SACPCMP Conference to unlock the future potential of the construction industry
SACPCMP Conference to unlock the future potential of the construction industry

The 6th annual Project and Construction Management (PCM) Conference will be dedicated to transformation and empowerment in unlocking the future potential of the construction industry...

Issued by SACPCMP 3 days ago

Phase two of Lesotho Highlands Water Project set to start this November
Phase two of Lesotho Highlands Water Project set to start this November

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the first construction contract in phase two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project to Sinohydro SA/Nthane Brothers Joint Venture...

3 days ago

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

MBAWC celebrates its top apprentices and future master builders
MBAWC celebrates its top apprentices and future master builders

At the MBAWC's recent AGM, awards were bestowed upon two apprentices who have shown particular promise as future master builders...

15 Oct 2018

Why a leadership reset in SA construction is necessary for the 4th industrial revolution
Why a leadership reset in SA construction is necessary for the 4th industrial revolution

A recent Balfour Beatty survey envisions a construction industry with dramatic digital capability by 2050...

By Théo Gaultier 15 Oct 2018

Is the supply of low income housing zero-rated or not?
Is the supply of low income housing zero-rated or not?

In the recent case of Sars v Amawele Joint Venture, the Supreme Court of Appeal considered whether three low income housing projects were zero-rated supplies in terms of the VAT Act...

By Kerushnie Govender and Arnaaz Camay 11 Oct 2018

ICMS looks to apply common language for global built environment
ICMS looks to apply common language for global built environment

The International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) aims to provide greater global consistency in classifying, defining, measuring, analysing and presenting construction costs...

10 Oct 2018

Lesotho Highlands project runs workshop series for construction companies
Lesotho Highlands project runs workshop series for construction companies

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has started a series of workshops to empower construction companies in South Africa...

2 Oct 2018

Western Cape construction industry remains optimistic
Western Cape construction industry remains optimistic

The revelations tumbling out of the Parktown Pandora's Box opened by the Zondo commission will certainly mean that, due to the previous nine years of looting public coffers, public spending on long-awaited infrastructure projects will simply not happen in the near future...

By John Slingsby 2 Oct 2018

Egypt is building a new capital city from scratch - here's how to avoid inequality and segregation
Egypt is building a new capital city from scratch - here's how to avoid inequality and segregation

Egypt is the latest country to build a new capital city from scratch, with ambitions to move parliament away from Cairo as early as summer 2019...

By Nuno Pinto and Aya Badawy 28 Sep 2018

Cape Town's unfinished freeways: what it will take to complete the job
Cape Town's unfinished freeways: what it will take to complete the job

Overlooking one of the busiest intersections in the central City of Cape Town, en route to one of its biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront, are two road stubs hanging high above the ground...

By Lisa Kane 26 Sep 2018

International micro-living trend breaks new ground in Cape Town
International micro-living trend breaks new ground in Cape Town

1 On Albert in Woodstock is soon to be home to Cape Town's first micro-living apartments, with construction beginning recently...

25 Sep 2018

Johannesburg's construction cost inflation gets 6% hike
Johannesburg's construction cost inflation gets 6% hike

According to research conducted by Turner & Townsend, the cost of global construction is set to rise by 4.3% during 2018 compared to 4.1% in 2017...

21 Sep 2018

Go sea life at Cresta
Go sea life at Cresta

As part of its two-year expansion and modernisation project, Cresta Shopping Centre will be launching South Africa's first and only mall-based aquarium early next year...

18 Sep 2018

Laura Swanepoel, head of healthcare, building services, WSP
Custom designing healthcare for Africa

There is no doubt that improving access to healthcare in Africa is a massive task...

11 Sep 2018

Hatch wins award for Tugela River Pedestrian Bridge project
Hatch wins award for Tugela River Pedestrian Bridge project

Hatch's Tugela River Pedestrian Bridge project has won it an award in the Consulting Engineers South Africa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards...

31 Aug 2018

MBAWC calls for end to gender discrimination in construction sector
MBAWC calls for end to gender discrimination in construction sector

The construction industry in South Africa is currently made up of 88% male and 12% female employees...

31 Aug 2018

What the construction sector's dire state of affairs means for companies and the economy
What the construction sector's dire state of affairs means for companies and the economy

The recent suspension of the shares of two South African construction companies, after they filed for business rescue, is a reflection of the distressed state of the country's construction sector...

By Clive Rumsey 30 Aug 2018

New R27m bridge over R300 now open
New R27m bridge over R300 now open

Redefine Properties and VDMV Property Group on Friday, 24 August, officially opened the upgraded Cilmor road bridge over the R300...

28 Aug 2018

Women in construction under the spotlight at Cidb breakfast
Women in construction under the spotlight at Cidb breakfast

Celebrating Women's' Month, the Construction Industry Development Board (Cidb) recently held a Women's Breakfast...

27 Aug 2018

Don't blame women for leaving fields like engineering. Blame bad attitudes
Don't blame women for leaving fields like engineering. Blame bad attitudes

There are reasons why feminists use the slogan "the personal is political", especially when men make arguments using the age old idea that "biology is destiny"...

By Amanda Gouws 27 Aug 2018

Repairs begin on sinkhole-damaged R55
Repairs begin on sinkhole-damaged R55

Remedial works have commenced on the damaged R55 (Quagga Road) in Laudium, Tshwane...

23 Aug 2018

The road to a thriving construction and engineering sector
The road to a thriving construction and engineering sector

The construction and engineering industry is a cornerstone of the South African economy but one which is under pressure...

By Monty Ditibane 22 Aug 2018

Long road ahead for women in construction
Long road ahead for women in construction

Public Works minister Thulas Nxesi says more work remains to be done for women to progress up the construction industry ladder...

20 Aug 2018

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 17 Aug 2018

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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