Building & Construction News

New international law contract needs extensive work for use in SA construction projects

  • 31-10-2017
  • SA Construction News

The latest addition to the international NEC suite of contracts, the NEC4 Design Build and Operate (DBO), was developed to cater for contracts where there is a single point of responsibility for the development and construction of an asset. But ...

Read More

What does the future African city look like?

  • 31-10-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

What does the future African city look like? How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new regulation and governance models are needed? What about engagement models that embrace social inclusion and civic participatio...

Read More

How to ensure the shortest payback period for commercial solar

  • 31-10-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

While the payback period on commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has decreased substantially to within five years or less, reducing the time depends largely on the property owner. This according to Charl du Plessis, head of project developme...

Read More

Transnet to expand to other parts of the continent

  • 31-10-2017
  • Construction Review Online

South Africa’s main freight operator Transnet is now ready and well positioned to spread its wings elsewhere on the continent. Speaking at the just concluded African Rail Evolution summit and expo held in Durban, South Africa, the company’s group ...

Read More

Dlamini: Sassa opts for tender process after Post Office deal downscaled

  • 30-10-2017
  • Fin24

East London - Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says Sassa will use an open tender process to find providers for three services, after the South African Post Office's (SAPO) capabilities to carry out the services were deemed too limited. ...

Read More

Petrol, diesel prices to increase in November

  • 30-10-2017
  • Moneyweb

The price of petrol will rise by 4 cents while diesel will go up by 23 cents. The retail price of petrol and the wholesale price of diesel in South Africa will increase from Wednesday due to a weakening of the rand against the dollar, the energy d...

Read More

PE firm recognised for work on Opera House, Campanile and Mendi centre

  • 30-10-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

Raking in the accolades, The Matrix cc Urban Designers and Architects recently received three awards from the South African Institute of Architecture - Eastern Cape. This brings its total regional awards to 11 for the organisation. Hosted at the G...

Read More

Government opts for Cuban engineers – once again

  • 30-10-2017
  • Crown Publications

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) is perturbed that South African civil engineering practitioners are once again being ignored in favour of engineers from abroad — Cuban technicians and engineers will continue to exchange ski...

Read More

Settlement reached over R35bn Durban’s Point Waterfront upgrade

  • 27-10-2017
  • Fin24

Durban - A R35bn project to further upgrade Durban’s Point Waterfront - which had stalled because watersports clubs in the area refused to vacate their premises - can begin in earnest after all parties signed a settlement agreement on Thursday. Th...

Read More

African building boom lures cement giants to circle around PPC

  • 27-10-2017
  • Moneyweb

South Africa’s biggest cement maker, PPC, is an unlikely candidate for a takeover battle. The supplier of building materials reported a loss in its last fiscal year, doesn’t have a permanent chief executive officer and its home market has just com...

Read More