Building & Construction News

Full story: Nuke deal court ruling

  • 28-04-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

After more than a year and a half of court preparation, Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI) have blocked the unlawful and unconstitutional actions of the South African go...

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ASAQS launches programme to support quantity surveying students

  • 28-04-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

The skills shortage in the South African built environment is exacerbated by a lack of transformation, retiring baby boomers, too few formalised training and apprenticeship programmes, as well as a lack of funds to support minority groups who are stu...

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WC govt wants clarity on building of police stations

  • 28-04-2017
  • Eyewitnessnews

Provincial Community Safety MEC Dan Plato wants clarity from national government on the building of new police stations in Cape Town. This follows deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi's announcement last weekend renovations to the Muizenberg Poli...

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Judgment day in 'secret nuclear deal' case

  • 26-04-2017
  • Fin24

Cape Town – The Western Cape High Court will today deliver judgment in the nuclear court case brought by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (Saifcei) against government. The court case ...

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FULL JUDGMENT: Nuclear process declared unlawful

  • 26-04-2017
  • Fin24.com

Johannesburg – The Western Cape High Court has declared government's nuclear procurement processes to date as unlawful. Judge Lee Bozalek on Wednesday ruled in favour of the case brought by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Fa...

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SA in bottom 5 of fastest growing countries in Africa

  • 25-04-2017
  • Fin24

Cape Town - South Africa ranks a lowly 16th among the top 19 fastest growing countries in Africa, according to a new report by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth. The report looked at the performance of selected African countries over the past 10 y...

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Competition Commission is looking for precedent setting excessive pricing case

  • 25-04-2017
  • SA Construction News

The South African Competition Commission has referred a supplier of the main ingredient in bricks used in the construction of affordable housing to the Competition Tribunal for charging excessive prices. The Commission said that the supplier of cl...

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Future cars could be made from bamboo

  • 25-04-2017
  • IOL

Nanjing, China – As carmakers search for cheaper, lighter, more sustainable new materials to use in their future models, one of them is focusing on a material as old as the dinosaurs – bamboo. Alongside super-expensive carbon fibre composites and al...

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Fly-by-night fabricators undermine stainless steel promise

  • 24-04-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

Consumers tend to veer towards the cheapest option during tough economic times and some contractors may be tempted to cut corners, says John Tarboton, South African Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) executive director. Unfortunately, c...

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