit Bridge
Award-winning innovation on the Van Zyl Spruit Bridge

Sarah Skorpen, a senior lecturer in civil engineering at the University of Pretoria, was the joint winner of the Innovation in Concrete category at the Fulton Awards 2017 for her work on the Van Zyl Spruit Bridge...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 18 Jul 2017

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