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Pick neighbourhood before buying a house

Home buyers should pick the right neighbourhood before they even start looking for a house; says FNB because it is pointless buying an affordable house in the wrong area.

By Gaongalelwe Moatshe 28 Jul 2014 13:51

Tongaat Mall plans not approved

Rectangle Properties has conceded in the Department of Labour-appointed commission of inquiry into the collapse of the Tongaat Mall that the plans for the development were never approved.

25 Jul 2014 08:50

Bus contract halted after company liquidated

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has been thrown a lifeline and could soon be out of a controversial multimillion-rand bus technology contract with Lumen Technologies, after the Cape Town-based company was liquidated.

25 Jul 2014 07:59

Zuma responds to debate on Presidency's budget

President Jacob Zuma said the gains that await developing countries through the BRICS New Development Bank will far outweigh the cost of establishing the bank.

25 Jul 2014 06:59

Discovery builds most expensive offices in SA

Medical aid group Discovery's new office, next to Sandton City, is being built at an estimated development cost of R2.6bn, which is believed to set a new record for office developments in SA.

By Alistair Anderson 24 Jul 2014 11:53

Cyber-attacks caused e-toll billing problems claims Peters

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has accused "some media houses" and other unknown people of conducting deliberate cyber-attacks on the website of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) which is responsible for the hugely unpopular electronic tolls in Gauteng.

By Linda Ensor 24 Jul 2014 09:50

Tongaat Mall's design was not flawed says engineer

The design of the collapsed Tongaat Mall, north of Durban, was not flawed according to engineer Dr Piet Pretorius.

22 Jul 2014 11:39

Samsung's first African factory goes up in Dube

Electronics company Samsung has agreed to establish its first African manufacturing facility at KwaZulu-Natal's Dube Tradeport.

By Nick Hedley 22 Jul 2014 11:16

Maritime boost as development plan starts

South African President Jacob Zuma promised to help ramp up investment in the country's maritime industries as part of an ambitious plan to boost economic growth and cut unemployment.

21 Jul 2014 11:39

Operation Phakisa to move SA forward

Through Operation Phakisa government aims to implement its policies and programmes better, faster and more effectively.

21 Jul 2014 11:02

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014 10:50

Construction of Langa Junction under way

The construction of a 5,000m² specially tailored pedestrianised shopping centre at the Langa train station is expected to be completed by March next year.

17 Jul 2014 14:00

Aveng gets R2bn from its bond placement

The listed construction and engineering firm Aveng placed R2bn in convertible bonds‚ maturing in 2019‚ with institutional investors at a coupon rate of 7.25%.

By Nick Hedley 17 Jul 2014 11:02

Ford, Toyota halt production in wake of Numsa strike

Toyota and Ford both announced a halt at their production plants in Durban and Pretoria as the strike in the metals and engineering sector enters its third week.

By Natasha Marrian 16 Jul 2014 11:05

Seifsa says it has "exhausted" means to end strike

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) said it has failed to reach a deal to end a crippling strike, after a union rejected its final wage offer over the weekend.

16 Jul 2014 10:43

UIA2014 World Architecture Congress heads for Durban

Award-winning speakers, an inspiring programme and exciting fringe programme, are all on the cards for UIA2014 Durban (3-7 August), the largest gathering of architects and built environment professionals ever held...

Issued by Tumbleweed Communications 15 Jul 2014 11:55

Kwikspace delivers first ever rental units in Namibia

Kwikspace Modular Buildings has been contracted to provide prefabricated rental units for the construction team of Namibia's largest dam, the Neckartal Dam in the Fish River.

14 Jul 2014 13:02

Autodesk University Extension (AUx) comes back to Jozi

Autodesk University Extension (AUx), described as one of the largest design events in South Africa, returns to Johannesburg on 4 September 2014 at The Forum in Bryanston.

11 Jul 2014 15:15

Construction sector braced for more pain

Construction stock investors are taking it on the chin at the halfway mark of the year and the outlook remains uncertain for the struggling sector even as some analysts point to green shoots.

By Andries Mahlangu 11 Jul 2014 11:46

Construction of Baywest N2 bridge completed

The first of the twelve 70 ton concrete beams which make up the bridge linking two sides of Port Elizabeth across the N2 freeway, have been put in place by the developers of the Baywest road network.

9 Jul 2014 07:57

Schools going up in Bardale Village

The Department of Education has commenced the construction of a second school in Bardale Village, an estate situated in Kuilsriver on the outskirts of Cape Town.

8 Jul 2014 08:00

'Timing is everything' in saving a business

Whatever the nature of its business, or the sector in which it operates, when it comes to saving a company from financial collapse, timing is everything.

7 Jul 2014 11:18

Aveng expects drop in earnings‚ in subdued sector

Aveng says it expects headline earnings per share and adjusted earnings per share - excluding the impairment of goodwill - for the year to June to be about 10% lower than last year.

By Nick Hedley 4 Jul 2014 12:16

Numsa strike may cripple engineering firms

Nearly a quarter of a million members of South Africa's largest union in South Africa have downed tools, beginning an indefinite strike that threatens to bring the engineering sector to a halt.

2 Jul 2014 09:32

Safari expects portfolio to double in value

Recently listed township mall owner Safari Investments (SAR) expects additions to its portfolio to more than double its asset base to R3bn within three or four years.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jun 2014 15:00

Multi-purpose venue in pipeline for The Ridge

Tsogo Sun's The Ridge hotel in eMalahleni in Mpumalanga has announced its plans to build a new multi-purpose venue at an estimated cost of R25m. The new venue will be perfect for hosting large indoor events such as lifestyle shows, exhibitions, concerts, wedding receptions and gala banquets.

30 Jun 2014 13:08

UN agency assists Mali to rebuild Timbuktu

PRETORIA: Two of the World Heritage mausoleums destroyed in Timbuktu have now been rebuilt through a partnership with local communities, the United Nations cultural agency says.

30 Jun 2014 09:45

Pension funds may finance public infrastructure

South African asset managers are turning to infrastructure investments as pension funds at last develop an appetite for funding public infrastructure.

By Carol Paton 27 Jun 2014 10:00

Just 9,000 jobs created in first quarter

Employment figures for the first quarter of the year increased by only 9,000 jobs with significant losses counted in the trade and mining sectors, the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey reported.

By Carol Paton 26 Jun 2014 11:00

Group Five appointed construction of Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

Group Five has been appointed to undertake the construction of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital.

26 Jun 2014 10:21

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