Building & Construction News

Eskom tariff increase could cost us R1bn – Sibanye

  • 20-11-2017
  • Moneyweb

‘Three shafts could close, 8 683 jobs lost.’ An electricity tariff increase of 19.9% could add R1 billion to precious metal producer Sibanye Stillwater’s annual electricity bill and result in the closure of three more shafts, according to its seni...

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M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp

  • 20-11-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

Growthpoint Properties has converted its ageing retail warehousing property M1 Place in Marlboro, Sandton, into a modern retail park, with an R85m revamp. The fully let property is well known as home to United Furniture Outlets and United Fashion Out...

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Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

  • 20-11-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city? The Quayside precinct, dubb...

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JKIA terminals set for revamp by June next year

  • 20-11-2017
  • Construction Review Online

Rehabilitation work on three more terminals at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Kenya will begin by June 2018. On completion, the terminals capacity of the airport will be raised by an additional five million passengers. Confirmin...

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Eskom powers ahead with nuclear plans, report shows

  • 17-11-2017
  • Fin24

Cape Town – Despite terminating its nuclear new build request for information in 2017 following a court decision to halt the process, Eskom is powering ahead with plans in preparation for the tender programme to be rebooted. Nuclear vendors from ...

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Life after 'day zero' in CT

  • 17-11-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

People will have to make do with 25 litres of water per day for washing, cooking and personal hygiene if dam levels drop below 13.5% in Cape Town. Mayor Patricia de Lille has described what life could be like after "day zero" - if dams supplying the ...

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How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy

  • 17-11-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

CIOs should leverage machine learning to turn the tsunami of data obtained in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments into actionable insights. This is according to a new report from Forrester. Successful companies in the industrial sector that are d...

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Tanzania approves the Bagamoyo port project

  • 17-11-2017
  • Construction Review Online

The Tanzanian government has officially submitted its letter of approval for the Bagamoyo Special Economic Zone venture to China Merchants Port, agreeing and accepting the investor’s comprehensive project proposal. According to Tanzanian Ambassado...

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To save Eskom from ruin, SA should ditch nuclear plan and cut coal power - study

  • 16-11-2017
  • Fin24

Cape Town – Eskom should cut down on its coal power network – including curtailing work at Kusile – and should not embark on any new nuclear, gas or coal building programmes if it wants to save itself from financial ruin, a new study has found. T...

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Cape Town delays Day Zero

  • 16-11-2017
  • Bizcommunity.com

The City of Cape Town has given a new date for Day Zero - the date the city will run out of water unless its residents curb their consumption even further - extending its forecast from March 2018 to May 2018. The city uses about 582-million litres...

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