Building & Construction News

Eskom secures R1.35bn loan for renewable energy

  • 29-06-2018
  • Fin24

Eskom has locked down a R1.35bn loan from the German Development Bank to support the integration of renewable energy projects into the national grid. The power utility on Friday signed the loan facility with the German bank KfW, on behalf of the G...

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Day Zero off the cards in 2019 for Cape Town

  • 29-06-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

The levels of the dams supplying water to Cape Town have been rising consistently and significantly over the past six weeks, says the deputy mayor of Cape Town Ian Neilson. “As at today, total dam storage capacity is at just over 43%, and we still...

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Upgraded fold-up solar power hub comes out of its shell

  • 28-06-2018
  • Fin24

As people across South Africa question whether there will be load shedding in the coming months and years, others are in the unenviable position of not having ready access to power. Necessity is the mother of invention, and where services are not ...

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How IoT lies at the very heart of the smart city

  • 28-06-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Smart cities are the future, there is no doubt about this. With numerous challenges both existing and emerging, exacerbated by growing populations and dwindling resources, it is essential for municipalities to more effectively control and manage many...

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Why impact assessments should be built on human values

  • 27-06-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

While government regulation is the main driver of environmental and social impact assessments of economic activity, human rights and justice are now taking the discipline to new ground. According to Tim Hart, corporate social and development consu...

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Malawi to construct modern airports to boost tourism

  • 27-06-2018
  • Construction Review Online

The Malawi government is seeking to partner with investors to help in the construction of a new airport in Mangochi District that will open up Lake Malawi to the world. Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa said the collaboration wil...

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MBSA gravely concerned by reports of intimidation on SA construction sites

  • 26-06-2018
  • Bizcommunity.com

Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) executive director Roy Mnisi says the federation is gravely concerned about the reported spread of violent intimidation and harassment of its members and their employees by business forums on construction sites in ...

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PIC ups its stake in M&R to above 20%

  • 26-06-2018
  • IOL

JOHANNESBURG - The Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the second largest shareholder in Murray & Roberts (M&R), has further increased its shareholding in the engineering and construction group. M&R said yesterday the PIC had acquired an additional...

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Tanzania to construct its first wind farm

  • 26-06-2018
  • Construction Review Online

Tanzania has licensed a subsidiary of Australia’s Windlab Ltd to build 300MW Miombo Hewani wind farm, the first wind farm in the country at a cost of US $300 m. Windlab Developments Tanzania Ltd, who obtained an environmental and social impact ass...

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Heatwave threats rarely an urban priority, even as risks rise

  • 25-06-2018
  • Moneyweb

The City of Cape Town is looking for ways to stay cool as climate change brings ever higher temperature peaks. On days when temperatures hit worrying peaks – an increasing problem in Cape Town as climate change takes hold – figuring out how to kee...

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