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Arup honoured at Top Women Awards ceremony
Arup honoured at Top Women Awards ceremony

Arup, the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment, won the Top Gender Empowered Company: Chemicals & Construction at the 11th annual Top Women Awards ceremony which was recently held at Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg.

22 Aug 2014 09:57

Honing PR skills in the construction industry
Honing PR skills in the construction industry

The marketing of the construction industry varies from other industries in major ways. Where some companies can focus exclusively on inbound marketing...

By James White 22 Aug 2014 09:09

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries
SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014 08:32

Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads
Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) believes its jurisdiction over the proclaimed national road network trumps the Cape Town city council's wish that the Winelands toll road project on the N1 and N2 be halted.

By Linda Ensor 21 Aug 2014 10:07

Measures implemented to reduce child labour and exploitation
Measures implemented to reduce child labour and exploitation

The Department of Labour says interventions to improve the social security and welfare of children have resulted in government being able to reduce the widespread use of child labour.

21 Aug 2014 07:38

Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems
Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems

President Jacob Zuma has told Ministers, Premiers and Mayors, who are part of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC), that they must jointly develop a problem-solving culture and fix infrastructure problems facing South Africa.

21 Aug 2014 07:15

New 'generation star' Matona to keeps lights on
New 'generation star' Matona to keeps lights on

The Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) Tshediso Matona is Eskom's new Chief Executive Officer and his appointment has been confirmed by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

21 Aug 2014 06:48

Government needs innovation for service delivery
Government needs innovation for service delivery

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly and delivering its services.

20 Aug 2014 07:22

City Lodge to expand in East Africa
City Lodge to expand in East Africa

City Lodge Hotels has set aside R475m to build two new hotels in East Africa, and is looking for other opportunities to add hotels in capital cities across East and Southern Africa, the company said.

19 Aug 2014 10:38

SA needs its Integrated Energy Planning
SA needs its Integrated Energy Planning

The imminent revival of the Integrated Energy Planning (IEP) process, which allows the public to give its views on what SA's future energy mix should be, provides an opportunity to move well beyond conservative and fatalistic thinking.

By Charlotte Mathews 18 Aug 2014 12:22

Informal sector stagnates amid employment woes
Informal sector stagnates amid employment woes

The latest survey of employers and self-employed South Africans by Statistics SA shows the informal sector's contribution to gross domestic product has remained at about 5% from 2001 to 2013.

By Amanda Visser 18 Aug 2014 11:47

Resilient gives shareholders 20,9% more in payouts
Resilient gives shareholders 20,9% more in payouts

Des de Beer and his team's ability to make money for Resilient shareholders is underscored by the 20,9% increase in income payouts achieved for the year to June.

By Joan Muller 18 Aug 2014 09:32

SADC wants economic integration and infrastructure development
SADC wants economic integration and infrastructure development

Southern African leaders have made renewed calls for regional economic integration and cross-border infrastructure development as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit got underway.

By Chris Bathembu 18 Aug 2014 07:34

Trends in residential building
Trends in residential building

Building characteristics reflect far less exuberance in the post-2008/9 recovery, compared with the pre-2008 boom period, and continue to point to a far more constrained household sector financial position.

15 Aug 2014 09:01

Government to 'create' 100 black industrialists
Government to 'create' 100 black industrialists

Government has set itself the goal of 'creating' 100 black industrialists in the next three years to contribute to the economy and create jobs, Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina said.

By Nosihle Shelembe 15 Aug 2014 08:23

Female-run business awarded GrandWest contract
Female-run business awarded GrandWest contract

Warda Albertyn, owner of Decordent Living, has been appointed as a supplier and enterprise development partner to the GrandWest Casino in Cape Town. She is now working closely with GrandWest's engineering department on a number of maintenance projects.

14 Aug 2014 11:58

Quake victims grateful for assistance
Quake victims grateful for assistance

Pretoria - Matlosana Local Municipality residents, affected by last week's earthquake, have expressed their satisfaction and gratitude to the North West provincial government and the Gift of the Givers Foundation, for their continued efforts to assist them.

14 Aug 2014 09:20

Mining lekgotla underway at Gallagher Estate
Mining lekgotla underway at Gallagher Estate

The Mining Lekgotla has officially kicked off at Gallagher Estate, with the gathering set to see many robust discussions on issues around transformation and the industry's role in growing the country's economy.

14 Aug 2014 08:39

Makhura to help Reiger Park create jobs
Makhura to help Reiger Park create jobs

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has appealed to residents of Reiger Park to help transform their townships into economic hubs that create jobs.

12 Aug 2014 08:10

Sanral to spend R5.3bn on Port Elizabeth, East London road
Sanral to spend R5.3bn on Port Elizabeth, East London road

The South African SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has confirmed that it has completed the conceptual designs for the multi-billion-rand expansion of the R72 coastal road between East London and Port Elizabeth.

12 Aug 2014 05:47

SA's bargaining structures need to change
SA's bargaining structures need to change

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says South Africa needs to find a solution for the failing labour bargaining structure.

11 Aug 2014 06:42

Sanral clarifies Cape Town toll roads reports
Sanral clarifies Cape Town toll roads reports

PRETORIA: The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has dismissed as "grossly misleading" statements by the City of Cape Town, Right2Know and other interest groups that it will implement electronic tolling in Cape Town, as it has in Gauteng.

10 Aug 2014 15:38

Transnet needs R100bn from private sector
Transnet needs R100bn from private sector

Transnet is looking for R100bn from the private sector for investment in freight infrastructure over the next seven years‚ Transnet Freight Rail's Chief Executive Siyabonga Gama said at a media function.

By Linda Ensor 8 Aug 2014 10:35

Publication of government's latest 'five-year plan'
Publication of government's latest 'five-year plan'

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has released government's framework for implementing the National Development Plan (NDP) over the next five years.

8 Aug 2014 06:33

Faith restored to Curro's high growth
Faith restored to Curro's high growth

Interim results released by PSG-controlled private education venture Curro Holdings went some way to restoring the market's faith in its high growth proposition.

8 Aug 2014 05:09

Government aid to Stilfontein victims of earth tremor
Government aid to Stilfontein victims of earth tremor

About 26 families from Khuma township in Stilfontein, east of Klerksdorp, whose homes were badly damaged by this week's earth tremor, are receiving temporary accommodation and basic supplies from government.

7 Aug 2014 10:05

Emotional hand-over of houses in Nyanga
Emotional hand-over of houses in Nyanga

When Human Settlements Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks arrived at Nyanga East township in Cape Town to hand over a house to 74-year-old Egnas Dyidi, a pensioner who is bedridden by illness, started sobbing uncontrollably.

7 Aug 2014 08:33

Matlosana Mall's effect 'to be felt far afield'
Matlosana Mall's effect 'to be felt far afield'

Redefine's R1bn super-regional Matlosana Mall in Klerksdorp will open its doors in October and is expected to serve as a development catalyst for the surrounding area.

6 Aug 2014 15:42

Some of Sanral's tolling 'secrets'
Some of Sanral's tolling 'secrets'

Blacked-out documents relating to Sanral's tolling plans for the N1 and N2 highways in the Western Cape - that have kept secret for years - were released on Tuesday (5 August) by the Cape Town High Court

6 Aug 2014 11:39

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