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Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition

Born for leadership, Nkgomeleng Julia Petla is the founder and MD of Amedzo Trading and Projects, a 100% black-women-owned construction company which turns 10 this year...

By Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2019

Efficient project management reduces costs, drives innovation in property construction

East Africa continues to grow as an attractive investment prospect for both international investors looking for favourable returns and global organisations establishing their presence in the region...

By Kenneth Oigo 15 Apr 2019

Pilot Crushtec, Sanral sign MoU to promote transformation in SA

While the continuous expansion and maintenance of South Africa's road network generates billions in revenue and employs tens of thousands of individuals, barriers to entry for newcomers are restrictive...

12 Apr 2019

Sappi and Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investment

LignoTech is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi and Borregaard AS of Norway. The lignin extraction plant generates revenue from a previously unused component of the effluent stream from Sappi's Saiccor mill...

Issued by Sappi 9 Apr 2019

Why building plans must be updated and fully approved by the local municipality

In order for a residential property to be sold or for a bond to be acquired, South Africa's banks are increasingly insisting that the property has up-to-date building plans which have been approved by the local municipality...

4 Apr 2019

SA taxpayers to foot unexpected R205bn bill annually due to problem projects

While good infrastructure has significant benefits for the economy and peoples' quality of life, South Africa has a significant problem...

1 Apr 2019

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Mar 2019

Why buildings keep collapsing in Lagos and what can be done about it

There's been a spate of building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria. In some cases, people have died. In one instance a building had been marked for demolition at least three times...

By Ndubisi Onwuanyi 28 Mar 2019

"This is not a man's world": protesters demand construction jobs for women

Residents of Lower Crossroads in Philippi, Cape Town, brought construction of a new school to a halt on Tuesday, 26 March, demanding more jobs for women and for residents...

By Velani Ludidi 28 Mar 2019

Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy: Who should take the blame and compensate victims?

When a massive concrete walkway slab collapsed at Die Hoërskool Driekoek in Vanderbijlpark, four learners lost their lives and more than 20 others were injured...

By Wihan Meintjes and Grégor Wolter 27 Mar 2019

Construction mafia derailing projects worth billions

Yunus Bayat, a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), has called on the National Prosecuting Authority and local police services to intervene in what he describes as construction mafia and gang-related activities on construction project sites...

25 Mar 2019

MBSA calls on government to save construction sector from total collapse

Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) has called for urgent government intervention to prevent the total collapse of the country's construction industry...

22 Mar 2019

Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads work

Ward councillors in Osizweni in Newcastle resorted to pulling names out of a bucket on Monday, 18 March, to allocate jobs on a R2.3bn road contract in the area...

By Sibusiso Mdlalose 20 Mar 2019

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