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African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China
African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China

China and the African Union agreed Tuesday, 27 January, an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent...

28 Jan 2015 12:39

Major refurbishment of Nelson Mandela Square
Major refurbishment of Nelson Mandela Square

Nelson Mandela Square is currently undergoing a major refurbishment to restore the precinct as one of the premier lifestyle and dining destinations in Gauteng...

20 Jan 2015 12:06

SA's long-term nuclear plan no solution to country's short-term energy needs
SA's long-term nuclear plan no solution to country's short-term energy needs

South Africa's national power grid will once again come under tremendous pressure this month. It needs remedies that can come on stream quickly. And that's not nuclear...

17 Jan 2015 12:53

Namibia's most dangerous road to be upgraded
Namibia's most dangerous road to be upgraded

The stretch of road between Windhoek and Okahandja - which is widely regarded as the most dangerous in Namibia - is set to shed its notoriety with the upgrading of this section of the B1 motorway...

16 Jan 2015 09:00

Baywest Mall set for completion by mid-April
Baywest Mall set for completion by mid-April

The much-anticipated Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth will be finished by April 2015...

By Cindy Preller 14 Jan 2015 13:27

Main suspension bridge undergoes maintenance
Main suspension bridge undergoes maintenance

The maintenance work on the main suspension bridge in the Storms River Mouth Rest Camp commences on Monday, 12 January. Repairs are expected to last approximately six weeks...

8 Jan 2015 12:30

Zimbabwe, Zambia get $275m for urgent Kariba Dam repair
Zimbabwe, Zambia get $275m for urgent Kariba Dam repair

Zimbabwe and Zambia have secured $275 million in loans and grants for urgent repairs to the gigantic power-generating Kariba Dam on the border between the two countries...

23 Dec 2014 08:56

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

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