The Council for Geoscience (CGS) will close 45 open mine shafts in the coming financial year to prevent illegal mining and to protect communities who live near the derelict and abandoned mines in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation says the continuing vandalism and theft of valves, copper and transformers has a direct bearing on water shortages in many municipalities across South Africa.
The month-long strike by metal workers in July had a drastic effect on the output of the metals and engineering sector, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says.
While the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council has admitted at its housing summit that it has performed poorly when it comes to providing homes for its residents, President Jacob Zuma says great strides have been made in delivering basic services to South African communities.
As the population of Ekurhuleni grows at a rate of between 3% and 4% a year, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country with 119 informal settlements housing 162,000 people.
With rising operating costs and the economic slowdown in SA likely to affect commercial property developments within the next few months, it is an opportune time for developers to explore the business case for green buildings, says Nedbank Corporate Property Finance Gauteng Regional Executive Ken Reynolds.
South Africa is facing a water crisis and the government's current plans to address it are not sufficient according to the latest paper of the African Futures project released at a seminar in Pretoria.
Government has dispatched a search and rescue team to Lagos to assist in the recovery of the remains of South Africans that were killed when a building collapsed in Nigeria, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
The Presidency has confirmed that 67 South Africans have been killed and scores others injured after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, 12 September, in Lagos, Nigeria.
Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem, acquired by Investec Property Fund in June 2014, is to get a 5000m2 extension, anchored by a full-line Woolworth's store of over 3000m2. The expansion is scheduled to open for trading in August 2015.
Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Jeff Radebe, says government aims to achieve at least 100 convictions against people fingered for corruption in the public service.
The transport, offloading and final positioning on site of the major power generation equipment for the R3.5bn Dedisa peaking power plant located in the Coega industrial development zone near Port Elizabeth, has been completed.
The shift towards highrise apartment living in Australia is reflected in the order book of construction firm Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO), whose pipeline of work in that country has ballooned on mall and apartment building contracts.
GVK-Siya Zama was selected as the contractor for the construction, renovation and upgrading of three schools for learners with special educational needs. The schools are situated in Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal, Kwadwesi in Port Elizabeth, and Uitenhage.