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How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry
How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industryArticle

In spite of past initiatives in many parts of the world to increase their participation in the construction industry at all levels, women remain a minority...

Richard Jimoh, Amina Nna Adamu, Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi and Paul A. Bajere 12 Apr 2021

FBW Group urges businesses to raise profile of female architects, engineers
FBW Group urges businesses to raise profile of female architects, engineersArticle

The FBW Group is urging businesses to do more to showcase the work of Africa's female architects and engineers...

8 Mar 2021

2020 Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction Awards winners announced
2020 Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction Awards winners announcedArticle

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

MBAWC highlights the numerous opportunities for women in construction
MBAWC highlights the numerous opportunities for women in constructionArticle

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

NCI encourages women in construction
NCI encourages women in constructionArticle

The construction industry is among the most male-dominated industries worldwide. However, in South Africa, women seem to be well represented in the industry and can get even better...

14 Aug 2020

Closing the gender gap: Transformation in the construction sector
Closing the gender gap: Transformation in the construction sectorArticle

At the end of the third quarter of 2019, prior to the Covid-19 crisis, only 11% of the roughly 1.3 million people employed by in South African construction industry were female...

4 Aug 2020

#YouthMonth: Many opportunities for youth in world's oldest industry, construction
#YouthMonth: Many opportunities for youth in world's oldest industry, constructionArticle

We chat to Tracy-Lee Behr, event director: built environment at dmg events, to find out more about how the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo provides for youth involvement and upliftment...

Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2020

RIP Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu
RIP Dr Thandi Cynthia NdlovuArticle

Activist, medical practitioner, and owner of Motheo Construction Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu has passed away following a car crash over the weekend while she was on her way to a funeral in Rustenburg.

27 Aug 2019

How women in construction are vital to the sector's growth
How women in construction are vital to the sector's growthArticle

As reported by Stats SA, many sectors in South Africa, including construction, are facing a downturn. In fact, the report states that construction, mining and trade are in recession with a 3.2% decline being the biggest quarterly fall in economic activity since 2009.

23 Aug 2019

Women in construction: More progress needed
Women in construction: More progress neededArticle

Construction remains a male-dominated industry but there are signs that women are starting to become better represented in this sector - to its great potential benefit...

Boitumelo Thipe 20 Aug 2019

Mentorship crucial to building female strength in construction industry
Mentorship crucial to building female strength in construction industryArticle

Gender equality remains a particularly persistent issue in the male-dominated construction industry. In order to change the narrative, programmes that empower female employees are vital...

15 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: From tower crane operator to safety officer with Grace
#WomensMonth: From tower crane operator to safety officer with GraceArticle

Neither intimidated by heights nor working in a male-dominated sector, Grace Yoliswa Nyilika is an inspiration for all women keen on taking on the construction industry as a career path...

Sindy Peters 8 Aug 2019

Sanral, SAWIC engage on advancing interests of women in construction sector
Sanral, SAWIC engage on advancing interests of women in construction sectorArticle

Held at its regional office in Baywest, Port Elizabeth, Sanral recently hosted a roundtable discussion with the South African Women in Construction to deliberate on how the roads agency can further advance interests of women in the construction industry...

12 Jun 2019

Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition
Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognitionArticle

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...

Sindy Peters 15 Apr 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 womenArticle

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...

Velani Ludidi 28 Mar 2019

MBAWC calls for end to gender discrimination in construction sector
MBAWC calls for end to gender discrimination in construction sectorArticle

The construction industry in South Africa is currently made up of 88% male and 12% female employees...

31 Aug 2018

Women in construction under the spotlight at Cidb breakfast
Women in construction under the spotlight at Cidb breakfastArticle

Celebrating Women's' Month, the Construction Industry Development Board (Cidb) recently held a Women's Breakfast...

27 Aug 2018

Long road ahead for women in construction
Long road ahead for women in constructionArticle

Public Works minister Thulas Nxesi says more work remains to be done for women to progress up the construction industry ladder...

20 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: Atisha Gopichund on how embracing her femininity has benefited her career
#Newsmaker: Atisha Gopichund on how embracing her femininity has benefited her careerArticle

Atisha Gopichund is a wife, mother and businesswoman working in the interior construction sector. I asked her to let us in on the challenges she has faced working in such a male-dominated industry and for some words of advice to other women facing similar challenges in business...

Jessica Tennant 2 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: ITC-SA profiles three women in roofing who've climbed the scaffolding
#WomensMonth: ITC-SA profiles three women in roofing who've climbed the scaffoldingArticle

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) marks Women's Month by putting the spotlight on three of its female members...

