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Time to rethink Cape Town's unfinished elevated freeway

Demolishing freeways in highly densified urban areas is a massive and costly undertaking. It requires a clear vision, bold risk taking, and a re-ordering of municipal priorities...

By James Wilson 22 Sep 2020

Motor vehicle accidents cost construction sector R352m

According to a 2018 report from the World Health Organization on road safety, South Africa has one of the worst overall motor vehicle accident (MVA) rates in the world...

17 Sep 2020

Zutari completes R377m Pampoennek Road in Brits

Built at a cost of R377m on behalf of Sanral, the R512-PWV3 Pampoennek Road in Brits in the North West Province was recently officially opened...

10 Sep 2020

Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill them

It was not until high levels of unemployment ensued in the 1930s that policymakers in the UK and US started to pay attention to Keynes' powerful argument for active demand management...

By Dr Sitsabo Dlamini 4 Sep 2020

2020 Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction Awards winners announced

The inaugural Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards took place late last month, celebrating women in the construction industry and showcasing women-led projects and achievements...

2 Sep 2020

Local development programme helps boost Loeriesfontein SMME skills development

Training funded by the Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm's development programme has helped two local construction and electrical companies in Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape, build capacity and increase productivity...

1 Sep 2020

Virtual Jungheinrich Annual General Meeting: "Jungheinrich will emerge strengthened from the coronavirus crisis!"

"Jungheinrich will emerge strengthened from the coronavirus crisis", said Dr Lars Brzoska, chairman of the Board of Management of Jungheinrich AG, at the company's Annual General Meeting...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 1 Sep 2020

Quality local welding skills urgently required for economic recovery

In 2017, government identified a list of 13 scarce skills with welding ranked at number two on this list, highlighting the critical need for qualified artisans in this field...

27 Aug 2020

MBAWC highlights the numerous opportunities for women in construction

According to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), 48% of South Africa's construction companies are owned by women. While a positive representation in a mostly male-dominated industry, it is vital that this number continues to grow...

27 Aug 2020

Danfoss Cooling launches free-to-attend Refrigeration Academy

In the interest of knowledge sharing, Danfoss South Africa's Cooling team has embarked on a virtual training curriculum geared to address a broad range of refrigeration content...

26 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: STEM-awareness programmes paramount to raising gender parity

Santhum Moodley is a regional sales manager for Clariant Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on personal care ingredients and premium cosmetic formulations that are sustainable, innovative, and aligned to progressive...

By Sindy Peters 26 Aug 2020

Computational design tools streamlining workflows, disrupting old ways of working

The global digital economy is estimated to be worth at least three trillion dollars today. It is clear, as with all other exponential technology, that the leading countries are the ones who had early awareness, made the strategic choices and increased participation levels...

By Selvan Murugan 26 Aug 2020

NHBRC fines eThekwini R1.2m for not enrolling subsidy houses under construction

The National Home Builders' Registration Council (NHBRC) Disciplinary Committee has fined the eThekwini Municipality R1.2m for failing to enrol 60 subsidy houses that were under construction at Inanda...

20 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'If we support each other, we can change the world' - AECOM's Kim Anne Timm

Currently responsible for the technical performance and deliverables quality of the AECOM Centurion Structures team, Kim Anne Timm has been working on a wide range of projects since graduating in engineering 17 years ago...

By Sindy Peters 19 Aug 2020

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