The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) has welcomed the Infrastructure Development Bill that was recently introduced to Parliament by Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel.
28 Nov 2013 06:24
With the road access rate in Africa being only 34%, compared with 50% in other parts of the developing world and transport costs being 100% higher, transport infrastructure has been identified by the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) as one of the four key sectors requiring attention to address the deficit. The African Development Bank is the executing agency for PIDA.
27 Nov 2013 12:19
PRETORIA: Human Settlements Minister Connie September has vowed to take strong action against contractors responsible for building sub-standard low-cost houses in the country.
25 Nov 2013 09:39
Government says it notes the Public Protector's outline on how her office will deal with the interim report and comments submitted by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster on the security upgrades at Nkandla.
21 Nov 2013 11:48
The Eastern Cape's construction industry had out-performed all other provinces in the first nine months of this year, according to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) published by StatsSA
18 Nov 2013 07:58
Saint-Gobain Gyproc is looking for building or renovation projects that will be completed by 31 January 2014 to represent SA at the Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy awards ceremony that will be hosted in Germany in 2014.
8 Nov 2013 06:43
PRETORIA: President Jacob Zuma has extended condolences to the families of the six construction workers, who were killed when a structure collapsed in the tunnels of Ingula power station in KwaZulu-Natal.
5 Nov 2013 07:37
Anglo American has contributed R10m to the completion of an engineering study centre at the University of Pretoria. This has been made possible through the company's corporate social investment (CSI) arm, the Chairman's Fund, and will eventually assist in educating and empowering future engineers in South Africa.
4 Nov 2013 08:50
The African Development Bank (AfDB) says Africa's recent economic gains will only be sustained by deepening regional integration across the continent.
29 Oct 2013 10:17
Craig Bain has been elected as the new president of the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC). The organisation also elected its first female office bearer, Antoinette Farrar as junior vice president.
18 Oct 2013 12:57
The road leading to the Nkandla village where President Jacob Zuma has his residence cost R290m to build‚ Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said in a written reply to a parliamentary question on Tuesday, 3 December.
By Linda Ensor 4 Dec 2013 08:29
When Telkom chairman Jabu Mabuza criticised President Jacob Zuma at the World Economic Forum in Davos‚ Switzerland a year ago‚ a turning point was reached on the National Development Plan (NDP).
3 Dec 2013 08:04
The Bombela Concession Company has been ordered to fix the ingress of water into parts of the Gautrain's tunnel in Johannesburg.
28 Nov 2013 10:25
Lumka Msibi, an aeronautical engineer at Denel Dynamics, will be part of the summer relief voyage to replenish the South African team at the Antarctica expedition base (SANAE). During her voyage she will conduct science and weather research.
28 Nov 2013 06:51
The government wants to create 7.5m work opportunities between 2014/15 and 2018/19 under Phase Three of its Expanded Public Works Programme, which was approved at a Cabinet meeting this week.
By Linda Ensor 22 Nov 2013 11:40
Namibia's Walvis Bay will begin an upgrade early next year to transform its port into a regional hub that can handle about a million containers a year, according to Namibian Port Authority's chief executive Bisey Uirab.
14 Nov 2013 10:22
Whether it is local infrastructure‚ fragmented regulations or unreliable systems‚ operating in Africa is not without its challenges‚ but this was just normal in the course of doing business‚ said the managing director of Procter & Gamble (P&G) South Africa, Michael Yates.
By Zeenat Moorad 13 Nov 2013 08:39
Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane has welcomed a multi-billion rand deal with a Chinese firm to turn AECI's property in Modderfontein into a business hub.
7 Nov 2013 10:24
The metals and engineering industries will play an important role in government's National Development Plan (NDP) and infrastructure programme‚ says newly appointed executive director of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of SA (Seifsa)‚ Kaizer Nyatsumba.
By Nick Hedley 6 Nov 2013 10:12
Building more universities in South Africa will help ease the burden that many prospective students face when enrolling for further studies, says Department of Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande.
By Nkosinathi Sengwayo 1 Nov 2013 07:11
Government says it is working to stabilise the Westonaria Local Municipality, especially Bekkersdal, following the recent service delivery protests.
31 Oct 2013 06:52
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must explore ways to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries.
31 Oct 2013 06:07
The Cape Town International Airport has completed the upgrade of its cargo division at a cost of R18m in a bid to streamline its cargo operations.
By Bekezela Phakathi 30 Oct 2013 07:46
South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) signed a crucial treaty on the Grand Inga hydropower project.
30 Oct 2013 06:09
South Africa's unemployment rate eased to 24.7% in the third quarter of this year, slightly down from 25.6% in the second quarter, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday, 29 October.
30 Oct 2013 05:41
The latest PwC survey on the total tax contribution of large companies in SA revealed that 35 of these companies contribute almost 18% of the total tax collection in the country and employ more than 500‚000 people.
By Amanda Visser 28 Oct 2013 12:18
The Employment Tax Incentive Bill is a step towards reversing alarmingly high levels of youth unemployment, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said when tabling the legislation in the National Assembly last week.
28 Oct 2013 12:09
About 180,000 people had found work through government's infrastructure programme up to March this year, according to Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.
28 Oct 2013 11:40
Although government considers the construction sector an essential part of the country's economic fibre, the sector is confronted with major delivery challenges, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.
18 Oct 2013 08:08
The Gautrain Management Agency has proposed seven new routes for the express train that will expand the current network from places of employment to residential areas.
18 Oct 2013 06:31
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