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Traka accelerates expansion into wider African markets
Traka accelerates expansion into wider African markets

Leveraging on almost two decades of experience in South Africa, and a presence in a further six African countries, networked key and equipment management solutions company Traka Africa has announced an acceleration in their growth strategy...

Issued by Tynago Communications 3 days ago

Construction activity forecast to grow across Sub-Saharan Africa
Construction activity forecast to grow across Sub-Saharan Africa

Despite a number of significant risk factors that threaten to limit economic growth in the region, Mace's latest Market View for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) reports that construction activity is forecast to grow...

10 May 2019

Construction workers strike over training fund
Construction workers strike over training fund

Workers at the R68m construction site of Noninzi Luzipho Primary School in KwaNobuhle township, Uitenhage, are on strike over a training fund...

By Thamsanqa Mbovane 9 May 2019

How credible is your builder
How credible is your builder

When you are about to spend five-figure rands (or more) on a new home build, you need some reassurance that the home builder you appoint has the right credentials...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 May 2019

17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions
17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions

Seventeen contractors and builders have been deregistered from the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) database of approved homebuilders for contravening the Housing Consumers Protection Measures (HCPMA) Act...

30 Apr 2019

Dunoon sport centre comes alive after 4-year legal dispute
Dunoon sport centre comes alive after 4-year legal dispute

The Western Cape High court has ordered the City of Cape Town to pay over R5.8m as well as legal costs to Tempani Construction for a multi-use sports centre in Dunoon near Milnerton...

By Peter Luhanga 29 Apr 2019

Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times
Construction industry should look to proven tech to weather difficult times

With South Africa's construction sector under growing pressure as a result of slow government infrastructure spending and a tightening economy, construction companies should be looking at ways to streamline their business processes...

By Andrew Skudder 25 Apr 2019

Joe de Klerk, MD, CCSMI
Mind the gap between finance and engineering in mining and industrial projects

Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments...

By Joe de Klerk 23 Apr 2019

R28 road upgrade complete
R28 road upgrade complete

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, has officially opened the rehabilitated multimillion rand R28 road in Westonaria, south of Johannesburg...

17 Apr 2019

Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition
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
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
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
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
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
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
#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
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
"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?
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
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
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
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

Sky's the limit for The Leonardo
Sky's the limit for The Leonardo

Constructed using more than 8.7-million kgs of steel, The Leonardo will be Africa's tallest completed* skyscraper upon its opening, say the building's architects, Co-Arc International...

20 Mar 2019

Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards
Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards

Honouring professional excellence drawn from two main categories, namely the built environment and commerce law and management, the fourth annual South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) was held at Montecasino on 14 March 2019...

18 Mar 2019

Retrenchments on the cards as Group Five files for business rescue
Retrenchments on the cards as Group Five files for business rescue

Construction and engineering firm Group Five has filed for business rescue following severe cash-flow difficulties due to several of its projects running at a loss...

13 Mar 2019

Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance
Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance

The Department of Labour will on Thursday host a Construction Indaba that will bring together industry role-players to discuss construction regulations compliance in the country...

12 Mar 2019

Port of Mossel Bay's admin building gets extension
Port of Mossel Bay's admin building gets extension

Ruwacon has been appointed by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to conclude the extension of the Port of Mossel Bay's administration building...

8 Mar 2019

Richard Vries, group CEO of GIBB and Kiren Maharaj, MD of GIBB Power
Kiren Maharaj named MD of GIBB Power

Kiren Maharaj is the new managing director of GIBB Power, a subsidiary of GIBB Holdings, effective 4 March...

8 Mar 2019

R172m road upgrade project launched
R172m road upgrade project launched

The Gauteng Department for Roads and Transport will upgrade the R42/Potch Road in the south of Johannesburg in an effort to improve the structural and functional condition of the carriageway...

4 Mar 2019

ASAQS awarded associate member status of Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors
ASAQS awarded associate member status of Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors

Chairman of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Francis Leung recently welcomed the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors as the body's first associate member...

1 Mar 2019

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