Building & Construction News

Bridge safe despite repair delay

  • 31-01-2019
  • Maritzburg Sun

A difference of opinion between South African National Roads Agency Ltd. (Sanral) and National Treasury in how to prioritise local subcontracting has led to a 10-month delay in the repair of the unstable and rickety Peter Brown bridge. Hugh Brook...

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Workers on infrastructure projects need financial education – Expert

  • 31-01-2019
  • Infrastructurene.ws

While large infrastructure development projects bring much needed jobs and income to local communities’ workers incur more debt than they can service because of little or no financial smarts, and sadly the resulting bad credit listing impacts their f...

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Nedbank withdraws funding for new coal IPPs

  • 30-01-2019
  • Moneyweb

Nedbank lived up to its slogan as the ‘green’ bank when it decided to withdraw its funding of two proposed new coal-fired power stations in South Africa, Thabametsi and Khanyisa. The move fits with the banking group’s commitment to ‘green’ funding...

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Sandton grows apace with R3bn Skyscraper

  • 30-01-2019
  • SA Commercial Property News

South Africa is witnessing a number of skyscraper construction, with the likes of the Leonardo in Sandton — set to become home to the tallest building in Africa. The growing number of workers moving to new corporate offices in Sandton has created ...

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Construction underway of R1bn biomedical research facility in CT

  • 29-01-2019
  • Eyewitnessnews

CAPE TOWN – Biomedical research in Africa is getting another boost. Construction of a R1 billion biomedical research institute that sets out to improve the treatment of diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and diabetes has started at Stellenbosch Un...

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New crime syndicate targets construction sites in Durban

  • 29-01-2019
  • Northglen News

GREENWOOD Park police have advised construction site bosses to beef up their security measures following a spate of incidents where they have been robbed. On more than one occasion, construction site guards have been targeted by criminals who stea...

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Eskom’s financial woes deepen as new plant repair bill mounts

  • 28-01-2019
  • Moneyweb

The construction of the Medupi and Kusile plants are expected to cost more than R292bn, roughly double initial estimates. South African power utility Eskom is facing a mounting repair bill at two new coal-fired power stations that are still under...

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Turning the inner-city into a construction site begins

  • 28-01-2019
  • City Buzz

On 24 January, Executive Mayor of the City of Joburg, Herman Mashaba joined the City of Johannesburg MMCs for Economic Development and Development Planning, as well as the City manager, key stakeholders, and members of the press on a walkabout tour o...

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Plastics pipes bodies warn against substandard pipe use in important applications

  • 25-01-2019
  • Bizcommunity.com

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has added its voice to the Plastics Pipe Institute's (PPI) warning about substandard high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes that do not comply with relevant product standards. The i...

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AfDB approves US $25m for Africa Renewable Energy Projects

  • 25-01-2019
  • Construction Review Online

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has has approved an equity investment of up to US $25m for the Africa Renewable Energy Projects. The investment which is in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), will provide equity fo...

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