Building & Construction News

Jabu Moleketi nominated as PPC chairman

  • 23-02-2018
  • Moneyweb

South African cement producer PPC said Jabu Moleketi has been nominated for the position of chairman of the board to succeed its current chairman Peter Nelson, as it aims to align the board with its strategic priorities. Read: PPC shareholder Prud...

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Managing shrinking cities in an expanding world

  • 23-02-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Urbanisation has been a well-established trend in the 20th and 21st centuries. However, depopulation and deurbanisation in some countries and numerous cities are becoming serious problems for which no good solutions exist at present. People have s...

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Ethekwini prioritises electrification, water and sanitation

  • 23-02-2018
  • Infrastructurene.ws

The eThekwini Human Settlements and Infrastructure Committee held its first meeting of 2018 this week and high on its agenda for the year is electrification, water infrastructure and sanitation. The Committee approved the roll-out of an electrific...

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Africa's Road Infrastructure in Need of Timely Maintenance

  • 23-02-2018
  • allafrica

The Minister of Transport said roads are among the most important public assets in the countries and timely maintenance of roads brings immediate benefits to road users through ready and easy social and economic amenities. Opening the Sixteenth Af...

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National dams show slight increase

  • 22-02-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The national average of the dam levels across the country has this week received a slight increase of 2.1% from 60% last week to 62.1% this week. This is according to the dam levels report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation, after measu...

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Durban's Umhlanga beach closed in wake of sewage spill

  • 22-02-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

A sewage spill in the plush Durban suburb of Umhlanga has forced the closure of all its beaches. The Ethekwini Municipality shut the beaches on Wednesday, 21 February, after a pipe burst, spilling sewage into the water and the promenade, popular with...

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#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief

  • 22-02-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Relief for SA's drought-ridden regions amounting to R6bn was among the proposals announced by finance minister Malusi Gigaba when he delivered the Budget Speech on Wednesday, 21 February. Drought is badly affecting the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, ...

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Nigeria launches taskforce to promote clean energy

  • 22-02-2018
  • Construction Review Online

Nigeria has put in place plans to promote clean energy. Power for All, US Global Development Lab, Power Africa, USAID-Nigeria, as well as FHI360 – a new taskforce, will be driving access to modern, clean and affordable electricity. The collaborati...

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Budget in a nutshell: New hope amid VAT and other tax hikes

  • 21-02-2018
  • Fin24

Cape Town - Building on the sense of a new beginning created by President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address on Friday, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's Budget Speech on Wednesday in the National Assembly was all about rebuilding and resto...

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2018 Budget Speech

  • 21-02-2018
  • Moneyweb

Honourable Speaker Mister President Cabinet Colleagues and Deputy Ministers Governor of the Reserve Bank MECs of Finance Fellow South Africans Ndi masiari Sanibonani Molweni Goeie middag Thobela Dumelang Avhusheni As I begin, let me first...

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