Building & Construction News

Over 70% of Africa's energy to come from renewables

  • 31-01-2017
  • Fin24

Johannesburg – By 2050 about 77% of Africa’s energy capacity will be driven by renewables. This is according to Fransje van der Marel, partner at McKinsey & Company, who was speaking at a breakfast at the fifth annual Africa Power roundtable held...

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Man in Court for Alleged Mpumalanga Housing Scam

  • 31-01-2017
  • News24

A man allegedly tried to defraud a Mpumalanga businessman in a housing scam, without realising he was dealing with an MEC's brother. Lucas Matthys Neetling, 58, was granted R5 000 bail when he appeared in the Bronkhorstspruit District Court last w...

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New Green Building accomplishments for Waterfall City

  • 31-01-2017
  • Property Wheel

Two new green buildings have recently been developed in Waterfall, both setting new benchmarks for sustainable development in the area. Developed by Attacq, a new office building in Waterfall City accommodating Schneider Electric South Africa, Wis...

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CT Woolworths store receives SA’s first 5-Star Retail Tenant Green Building Rating

  • 31-01-2017
  • Property Wheel

The Woolworths Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town has become the first retail outlet in South Africa to achieve a 5-star rating certified by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), using the Green Star SA – Existing Building Performance C...

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They’re not our Chinas, says Cosatu

  • 30-01-2017
  • The Citizen

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) yesterday demanded an investigation and an immediate deportation of Chinese nationals who are allegedly working illegally in South Africa. This comes after a Cosatu investigation uncovered that a...

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Uganda negotiates rail loan with China

  • 30-01-2017
  • The New Age

UGANDA is negotiating a $2.3bn (R30.7bn) loan with China’s Exim Bank to fund an initial 273km stretch of railway line the east African country is planning to build for faster and cheaper transportation, an official said on Thursday. Landlocked Uga...

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GO!Durban route deviation

  • 30-01-2017
  • Daily News

PINETOWN residents and businesses are alerted to a temporary deviation at the School Road/Josiah Gumede intersection in Pinetown on Monday and Tuesday next week where asphalt will be laid as part of the GO!Durban construction. Work will begin at 7...

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SA on corruption watch should Russia bag nuclear deal

  • 26-01-2017
  • Fin24

Cape Town – While South Africa improved its score in the latest corruption index, there are still six sub-Saharan African countries that have a cleaner bill of health. That is the warning from Corruption Watch, after Transparency International’s C...

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Dti to spend R216m on upgrades at industrial parks

  • 26-01-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) plans to spend R216m on renovations at five industrial parks in the country. On Tuesday, 24 January, minister Rob Davies said the renovations are aimed at upgrading the parks’ infrastructure so they can b...

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Billion rand property development gets green light in CT CBD

  • 26-01-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

Final approval has been given for the development of a multi-use development providing 4000m² of retail, lifestyle activities and 250 residential apartments within the Cape Town CBD. “The development enjoys a prime position in Cape Town’s CBD betw...

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