Visit Covid-19 news, #LockdownLessons, links and sacoronavirus.co.za

Subscribe to industry newsletters

#BizUnity

Construction & Engineering jobs

More...Submit a jobOpen account
Dr Tony Igboamalu named SAPSA Young Engineering Professional of the Year
Dr Tony Igboamalu named SAPSA Young Engineering Professional of the Year

Dr Tony Igboamalu, currently employed by Aurecon, has been named the South African Professional Services Awards Young Engineering Professional of the Year for 2019/2020...

29 Jun 2020

SA water levels on the decline
SA water levels on the decline

South Africans have been encouraged to save water, as water resources and dam levels across the country, with the exception of the Western Cape, continue to decline consistently week-on-week...

26 Jun 2020

#SupplementaryBudget: Infrastructure expenditure still a priority
#SupplementaryBudget: Infrastructure expenditure still a priority

While the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to derail government expenditure on infrastructure projects, finance minister Tito Mboweni told parliament, delivering the Supplementary Budget on Wednesday, 24 June, that the state would have to resume these post-lockdown...

25 Jun 2020

Locally manufactured transformer arrives at Perdekraal East Wind Farm
Locally manufactured transformer arrives at Perdekraal East Wind Farm

The arrival of Perdekraal East Wind Farm's main transformer marked a major milestone in the construction process...

24 Jun 2020

Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19
Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also African Union chairperson, presented the opening keynote address at the inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa...

24 Jun 2020

Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice
Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice

Urban investments across the African continent are at an all-time high. Yet the nature of these investments differs starkly across cities....

By Biruk Terrefe 24 Jun 2020

Strandfontein temporary desalination plant being decommissioned
Strandfontein temporary desalination plant being decommissioned

Commissioned in May/June 2018 as one of the City of Cape Town's emergency projects in response to the prospect of Day Zero, the Strandfontein temporary desalination plant was to function as an emergency water supply...

23 Jun 2020

Strand sea wall emergency repairs under way
Strand sea wall emergency repairs under way

Experiencing ongoing wave overtopping and undermining of the existing seawall over the past few years, the City of Cape Town is currently overseeing emergency temporary protection and repair works to the Strand sea wall...

22 Jun 2020

Aurecon designs 'duckbill' spillway while raising Garden Route Dam
Aurecon designs 'duckbill' spillway while raising Garden Route Dam

When tasked to raise the Garden Route Dam, the main supply for water-scarce George in the Western Cape, Aurecon devised a novel solution due to unique technical constraints...

15 Jun 2020

New report: The Future of Infrastructure - Creating opportunity for everyone
New report: The Future of Infrastructure - Creating opportunity for everyone

AECOM has released its third annual global infrastructure report, The Future of Infrastructure: Creating opportunity for everyone...

5 Jun 2020

Blueprints ready for Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care Hospital
Blueprints ready for Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care Hospital

The projected medical facility will be named the Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care Hospital, in recognition of South Africa's first black registered professional nurse...

4 Jun 2020

Kangnas Wind Farm
Mitigating Covid-19 risks in constructing wind farms

As South Africa enters Level 3 lockdown, sectors across the country, including wind power construction teams, are facing more stringent health and safety regulations than ever before...

3 Jun 2020

How smart water solutions could help solve Africa's water challenges
How smart water solutions could help solve Africa's water challenges

Africa is not readily associated with water but, due to its varying geography, it is both a dry continent as well as a wet continent...

29 May 2020

Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks
Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under Level 3 lockdown...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 May 2020

Pitch sessions held for infrastructure projects development
Pitch sessions held for infrastructure projects development

The inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa (SIDSSA) to unveil an infrastructure pipeline for six priority sectors will take place on 23 June 2020...

28 May 2020

Covid-19: More research needed on possible groundwater contamination from burial grounds
Covid-19: More research needed on possible groundwater contamination from burial grounds

Apart from ensuring there are enough facilities, an equally important consideration is to ensure that death and burial occur safely given the highly infectious nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus...

By Yazeed van Wyk 18 May 2020

Water use licence applications put on hold during lockdown
Water use licence applications put on hold during lockdown

Until the Covid-19 lockdown comes to an end in South Africa, water use licence (WUL) application timeframes have essentially been put on hold, explains Jacky Burke, principal scientist at SRK Consulting...

9 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

Eskom conducts maintenance work as demand drops during lockdown
Eskom conducts maintenance work as demand drops during lockdown

As South Africa enters day seven of a nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, Eskom has announced that it will double maintenance work at its plants...

2 Apr 2020

Sanral operations to remain active during lockdown
Sanral operations to remain active during lockdown

Sanral's routine road maintenance (RRM) and toll operations have been declared an essential service by government and will therefore continue during the lockdown period...

30 Mar 2020

SAPPMA urges government to invest in water infrastructure amid Covid-19 outbreak
SAPPMA urges government to invest in water infrastructure amid Covid-19 outbreak

The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in South Africa has once again highlighted the dangers that the country's lacking water infrastructure pose...

27 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Waste collection essential during lockdown
Covid-19: Waste collection essential during lockdown

As South Africans prepare to stay indoors for the next three weeks, waste generation at home is projected to increase...

26 Mar 2020

The Kampala-Entebbe expressway.
Andi111/Shutterstock.com
Massive African infrastructure projects often hurt, rather than help, local people

Big infrastructure projects are always controversial. Yet in parts of the world associated with severely deficient infrastructure, the positive value of major infrastructure investments is often taken as a given...

By Tom Goodfellow 18 Mar 2020

Dumisani Nkabinde, regional manager, Sanral
Roads projects offer opportunities for SMMEs

A road building initiative on the Free State KwaZulu-Natal border will offer local SMME's significant opportunities for new business, provide important job creation within local communities and develop skills through partnerships with established construction companies.

11 Mar 2020

UK-China alliance plans to build African infrastructure
UK-China alliance plans to build African infrastructure

With a young and growing population, studies show that by 2075 the African continent will have some of the largest mega cities in the world...

10 Mar 2020

Image source:
Heavy haul conference to play critical role in building sustainable economy

In order to ensure that South Africa's rail network achieves its true potential, the rail industry needs to take greater steps to start introducing smart and resilient railway operations and infrastructure, so as to improve efficiency and safety...

6 Mar 2020

R60bn allocated for Gauteng infrastructure
R60bn allocated for Gauteng infrastructure

The Gauteng Provincial Government will in the next five years spend R60bn on building and maintaining infrastructure, said Premier David Makhura while delivering his State of the Province Address...

26 Feb 2020

A sanitation game changer for Africa and the world
A sanitation game changer for Africa and the world

Millions of South Africans are among the four billion-plus people that are without decent and sustainable sanitation in the world. And our horror stories are well documented...

By Jay Bhagwan 24 Feb 2020

Province raps city's knuckles over state of rivers
Province raps city's knuckles over state of rivers

The quality of water in Cape Town's rivers has deteriorated to the point where the provincial government has dispatched the Green Scorpions and issued the city with a warning to clean up its act...

By Steve Kretzmann 21 Feb 2020

Show more
Let's do Biz