4 Aug 2017

2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed
2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealedArticle

The finalists in this year's Women in Construction Awards have been announced...

18 May 2017

Women in Construction Awards extends nomination deadline
Women in Construction Awards extends nomination deadlineArticle

The deadline for entries for the annual Women in Construction Awards has been extended to Monday, 10 April 2017...

7 Apr 2017

Department of Human Settlements supports construction, infrastructure forum
Department of Human Settlements supports construction, infrastructure forumArticle

SA's Department of Human Settlements will serve as an official government partner to the third annual Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum...

2 Mar 2017

Nominations open for Women in Construction Awards 2017
Nominations open for Women in Construction Awards 2017Article

The fifth instalment of the Women in Construction Awards is now open for nominations...

27 Jan 2017

Africa's largest gathering of built environment professionals returns to Gallagher Estate.
Live streaming masterclasses for African Construction and Totally Concrete ExpoArticle

The fifth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng, 23 -24 May 2017...

14 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Building
#BestofBiz 2016: BuildingArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Building & Construction portal over the past year below.

9 Dec 2016

Motheo, WBHO sign agreement
Motheo, WBHO sign agreementArticle

Three major black-owned contractors have signed a development agreement with WBHO...

7 Dec 2016

Dr Thandi Ndlovu elected to SAFCEC council
Dr Thandi Ndlovu elected to SAFCEC councilArticle

Dr Thandi Ndlovu, CEO of Motheo Construction Group, has been elected as a council member to the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC)...

24 Nov 2016

Athi Myoli
#WomensMonth: Women significantly under-represented in constructionArticle

Athi Myoli is the director of the Women in Construction Awards...

Sindy Peters 23 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovation
#WomensMonth: Diversity in the workplace encourages innovationArticle

With more than 10 years of experience in the built environment, associate director at Turner & Townsend Noluthando Molao has been involved in some of South Africa's more iconic projects...

Sindy Peters 12 Aug 2016

Construction is everyone's world - Thobile Bhembe
Construction is everyone's world - Thobile BhembeArticle

Thobile Bhembe is the first and currently the only female site agent at Inyatsi Construction Group's subsidiaries across the sub-Saharan market...

Sindy Peters 17 May 2016

2016 Women in Construction Awards winners announced
2016 Women in Construction Awards winners announcedArticle

Winners of the 2016 Women in Construction Awards were recently announced...

11 May 2016

All-female team to repair roads in Heideveld
All-female team to repair roads in HeideveldArticle

The Heideveld all-female roads repair team is the fourth to be appointed by the City of Cape Town and is part of the Women at Work Programme...

13 Apr 2016

SA women grow in construction
SA women grow in constructionArticle

PRETORIA: South African women in construction are expected to get a boost from a Memorandum of Understanding which is set to empower women contractors across the country.

More Matshediso 1 Aug 2014

Creating a new generation of women
Creating a new generation of womenArticle

We can create a generation of young professional employable women for previously male dominated sectors.

Cristina Teixeira 2 Sep 2013

TotallyConcrete to honour women in construction
TotallyConcrete to honour women in constructionArticle

The TotallyConcrete Expo is scheduled to host the Women in Construction Excellence Awards on Wednesday, 5 June 2013. The ceremony will recognise pioneering women whose expertise and innovation are transforming the face of construction in Africa.

22 May 2013

Corobrik aids Department of Human Settlements in village project
Corobrik aids Department of Human Settlements in village projectArticle

In the Sokhulumi Village in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, the Department of Human Settlements, in partnership with South African Women in Construction (SAWIC), built houses for eight needy families as part of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Project. Part of its support came from donations from Corobrik.

13 Mar 2013

Afrisam-SAIA Award promotes sustainability in architecture, construction
Afrisam-SAIA Award promotes sustainability in architecture, constructionArticle

Concrete is, after water, the second most used product on the planet. The production of cement, an ingredient of concrete, involves the emission of CO2, which adds to the global concern regarding climate change and its implications for the future. This is the reason why cement industry leader AfriSam is leading the way in producing advanced composite cements with a low carbon footprint and partnering with initiatives like the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture.

6 Feb 2012

Call to enter AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable ArchitectureArticle

The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) and AfriSam (South Africa) are calling for entries to the biennial AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture 2011/2012, which recognises outstanding achievement in sustainable architecture as well as creating public awareness and debate about architectural issues.

31 Oct 2011

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