Building & Construction News

Adopt a Sub-Contractor program launched.

  • 22-03-2017
  • Gerrit Davids

In anticipation of the recently promulgated government tendering regulations, a new enterprise and supplier development program, “Adopt a Sub-Contractor” has been launched to build the supply capacity of those groups designated to benefit from public...

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Compliant timber roof truss construction essential for sound roof structure

  • 22-03-2017
  • SA Construction News

Poorly constructed roofs have become a real concern in residential South Africa. Compliant Timber Roof The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) offers insight into legislation governing this aspect of a building as well as gu...

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Contractors hobble Medupi

  • 20-03-2017
  • Cape Times

They don’t have the required skills and knowledge to do the jobs, laments Eskom CONTRACTORS brought in to execute some of Eskom’s big capital expenditure projects did not have the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out major projects in South...

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Eskom blows R311m

  • 20-03-2017
  • Fin24

Johannesburg - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown is demanding answers from Eskom’s chairperson, Ben Ngubane, its board and acting CEO Matshela Koko about R310.8 million that was irregularly spent on an unapproved project. Brown, according to...

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Bad Hospital countered with R1bn facility

  • 20-03-2017
  • The Citizen

The Mpumalanga provincial government was aware of the many problems experienced at the Middelburg Hospital and would therefore build another hospital at a cost of about R1 billion, Premier David Mabuza said yesterday. “Your Middelburg Hospital ha...

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With just 100 days of water left, Cape Town risks running dry

  • 17-03-2017
  • Fin24

Cape Town - The crown jewel of South Africa’s tourism industry, Cape Town has 100 days before it runs out of water. After two years of the least rainfall on record, the average level of the six main dams that supply the city of 3.7 million people...

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Contraction in residential building activity at the start of 2017

  • 17-03-2017
  • SA Construction News

The first month of 2017 saw building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa (see explanatory notes) contracting by a relatively large margin, based on data published by Statistics South Africa.

Contractions...

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Key areas to focus on for sustainability in the construction industry

  • 16-03-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

In today's socioeconomic environment, with high unemployment rates and a massive skills shortage afflicting South Africa and other Southern African countries, companies in the construction industry who do not adequately focus on succession planning c...

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Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear

  • 16-03-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

Eskom and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) have signed a collaborative agreement on South Africa's nuclear new build programme. Signed on Tuesday, 14 March, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will see the two state-owned companies work t...

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Key areas to focus on for sustainability in the construction industry

  • 15-03-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

In today's socioeconomic environment, with high unemployment rates and a massive skills shortage afflicting South Africa and other Southern African countries, companies in the construction industry who do not adequately focus on succession planning c...

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