Building & Construction News

Continued contraction in levels of residential building activity

  • 21-04-2017
  • SA Construction News

Residential building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa (see explanatory notes) continued to contract in the first two months of 2017 compared with the corresponding period in 2016. This is according to dat...

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Water scarcity and smart technology solutions

  • 21-04-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

There is a sense of relief following the recent downpour in Cape Town and many hope it marks the beginning of the much needed wet winter the city is known for. Following heavy rains in the rest of the country, Cape Town is patiently awaiting its turn...

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Mpumalanga tourism gets a lift

  • 21-04-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

A 51-metre glass elevator will provide a whole new perspective on God's Window, one of South Africa's most well-known natural beauty spots.

The ride will be the main attraction at the R40m Graskop Gorge adventure centre development, situated o...

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SA on its way up the waste management hierarchy

  • 20-04-2017
  • Infrastructurene.ws

South Africa is beginning to experience a progression in waste management and starting to explore innovative technologies in dealing with waste in a responsible manner, says Jan Palm, president of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa ...

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Sanco and building firm told to settle

  • 20-04-2017
  • The Citizen

A high court judge in Pretoria has advised construction company WBHO, which is responsible for several massive new developments in Tshwane, and the National Civic Organisation (Sanco) to settle their differences. Judge Billy Mothle yesterday struc...

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Century City to welcome new R460m office development

  • 20-04-2017
  • Property Wheel

A new development of 16 300 square metres of premium grade offices, which will include new regional offices for Discovery, is to be built on a prime gateway site at Century City. Being developed by the Rabie Property Group at a cost of R460 millio...

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R2.4bn programme to light up Ekurhuleni

  • 19-04-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina has announced a R2.4bn programme for the electrification of informal settlements across Ekurhuleni, with over 16,000 households to be completed by the end of this financial year. The five-year programme ...

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Nelson Mandela Bay may get water relief

  • 19-04-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

In a bold initiative directed at relieving ongoing water shortages, discussions have begun around establishing the region's first large-scale, commercial desalination plant. Although expensive to operate due to high energy requirements, a desalina...

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Footage reveals flood of sewage into Swartkops River

  • 19-04-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

Drone footage taken late last week has revealed massive sewage spill pollution flowing from the Kelvin Jones Waste Water Treatment Plant into the heavily polluted Swartkops River. At the same time, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it has n...

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includes dispute resolutions

  • 18-04-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

NEC4, the next generation of the NEC suite of standard form contracts, including the widely used engineering and construction contract, will be released on 22 June 2017. This updates the current NEC3 suite of contracts which has, aside from some mino...

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